13/09/2017 | Psalm 132 | “The Lord Talks Back” | Richard Ashton
Psalm 132 v 1-10 we see petitions to God in remembrance of His beloved King David and today’s segment v11-18 is all about God’s astonishing response.
Psalm 132 is essentially a dialogue between God and man. A human speaks and the God responded.
Psalm 132:11-18 (HCSB)
11 The Lord swore an oath to David, a promise He will not abandon: “I will set one of your descendants on your throne
12 If your sons keep my covenant and my decrees that I will teach them, their sons will also sit on your throne forever.
13 For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His home’s
14 “This is my resting place forever; I will make my home here, because I have desired it”
15 I will abundantly bless its food; I will satisfy its needy with bread.
16 I will clothe its priests with salvation, and its godly people will shout for joy.
17 There I will make a horn grow for David; have prepared a lamp for my anointed one.
18 I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown he wears will be glorious.”
Our prayer time should be an honest-to-goodness two-way communication?
God appears to thoroughly enjoy doing “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” (Eph. 3:20, NIV)
Somewhat like Matthew 16:19, the answer has been “loosed” in heaven but hasn’t yet to be “loosed” on the earth. When the revelation does come, we sometimes don’t link it with what we originally asked because we don’t recognize the power of promise.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.
Charles Spurgeon wrote;
“Jesus will reign wherever the sun
Does her successful journeys run;
His Kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons wax and wane no more”
“The royal psalms survived, and the promises they contained were transposed into a new key. What were originally descriptions of the ruling king were pushed into the future and, taken together, provided a portrait of a great future king, a messiah (anointed one), who would come from the line of David.” Commentary
A Forever Throne v12 A Horn v17
Rev 11:15 Luke 1:68-69
A Lamp v18 A Glorious Crown v18
Revelations 21: 23 Revelations 19:12
My Anointed One v17
Micah 5:2 foretells (700bc) the birthplace of Christ: “Bethlehem Ephrathah, In Luke 2:15 the shepherds heard from a great company of angels that the Christ child had been born in this very location.
“To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen” (Rev. 1:5-6, NKJV).
Reflect on the words of Psalm 132:16 from The Message:
“I’ll dress my priests in salvation clothes; the holy people will sing their hearts out!”
Those of us who know Jesus personally are among those very priests dressed in salvation clothes. Christ Jesus is the “yes” and “amen” (2 Cor. 1:20) to every promise of God in Psalm 132. As the ancient people of God made their arduous tiring journeys to Jerusalem after sin and exile, they sang this song with hearts in their throats, fearing their disobedience had deferred their hope forever.
Then when they least expected it… (Luke 2:4-11).
Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: today a Saviour, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David” (Luke 2:4-11).
Pilgrims rejoice sing your heart out! Your King has come.