When you listen to the news, sometimes it seems like the world has gone insane. It doesn’t seem to make sense. It doesn’t make sense because ther
are forces in operation outside of what we immediately see. Not only the Great I AM, the truine God, and his angels, but also those who rebelled against him (Rev 12:7-12, Isaiah 14:12) and Paul explains this clearly in Ephesians 6:11-12 where he states the real enemy is evil in three areas: evil rules and authorities of the unseen world, powers in our world, and evil spirits in heavenly places.
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We can see an explanation for the exponential rise in Antisemitism we are seeing today and the bitter fight over the city of Jerusalem. It is because God has chosen Zion as his city (v13) and has made an eternal covenant with David and his descendants (v11, 2 Chronicles 13:5, Number 18:19, Isaiah 9:7, Isaiah 16:5, Isaiah 55:3, Ezekiel 34:23-25, John 7:42, Luke 1:32-33, Romans 11:2)
Jesus won the victory at the cross, but the story isn’t over and won’t be until the veil is removed from the eyes of the Jewish people (Romans 11:7-10, Isaiah 29:10, Deut 29:4) and they corporately acknowledge him as Lord and Savior, ushering in his return (Matthew 23:39, Luke 13:35, Zechariah 12:10, Romans 11:11-12)
It is event that the forces of evil are working against. If there are no descendants of David in Jerusalem for this spirit of grace and supplication to
be poured out on (Zech 12:10,) no Israel to say to the one who was pierced, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD,” (Luke 13:35, Matthew
23:39,) then God’s Word is broken and Satan wins.
Let us join with Jesus and the prophets who confidently proclaim, “Your Word, Lord, will never fail.” (Matthew 24:35, Isaiah 55:11, Psalm 119: 81:82)
Psalms 32 and Psalm 82 are both proclamations that the LORD alone is righteous, and all who oppose him will fail. Psalm 82 is a judgment against the evil spiritual rulers/principalities mentioned in Ephesians 6:12. Psalm 32 is David’s acknowledgement of the innate wickedness of man, that we are utterly without hope of righteousness without God as Redeemer and Savior. It also acknowledges the need for repentance and confession as a requirement for forgiveness and remission of sin. This is reiterated by John in 1 John 1:9 and Jesus himself when he said, “I have come for those who know they need a Savior.” (Mark 2:17, Matthew 9:12, Luke 5:31-32, 1 Timothy 1:15, Isaiah 1:18)
1 Blessed is he whose disobedience is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD doesn’t impute iniquity,
in whose spirit there is no deceit.
3 When I kept silence, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night your hand was heavy on me.
My strength was sapped in the heat of summer.
5 I acknowledged my sin to you.
I didn’t hide my iniquity.
I said, I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.
6 For this, let everyone who is godly pray to you in a time when you may be found.
Surely when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach to him.
7 You are my hiding place.
You will preserve me from trouble.
You will surround me with songs of deliverance.
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go.
I will counsel you with my eye on you.
9 Don’t be like the horse, or like the mule, which have no understanding,
who are controlled by bit and bridle, or else they will not come near to you.
10 Many sorrows come to the wicked,
but loving kindness shall surround him who trusts in the LORD.
11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, you righteous!
Shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart!
1 God presides in the great assembly.
He judges among the gods.
2 “How long will you judge unjustly,
and show partiality to the wicked?”
3 “Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless.
Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
4 Rescue the weak and needy.
Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.”
5 They don’t know, neither do they understand.
They walk back and forth in darkness.
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 I said, “You are gods,
all of you are sons of the Most High.
7 Nevertheless you shall die like men,
and fall like one of the rulers.”
8 Arise, God, judge the earth,
for you inherit all of the nations.
1 LORD, remember David and all his affliction,
2 how he swore to the LORD,
and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3 “Surely I will not come into the structure of my house,
nor go up into my bed;
4 I will not give sleep to my eyes,
or slumber to my eyelids;
5 until I find out a place for the LORD,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
6 Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah.
We found it in the field of Jaar:
7 “We will go into his dwelling place.
We will worship at his footstool.
8 Arise, LORD, into your resting place;
you, and the ark of your strength.
9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness.
Let your holy ones shout for joy!”
10 For your servant David’s sake,
don’t turn away the face of your anointed one.
11 The LORD has sworn to David in truth.
He will not turn from it:
“I will set the fruit of your body on your throne.
12 If your children will keep my covenant,
my testimony that I will teach them,
their children also will sit on your throne forever more.”
13 For the LORD has chosen Zion.
He has desired it for his habitation.
14 “This is my resting place forever.
Here I will live, for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless her provision.
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 Her priests I will also clothe with salvation.
Her holy ones will shout aloud for joy.
17 There I will make the horn of David to bud.
I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.
18 I will clothe his enemies with shame,
but on himself, his crown will be resplendent.”
Passages from the World Messianic Bible