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Every Sunday A Psalms: Victory

Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris

Psalms 89:8-52 KJV
(8) O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?
(9) Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
(10) Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
(11) The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
(12) The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
(13) Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
(14) Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
(15) Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.
(16) In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
(17) For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
(18) For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
(19) Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
(20) I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
(21) With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.
(22) The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
(23) And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
(24) But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
(25) I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
(26) He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
(27) Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
(28) My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
(29) His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
(30) If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
(31) If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
(32) Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
(33) Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
(34) My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
(35) Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
(36) His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
(37) It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
(38) But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
(39) Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
(40) Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
(41) All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.
(42) Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
(43) Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
(44) Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
(45) The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
(46) How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?
(47) Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
(48) What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
(49) Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
(50) Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
(51) Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
(52) Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.

Last week I was short for time and so I spoke about the throne of God in the first 7 verses of Psalms 89. Today we finish up this Psalms speaking of the victory of time passed. Israel seems like a defeated country at times. Especially during the exile, yet today modern Israel would say they are victorious once more as far as political control. The god of ancient Egypt Rahab was defeat, along with other god and goddess of other countries. The battle of who God is better is an old war. Yet one would say when your God is showing favor then you are having victory. Though this Psalms express the old victory, Israel was not always victorious against their enemies. During the time of David because David walked in the ways of the Lord his time of reign was victorious, but David was just man with fallacy. He even almost lost the throne, but still came out victorious though he lost some of his family in the process.

If one believes God puts all leaders in position, then one has to ask why do evil leaders rise but for the purpose of destruction only. The devil rises only to be cut down, but they could say the same about God of heaven, but nobody ever does. Yet the final war God will have soul victory. To fully understand Godís victory it comes with faith and not with who is winning battles all the time. Though David won mightily, it was not always the case in Israel. For centuries Israel look defeated when their temple was torn down. Israel looks spiritual defeated with Islam on the temple mount. Yet faith is more then a kingdom or rule of law. Faith is belief in God. Faith that one day He will send His Son to return to judge the world and reign victorious.

God placed Israel over the kingdom of Israel and the temple for a reason. It had to do with purity of the people and faith. Yet even the time of Christ Israel religious leaders were corrupt. As long as Godís people choose corruption and greed over doing things His way they will not have power. Godís people when they fall on their knees and humbly seek God will find God taking them from the gutter to the temple to reign. Godís people will not reign as long as they refuse their king. They refuse Christ and His Lordship to reign victorious in the believers life, giving a perfect example on how to live, because of who He is as Son of God, everlasting Father, and prince of peace.

God judgment is real, and his people are always victorious when they worship and seek Him. For the Christian we worship the God of the Bible, the God that loves us enough to send His Own Son to redeem the gentiles from their sins and bring them into the light of Israel. Jesus never loosing power, because Of who He is. God sent Him because He loved us. Jesus is a perfect example to follow, for Moses and David were only men who even made mistakes. Victory of the faithful is and will be on the rise continual across our land and around the world. Our power is not who in power in our countries but who in power in our hearts and soul.

Dear Heavenly Father remind us the victory been won at the cross and resurrection of eternal life, the power of who on the throne of our country has no bearing on our personal eternity. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

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