Summary: To show why GOD will depress our enemies while they are alive - reason: because they don't fear GOD, not because they are your enemies.
Do you have enemies? of course, even the LORD JESUS has enemies.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show why GOD will depress our enemies while they are alive - reason: because they don't fear GOD, not because they are your enemies.
Psalms 55:19 (Amplified Bible)
55:19 God will hear and humble them, even He Who abides of old—Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!—because in them there has been no change [of heart], and they do not fear, revere, and worship God.
King James Version:
God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You will depress my enemies as part of vengeance among them because they don't fear GOD.
My enemies doesn't change their heart
A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.
B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)
C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD
D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author
E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. GOD will depress my enemies
"God will hear and humble them, even He Who abides of old—Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!"
Afflict or "anah" in Hebrew which means:
1. to depress literally or figuratively
2. deal hardly with
3. defile, force, hurt, weaken
Deuteronomy 33:27 (Amplified Bible)
33:27 The eternal God is your refuge and dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He drove the enemy before you and thrust them out, saying, Destroy!
Psalms 3:7 (Amplified Bible)
3:7 Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God! For You have struck all my enemies on the cheek; You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.
Psalms 58:10 (Amplified Bible)
58:10 The [unyieldingly] righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance; he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.
Psalms 59:12-13 (Amplified Bible)
59:12 For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips, let them even be trapped and taken in their pride, and for the cursing and lying which they utter.
59:13 Consume them in wrath, consume them so that they shall be no more; and let them know unto the ends of the earth that God rules over Jacob (Israel). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Psalms 68:22-23 (Amplified Bible)
68:22 The Lord said, I will bring back [your enemies] from Bashan; I will bring them back from the depths of the [Red] Sea,
68:23 That you may crush them, dipping your foot in blood, that the tongues of your dogs may have their share from the foe.
This is a future event about our enemies, what GOD will do to them and what we will do to them. But even now, they are being depressed by GOD.
B. My enemies don't fear GOD, they don't change.
"—because in them there has been no change [of heart], and they do not fear, revere, and worship God."
Because our enemies will never change.
Psalms 73:5-6 (Amplified Bible)
73:5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they smitten and plagued like other men.