Songs of Ascents (13) – Resting Place

Psalm 132

David and Zion Chosen

A song of ascents.

Lord, remember David
and all the hardships he endured,
and how he swore an oath to the Lord,
making a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
“I will not enter my house
or get into my bed,
I will not allow my eyes to sleep
or my eyelids to slumber
until I find a place for the Lord,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

We heard of the ark in Ephrathah;
we found it in the fields of Jaar.
Let us go to His dwelling place;
let us worship at His footstool.
Rise up, Lord, come to Your resting place,
You and Your powerful ark.
May Your priests be clothed with righteousness,
and may Your godly people shout for joy.
10 Because of Your servant David,
do not reject Your anointed one.

11 The Lord swore an oath to David,
a promise He will not abandon:
“I will set one of your descendants
on your throne.
12 If your sons keep My covenant
and My decrees that I will teach them,
their sons will also sit on your throne forever.”

13 For the Lord has chosen Zion;
He has desired it for His home:
14 “This is My resting place forever;
I will make My home here
because I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless its food;
I will satisfy its needy with bread.
16 I will clothe its priests with salvation,
and its godly people will shout for joy.
17 There I will make a horn grow for David;
I have prepared a lamp for My anointed one.
18 I will clothe his enemies with shame,
but the crown he wears will be glorious.”

This is My resting place forever; I will make My home here because I have desired it.
So, the news is all about a world that has destroyed and is destroying even more the places of old that remember us about  the existence of God! By now, all the forces are joined together to get ride of the physical expression of Christianity and of the Root of it: Israel! The anger that is in the heart of those who represent the violence of Islam is mostly the same as that from those in the gay community. Laws are designed to limit or eliminate the way we Worship our God! With a forceable effort, society is ‘freeing’ itself from the laws and values that stood for ‘the fear of the Lord’!
This is a war beyond understanding and while many still live in the ignorance, other are thinking: How did this happen?
I hope, by now, that we understand that this is beyond Islam and gay communities and communism or whatever manmade ‘weapon’, but that is the clash between darkness and Light, between the God of Heaven and the demonic forces. It is a battle between ruling the minds of the people or declaring freedom! It makes clear more than ever that religion, rules, weapons, prisons, laws and sectarian thinking are all from the same pitt of hell!

The great thing of course that we know the outcome and the Light will always win from darkness!

So, what is our answer?
“I will not enter my house
or get into my bed,
I will not allow my eyes to sleep
or my eyelids to slumber
until I find a place for the Lord,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
And where better can we do it, than in the place of our authority: Our Houses!

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