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.”
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!
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)
“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)
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)
things (according to the revealed will of God in His Word) whatsoever ye shall
ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
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.
coming to a King, large petitions with thee bring, for His grace and power are
such none can ever ask too much.” (John
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.
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.
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.
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!).”
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.