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SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 277A

May 28, 2006

An Exposition of Psalm 91 in the Light of Psalm 110! Part 3


Psalm 91 is one I have titled “God Watches over His Own, Past, Present, and Future – Trust Him to Watch Over You!” If you take that as the theme of this Psalm, you can make numerous duel applications of verses that can be applied to Jesus, David, the nation of Israel, and many of the faithful in both Old and New Testament examples. There are several verses that fit Jesus, some Jesus and David, some Jesus, David, and the nation of Israel, and some include all faithful believers, but there is a common thread that weaves them all together – God will provide deliverance, so trust him to do what he said he would do in his own way and time.

The concept of David recognizing that the Messiah, who was to come was also the Lord, is clearly stated in Acts 2:29-36 by Peter, by David in Psalm 110, and by Christ in Matthew 22:41-46. The Seven Part Exposition of the 110th Psalm in our Prophecy Update Archives sheds a great deal of light on our Exposition of Psalm 91.

I have already exposited on verses 1 and 2 of Psalm 91 in Parts 1 and 2. I will begin by expositing on verse 3.

Psalm 91:1-3 – He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. [2] I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. [3] Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

Luke 21:34,35 – And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. [35] For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

Luke 21:25-28,35 – And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; [26] Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. [27] And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. [28] And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. [35] For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

I Thessalonians 5:9 – For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Psalm 91:3 – Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

Revelation 16:1,2 – And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. [2] And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

While the vials of wrath are being poured out on the earth, the saved will be in heaven at the judgment seat of Christ. We will be in heaven when he is destroying those who have morally destroyed the earth.

Revelation 11:15,18 – And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. [18] And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

Psalm 91:4 – He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Matthew 23:37-39 – O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! [38] Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. [39] For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Malachi 4:1-3 – For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. [2] But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. [3] And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.

John 17:17 – Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Matthew 24:21,22,35 – For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. [22] And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. [35] Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.


SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 277B

May 31, 2006

An Exposition of Psalm 91 in the Light of Psalm 110! Part 4


Psalm 91 is one I have titled “God Watches over His Own, Past, Present, and Future – Trust Him to Watch Over You!” If you take that as the theme of this Psalm, you can make numerous duel applications of verses that can be applied to Jesus, David, the nation of Israel, and many of the faithful in both Old and New Testament examples. There are several verses that fit Jesus, some Jesus and David, some Jesus, David, and the nation of Israel, and some include all faithful believers, but there is a common thread that weaves them all together – God will provide deliverance, so trust him to do what he said he would do in his own way and time.

The concept of David recognizing that the Messiah, who was to come was also the Lord, is clearly stated in Acts 2:29-36 by Peter, by David in Psalm 110, and by Christ in Matthew 22:41-46. The Seven Part Exposition of the 110th Psalm in our Prophecy Update Archives sheds a great deal of light on our Exposition of Psalm 91.

Psalm 91:5 – Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Verse 5 is directed toward what believers should not be afraid to encounter from the enemy during a surprise night or day attack, because the Lord is with them.

In the interior of Vietnam there were numerous Fifth Special Forces outposts, which were subject to surprise night attacks. They were most likely to occur when there was no moon or overcast cloud cover, so they were always interested to know when either would occur. God watches over his children even when they cannot see them until they are almost on top of them. In the daytime, even when the enemy is visible, one does not usually see a bullet or arrow until it strikes its target, but God can see the arrow or the bullet. Many of my comrades, who had never been close to God before Vietnam, did get close to him while serving there, and I can truthfully say, I got a lot closer. I believe I am alive today because of him.

Psalm 91:6 – Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

Verse 6 also speaks of attacks against human flesh, but not by enemies one can see even in broad daylight or a full moon.

The pestilence here refers to attacks from the spiritual realm, which can come upon humans in the night or day, such as the plague that came upon the Egyptians in the Exodus at night when the firstborn of many died. It also refers to any type of pestilence that preys upon man from the unseen virus and bacterial world around us, which causes the human body to waste away in the daylight of noon as well as the blackness of midnight. It is the Spirit of God who works in this realm to protect his children as it suits his will and purpose.

