Saturday, November 17, 2012

DALETH: QUICKENED BY GOD’S WORD

Rescuing the soul that is stuck in the mud.


22 Meditations on Psalm 119, PART 4
DALETH. (Psalm 119:25-32)
25My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken Thou me according to Thy Word.

“My soul cleaves unto the dust.”  The Hebrew word for dust here can also mean clay, earth, or mud.  The mud is where the world spends its time, and if you step outside of the Word too long it can suck you in like quicksand.  That is why the Lord warns us not to be conformed to the world: the flow of this world system will suck you in if you let it, and carry you straight down the drain. (Rom 12:2)  When your soul is stuck in the mud, meditating on God’s word is the key to revival and restoration.  It will quicken, or make alive, your mind, will, and emotions.  It will strengthen you, and as you renew your perspective toward God His testimonies come back into view.  He is the Faithful Potter.  He will transform you by the power of His testimonies, and you are able to stand up and declare your ways before God, Who hears our cries and responds by teaching His ways on a deeper spiritual level. (Psa 119:26)

When your soul “melts with heaviness”, that is when you are close to breakthrough and strengthening. (Psa 119:28).  The Hebrew for melting here means pouring out or dropping through.  This is similar to the state that Jesus experienced in the Garden of Gethsemane as He prayed, just before the crucifixion.  It was the pouring out that the Holy Spirit described in Isaiah 53. (Isa 53:10-11) This is the height of intercessory sacrifice that God purposed to redeem mankind.  When your soul melts with heaviness, you are taking upon yourself the character of Christ, and God will respond with His power and glory. (Gal 3:27) He will perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. (1Pe 5:10) The LORD responds to this pouring out of the soul as though the seed of Christ Himself were in you, and by His sacrifice God has spoken that many shall be justified.  As you focus your thoughts on His righteous judgments He has promised to draw near and heal you, and to bring His power into your circumstances.

The end result of this type of intercession is a heart that is more fully opened to God’s commandments, and as He writes His laws there we are quick to recognize and perform them. (Psa 119:32) Every shred of vanity and deceit is stripped away as we submit to God, and the depth of His just judgments penetrates our beings and lays us open to His Spirit. (Heb 4:13) This is a move of preparation in our hearts that enables us to receive impartation and anointing more fully.  Seeking Him with a whole, submissive heart, His response will be the abundant recompense His Word has promised. (Heb 10:35-39) Deliverance, preservation, healing, and wholeness.  The peace and prosperity that is described in 3 John 2.  God will pull your soul out of the mud and reward your obedience with His testimonies. ( Heb 11:4-5) This is the building block to a much higher level of faith toward God.

Rev 14:12  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

For an overview of the Scriptural basis for pulling down strongholds, and to define the terms, please visit: Targeting Our Weapons.  There is also the initial posting on this blog, which is the central focus of the Jericho Daily concept: STRONGHOLDS, IMAGINATIONS AND HIGH THINGS.

(To follow along from the beginning, please visit the Psalm 119 Series page.)
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