All Hail Jesus Name!!!

Thursday Psalm 28 7

Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! Lift Up Our Arms To The Lord!!!

Psalm 28:1 A Psalm of David. Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
Psalm 28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
Psalm 28:3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.
Psalm 28:4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
Psalm 28:5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.
Psa lm28:6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
Psalm 28:8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.
Psalm 28:9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

Some folks shop for a church much as you would shop for a car or a home appliance. In talking with some people about joining our church, they said that they were shopping – that’s their word, not mine — that they were shopping for a church by systematically attending each church in the neighborhood, and when they had shopped them all, then they would compare values and make a decision. Some would decide to stay home on Sunday. Some will go into the colors of the rooms (which is plain ridiculous ). Some don’t want a Church that will give the truth. Some want a Church that will be okay with their sin.

The writer of the 28th Psalm came to worship one day needing a lift. A good deal was happening in his life, and he felt some desperation. He felt, for example, a little isolated, a little alone, and he needed to know that God was not very far away and that God was listening to him. And so he came to get a lift out of worship.
And this same Psalmist was in trouble with some folks. He didn’t feel very good about his neighbors. He saw himself surrounded by all sorts of mischief-makers.
And you know what? He got it. Let’s find out how.
FPsalm 28:1 A Psalm of David. Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
Psalm 28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

First of all, he speaks about that feeling of being alone and unheard.

Psalm 28:3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.
Psalm 28:4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.

He realizes that being with the wicked is not a good thing. He wants the lord to protect him to remove the wicked from him. He knows to be okay with wickedness is not a good thing. So when people want to find a church that is okay with sin e are not finding a good thing. The Lord wants us to find a Church that will give us the truth, teach us the commandments, to poke our hearts when we need it.

Now there is a turning point in the psalm. Now there is a different feel. At this point the psalmist gets his lift, he feels different, something happens for him. Listen to it and share in it if you can:
Psa lm28:6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
Psalm 28:8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.
Psalm 28:9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

 

What happened here and how did he get a lift out of worship?

In the first place, he brought his whole self to worship: soul and body, mind and heart, hands and feet, thinking and feeling. He brought his whole self and not just a part.
We need to worship the Lord with our whole self. We need to grateful when our hearts get pricked, when we are convicted in a Church service, and not angry. This is how we grow spiritually.

Can I get a lift out of worship? Yes, if my whole self is involved. Listen to the psalmist again:
“Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock”
I call … and hear the voice of my supplication. May not have been a quiet little nod-off-to-sleep prayer over in the corner … no, I get the picture of the psalmist standing up in the sanctuary and raising a complaint, loud and insistent.
Listen again: I lift up my hands toward thy most holy sanctuary. You know what? There are plenty of Baptist churches today, where if anybody were to lift up his hands and his arms in prayer, they would pitch him out and call him a holy roller.
-WE NEED TO PRAY LIKE WE MEAN IT. STOP PRAYING LIKE WE ARE WAITING TO GO DO SOMETHING ELSE.
-WE NEED TO PRAY LIKE WE MEAN IT. START PRAYING LIKE WE ARE TRULY PRAYING TO THE LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS.
-WE NEED TO PRAY LIKE WE MEAN IT. PRAY LIKE AE ARE ALIVE AND NOT DYING.
-WE NEED TO PRAY LIKE WE MEAN IT. WE NEED TO PRAY LIKE WE TRULY LOVE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS NAME

All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all!

O seed of Israel’s chosen race
now ransomed from the fall,
hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all.
Hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all!

Let every tongue and every tribe
responsive to his call,
to him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all.
To him all majesty ascribe,
and crown him Lord of all!

Oh, that with all the sacred throng
we at his feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song
and crown him Lord of all.
We’ll join the everlasting song
and crown him Lord of all.

Love and Prayers
Cheryl

 

 

 

 

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