Summary: We’re going to talk for a little while on, “praising the Lord” and He is surely worthy to be praised, in fact He is the Only One that is worthy to receive praise because He and He alone is the only Wise and True God. We often make appreciative comments a
Psalm 97:1-12 LET EVERY THING PRAISE THE LORD 3-8-08
Today Lord willing we’re going to talk for a little while on, “praising the Lord” and He is surely worthy to be praised, in fact He is the Only One that is worthy to receive praise because He and He alone is the only Wise and True God. We often make appreciative comments about some individual person, but we are not going to praise any man the same way that we praise the Lord.
Ø Before I read our text today let me point out that this Psalm 97 of praise is to do with the millennial reign of King Jesus as He returns to set up His Kingdom here on earth. This praise Psalm has nothing to do with His birth or His 1st coming. We’re going to see here that Israel as well as us today should praise Him.
Listen as I read today’s text found in
PS.97: 1 The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Everything in it relates to this one truth, i.e., Jehovah reigns in the world. When other monarchs reigned on earth there was always bloodshed and tears and while many of the others have been reigns of heart ache and terror, the reign of Jehovah God, the Lord Jesus Christ, upon this earth will be one of absolute righteousness; for the Sun of Righteousness shall heal all nations from the heartaches of the Tribulation.
Mal 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: -- Let me point out that clouds are to do with His presents and glory such as it was in the Tabernacle in the wilderness. And smoke is always to do with His judgments. We read of another time like this in--
Exodus 19: 15 And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives. 16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. 18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
And we need to see and realize that we must exalt and give Him praise and honor Him, you and I that are saved, we don’t want to wait until then to do these things, we need to praise and lift Him high each and every day, He is our Wonderful Lord and Savior, so let us praise Him now and always. Isa 11:5 righteousness shall be the girdle of His loins
3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. Just before the Lord Jesus returns to the earth there’ll be a partial cleansing with fire. Revelation 8 7-10 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. 8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: [perhaps a great meteorite] and the third part of the sea became blood; 9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. 10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters-
This past Tuesday my wife and I were coming back from Anderson, and we got caught in a bad rain storm, and as we was nearing home the rain let up for a time and the sun was breaking through a little and there we saw a rainbow in the clouds, I told Margaret that there was the covenant we read about in Gen.9:11-17 that God would not destroy the earth again with water, the next time it will be with fire.