Psalms

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Beginning in the fall of 2011, and continuing into 2012, the church in Los Angeles has been studying and enjoying the book of Psalms.  Below we present a series of introductory videos giving an overview of the riches in God’s word.

Psalms 146-150: The Highest and Consummate Praise to God

Posted on May 8, 2012 | 0 comments

“Let everything that has breath praise Jehovah. Hallelujah!” (Psalm 150:6)
“After these things I heard as it were a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, Hallelujah! The salvation and the glory and the power are of our God.” (Revelation 19:1)

The book of Psalms is a book of praise; in the Psalms we find the greatest and highest praise. Actually, praise is the highest work carried out by God’s children and Psalms 146-150 show us the highest and consummate praise to God in the Bible. Taking these Psalms as our pattern, in the church life and in our personal life, we need to be those who offer the consummate praise to God!

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Psalm 133: Jehovah’s Blessing on Brothers Dwelling in Oneness

Posted on May 2, 2012 | 0 comments

“Being diligent to keep the oneness of the Spirit in the uniting bond of peace:” (Ephesians 4:3)
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell in unity! It is like the fine oil upon the head That ran down upon the beard, Upon Aaron’s beard, That ran down upon the hem of his garments; Like the dew of Hermon That came down upon the mountains of Zion. For there Jehovah commanded the blessing: Life forever.” (Psalm 133)

This Psalm shows us a blessed condition of oneness in the Old Testament. Within believers in Christ, there is a longing for the oneness that the Lord prayed for in John 17:21. This oneness, called the oneness of the Spirit in Ephesians 4:3-6, is typified by the ointment that anointed Aaron from his head to the hem of his garment, and by the dew that descended on the mountains of Zion. When we follow the leading of the Spirit (1 John 2:27) and enjoy God as our grace (2 Cor. 13:14), we can practically live in real oneness with Christ and His entire Body.

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Psalms on the Recovery of the Earth through God’s Reigning in Christ and His Kingdom

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 | 0 comments

“Your kingdom come; Your will be done, as in heaven, so also on earth.” (Matthew 6:10)
“O Jehovah our Lord, How excellent is Your name In all the earth, You who have set Your glory over the heavens!” (Psalms 8:1)

The Psalms show us how much God desires to reign over the whole earth. It was God’s original intention for man to have dominion over the earth (Gen. 1:26), but man fell. It was Christ as the real King who brought God’s kingdom to earth, and He taught us to pray that God’s kingdom would come on earth as in heaven (Matt. 6:10). Eventually, He will return and restore the earth, and He will reign forever and ever (Rev. 11:15). Hallelujah!

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Psalms of Ascents: The Preciousness of Zion and Jerusalem

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 | 0 comments

“Those who trust in Jehovah are like Mount Zion, Which cannot be moved but abides forever.” (Psalm 125:1)
“For Jehovah has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation. This is My resting place forever; Here will I dwell, for I have desired it.” (Psalm 132:13-14)

The Psalms or Songs of Ascents reveal the people’s love and appreciation of God’s house on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. In the New Testament, the real Jerusalem is the church, and the real Zion is the overcoming believers in the church. These psalms portray the overcomers as people who trust in the Lord, are one with the Lord in His work to build the house of God, are humble in heart, and partake in the Lord’s blessing of Zion with the bread of life, clothing of salvation, victory over the enemies, and a crown.

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Psalm 119: God’s Law as His Living Word

Posted on Apr 3, 2012 | 0 comments

“With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments.” (Psalm 199:10)
“Deal bountifully with Your servant that I may live And keep Your word.Open my eyes that I may behold Wondrous things out of Your law.” (Psalm 199:17-18)

Psalm 119 is full of the psalmist’s feeling toward God and His law (vv. 10-11). The psalmist was a loving seeker of God, considering the law to be God’s living word. The reality of God’s law is Christ who is the Word, the embodiment of God (Col. 2:9). As we come to the Bible as the Word of God, we can touch and express Christ!

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Psalm 118: Christ as the Cornerstone

Posted on Mar 25, 2012 | 2 comments

“The stone which the builders rejected Has become the head of the corner.” (Psalm 118:22)
“Coming to Him, a living stone, rejected by men but with God chosen and precious, you yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house into a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. “ (1 Peter 2:4-5)

Psalm 118 reveals Christ as the cornerstone for God’s building. Verses 22-24 are quoted by the Lord Jesus in Matt 21 in reference to Himself. He is the stone who was rejected by men, but who joins us together with fellow members of His Body to make us God’s corporate testimony. As such a One, he is precious to God.

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Psalm 110: The Highest Revelation of Christ

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 | 1 comment

“Jehovah declares to my Lord, Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies Your footstool.” (Psalm 110:1)
“Your people will offer themselves willingly In the day of Your warfare, In the splendor of their consecration. Your young men will be to You Like the dew from the womb of the dawn.” (Psalm 110:3)

Psalm 110 reveals the ascended Christ as the King, the Priest, the Warrior, and the Victor. This psalm also presents how we can cooperate with Christ in this day of spiritual warfare: by offering ourselves willingly to Him in consecration as “dew” for His refreshment and supply.

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Psalm 102: Christ’s Eternal and Unchanging Existence in His Resurrection

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 | 1 comment

“I watch, and I am like A lone sparrow on a housetop.” (Psalm 102:7)
“They will perish, but You endure; Indeed all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing You will change them, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years are without end.” (Psalm 102:26-27)

Psalm 102 reveals the relationship between the death and resurrection of Christ and Zion, a type of the church. Through His death and resurrection, Christ produced the church as His Body and deposited the very resurrection power in the church. When we live according to the resurrection life, the church becomes the real built-up Zion, causing all the nations to turn to the Lord and serve Him.

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Psalms 90-92: The Highest and Fullest Experience of God

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 | 1 comment

“O Lord, You have been our dwelling place In all generations.” (Psalm 90:1)
“For You have made me rejoice, O Jehovah, because of what You have done; Because of the works of Your hands I will shout for joy.” (Psalm 92:4)

Psalm 90:1, which was written by Moses, says, “O Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.” Have you ever considered that God can be your dwelling place? This is the thought in Psalms 90-92 and is the highest and fullest experience of God! May we all enter into this experience and living of taking God as our habitation, our eternal dwelling place, in our daily lives.

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Psalm 87: God’s Desire for Zion with Christ

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 | 2 comments

“Jehovah loves the gates of Zion More than all the dwellings of Jacob.” (Psalm 87:2)
“Jehovah will count When He records the peoples: This One was born there.” (Psalm 87:6)

The Psalms show us that God’s heart is set on Zion, the city of God, with Christ within it (87:2-3). This city has Christ as its foundation (v. 1, 1 Cor. 3:11), and has gates for fellowship (v. 2). As believers, we were born in Zion with Christ (vv. 6-7; Rom. 8:29). May God’s desire for Zion become our desire!

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