Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint: preserve my life from dread of the enemy. Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the throng of evildoers who whet their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows, shooting from ambush at the blameless, shooting at him suddenly and without fear. They hold fast to their evil purpose; they talk of laying snares secretly, thinking, "who can see them?" They search out injustice, saying, "We have accomplished a diligent search." For the inward mind and heart of a man are deep! But God shoots his arrow at them; they are wounded suddenly. They are brought to ruin, with their own tongues turned against them; all who see them will wag their heads. Then all mankind fears; they tell what God has brought about and ponder what he has done. Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him! Let all the upright exult!
O Lord, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth! Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve! O Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult? They pour out their arrogant words; all the evildoers boast. They crush your people, O Lord, and afflict your heritage. They kill the widow and the sojourner, and murder the fatherless; and they say, "The Lord does not see; the God of Jacob does not perceive." ....... But the Lord has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge. He will bring back on them their iniquity and wipe them out for their wickedness, the Lord our God will wipe them out.
To what, you might ask, am I referring by relating these two Psalms? Those enemies that our now gathering in order to come against the heritage of the Lord (the land of promise), to destroy the people of God (the covenant people) need to have fair warning. The schemes depicted in Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 and 39 will result in the destruction of Israel's enemies, and a release of Spirit-led evangelism around the globe.
Jimmy Root Jr
Author Distant Thunder, Book One of the Lightning Chronicles
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