Saturday, December 15, 2012
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1 KJV).
Cutting through the “static” of religious, traditional thinking, we summarize Psalm 23 in HD, dispensationally delivered with astounding clarity.
- Today’s Scripture. The Lord Jesus Christ, like a shepherd tends his flock, will feed redeemed Israel, meeting her spiritual and physical needs forever, as the subsequent verses explain.
- “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters” (verse 2). The Lord will lead a portion of His people, believing Israel, to a place of safety and peace (note there will also be vegetation and water there), particularly during the horrors of the Tribulation.
- “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake” (verse 3). Redeemed Israel will personally experience God’s righteousness. A redeemed Jew will be saved, forgiven of his sins, and thus God can then use him in the capacity for which He originally created the nation Israel—reign on earth for His glory!
- “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me” (verse 4). The portion of redeemed Israel who will perish during the seven-year Tribulation, are comforted that God is with them, even to the point of being executed for rejecting the antichrist’s deception.
- “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over” (verse 5). God will feed the Jews in verse 2, manna. They will have their physical needs met, both in the Tribulation and in their kingdom, and beyond.
- “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” (verse 6). God will bless Israel with His goodness, mercy, and forgiveness. “The house of the LORD” is Israel’s kingdom on earth, in which Christ will personally reign forever and ever. Israel has a glorious, glorious hope!
And that, dear saints, is “Psalm 23 in HD.” 🙂