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Summary: To show that the LORD has lifted my head above my enemies, and I will offer sacrifices and shouts of joy to Him, songs and praises to the LORD our GOD.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you a winner?

Yes. The LORD is with me.

Psalms 118:6 (Amplified Bible)

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that the LORD has lifted my head above my enemies, and I will offer sacrifices and shouts of joy to Him, songs and praises to the LORD our GOD.

IV. TEXT:

Psalms 27:6 (Amplified Bible)

And now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me; in His tent I will offer sacrifices and shouting of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have lifted up my head above my enemies and all I can do now is offer you sacrifices and shouts of joy, songs and praises unto the LORD.

VI. TITLE:

The LORD lifted me up above my enemies

VII. EXPLICATION:

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:

Psalms 27:6 (Amplified Bible)

And now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me; in His tent I will offer sacrifices and shouting of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

Psalms 27:6 (King James Version)

And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

A. The LORD has lifted my head above all my enemies round about me

"And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me:"

Psalms 3:3 (Amplified Bible)

But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.

Psalms 110:7 (Amplified Bible)

He will drink of the brook by the way; therefore will He lift up His head [triumphantly].

2 Kings 25:27 (Amplified Bible)

And in the thirty-seventh year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, on the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, showed favor to Jehoiachin king of Judah and released him from prison;

Genesis 40:13 (Amplified Bible)

Within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your position, and you will again put Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, as when you were his butler.

Genesis 40:20 (Amplified Bible)

And on the third day, Pharaoh’s birthday, he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the heads of the chief butler and the chief baker [by inviting them also] among his servants.

1 Chronicles 22:18 (Amplified Bible)

Is not the Lord your God with you? And has He not given you peace on every side? For He has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land is subdued before the Lord and His people.

Lifting up has an idea of promotion and exaltation. It's one thing to be promoted and exalted by men, but it's another to be promoted ane exalted by the LORD. The former is temporary and only in this world, but the latter is eternal. I want the eternal one. You can't please everybody but sure it is easy to please the LORD JESUS with our faith.


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