Summary: The Divine Change
Psalm 126 The Divine Change
1. Zion's Praise
1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
A. It's A Rich Salvation
a) In The Provisions of Life - 1a “when the Lord turned again ”
b) In The Problems of Life - 1b "captivity"
c) In The Purposes of Life - 1c “of Zion”
d) In The Promises of Life - 1d “like them that dream” B. It's A Real Salvation
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing:
Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
C. It's A Recognized Salvation
2 then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.
2. Zion's Privilege
3 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
a) The Source of Their Privileges - 3a “The Lord hath done great things”
b) The Subject of Their Privileges - 3a “for us”
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Henry Moorhouse Belfast "For God so loved the world"
c) The Satisfaction of Their Privileges - whereof we are glad. 1. In The Light Of Their Past Delivered From Bondage
2. In The Light Of Their Present Restored To Israel
3. In The Light Of Their Provisions Home Again Chastened But Challenged
3. Zion's Prayer - 4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.
a) A Restoration From Captivity - 4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD
b) A Refreshing After Captivity - 4b “as the streams in the South”
c) A Reflection On Captivity
4. Zion's Purpose 5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed,
A. The Task Of The Sower – The sower is to “go forth” and sow seed. This speaks of a continual, consistent going and sowing. That word “Go” has the idea of “as you go.” a) It Is Personal - 6a "He”
b) It Is Present Tense - 6b "continually goes forth."
c) It Is Passionate - 6c “weeping”
d) It Is Productive - 6d “bearing seed for sowing”
A. We need a Heart for going John Wesley, said this to his students,
"You have but one business and that is the salvation of souls."
William Booth - "Try Tears"
B. We need the Habit of going - 6 He that goeth forth
C. We need Help in going Matt 28 v 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
B. The Tears Of The Sower – They that sow in tears,
Why does he weep? Because everything depends on the harvest.
There is the: -
(a) Perception of the lost,
(b) Prayer for the lost,
(c) Presentation to the lost!(of the gospel)
C. The Triumph Of The Sower – shall reap in joy Dan 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
5. Zion's Promise 6 doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
a) The Certainty Of The Promise - 6d “shall doubtless come again”
b) The Consolation Of The Promise - 6e "with rejoicing"
c) The Confirmation Of The Promise - 6f "bringing his sheaves with him”
1 Cor 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.