Studies In Psalms – Isa 96:1-4 “Show Forth His Salvation From Day to Day”, Part 1

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Psalm 96:1-4  “Show forth his salvation from day to day” Part 1

We have been called to “show forth his salvation from day to day” by dying daily, which death is only possible by God’s power in us which enables us to believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things as we overcome the powers and principalities we face everyday. That overcoming is not by might or power but by His holy spirit and we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; [who have been given that power to overcome through Christ] that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light, another way of saying “show forth his salvation from day to day”.

1Co 13:7  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Eph 1:21  Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

Php 3:13  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Php 3:14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Php 3:15  Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

Zec 4:6  Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

1Pe 2:9  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

As we press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, let’s consider the words of encouragement that Christ brought to John the baptist found in Matthew 11:2-6 that we need to hold onto in our darkest hours, because in them we are given the true witness of Christ’s life in us, which brings forth the fruits which He described would be evident and showing in the life of those who are blessed today to “show forth his salvation from day to day”, which Christ and His body can do through a dying daily process that is typified by John’s death.

[pressing analogy: building pressure-3rd floor-Peter as oppose to Judas showing forth his salvation through the fire…(Php_3:14-15)]

Mat 11:2  Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two [witness] of his disciples,
Mat 11:3  And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?
Mat 11:4  Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:
Mat 11:5  The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
Mat 11:6  And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

1Co 15:31  I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

These ‘two disciples’ who John sent to inquire of “the works of Christ” represent God’s elect who are sent to return a message to John in us to “believe” which is what we must do to accomplish the works to which we have been called. Those works are predestined from the foundation of the world and we must not grow weary in well doing for in due season we will reap a harvest [even today] as we tend to God’s vineyard in each of us, praying that our faith fail not, and that God will grant all of us to believe that what He has started in us, He will finish through Christ and His body. The fruit of our labour in Christ is described in these words and works of our Lord to John (in us) in the parable Christ spoke for us in (Mat 11:2-5).

Joh 20:21  Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

Joh 6:28  Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
Joh 6:29  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

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:

Gal 6:9  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Php 1:6  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
Php 1:7  Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. [pressures of life that chasten us, that humble us, that mature us]

When we are given to believe Christ’s words to John in Matthew 11:5, then we can put off our first Adamic head or have our tongue loosed like Zechariah, and it is then that we become Mary who is the church in type and shadow, believing the gospel message, being born again with the seed of Christ within us as our hope of glory.

Mat 14:10  And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

Luk 1:20  And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

Gal 3:16  Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Joh 20:31  But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Luk 1:45  And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

Col 1:24  Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

Luk 1:63  And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
Luk 1:64  And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.

This list below represents the spiritual healing that God is bestowing upon those who are called and chosen in this age to endure unto the end (Mat 24:13).

the blind receive their sight [Joh 9:41]
the lame walk  [Gen 32:25]
the lepers are cleansed  [2Co 6:17]
the deaf hear  [Luk 11:28, Joh 8:47, 1Jn 4:6]
the dead are raised up [Eph 2:6]
the poor have the gospel preached to them [Isa 66:2]

They are all, each and every one of them a type and shadow event that was spoken to John who needed to hear of the physical miracles Christ was doing so that by that knowledge he could be strengthened and enabled to put off his physical flesh (Rom 5:7, Joh 6:63).  We present our bodies a living sacrifice being dragged to the Son (Rom 12:1, Joh 6:44), we, who are the not many wise after the flesh, the not many mighty, the not many noble (1Co 1:26) and by God’s estimation, who is our helper, we are greater than John because our names are written in heaven (Mat 11:11, Luk 10:20). It is therefore through Christ alone in us (Joh 8:36) we can put off those things on this list which must fall away in order to inherit eternal life.

If our names are written in heaven, we can rejoice and be assured that through Christ we can die to self and be strengthened through the words of life and the prayers that we make for each other to be able to endure unto the end, not loving our own life, but rather the life of Christ within us that makes it possible for us to endure all things through him (Mat 16:24-25), including the chastening and scourging and fiery trials along the way which we need if we are going to live out our lives to His glory, going from glory to glory, which is how we come to fulfill this spiritual bucket list of sorts in (Mat 11:5).