Psalm 91:7 – A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

By this time, if you have read Parts 1 through 4, you can see that the verses of Psalm 91 can, in part, at times be applied to occurrences in God’s protection of Jesus in his life, as well as his protection of David, the nation of Israel, and that of individual believers in all the ages.

Verse 7 makes it very plain that no matter what great adversaries come against a believer, whether they be by man’s devices, the many harmful biological elements of the environment, or great armies of unbelievers beyond number, or anything else, he will never allow them to separate you from him.

Romans 8:37-39 – Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. [38] For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, [39] Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 10:28-32 – And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. [29] My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. [30] I and my Father are one.

Psalm 91:8 – Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

The main emphasis of this Psalm is to encourage all that know Christ to keep their trust in him no matter what befalls them in the this life, knowing in his own way and time God will deliver them from their bodies of flesh, and they will see with their glorified eyes destruction of their unbelieving enemies, as well as pestilence, spiritual tormentors, and death itself.

II Thessalonians 1:6-10 – Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; [7] And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, [8] In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: [9] Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; [10] When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

Jude 1:14,15 – And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, [15] To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Malachi 4:1-3 – For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. [2] But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. [3] And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.

I Corinthians 2:9-12 – But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. [10] But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. [11] For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. [12] Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

   
       

SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 278A

June 4, 2006

An Exposition of Psalm 91 in the Light of Psalm 110! Part 5


Psalm 91 is one I have titled “God Watches over His Own, Past, Present, and Future – Trust Him to Watch Over You!” If you take that as the theme of this Psalm, you can make numerous duel applications of verses that can be applied to Jesus, David, the nation of Israel, and many of the faithful in both Old and New Testament examples. There are several verses that fit Jesus, some Jesus and David, some Jesus, David, and the nation of Israel, and some include all faithful believers, but there is a common thread that weaves them all together – God will provide deliverance, so trust him to do what he said he would do in his own way and time.

The concept of David recognizing that the Messiah, who was to come was also the Lord, is clearly stated in Acts 2:29-36 by Peter, by David in Psalm 110, and by Christ in Matthew 22:41-46. The Seven Part Exposition of the 110th Psalm in our Prophecy Update Archives sheds a great deal of light on our Exposition of Psalm 91.

Psalm 91:9 – Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

Matthew 22:41-46 – While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, [42] Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. [43] He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, [44] The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? [45] If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? [46] And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

They had no answer for his question, because the only answer had to be that the Messiah was not only to be the living flesh and blood descendant of David, which they indeed believed, but was to be the Son of the living God, who they referred to as the “most High.”

Psalm 110:1 – The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Peter boldly proclaimed to Israel in Acts 2:36 that David’s Lord, sitting at the most high Lord’s right hand, was both the flesh and blood Messiah, the man Christ Jesus, as well as the Lord God, in whom all he fullness of the Godhead dwelt bodily.

Acts 2:29-36 – Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. [30] Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; [31] He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. [32] This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. [33] Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. [34] For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, [35] Until I make thy foes thy footstool. [36] Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

Psalm 91:9 – Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

The refuge of David was his hope in the promised one, the anointed one, the Messiah, who he called the Lord, who he identified as being elevated to the position of being “the most High,” who inhabited Messiah in all his person.

Colossians 2:9 – For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Philippians 2:6-13 – Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: [7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: [8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. [9] Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: [10] That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; [11] And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Matthew 28:18 – And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Psalm 91:10 – There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

Until it was time for Christ to be crucified, no evil able to take his life was allowed to befall him from the hands of man, the devil, or his demons.

John 8:59 – Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

John 10:30,31,39 – I and my Father are one. [31] Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

John 10:39 – Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

Until it was time for Christ to be crucified, no plague, no fatal illness, was allowed to slay him by earth’s many foul diseases.

The physical life of the man Christ Jesus was protected and preserved from death until his appointed time on the cross by the angels of God, at which time he would suffer death for all men.

