Psalms 67 – “Seest Thou This Woman?”

“Seest thou this woman?” – Luk 7:44
Psa 67:1-7

Psa 67:1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song. God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
Psa 67:2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
Psa 67:3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
Psa 67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
Psa 67:5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
Psa 67:6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
Psa 67:7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

God’s elect are typified by the house of David, and it is we who have been given the keys to the house of David or temple of God which we are (Mat 13:11, 1Co 3:16) as we have been learning on the “The keys to the Kingdom of Heaven” series. We are growing in our appreciation of how precious those keys are that Christ has cut and prepared for us from the foundation of the world (Eph 1:4, Eph 2:10).

Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

The works we do in the house of David (the temple of God that we are) have been bound on earth and in heaven to the glory of our Father and will unfold according to the counsel of God’s predestinated plan and purpose. In tonight’s study we will look at how God develops those works of mercy and the ability to judge matters correctly in the elect today with those same keys that we will use to open up doors and shut doors that no man can open or shut save those to whom God gives to do this (Joh 6:44, Joh 10:7-9). The world will learn of God’s sovereignty over all his creation and come to see how God has always been working all things according to the councel of his own will when they come to see his judgments in the earth and his mercy prevailing through the saints who will reign under Christ (Mat 16:19, Eph 1:11).

Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Joh 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
Joh 10:8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
Joh 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

Mat 16:19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens;(G3772) and whatever you should have bound upon the earth, it shall beG1510.8.3 have been boundG1210 in the heavens;(G3772) and what ever you should have untied upon the earth, it shallG1510.8.3 have been untied in the heavens.

Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

These works are also hidden from the great unwashed masses who have yet to come to partake of these living waters which we are being blessed to be washed in today (Joh 4:14, Joh 7:38, Rev 22:1, Eph 5:25-26).

Joh 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

Joh 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Rev 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

The world may see the works of Christ in us as the disciples did physically see “this woman” of (Luk 7:44) wash the feet of Christ, but it will take the miracle of the holy spirit within us convicting us in order to be drawn to Christ ourselves and to follow the example of “this woman” who typifies the body of Christ who are growing in this age to judge righteous judgment and no longer judge by mere appearances which Christ’s disciples and all of us do for so long until we become more preoccupied with examining ourselves as we die daily (2Co 13:5, Joh 7:24).

2Co 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

Joh 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

The key of David as we know is Christ in us (Col 1:27) who opens up our heavens to the mysteries which have been hidden throughout the ages (Col 1:26). God has entrusted us with something so great and precious and tells us over and over to protect those keys, to not let any man take those keys (Rev 3:11), and God willing we will always do that and be granted to take heed to the admonitions throughout His word that tell us to continue in the truth or abide in Christ (Joh 8:31-32) who can open every door that has been set before us and conversely shut any door that needs to be shut behind us (Rev 3:7-8, Isa 22:22).

Col 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Rev 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
Rev 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

Isa 22:23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house.

To physically cut keys at work I line up an uncut key or a marred in the hand of the Potter key and lay it against the device that does the cutting. The other already fashioned master key (Christ) is carefully moved along the straight bar (plummet line comes to mind) of the machine as the blank key then takes on the valleys and peaks that make up the shape or form of this master key. The familiar key-like pattern will then open up the door in question, unless the operation was not done correctly.

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This analogy of the key being cut can help remind us that with Christ in us and by God’s power we can be fashioned and formed to be this second key (second goat, second dove) that Christ will say to the world one day “Seest thou this woman?”. Before anyone knew Christ in the spirit, John the Baptist was pointing to the master key, not despising the day of small beginnings that he was in, as a type of the elect (Joh 1:29, Zec 4:10). The world itself was declaring its blindness in not knowing who the Son of man was (Mat 16:13-14).

Joh 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Zec 4:10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

Mat 16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
Mat 16:14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

We are growing to see Christ within each other as we go through the grinding process of perfection which does away with the wood hay and stubble (1Co 3:12) that are represented by this excess part of the key that is not needed and would only serve to prevent us from entering into the doors that God has set before us. Even after the key is cut, there is a need to buff the key to take off the burrs from the key which we can liken unto the schisms that the Lord allows so that we can exercise patience and love toward one another through this ongoing process of refinement.

1Co 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

So now that our keys are being cut, or some have been cut, or are in the process of being cut, the Lord will require that we go out and go through doors that He will open and no man can shut; and shut certain ones which no man can open as the exercise or trying of our faith is accomplished through these actions (Rev 3:8). God provides the opportunities for our growth and with Christ and the Christ our hope of glory, it will be possible to be more than conquerors through him and his body as we progress toward the final destination of our calling, which is to be changed in a moment and in a twinkling of an eye at the first resurrection God willing (1Co 15:52).

Rev 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

1Co 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

For the disciples of Christ in this precious part of scripture (Luk 7:44-50), even after “cutting the keys” it is being revealed to us that it is not enough to just hear the word of God or have the keys in your pocket so to speak but rather it is the doers who are justified with those keys (Jas 1:22), who are blessed to be brought unto repentance and into a new city where we prosper at the hand of God (Jas 4:14-15). It is the giants that we encounter on our journey that become the essential nourishment (Num 14:9) as we press toward the prize of the mark of the high calling in our Lord (Php 3:14). This pressing and overcoming spirit is a gift of God that keeps us with a hunger and thirst for the righteousness of Christ.

