Psalms 72:5-9 “Give The King Thy Judgments, O God” – Part 2

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Psalm 72: “Give the king thy judgments, O God” – Part 2

Psa 72:5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
Psa 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.
Psa 72:7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
Psa 72:8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
Psa 72:9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

Last week we discussed and looked at how God gives the king the ability to judge, and how it is shadowed in multiple stories throughout the word of God; and we looked at two stories in particular:

The story of Solomon judging the two harlots that were brought before him to determine whose child was the living child and whose child was the dead child (1 Kings 3:7-28).

The other story we looked at was the prayer of Elias (James 5:16-18) to stop the rain or cause the rain to fall.

We examined how this again is another type and shadow of the elect who will be given power to rule and judge during the millennium as well as how the Lord is ruling over our own heavens even today by the grace and faith that God gives us or allows to be withheld at times, and so we pray for each other.

Psa 143:10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness (Mat 6:33, 2Ti 1:9).

Psa 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Psa 40:11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

We will let the dead bury the dead as Christ commands us “is was and will be” (Luk 9:60) which is another way of saying we have no dominion over the faith of others (2Co 1:24), a faith which is always a gift of God (Eph 2:8), and a faith that we interact with as God deems it needful and necessary (Luk 7:9) as we are given to shepherd this world as saviours who are being led by Christ to bring an occasion against the flesh of man.

God created all things for our sakes so that we can learn to stop judging after the flesh and learn that like Christ our judgment can be true because like Christ we are not alone.

Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Joh 8:46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
Joh 8:47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

Joh 8:15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
Joh 8:16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

Joh 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
Joh 16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
Joh 16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
Joh 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
Joh 16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

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

Deu 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

We are partakers of His mercy in this age being that manchild that was represented by the living child in the story found in 1 Kings 3:7-28. We looked at the symbolism of Solomon’s wise judgments which is the type and shadow of the discerning spirit that God gives us today to be able to recognize that we are His, bearing that manchild within each other and growing unto maturation as the bride of Christ through judgment.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

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.

1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

In the following verses of our study, we’ll look at how these verses speak of the conditions of man’s heart during the millennium and the great honour that is given to the elect to soften the earth and work with humanity to prepare them for the ‘the last and greatest day of the festival’, the ‘great white throne judgement’ or ‘lake of fire’ which all represent that same time of the end of the age described as ‘chronos aionios’.

Every verse we look at has both an inward and outward application, and so we need to always ask God to show us how this applies to our own life being judged in Christ as well as that time when we will administer those judgments over the nations outwardly as kings and priests of our Lord.

Rev 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

In order for God to “give the king thy judgments, O God” our hearts must be prepared by our loving Father who is doing just that through the much needed ‘much tribulation’, which is how He is refining and preparing us to be kings and priests.

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.

Our first verse:

Psa 72:5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

Here’s a verse that speaks of the perspective that flesh has and God deems needful and necessary so that we can see the difference between our own spirits and the spirit of God which is one of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2Ti 1:7).
That power does not let us fear, but pushes that fear out ‘today’ as we submit ourselves unto our Creator and resist the devil which is all only possible by Christ in us the hope of glory working it all (1Jn 4:18, Jas 4:7, Col 1:27, Php 2:13).

Gen 9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
Gen 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

Mat 25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

Eph 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
Eph 6:6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
Eph 6:7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:
Eph 6:8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
Eph 6:9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

With this 5th verse in mind, knowing that the sun being spoken of in our opening verse is the ‘Sun of righteousness’ and his body spoken of in (Mal 4:2), we see through the sum of God’s word that ‘fear’ is always a natural part of the existence of men in the flesh, and God uses that fear to condition the nations, whether He is hardening our hearts to take away that fear or softening them to have reverence and fear of the almighty which is what we pray for.

Luk 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

There is a process and pattern that God brings all men through that leads to the new heavens and new earth. Those earthly physical ordinances represent and point to eternal principles and so God says “If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever”, which is exactly what will happen because flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God neither can the ordinances or shadows (Heb 9:23-24).

Jer 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:
Jer 31:36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

Heb 9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Heb 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

In order for the new heaven and earth (Israel of God) to be formed there must be judgment and cleansing of the old heavens.

Joe 2:30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
Joe 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
Joe 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

Joe 3:19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
Joe 3:20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. Joe 3:21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.

2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2Pe 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2Pe 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved [ordinances of Jer 31:36], and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

When there is a new heaven and earth, there is a new fullness being spoken of that has no more connection to the temporal earth (Rev 21:1) . The new heavens and earth represent a time when there will be no more fear because there will be no more flesh, and all spirits will have been brought into subjection unto the fullness of God’s purpose for all of humanity (1Co 15:28). Nothing will defile the kingdom of God and fear that causes us to hide from God would be such a defilement.