This study focuses again on the joy that should be ours knowing that we are more than conquerors through Him. Yes, there are times of great struggle and bruising of our spirits, but it is this process of judgment upon the church that we endure together in the fire that will make us ready as the bride of Christ. It is that realization that God is working with us, breaking and binding us that helps us endure through the much tribulation that we must go through. We can rejoice in the Lord, and again I say rejoice, for those confirming works being accomplished within Christ’s body. We believe and know our redeemer lives and is working with us when He frees us from the bondage and yoke of sin, and John typifies that freedom in his life that came about by those physical miracles that Christ did which are types of the spiritual miracles unfolding in the body of Christ today so that the son of man can receive all glory for truly setting us free.

Rom 8:37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Rom 8:38  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Rom 12:4  For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

Eph 5:30  For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

Rev 19:7  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

Job 5:18  For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

Act 14:22  Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

Psa 107:31  Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Php 4:4  Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

Joh 8:36  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Psa 96:1  O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
Psa 96:2  Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
Psa 96:3  Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
Psa 96:4  For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

Psa 96:1  O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
Psa 96:2  Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

To sing unto the LORD a new song we must be renewed daily, and serving the LORD with all our being, and loving him with all our hearts, minds and strength, which is symbolized by “all the earth” (Mar 12:30). The more we can bring all the nations in subjection within us unto the LORD, the greater and more profound that praise will become, as we bless his name in heaven where our names are written with his book (Luk 10:20).

We are showing forth his salvation from day to day as we die daily by mortifying the deeds of our flesh or all the sins of the world that are within us (1Jn 2:16-17). The will of God is realized by fulfilling this list we’ve been talking about in Matthew 11:5, and the world passes away, but the elect will narrowly escape as God delivers us from all that is in the world, in this body of death that contains (1Pe 4:18, Rom 7:24), the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.

When that deliverance unfolds we are hearing the good news and being encouraged that we are more than conquerors through Christ. Becoming a new creation in Him (2Co 5:17) is the greatest reason to “rejoice unto the LORD” and sing a “new song” and to “bless his name” as we “shew forth his salvation from day to day”.

Psa 96:3  Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. 
Psa 96:4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

We cannot declare God’s glory outside of us until it is declared within “among the heathen”, which is just another way of saying our gentile flesh that is against God and under the law needs to be brought into subjection to Him.

Gal 5:17  For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
Gal 5:18  But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

What “wonders” God does in our lives as His children we declare to one another, through the fruit of our life, the increase that God gives us. The glory that we are declaring to “all people” is akin to saying “this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations” and that inwardly “Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come”. We are told to not despise the day of small things or prophesying, (another blessed list found in 1Th 5:16-23) that has us preaching the word unto all men, witnessing to all men, knowing that the day will come when that word will achieve it’s ultimate purpose of converting all men, when all men will be saved.

Mat 24:14  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Mat 10:23  But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

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.

1Th 5:16  Rejoice evermore.
1Th 5:17  Pray without ceasing.
1Th 5:18  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1Th 5:19  Quench not the Spirit.
1Th 5:20  Despise not prophesyings.
1Th 5:21  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1Th 5:22  Abstain from all appearance of evil.
1Th 5:23  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Col 1:28  Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Mar 16:15  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

1Co 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

The LORD is great and greatly to be praised: because He is the one who is doing all this witnessing through a small remnant who are convinced by the grace and faith experience that God grants us that we are more than conquerors through Him who works in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure.

Rom 8:37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Rom 8:38  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Php 2:13  For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

God is to be feared above all gods, and the “all gods” being spoken of in this verse represent our flesh that is still being ruled over by powers and principalities that Christ is higher than and that He will in time bring into subjection to him through a process of sanctification which is our prayer for one another “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ”.

Eph 1:21  Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

Rev 13:1  And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

Deu 7:22  And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.

1Co 15:28  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

Through Christ God’s people can overcome the fear of flesh and it is His spirit that empowers us to live this reality. If we have any confidence in our own flesh as God’s elect the Lord will chasten that confidence out of us so that we are living in obedience to Him and spending the rest of our lives fulfilling His will so we can “show forth his salvation from day to day”.

Mat 10:28  And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Mat 20:23  And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

Rom 5:5  And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

1Jn 4:18  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Php 3:3  For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

1Pe 4:2  That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

Next week, Lord willing, we will look at part two of our Psalm 96 study entitled “Show forth his salvation from day to day” which points to how we are being matured to give glory to God for all the works of His hand, and how that deep appreciation and acknowledging of His greatness is connected to our worship of the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

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