Luk 7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
Luk 7:45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
Luk 7:46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Luk 7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Luk 7:48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
Luk 7:49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
Luk 7:50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

Jas 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Jas 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Jas 4:15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

Num 14:9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.

Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

If we can see that we are guilty of all (Luk 11:51, 1Ti 1:15), and if we can be convinced that we are the weak of the world who God is making His strength perfect through (1Co 1:26-27), it will be witnessed by our taking on those attributes of “this [repentant] woman” who was void of conceit (Rom 11:25), and who had been given a contrite and broken heart (Isa 66:2), at least in type and shadow. These are the indicators or fruit of the tree (Mat 7:16) that God is working in our life as He drags us unto Christ, where we lay our life down at the altar which is the cross of Christ (Joh 6:44, Rom 2:4).

Luk 11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.

1Ti 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

1Co 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
1Co 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

Isa 66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Rom 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

This Psalm will address our need for God’s mercy along with His blessing to be shown to us if his way is going to be known upon the earth, and if his saving health is going to be among all the nations (Luk 5:31-32). It is through the church typified by this woman in (Luk 7:44-50 – above) that such mercy and ointment will be poured out upon all the earth.

Luk 5:31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
Luk 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Our two first verses tonight:

Psa 67:1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song. God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
Psa 67:2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

It is comforting to know that we can ask God to “be merciful unto us”, and to “bless us”, and “cause his face to shine upon us; Selah” …and it is because of this blessing that is given to the elect in every generation that God is working with (Mat 24:34) that His way can be “known upon earth”.

Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

The earth is the church that is being judged (1Pe 4:17, Jer 22:29) in this age, and it is through that judgment upon us that “thy saving health among all nations” can be known. This is a “saving health” that will one day go forth and be given to every other generation that will eventually all come to know God and His son because His judgments will then be in the rest of the earth (1Co 15:22, Joh 17:3, Isa 26:9).

Psa 67:3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
Psa 67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

Because we are judged righteously by God who governs all things through Christ, all men will learn righteousness (Isa 26:9). The greatest of all contrasts that God is causing to make this point very bright to us about judgement is being accomplished by allowing Satan to be the god of this world for this aion, and then have him loosed for a season after having been bound by God for a thousand symbolic years (Rev 20:7-8).

In the larger scheme of things, this historical view of Satan being bound and then loosed and then judged in the lake of fire is the exact course of action and one event that the elect and all men will experience, described very succinctly in these verses (Rev 17:11, 2Th 2:8, Rev 13:18).

Rev 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

God will humble all flesh into seeing how powerless we are against the powers and principalities that He governs (Isa 45:7). This is serving His purpose of bringing all His creation unto perfection on the third day, including Christ who has preeminence as the first of the first fruits, to go unto perfection on the symbolic third day (Col 1:18, Rev 1:1, Luk 13:32).

The 6.6.6. of (Rev 13:18) is hidden wisdom from a world that neither knows that they are beasts nor that in order for that beastly nature to change we all must go through a process described in this verse as “for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah. “After this process is complete there will be joy in the morning, and the nations will “be glad and sing for joy” (Pro 14:34, Pro 11:10, Jer 23:5) because of that process that God is blessing us to first experience in this age (Rev 1:3).

To “govern the nations upon earth. Selah” we need harmony not just authority and this is what the words “Neginoth, A Psalm or Song” teach us as they speak to the witness (2 words: Psalm and Song) of Christ in us that brings about true peace and harmony in rulership. This is also a reminder of the witness of the two times the song of Moses is mentioned (Exo 15:1-2, Rev 15:3).

A governor is explained in the book of James as something that can direct a large ship (Jas 3:4); a small piece of wood that can direct a massive vessel which is what the elect will do if we consider the world as that large vessel.

We will teach people on this ship just as Christ taught his unconverted disciples through the Psalms 107 storms they experienced (Psa 107:25-27). The difference with the waters that we will ply during the millennium is that they will be leading to the conversion of the world as opposed to holding the world in bondage with the ships of Tarshish which will in God’s perfect timing be destroyed by an east wind (2Th 2:8, Mat 24:27, Hos 13:15) which symbolizes Christ and His Christ (Psa 48:7-8).

2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Mat 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Hos 13:15 Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind shall come, the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.

Psa 48:7 Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.
Psa 48:8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

Psa 67:5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
Psa 67:6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
Psa 67:7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Everything that God is doing is right on schedule, and as I said at the beginning of the study, this praise of God and any fruit that we produce, including praising God, is an indicator of a work that God is doing and a witness of the increase that he is allowing (Luk 19:37-40, 1Co 3:6).

Luk 19:37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
Luk 19:38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
Luk 19:39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
Luk 19:40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

1Co 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

The whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice in (Luk 19:37), just as this Psalm describes in verses 3 and 5 (a witness) “let all the people praise thee”.

Luk 19:37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
Luk 19:38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
Luk 19:39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
Luk 19:40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. [praise God]
Luk 19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
Luk 19:42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
Luk 19:43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
Luk 19:44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

…and the very next verses we read:

Luk 19:45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
Luk 19:46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Luk 19:47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
Luk 19:48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

In order for the rest of the world to “rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen”, they need to have their beasts driven out of the temple. The end result of that judgment is stated in verses 6 and 7 of tonight’s study:

Psa 67:6: Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
Psa 67:7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

As God’s elect, we are showing the house to the house, which is how we collectively come to “Seest thou this woman?” in hope that one day we will be blessed to experience the joy of saying to the rest of the world “Seest thou this woman?”

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