Rev 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Rev 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Gen 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

When God tells us that mankind will fear “throughout all generations”, we are being reminded that all men will be saved and come to that point of salvation through having reverence and Godly fear that will lead to that salvation (Luk 12:5). We can’t be cleansed by the law for the lawless or ordinances which are only shadows of the greater reality of Christ and God lets us know that those laws don’t justify us before God because they do not change the heart of man.

Luk 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Luk 16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
Luk 16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. [in other words those ordinances that point to Christ will pass].

Rom 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Rom 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
Rom 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Psa 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

If we take verse 5 and 6 together we see again that God is going to fill the world with his knowledge or “come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.”

Hab 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Isa 45:6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.
Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Isa 45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

The grass being “mown grass” suggests that the grass is grown high enough to be cut down. Also, that in the heat of the sun it is in need of watering. All this is another preparation of the heart statement for the inhabitants of the earth that God is seeking an occasion against in their flesh. It is through God’s righteous judgment that peace will come, as we will see in the next verse.

Amo 6:11 For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts.
Amo 6:12 Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
Amo 6:13 Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?
Amo 6:14 But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness.

Amo 7:1 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings.

Psa 72:7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.

When “the moon endureth” we are being told that as long as God has the reflection of the Son of God on the faces of an unconverted mankind (Exo 34:35) righteousness will flourish, in the same way that Job was a righteous man, but a righteous man whose faith had not yet been tested and who had all the benefits of serving a loving God who stayed the hand of Satan until an appointed time (Job 1:1, Job 2:3, was Job perfect?).

Ecc 7:19 Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.
Ecc 7:20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

All is written for our admonition, in the midst of “his days” where we are reminded that we are in the world but not of the world, and with Christ in us, have this peace on earth when there is no peace (Joh 17:15-17), but we who are “of the day” are called to “be sober putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation”.

Luk 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Jer 8:11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

Eze 13:10 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:

1Th 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
1Th 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
1Th 5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
1Th 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
1Th 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
1Th 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

These two scriptures below speak of that appointed time of the destruction of death. The way the last enemy is destroyed is explained when Gog and Magog will come up against the camp of the saints. Their aggression gives witness to the unconverted heart that was always in mankind until that moment when the moon ceases to “endureth”, or ” until the moon is no more” as the CLV translates it [another example of an ordinance coming to pass Jer 31:36].

1Co 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
1Co 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
1Co 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

Rev 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Rev 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

Psa 72:8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
Psa 72:9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

Christ will have dominion over all flesh “from sea to sea” and “from the river unto the ends of the earth” which is a shadow telling us that we will rule with a rod of iron over all the nations of the world including those who may think that they can hide as Adam and Eve did in the garden of their day (Gen 3:8-10). Every knee will bow before Christ and His body in time and we are reminded in this verse 9 that all flesh at some point must fulfill these words that says”they that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him”.

Rom 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

Licking the dust is speaking of Adam being destroyed, but now, rather than the devil eating our flesh like dust, it is the elect who are God’s rod of iron that do His bidding during the millennium.

Gen 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

Rev 2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Isa 49:23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

Mic 7:17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.

Satan is bound and so God uses the elect to cause the world to ‘lick the dust’ which is the result of us ruling over their carnal flesh with a rod of iron. God’s elect also break the foundations of the earth, and as it was in the days of Noah with the knowledge of God we will fill the earth with water [God’s word] just as it happened in Noah’s day. After we fill the world with water for “forty days and forty nights” which is symbolic of trials all the world drowns in those waters which is a good thing (Isa 11:9, Hab 2:14).

Lev 26:18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
Lev 26:19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
Lev 26:20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

Gen 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Gen 7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

The symbolism of the rod or rod of iron throughout scripture clearly shows us that there is a progression of gaining dominion over Adam which is only possible by the destruction of Adam via the word [flood of the word] or sword or rod or staff of God. This is all very graphically illustrated for us in Genesis during that time when Moses had such a staff or rod (Exo 4:3-4, Exo 7:12 law for the lawless, Joh 3:14, Rev 4:8).

The magician stage that we live is when we are of our father the devil and are deceived into thinking because of those miracles that we can do with the word (the rod) that we must be right before our god or gods (Rev 13:13, Luk 9:54). Moses comes along with the law for the lawless rod that shows us how sinful we are and are still of our father the devil (Rom 7:7, Mat 19:20), but then the third rod that comes into play is the righteousness of Christ shadowed as the serpent that Moses lifted up in the wilderness of (Joh 3:14). This is the only rod that is sharper than any two edged sword or rod if you will (Heb 4:12) and is the rod of deliverance that God’s elect will become in the wilderness of all men’s hearts that will eventually be converted (Rev 4:8).

This is our calling, and the “dominion”H7287 we shall have and are promised as those kind of firstfruits (Jas 1:18), and that is why we receive the judgment we receive today:

Lev 25:43 Thou shalt not ruleH7287 over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God.

Psa 68:27 There is little Benjamin with their rulerH7287, the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.

Isa 14:2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall ruleH7287 over their oppressors.

Isa 41:2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him ruleH7287 over kings? he gave them as the dust
to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.

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