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.

Psalm 84: A Secret Revelation Centered on the House of God

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 | 4 comments

“How lovely are Your tabernacles, O Jehovah of hosts!” (Psalm 84:1)
“Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, In whose heart are the highways to Zion.” (Psalm 84:5)

Psalm 84 brings us to a special, secret revelation of the enjoyment of Christ as the incarnated God. The center of this revelation is the house of God. Today the house of God is Christ (John 1:1, 14) and also the church (1 Tim. 3:15). Psalm 84 reveals the loveliness of God’s house, the longing for God’s house, the highways to God’s house, and the blessings received when dwelling in God’s house. May the Lord keep us on the highways to His house all the days of our life!

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Psalms 73 and 80: God’s Restoring Work By Our Exalting Christ

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 | 3 comments

“Whom do I have in heaven but You? And besides You there is nothing I desire on earth.” (Psalm 73:25)
“Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, Upon the son of man whom You have strengthened for Yourself; then we will not turn back from You. Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.” (Psalm 80:17-18)

Psalm 73 concerns the desolation of the house of God. The reason for the desolation of God’s house was that Christ was not properly appreciated and exalted by God’s people. Psalm 80 reveals that restoration comes by exalting Christ (Psalm 80:17-18). The more we exalt Christ, giving Him the preeminence in everything, the more we will be revived and restored!

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Psalm 72: Christ Recovering the Earth by Watering

Posted on Dec 18, 2011 | 2 comments

“He will drop like rain upon mown grass.” (Psalm 72:6)
“And He will have dominion from sea to sea, and from the River unto the ends of the earth.” (Psalm 72:8)

Psalm 72 reveals the reigning Christ recovering the earth by watering.  The whole earth is a dry and barren wilderness, and many evil things spring forth from this drought and dryness. The Lord Jesus will be the King, not merely by exercising power to subdue others but mainly by supplying living water to satisfy the thirsty ones (Rev. 22:17).

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Psalms 69 and 40: Christ in His Sufferings

Posted on Dec 18, 2011 | 2 comments

“More numerous than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause;…” (Psalm 69:4)
“Then I said, Behold, I have come; In the scroll of the book It is written concerning Me.” (Psalm 40:7)

Psalm 69 and 40 are two excellent Psalms that show us Christ in His sufferings and Christ as the unique factor to enact God’s New Testament economy, or plan. When we look at Psalm 69 which was written by David and describes his sufferings in view of the New Testament, we can see clearly that David’s sufferings are a type or picture of the suffering Christ in the New Testament. As we review both Psalm 69 and 40 we realize that the suffering that Christ went through in His life and on the cross issued in enacting a new covenant, a new testament and producing a new creation!

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Psalm 68: Christ as the Center of God’s Move on the Earth

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 | 2 comments

“Let God arise; let His enemies be scattered; and let those who hate Him flee before Him.” (Psalm 68:1)

Psalm 68 reveals Christ as the center of God’s move on the earth.  God’s move is typified by the Ark setting out from Mt. Sinai, traveling through the wilderness, and eventually to Mount Zion, God’s dwelling place.  In fulfillment of this type, God’s move began with Christ’s incarnation, continued through His human living with His crucifixion and resurrection, and concluded with Christ’s ascension to Zion in the heavens and the establishing of the church.

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Psalms on the House and the City

Posted on Dec 16, 2011 | 0 comments

“O Jehovah, I love the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory abides.” (Psalm 26:8)
“But if I delay, I write that you may know how one ought to conduct himself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and base of the truth.”
(1 Timothy 3:15)

The Psalms, which reveal Christ in many wonderful ways, also show us that God’s intention is to have a house and a city on the earth for His expression. The end of Psalm 23 shows us that His shepherding of us brings us to the house of God, which in the New Testament is revealed to be the church (1 Tim. 3:15).

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Psalm 45: Praising Christ as the King

Posted on Dec 16, 2011 | 2 comments

“My heart overflows with a good matter; I speak what I have composed concerning the King…” (Psalm 45:1)
“…Her garment is a woven work inwrought with gold” (Psalm 45:13b)
“She will be led to the King in embroidered clothing;…” (Psalm 45:14a)

An overview of the church in Los Angeles’ study of Psalm 45 in Fall 2011. Psalm 45 is a praise to Christ the King, who is typified by Solomon. It is a song of love describing the virtue of Christ and His bride who is clothed with Christ as her righteousness. This lovely psalm, written on the occasion of a literal wedding, gives us insight in the coming wedding, the true royal wedding, between Christ and His bride. May all the believers in Christ be prepared for that coming wedding day!

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Psalm 23: The Organic Shepherding of the Pneumatic Christ

Posted on Dec 16, 2011 | 2 comments

“Jehovah is my Shepherd; I will lack nothing.” (Psalm 23:1)

Psalm 23 concerns Christ as the Shepherd in His resurrection.  The resurrected Christ is the Shepherd (Heb. 13:20) and the church produced by Christ’s resurrection is His flock (1 Pet. 5:2). Under His all-inclusive, tender care, “I will lack nothing.”

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Psalm 22: Christ in His Redeeming Death and Church-Producing Resurrection

Posted on Dec 15, 2011 | 1 comment

“My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?” (Psalm 22:1a)
“I will declare Your name to my brothers; in the midst of the assembly I will praise You”
(Psalm 22:22)

The subject of Psalm 22 is the Christ who has passed through His redeeming death and entered into His church-producing resurrection.  Psalm 22:1-21 gives a detailed picture of Christ in His suffering of death as typified by David in his suffering, but verses 22-31 refer to Christ in His resurrection, as typified by Solomon in his kingly reign.

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Review of Psalm 16: The One who Satisfies God’s Heart and Fulfills His Plan

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 | 0 comments

“O Jehovah, who may sojourn in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy mountain?” (Psalm 15:1)
“You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” (Psalm 16:11)

Psalm 16 shows us Christ in His life on the earth, in His death, in His resurrection and in His ascension. This Psalm shows us that Christ is the One who fulfills God’s purpose and satisfies God’s hearts desire!

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