Text: “Which by His strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power: which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.”
Good morning, Fully assured praying Christian! The power of your personal prayers is assured in full, by the Almighty power of the Personal Lord God to Whom you and I are praying! His Almighty power underwrites the potency of our otherwise puny prayers and petitions to Him. If He did not have the Almighty power to both, hear and answer our prayers, you and I - and every other true Christian - would by merely talking to the ceiling!
God’s Almighty power, fully assures us that our daily prayers to Him are a powerful exercise of God-given faith in Christ. Christ’s total Victory at Calvary’s Cross – as our Substitute, Saviour, and Redeemer Lord – underwrites every personal prayer ‘His people’ pray to God our Father in Heaven. Hallelujah! What a gracious Saviour Lord we have!
“But my God shall supply al your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
Verse 6. “Repose, O believer, where the mountains find their bases – viz in the undiminished might of the Lord God.” (C.H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 282)
“But seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness (Christ Jesus is the righteousness of God); and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)
“And all things (according to the revealed will of God in His Word) whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (Matthew 21:22)
Everything within the vast Creation of the Lord God utterly depends upon His Almighty power. The sun would not rise in the morning, where it not for His power to make it rise. The moon would not appear at night without His command that it did so, to furnish mankind with light. Every blade of grass, and the flowers, crops, and foliage of every island in the world only grow according to the power and the Creative will of our Sovereign Lord God Jehovah – Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. God’s power underwrites every word of His Word, and His Word reveals every function and existence of His power at work continually.
Our personal prayers are underwritten and established by the existence of an Almighty Lord God Who is filled with Supernatural POWER.
“Thou art coming to a King, large petitions with thee bring, for His grace and power are such none can ever ask too much.” (John Newton 1725-1807)
Born again Christian believers have a powerful Spiritual weapon with which we might use in every circumstance in life – the power of personal prayer. God Himself permits us to talk to Him in the private place of personal prayer. All real prayer is inspired of God the Holy Spirit, otherwise our fallen hearts would never desire, or dare, to speak with God in prayer. Without the covering of Christ Jesus, we would burn up in the Holy Presence of God Almighty.
“Wherefore we receiving a Kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: for our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:28-29)
Verse 7. “…And the tumult of the people. Human society owes its preservation to the continued power of God: evil passions would secure its instant dissolution; envy, ambition, and cruelty would create anarchy tomorrow, if God did not prevent; whereof we have had clear proof in the various French revolutions.” (C.H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 282)
Verse 8. “They that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at Thy tokens: Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.” Throughout the entire world, God’s Creative and maintaining power is in clear evidence. Mankind throughout the islands of the world are left without excuse that there is a Divine power at work constantly. Only fools and reprobate unbelievers would dare to set forth some other foolish humanistic notion that the Creator Lord God has not only made this universe, but maintains it by His Eternal power.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.” (Psalm 19:1-3)
Verse 9. “Thou visitest the earth, and watereth it. He is represented here as going around the earth, as a gardener surveys his garden, and as giving water to every plant that requires it, and that not in small quantities, but until the earth is drenched and soaked with a rich supply of refreshment. O Lord, in this manner visit Thy church, and my poor, parched and withering piety. Make Thy grace to overflow towards my graces; water me, for no plant of Thy garden needs it more.” (C.H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 282)
If ever the church – universal and international – needed Almighty refreshment: in holiness, in commitment to sound doctrine; in reverence and worship of the Lord of all lords Jehovah, it is right now in this increasingly apostate 21 Century. Repent Christian! Do what is right!
Verse 10. “Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly…Thou blessest the springing thereof. Oh, dear Lord, please visit Thy sick and disobedient church with the power of Thy Spirit again. Take the chaff from the wheat, O Lord, refresh what is Thine, and purge us from the hindrances of foul birds roosting in church branches made Holy by Christ’s Blood.
“Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth Him of the evil (He will otherwise bring upon false professors!).” (Joel 2:12-13)
Personal prayer for National and International church revival, is what is so necessary today, dear Reader. We all need to stop ‘playing church’ and begin to get serious about Christ and the profession of Salvation that we are currently failing to prove valid. God help us! Only then will the last three verses of Psalm 65 reflect our experience of Christ to His glory.
Verses 11; 12; & 13. “Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness…Thy paths drop fatness…the little hills rejoice on every side…they shout for joy, they also sing. Note the vast difference manifested by an obedient, God-fearing, reverential church and the pathetic, humanistic church we have today? “He/she that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (Revelation 2:29)
Thought: The personal prayers encouraged in Psalm 65, are heard and answered by a faithful Lord God Almighty - at all times according to His will and Sovereign power.