Psalm 91:11,12 – For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. [12] They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Hebrews 2:9 – But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Jesus kept his appointment with physical death for all men, so that all men might have the opportunity to keep their appointment with death knowing he had already kept it for them, and in believing this would be allowed by God to escape a judgment casting them into hell.

Hebrews 9:25-28 – Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; [26] For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. [27] And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: [28] So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.


SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 278B

June 7, 2006

An Exposition of Psalm 91 in the Light of Psalm 110! Part 6


Having gone through 12 verses of Psalm 91 in Parts 1 through 5, it is apparent this is a Psalm affirming the promises of God that he will deliver his children in his own way and time. We have seen the promise God fulfilled in delivering his only begotten Son from harm until the appointed time of the man Christ Jesus’ death. We have been led back into David’s life and the many times that God delivered him from harm until the time his death was to occur. And we are well aware of many examples of other saints in the Old and New Testaments that God protected until it was time for their scheduled appointment with physical death, such as Simeon at Christ’s circumcision, and John on the Isle of Patmos. In all these cases, God delivered them from spiritual harm by demonic forces, men, the elements of nature, fiery furnaces, and now, in verse 13, we see the picture of God protecting his flesh and blood Son from death by acts of the animal and reptilian kingdoms. There are other examples such as Daniel in the Lion’s den, and Noah in the whale, and David from the animals that threatened his flocks.

Psalm 91:13 – Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Hebrews 9:27,28 – And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: [28] So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

God knows the appointed time of my physical death. So, until that time, I believe he will protect me in the same way he has protected his children down through the ages. I have long tried to have the attitude of Queen Esther – “And if I perish, I perish.”

God has always controlled the non-human reptilian and animal kingdoms, including their normal diets and their cravings for flesh or plants, and he will change their normal habits and diets during the Millennium. God gave Adam dominion over the animals and reptilians in the beginning, but he lost that dominion when he sinned in the Garden of Eden. The dominion of man over the animal and reptilian kingdoms will be restored after Christ returns at his Second Advent as the great Lion of Judah. Even small children will not be attacked during this period.

Isaiah 11:6-10 – The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. [7] And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. [8] And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. [9] They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. [10] And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

Isaiah 65:25 – The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.

The main emphasis in this part of the Psalm concerns God’s protection of the man Christ Jesus during his life in the flesh, and gives an insight to the love Jesus had as a sinless man for this heavenly Father, and the reaction of his Father to that love.

Psalm 91:14 – Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

John 17:1-10 – These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: [2] As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. [3] And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. [4] I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. [5] And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. [6] I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. [7] Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. [8] For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. [9] I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. [10] And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

John 10:28,30 – And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. [29] My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. [30] I and my Father are one.

Philippians 2:8-10 – And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. [9] Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: [10] That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

  
   

SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 279A

June 11, 2006

An Exposition of Psalm 91 in the Light of Psalm 110!  Part 7


Having gone through 13 verses of Psalm 91 in Parts 1 through 6, it is apparent this is a Psalm affirming the promises of God that he will deliver his children in his own way and time.  We have seen the promise God fulfilled in delivering his only begotten Son from harm until the appointed time of the man Christ Jesus’ death.  We have been led back into David’s life and the many times that God delivered him from harm until the time his death was to occur.  And we are well aware of many examples of other saints in the Old and New Testaments that God protected until it was time for their scheduled appointment with physical death, such as Simeon at Christ’s circumcision, and John on the Isle of Patmos.  In all these cases, God delivered them from spiritual harm by demonic forces, men, the elements of nature, fiery furnaces, and now, in verse 13, we see the picture of God protecting his flesh and blood Son from death by acts of the animal and reptilian kingdoms.  There are other examples such as Daniel in the Lion’s den,  Jonah in the whale, and David from animals that threatened his flocks.

The man Christ Jesus made it quite plain that every time he went to his Father in prayer, his Father always answered him, and up until his appointed death on the cross he always delivered him from physical death.

Psalm 91:14 – Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

Psalm 91:1A – “Because he hath set his love upon me”

Only one flesh and blood man ever set his love up upon the Father so completely that he perfectly obeyed every jot and title of his commandments to man – The man born of a woman, the man Christ Jesus, whose Father was God himself.  Jesus himself confirmed, in response to a lawyer’s question, what was required to allow a man to come into the Father’s presence.

