1. The Lord, the Mighty One, is God, and He has spoken;
He has summoned all humanity from where the sun rises to where it sets.
2 From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines in Glorious radiance.
3 Our God approaches, and He is not silent.
Fire devours everything in His way, and a great storm rages around Him.
4 He calls on the heavens above and earth below to witness the judgment of His People.
5 “Bring my faithful People to Me those who made a covenant with Me by giving sacrifices.”
6 Then let the heavens proclaim His justice, FOR GOD HIMSELF WILL BE THE JUDGE. (sorry i had to bold that one)
7. “o my People, listen as I speak. Here are my charges against you, O’ Israel: I am God, your God!
8. I have no complaint about your sacrifices or burnt offerings you constantly offer.
9. I do not need the bulls from your barns or the goats from your pens.
10. for all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.
11. I know every bird on the mountains, and all the animals of the field are mine.
12. If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for all the world is mine and everything in it.
13. Do I eat the meat of bulls? Do I drink the blood of goats?
14. Make Thanksgiving your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.
15. Then call on Me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me Glory.”
16. But God says to the wicked: “why bother reciting my decrees and pretending to obey my covenant?
17. For you refuse my discipline and treat My Words like trash.
18. When you see thieves, you approve of them, and you spend your time with adulterers.
19. your mouth is filled with wickedness, and your tongue is full of lies.
20. You sit around and slander your brother-your own mothers son.
21. while you did all this, I remained silent, and you thought I didn’t care.
But now I rebuke you, listing all my charges against you.
22. Repent, all of you who forgot me, or I will tear you apart, and no one will help you.
23. But giving Thanks is a Sacrifice that Truly Honors Me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the Salvation of God.”
Ok before I start the revelation of this psalm. i must say that i wrote it all down on paper first, before i finished typing God’s Word Ps. 50. As soon as i was done writing in notebook the phone rings. It was a friend asking if i left a wireless mouse at her office?
How is that for confirmation of God’s will and provision and answered prayer?
(refer to last post to understand importance of this. This post i wrote as soon as other was finished).
i feel i must add that i am doing all this with a large jack hammer in the back ground. Praise God for His Glory shines in it not phasing me.
Now on to what i heard this scripture speak to me.
verse 1. God is speaking through this Psalm. He is telling Everyone! If you are reading it now He is telling you. There is no place on earth that this is not being heard/reached. say it the Lord. search the scripture see if it don’t say that.
Verse 2. Mount Zion Perfection of Beauty. We don’t see yet. Hasn’t been revealed yet. That is where God resides. His radiance is to Glorious and Holy for us to see yet.
Verse 3. He doesn’t keep silent. again search the scripture to see if He is not saying this. For where would His justice be in Him keeping silent? We can never go to God and say “i didn’t know, you never told me, how was i to know what to do? (see verse 23) It is written ” the earth declares His Glory, He does not keep silent” search the scripture.
Verse 3. Fire devours everything in His way. Just like He revealed the rain comes at His word, so is He powerful more than any Natural storm. i see Him in the storms. i pray to hear what He is saying. For scripture says ” He spoke and the others only heard noise” Instead of seeing natural storms as destruction i seek what is God trying to say to His people? i see His power being revealed, His power to bring forth what He desires. His people to come to Him. See verse 22-23 Some will come and others will not turn to Him.
Verse 4. The judgment is on His people. i am His people. i seek to follow Him, be sanctified by Jesus blood. i consider myself Friends with the Creator of Heaven and Earth. Through the Holy Spirit i clothe myself in the Holy Spirit and come to His throne for fellowship. That is what He is Asking us to do. see verse 22-23
Verse 5. Bring my faithful people to Me. God is calling me/us. Anyone who made vow to follow Him.
Verse 6. Let the heavens proclaim His justice, (” the earth declares His Glory”) For God Himself will be Judge. Why do people argue with God? He said it in plain English insert any language.
Verse 7. God’s people listen as He speaks right now.
Verse 8. These are the sins i/we commit against God. We who follow Him. search the scriptures see if this is not what it says.
Verse 9. He doesn’t complain about our sacrifices to Him. Our fasting, tithing, dying to self, service, giving to poor, These are the bulls He refers to in this verse.
Verse 10. He needs none of it. The money, acts of love, fasting, sacrifices, He delights only in you seeking Him. The actions are the byproduct of that.
Verse 11. Everything is HIS
Verse 14. He wants GRATITUDE for what He provides. Money, shelter, protection, fellowship. you name it. The list goes on infinity. It is Written “We can not count ALL HE HAS GIVEN””
Verse 15. Then when you give Gratitude, Praise, Worship and trouble comes, Death in family, loose of job, natural disaster, marriage problems ETC. HE WILL RESCUE YOU. AND YOU WILL GIVE HIM GLORY. Not what your mere mind and hands did to fix the problem giving ourselves the glory.
Verse 16. But the wicked, that is anyone who has committed the following acts stated in verse 16-21. Basically all of us. It is written ” God looks down from heaven, searching among ALL MANKIND to see if there is a single one who does right and REALLY SEEKS HIM There is NONE. Search Jesus told us. We say “why bother going to God for advise, seeking His direction in the matter? Why should i tell people what God has said and is saying now? They will only mock me, and judge me. Why do i have to do right when others get away with what they are doing wrong?
verse 17. We refuse His discipline…..No God that hurts, don’t want to carry that cross of loving someone who hurt me. we treat His words like trash when we don’t Honor them as Holy. Use them for our advantage and glory not For His good and Glory. If we refuse His discipline we are wicked it says. If we treat His words like trash we too are wicked. If we are guilty of any of these things we are guilty of all. Jesus said that one
Verse 18-20 i am guilty of all. When seen through God’s Word. ” God looks down from heaven, searching among ALL MANKIND to see if there is a single one who does right and REALLY SEEKS HIM There is None.
Verse 18. The buying cigarettes, beer, drugs, buying into latest technology, having to have latest fashion, house with white picket fence. These are the thieves i feel He is talking about that we approve of. Not that houses are bad but when we do to have others look at us, and not giving God Glory for provision. Than we are buying into world system and that is “you must have this type of house to have arrived, be considered successful”. Prayer (Please Father reveal what you/i’m are trying to say here).
Verse 22. Tells us what to do. See God as Holy. Seek God for forgiveness and restoration. Don’t forget Him in all you do. As Scripture tells us “Seek Him while He can still be found” If you don’t He tells you. ” i will tear you apart and no one will help you” next verse tells how to obtain Your Goodness prayer “Please Father do not let this Hurt Your Wonderful name. you are compassionate to your children. you are also Holy and will not be mocked. So don’t let them get caught up in your wrath but rather seek You and get lost in your Thanksgiving. You inhibit the Praises of Your children”.
Verse 23. Giving Gratitude. Through Praises, Fellowship with Him, seeking Him on what to do next, This is the path He tells you to stay on. This is His path. Seeking Him for all things. If we do this “keep with Him, show Gratitude”
HE WILL REVEAL SALVATION. For verse 6 says “God Himself will be Judge”, so only He knows way of Salvation. If God is for us what can stand against Him/us?
Father ABBA i cry out to You to anoint that which was typed here. That nothing i have typed would lead others away from you. That only You God lead into all truth. You will reveal if this is not of you. That they would know that a moment in Your presence is worth more than anything that we feel keeps us apart from You. So always turn to God. May we rejoice in your discipline knowing it is written God disciplines those He loves. May we not curse you through the storm. May we sing Your Praises with EVERY BLESSING.