Text: “…Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of His servant. And my tongue shall speak of Thy righteousness and of Thy praise all the day long.”
Good morning, Sovereignly preserved Christian! God is Supreme, God is Sovereign, God is in absolute and total control of all things that He has Created – and our Bibles teach us that He has Created all things. Glory and praise to our Sovereign Lord God!
Genesis 1: In the beginning God. There was nothing before the Lord God decided, in His own Sovereign will, to Create a world, a creature who would worship Him, and an order which He alone would sustain. All exists because God exists, and without Him we are less than nothing. This is the only healthy attitude to maintain before such a Holy and Almighty Person such as God. When we take this attitude, the Lord God blesses us with the reality of His Presence and blesses all those that bless us, and curses all those who would dare to curse us. This is the Gospel truth! Hallelujah!
“In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
“So God said, Let us (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Triune God) make man in our image (a tripartite being, body, soul, and spirit), after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him: male and female created He them.” (Genesis 1:26-27)
Genesis 12: God Chose and Blessed a people. God chose (elected) and blessed a people with His special favour, a people that would be used to reveal His will to, by this time, Fallen mankind; a people through whom He would bring forth a Redeemer for His chosen people - Christ Jesus, Who would pay the huge penalty for Adam’s sin, his failure in Eden’s Garden where the Lord God had placed him.
All whom God chose in Eternity (God’s elect) would be Spiritually and temporally blessed by Christ and His Victory that would come at Calvary’s Cross, when the Christ of God would take the sins of the Father’s elect upon Himself and suffer the punishment we deserved; and bear all our sins away. The Christ of God would be our scape-goat; suffer and die as our Substitute; and with His sinless and precious Blood, redeem us from all our sins. Wow! What a Saviour Lord God we love and serve! Praise the very Name of Jesus! There is Eternal Salvation in no other! (Acts 4:12)
“Now the Lord had said unto Abram (later Abraham), Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee: and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing; and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12:1-3)
Psalm 35: 26-27. Because of the truth of what I have just written above, the Psalmist David was inspired of God to pen verses 26 & 27 of Psalm 35. These verses again reveal the Sovereign will of Almighty Lord God Jehovah.
“Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.” (Psalm 35:26)
This is how the Lord God inspires us to pray against our enemies who refuse His law and His grace – the reprobate, those who are not ‘elect of God’, those who are in fact, Spiritually rejected by Him, and thus Eternal enemies of those whom are ‘the elect’.
“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” (Psalm 35:27)
This is the inspired prayer we, ‘the elect of God’ must pray for those who are a blessing unto us and favour our righteous cause – i.e. to be born again of God and to serve the risen Christ in obedience to His revealed will, in His inspired Word. This is a fulfillment of the Sovereign will of God to bless those who bless us, ‘His people’, and to curse all who curse us and hinder our righteous cause to serve Christ Jesus. Amen.
Judgement Day Approaches: The ultimate fulfillment of this great prophetic truth and the order that the Lord God has ordained in His message to Abraham, is hurtling towards its God-designated time.
This same Eternal message is fast reaching the ultimate conclusion: those that have blessed God’s people shall be separated unto the right hand of the Returned Christ Jesus as ‘the sheep of His pasture’, ‘His people’, and Eternally blessed with Heaven.
On the other hand, those that have cursed God’s elect people, will be separated unto Christ’s left hand and will hear the terrible words of Christ: “Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the Devil and his angels: for I was an hungered, and ye gave Me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in: naked, and ye clothed Me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited Me not. Then shall they say, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto You? Then shall He answer them, saying, Verily (truly) I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these (His people, ‘the elect’), ye did it not unto Me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life Eternal.” (Matthew 25:41-46)
Thought: What, therefore, should ‘the elect of God’ cry out continually? Verse 28 of Psalm 35 proclaims the answer: “And my tongue shall speak of Thy righteousness and of Thy praise all the day long.” Hallelujah! Praise God for His grace to us! Amen, praise ye the Lord! Amen.