Sunday, January 22, 2012

Psalm 149 - 7 Things

My heart was in Psalm 149 during worship this morning:

 1 Praise the LORD!
         Sing to the LORD a new song, 
         And His praise in the assembly of saints. 
 2 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;
         Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
 3 Let them praise His name with the dance;
         Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.
 4 For the LORD takes pleasure in His people;
         He will beautify the humble with salvation. 
 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory;
         Let them sing aloud on their beds.
 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
         And a two-edged sword in their hand,
 7 To execute vengeance on the nations,
         And punishments on the peoples;
 8 To bind their kings with chains,
         And their nobles with fetters of iron;
 9 To execute on them the written judgment—
         This honor have all His saints. 

         Praise the LORD!

I am noticing 7 things that will bring destruction on the enemy - even the powers of darkness that keep the nations from the Lord:

• Praise the Lord in the midst of the Church
• Sing a new song to the Lord
• Rejoice in the Lord your Maker
• Praise the Lord in the dance
• Praise the Lord with instruments
• Let high praises to the Lord fill your mouth
• Let the sword of the Lord be in your hand - the Word of God

These are the powerful weapons of war that the Lord has released to us in these days. Expect to see the glory of the Lord in the nations - expect to see victories for the Kingdom in this coming year.

More from Psalm 149 - HERE