Luke 10:25-28 – And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? [26] He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? [27] And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. [28] And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.  

Jesus was the only man who every lived that actually kept verse 27.   He kept it not just for himself, but for all who would believe he kept it as a flesh and blood man for them, so they could be with God by grace through faith in his sacrifice as the total atonement for their sins.  He is the only man who ever loved his neighbor more than himself.  That is the reason God sent him, because God loved man, and that is the reason that Jesus died, because he loved man as God.  He came to keep every jot and title of the law so that man could be reconciled to God through him, because he kept it for all man and women who would put their faith in him.

Matthew 5:17,18 – Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. [18] For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

And Jesus fulfilled it all when he completed his earthly life on the cross.  After having lived a perfect, sinless life, he willfully, and with purpose, forever proved his love and the Father’s love for man, when he finished all that was necessary to allow God to be just and the justifier of all who would put their faith in his sacrifice for their sins, past, present, and future.

John 19:30 – When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Romans 5:19-21 – For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. [20] Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: [21] That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

II Corinthians 5:19-21 – To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. [20] Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. [21] For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Psalm 91:1B – Therefore will I deliver him:

God did not deliver the man Christ Jesus from his long awaited appointment with physical death, but he did deliver him from condemnation to hell for sin, because he had none of his own, only ours, thus enabling God to be just in delivering him by resurrecting him from the dead, by which Jesus became the justifier of all who put their faith in him. 

Romans 3:26-28 – To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. [27] Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. [28] Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Psalm 91:C – I will set him on high,

Jesus is the only flesh and blood man who measured up to the righteousness of God, and God considered him, because he did so, to be equal with him as his Son.

Philip. 2:6-11 – Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: [7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: [8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. [9] Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: [10] That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; [11] And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Because the man Christ Jesus was the only begotten Son of God, and indwelt him fully.  God is a Spirit.  God knew every man from Adam to Jesus.  Therefore, by his Father’s indwelling Spirit he knew everything about Abraham.  Jesus knew his Father’s name by his Spirit.

Psalm 91:1D – Because he hath known my name.

John 8:53-58 – Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? [54] Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: [55] Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. [56] Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. [57] Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? [58] Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

       
     

SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 279B

June 14, 2006

An Exposition of Psalm 91 in the Light of Psalm 110! Part 8


Having gone through 14 verses of Psalm 91 in Parts 1 through 7, it is apparent this is a Psalm affirming the promises of God that he will deliver his children in his own way and time. We have seen the promise God fulfilled in delivering his only begotten Son from harm until the appointed time of the man Christ Jesus’ death. We have been led back into David’s life and the many times that God delivered him from harm until the time his death was to occur. And we are well aware of many examples of other saints in the Old and New Testaments that God protected until it was time for their scheduled appointment with physical death, such as Simeon at Christ’s circumcision, and John on the Isle of Patmos. In all these cases, God delivered them from spiritual harm by demonic forces, men, the elements of nature, fiery furnaces, and now, in verse 13, we see the picture of God protecting his flesh and blood Son from death by acts of the animal and reptilian kingdoms. There are other examples such as Daniel in the Lion’s den, and Noah in the whale, and David from the animals that threatened his flocks.

The man Christ Jesus made it quite plain that every time he went to his Father in prayer, his Father always answered him, and up until his death on the cross he always delivered him from physical death.

Psalm 91:14 – Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

I have exposited on verses 1 through 14 in parts 1 to 7. I will continue the exposition of verse 15 in Part 8.

Psalm 91:15 – He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

91:15A – “He shall call upon me, and I will answer him”

God always answered Jesus when he called on him as a man, but he did not always grant his request. Some may consider this as not having answered his prayer, but it is an answer and, as a man Jesus accepted a “no” from his Father as the correct answer to his prayer. It shows the man Christ Jesus’ fantastic faith in God.

