Friday, December 14, 2012
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever” (Psalm 23:6 KJV).
Cutting through the “static” of religious, traditional thinking, we present to you Psalm 23 in HD, dispensationally delivered with astounding clarity.
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” Today’s Scripture is the concluding verse of Psalm 23, the nation Israel’s grand hope. It describes Israel’s salvation—God blessing her with His goodness and mercy. “For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness” (Psalm 107:9).
The Apostle Peter describes Israel’s future: “Which in time past [looking back on our present-day Dispensation of Grace] were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy” (1 Peter 2:10). The Apostle Paul confirms: “There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away the ungodliness from Jacob: for this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins” (Romans 11:26,27). The aforementioned New Covenant is found in Jeremiah 31:31-34 (cf. Hebrews 8:8-13). Jeremiah 31:14, describing Israel’s coming kingdom and the reign of her Messiah-King Jesus, states: “…My people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord.”
“I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” Israel will enjoy her earthly kingdom forever and ever! “[God] that stretcheth the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them as a tent to dwell in” (Isaiah 40:22). “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:18). “For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it” (Psalm 132:13,14). At Christ’s Second Coming, God will come and dwell with redeemed Israel on earth, for all eternity!
Psalm 23—Israel’s glorious prospect, to be fulfilled in due time.