Monday, May 05, 2008

Psalm 21

Okay, so I get this dream last night: I'm in a clothing store and looking for a specific hat, a light blue pillbox type hat that I saw Snoop wearing. I go in the back and who do I see. Snoop. He picks up the hat I like and gives it to me. It says 21 inside...and I'm thinking..."Uhm, do I have $21 to pay for this thing?" Snoop says, "I want you to cover your head with this for the next few days." When I woke up, my gut feeling is that I should read Psalm 21 for the next few days and that Snoop represented an angel ("Fatherhood.") Hey, dreams do flaky things.

I hadn't read psalm 21 in years but wow, it was waaay appropriate. I don't even know where to start to tell you how appropriate it is. We went to a healing service yesterday...and healing services are affirmations of the power Jesus has given us...in spite of out enemy. The symbolism of arrows in the Bible are often about the word of God or about the deceptions of the devil. And soo much is here about praising the Lord for what he has done. ALL the verses really spoke to me. I'll just bold those areas that rejoiced my heart.


For the music director; a psalm of David.

21:1 O Lord, the king rejoices in the strength you give;
he takes great delight in the deliverance you provide. THE JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH.

21:2 You grant him his heart’s desire;
you do not refuse his request. (Selah) WHEN YOU STAND PRAYING, BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED WHAT YOU PRAY FOR AND YOU WILL RECEIVE.

21:3 For you bring him rich blessings;
you place a golden crown on his head. <-- WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH CHRIST

21:4 He asked you to sustain his life,
and you have granted him long life and an enduring dynasty. SOOOO TRUE.

21:5 Your deliverance brings him great honor;
you give him majestic splendor. <-- CHRIST HAS MADE US PRIEST AND KINGS AND GIVEN US HIS GLORY AND HIS HONOR...AND OUR WORKS AND OUR DELIVERANCE CAUSES OTHERS TO GLORY IN HIM.

21:6 For you grant him lasting blessings;
you give him great joy by allowing him into your presence. <-- THE HOLY SPIRIT SHOWS US GOD.

21:7 For the king trusts in the Lord,
and because of the sovereign Lord’s faithfulness he is not upended. YES, GOD IS FAITHFUL.

21:8 You prevail over all your enemies;
your power is too great for those who hate you. AGAIN, WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH CHRIST.

21:9 You burn them up like a fiery furnace when you appear;
the Lord angrily devours them;
the fire consumes them.

21:10 You destroy their offspring FRUIT from the earth,
their descendants SEED from among the human race. <-- THE KJV SAYS FRUIT AND SEED. THIS COULD BE USED TO MEAN THE FRUIT AND SEED OF STUFF PLANTED IN OUR LIVES. AT LEAST THAT'S HOW IT FEELS TO ME. BUT THE AXE HAS BEEN LAID TO THE ROOT OF THE TREES AND WE TELL THE TREE TO PICK ITSELF UP BY THE ROOTS AND TO BE CAST INTO THE SEA.

21:11 Yes, they intend to do you harm;
they dream up a scheme, but they do not succeed. THE BIBLE SAYS SATAN GOES ABOUT LIKE A ROARING LION SEEKING WHOM HE MAY DEVOUR BUT IT ALSO SAYS WE ARE NOT IGNORANT OF THE DEVIL'S DEVICE. IT ALSO SAYS THE LORD DELIVERS US FROM THE SNARE OF THE FOWLER

21:12 For you make them retreat
when you shoot your arrows at them. <-- THE ARROWS ARE THE WORD OF GOD, THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT.

21:13 Rise up, O Lord, in strength!
We will sing and praise your power! IN SINGING AND PRAISE, WE CONQUER.

GUESS WHO WILL BE STUDYING AND MEDITATIING ON THIS VERSE FOR THE NEXT WEEK. GUESS WHO WILL BE SINGING OF GOD'S POWER
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