Psalm 120 - God promises to deliver us from lies and deceit (1)
 Psalm 120 - The high calling in Messiah Yeshua (2)
 Psalm 120 - Having a heart for Shalom (3)
 Psalm 121 - God is our helper (4)
 Psalm 121 - God never rests from watching over us (5)
 Psalm 121 - God is our guardian at all times (6)
 Psalm 121 - God protects our souls from evil (7)
 Psalm 122 - God has promised eternity with Him (8)
 Psalm 122 - God has appointed our destiny to praise Him (9)
 Psalm 122 - God has called us to a citizenship in His holy city (10)
 Psalm 123 - We are called to a life of humble submission (11)
 Psalm 123 - God defines us with His love (12)
 Psalm 124 - God is always for us (13)
 Psalm 124 - God has not made us prey to our enemies (14)
 Psalm 124 - God has set us free from those who desire to trap us (15)
 Psalm 125 - God surrounds us with His love (16)
 Psalm 125 - God has called us into straight places (17)
 The Prayer Tower (18)
 Psalm 126 - God has filled our mouths with laughter (19)
 Psalm 126 - God has brought us back to the land (20)
 Psalm 126 - God has promised us a joyful harvest (21)
 Psalm 127 - God protects what belongs to Him (22)
 Psalm 127 - God has given us each other (23)
 Psalm 127 - God has commanded us to bless our enemies (24)
 Psalm 128 - God has a blessing for those who love Him (25)
 Psalm 128 - God has reserved a place for us who fear Him (26)
 Psalm 128 - God offers blessing from Zion (27)
 Psalm 129 - We belong to the Lord (28)
 Psalm 129 - God has cut the chords (29)
 Psalm 129 - God has birthed within us passion for Zion (30)
 Psalm 129 - God has called us to love what He loves (31)
 Psalm 130 - God has called us to follow Him (32)
 Psalm 130 - God has heard out heart cry (33)
 Psalm 130 - God has called us to wait on Him (34)
 Psalm 130 - God has called us to follow Him (35)
 Psalm 131 - God perfects us (36)
 Psalm 131 - God has called us to hope in Him (37)
 Psalm 132 - God remembers and vows (38)
 Psalm 132 - God's dwelling place (39)
 Psalm 132 - God gives us many blessings (40)
 Psalm 132 - God provides the Messiah (41)
 Psalm 132 - God gives His people rest (42)
 Psalm 132 - God has promised provision (43)
 Psalm 132 - God has called us into His light (44)

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Monday, 9 October 2017
Psalm 132 - God has called us into His light

Psalm 132:17-18 "There I will make the horn of David grow; I will prepare a lamp for My Anointed. His enemies I will clothe with shame, but upon Himself His crown shall flourish" NKJV

Wow! We could write a book on these two verses alone. They begin, "There a horn of David will sprout." Smith's Bible Dictionary addresses the figurative use of the word "horn" in the Bible.

The word "horn" is often used metaphorically to signify strength and honor, because horns are the chief weapons and ornaments of the animals which possess them; hence they are also used as a type of victory... In Daniel 8, the horns of the ram signify kingdoms. (And can you have a kingdom without a king?)

Here, in verse 17, the horn of David begins to sprout. This is miraculous since a horn does not have seed of itself. This is analogous to Aarons rod budding (or sprouting since cut sticks do not have life in themselves). What is this about? The rest of the verse tells us.

God says, "I have set in order light for my Messiah." Do we really need to write extensively about light? Maybe, if we were writing a book. For now suffice it to quote Matthew 5:14. Matthew 5:14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden." NKJV

In verse 18, the last verse of Psalm 132, we start with "His enemies". Whose enemies? Who is mentioned last in verse 17? Yes, Mashiach. What will happen to Yeshua's enemies? They will be clothed with shame. Makes me think of Colossians 2:15 "Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it." NKJV Yes, He put His enemies to shame!

Then, the second part of verse 18 ... And on Him He will sprout forth His separation or coronation. This is so completely Messianic. The idea of "sprout forth" is to make life come from nothing. Only God can do this. The final word, Nizro, meaning his coronation is actually a form of the word used for Nazarite. What is a Nazarite? One who is consecrated (called out or separated for a holy purpose) takes a Nazarite vow.

We thank You, Lord ... (I like The Message In Contemporary English translation) 1 Peter 2:9-10 "But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. Amen."

Posted By Rabbi Michael Weiner, 10:12am Comment Comments: 0