Mark 14:32-42 – And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. [33] And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy; [34] And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. [35] And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. [36] And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. [37] And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? [38] Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. [39] And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words. [40] And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him. [41] And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. [42] Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.

I do not believe it was the horrible physical alone that caused the man Christ Jesus to make this request, I think it was the realization that for the first time since he came into existence as a man in Mary’s womb, he was going to be separated from his Father as a man for three days and three nights.

Luke’s account of this closing episode in the ministry of Jesus does include and additional fact that shows God’s answer to his Son’s prayer.

Luke 22:42-44 – Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. [43] And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. [44] And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

“as” means there were not real drops of blood, but it may well have been they pictured the very real drops of his blood that would trickle down the cross in his great agony. His shed blood was the blood of the everlasting covenant.

Hebrews 13:11-15 – For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. [12] Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. [13] Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. [14] For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. [15] By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Hebrews 9:12 – Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Hebrews 10:12-14 – But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; [13] From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. [14] For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

91:15B – I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him,

Throughout his earthly ministry God indwelt him as his heavenly Father, and delivered him from the wiles of the Devil, stoning by men, demons, and the elements of his creation. And perhaps the greatest deliverance was the resurrection of his Son from the dead by the same Spirit that indwelled him.

Acts 4:10-12 – Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. [11] This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. [12] Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

91:15C – “And honour him”

Philippians 2:8-10 – And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. [9] Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: [10] That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

Romans 10:13 – For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 
      

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June 18, 2006

An Exposition of Psalm 91 in the Light of Psalm 110!  Part 9


Having gone through 14 verses of Psalm 91 in Parts 1 through 8, it is apparent this is a Psalm affirming the promises of God that he will deliver his children in his own way and time.  We have seen the promise God fulfilled in delivering his only begotten Son from harm until the appointed time of the man Christ Jesus’ death.  We have been led back into David’s life and the many times that God delivered him from harm until the time his death was to occur.  And we are well aware of many examples of other saints in the Old and New Testaments that God protected until it was time for their scheduled appointment with physical death, such as Simeon at Christ’s circumcision, and John on the Isle of Patmos.  In all these cases, God delivered them from spiritual harm by demonic forces, men, the elements of nature, fiery furnaces, and now, in verse 13, we see the picture of God protecting his flesh and blood Son from death by acts of the animal and reptilian kingdoms.  There are other examples such as Daniel in the Lion’s den or Jonah in the whale or David from the animals that threatened his flocks.

The man Christ Jesus made it quite plain that every time he went to his Father in prayer, his Father always answered him, and up until his death on the cross he always delivered him from physical death.

I have exposited on verses 1 through 15 in parts 1 to 8.  I will continue the exposition of verse 15 in Part 9.

Psalm 91:16A – With long life will I satisfy him,

Jesus Christ is the only man who ever measured up to a life, lived in the flesh, that pleased God to the point of completely satisfying him.  God’s satisfaction with his Son’s performance was manifested by the satisfaction Jesus experienced by his resurrection to “long life.”

Psalm 21:4,5 – He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever. [5] His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.

John 5:22,23 – For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: [23] That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

Jesus pleased the Father to the extent it appeased God’s wrath of condemnation against man, such that God was just and the justifier of those who put their faith in what Jesus did for their sins forever. Jesus was resurrected from the dead to become the eternal intercessor for the sins of all believers.  God’s seed, the man Christ Jesus, had his days prolonged forever and it has been the good pleasure of God to save all who come to him through faith in his living Son.

Isaiah 53:10 – Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.

It pleased the Lord to bruise him, knowing he would bring many sons to glory through his suffering.  We come to God as sons only through the blood of Jesus.

Hebrews 2:9,10 – But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. [10] For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

John 14:6 – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 11:25,26 – Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: [26] And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

John 6:62,63 – What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? [63] It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Psalm 91:16B – And shew him my salvation.

Isaiah 53:1,2 – Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? [2] For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

Luke 2:40 – And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. (Jesus, 8 days old)

Luke 2:52 –And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. (Jesus, 12 years old)

Psalm 91:16B – And shew him my salvation.

John 12:49 – For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. [50] And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.