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4.21.2020 Rise Up, Mighty Warrior!

The Word from the Listening Post this AM is “Rise Up Mighty Warrior!” Take a listen to the song below….how it speaks to us in the day!

The song is by BROKEN WALLS.

Do you feel you are “Hiding in the cave of despair today? Do what David did”

I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me. He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me— God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts— men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.Psalm 57:2-4

This Psalm may represent David’s anguish when he found a cave in Abdullam to hide from the king of Achish in Gath. 1 Samuel 22 Desperate to get away from Saul, David fled to Gath, a key Philistine city, enemy territory. The Philistines recognized him; he pretended to be insane, and he fled to the cave. In all likelihood, Saul’s rage against David extended to his family, and they joined him in the cave.

Huddled in the cave, David talks with God and states the facts in the first verses of the Psalm.

  1. God vindicates him.

  2. God saves him.

  3. God rebukes those who pursue him.

  4. He lives among his enemies.

  5. His enemies speak fierce words against him.

David turns his thoughts from his enemies to God.

Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth. Psalm 57:5

Back to his problems. He’s in the pit, the cave. Selah may mean a pause, a crescendo, or a musical interlude. In this Psalm, it is a turning point.

They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They dug a pit before me; They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah. Psalm 57:6

David turns his thoughts from his problems to God and determines what he will do.

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises! Awake, my glory! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations. For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens And Your truth to the clouds. Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.

David has will-power. In the middle of problems it’s not easy to do what he chose to do.

  1. He will keep his heart steadfast.

  2. He will sing praises.

  3. He will awake the dawn.

  4. He will give thanks.

  5. He will sing praises again.

Why will David take these actions?

  1. God’s lovingkindness is great to the heavens.

  2. God’s truth is great to the clouds.

Whether it’s finances, work issues, sickness, marriage problems, a prodigal, this is a psalm FOR YOU to turn to. David found the formula. YOU CAN TOO!

  1. He cried out to God and acknowledged God’s faithfulness.

  2. He stated the problem.

  3. He turned his thoughts on God’s works.

  4. He exalted God.

  5. He stated his problem again.

  6. He decided to sing praises and give thanks to God.

He exalted God. This is how we too can be Mighty Warriors even though we may not feel like it at all! If we turn to God like David did---let us watch and see the Lord do a great work of deliverance, healing, even miracles---to change our situations into victories. Bless you in your praying and believing this morning.

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