Psalm 27 – our Deliverance song in response to
Lord Jesus Christ’s Resurrection/Ascension song
David, a living, breathing individual after God’s own heart. From the earth, with eternal roots. Fourteen generations before Jesus. The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead moved in David a thousand years before, to gaze with eyes of faith upon the beauty and majesty of the risen Lord, the Lamb of God.
John, the beloved disciple of Jesus and the only one of The Twelve who died a natural death, recorded the prophecy of the vision granted to him of the revelation of Jesus Christ. I have no doubt that David was worshipping in John’s vision of the reality occurring even now in God’s eternal kingdom.
Hold fast in believing faith, beloveds, to that which you know to be true of Jesus. Let no one take your crown. You will lay it at His feet in the promise delivered, proclaiming “Worthy is the Lamb!”
Psalm 27:1-3 (NIV84)
The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh (or to slander me),
when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.
One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.
Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me;
at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the LORD.
Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
To you, O my heart, he has said, “Seek My face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior.
Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.
Teach me your way, O LORD;
lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.
I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
The Lord does not delay His promise, as some understand delay,
but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance.
II Peter 3:9 (HCSB)
Be strong, confident-in-waiting heart. Your Deliverer is coming. The King of glory will return.
Bless you, David shepherd-king, forerunner of John the Beloved, for your heart-songs to the Lord.
One day, all the redeemed will join you in full worship to Lord Jesus Christ, our Lamb-King.
~ Gracefully Free, as the Songs continue …
(from John the Beloved’s vision of the revelation of Jesus Christ)
The Sealed Book of Future Events
1-2 Then I noticed in the right hand of the one seated upon the throne a book filled with writing both inside and on its back, and it was sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel who called out in a loud voice, “Who is fit to open the book and break its seals?”
3-5 And no one in Heaven or upon the earth or under the earth was able to open the book, or even to look at it. I began to weep bitterly because no one could be found fit to open the book, or even to look at it, when one of the (twenty-four)1 elders said to me, “Do not weep. See, the lion from the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has won the victory and is able to open the book and break its seven seals.”
6-7 Then, standing in the very center of the throne and of the four living creatures and of the elders, I saw a Lamb that seemed to have been slaughtered. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God (sevenfold Spirit) and are sent out into every corner of the earth. Then he came and took the book from the right hand of him who was seated upon the throne.
The new hymn of the created and of the redeemed
8-10 When he had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders prostrated themselves before the Lamb. Each of them had a harp, and they had golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. They sang a new song and these are the words they sang, “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth.”
The hymn of the whole company of Heaven
11-12 Then in my vision I heard the voices of many angels encircling the throne, the living creatures and the elders. There were myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, crying in a great voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!”
13 Then I heard the voice of everything created in Heaven, upon earth, under the earth and upon the sea, and all that are in them saying, “Blessing and honor and glory and power be to him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, for ever and ever!”
14 The four living creatures said, “Amen”, while the elders fell down and worshipped. ~
1 a multiple of twelve which signifies the people of God; here, twenty-four elders signify the people of God (12 + 12) of both the Old and New Covenants ~ it’s not complete until the whole company of Heaven sings
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