PSALM 68

This entry is part 65 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 68


~~ Let His Enemies Be Scattered ! ~~


1. OUR HOPE AGAINST THE ENEMY:   the believer’s request
A. THEY WOULD BE SCATTERED. WHY SCATTERED ?
—AT FIRST, OPPORTUNITY TO REPENT. 2 PETER 3:9
—THEY LOSE THEIR STRENGTH.
GENESIS 11:9, PS. 55:9, EZEK. 30:26 (EGYPT)
B. THAT GOD WOULD ARISE. from what ?
—FROM DOING OTHER THINGS, TO ACCOMPLISH A
SPECIFIC REQUEST. 1 CHRON 22:19.
**NOT USUALLY USED OF RISING UP FROM
SLEEP….EX. GEN. 35:3
—TO MANIFEST HIS LIGHT AND POWER. ISAIAH 60:3.
POLICY STATEMENT: PROPHECY: DEUT. 32:39-43.
C. THOSE THAT HATE HIM TO FLEE BEFORE HIM. PS. 21:8.
—NOT ALL WHO HATE GOD OPENLY APPEAR
AS ENEMIES. PS. 64:2-5.
—PEOPLE WHO HATE GOD WILL ALSO HATE THOSE
WHO FOLLOW HIM. JOHN 15:18,
AND THOSE WHO HATE THE BRETHREN, HATE GOD,
TOO. 1 JOHN 2:9, 11.
—THE REASON WHY THEY REFUSE TO COME TO
JESUS. JOHN 3:20.
—ALTHOUGH THEIR ACTIONS ARE VOLUNTARY, THEY
ARE MOTIVATED BY GOD’S HAND. V. 2. EX. 23:28.
D. THAT ENEMIES WOULD BE DESTROYED. V.2.
—BEING BROUGHT BEFORE THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
A RESURRECTION OF THE UNGODLY. JOHN 5:29,
ACTS 24:15, REV. 20:14, 15.
CHARACTER OF THAT RESURRECTION:
THE BODY. IS. 66:24, MATT. 25:46, 2 THES. 1:9.
THE TORMENT. MARK 9:44.

~~ SPECIAL STUDY ON THE ENEMIES ~~

1. THE ULTIMATE OUTCOME OF THE BATTLE. Psalms 108:13
2. WE MUST REMEMBER THAT WE WERE ONCE ENEMIES OF GOD.
Colossians 1:21 . Romans 5:10
3. THE ATTITUDE OF THE BELIEVER TOWARD ENEMIES.
Psalms 58:10 Psalms 141:10 Psalms 54:7
4. GOD’S ATTITUDE TOWARD ENEMIES.
A. OPPORTUNITY FOR GRACE AND MERCY.
—JUDAS. Matthew. 26:50
B. WHEN GRACE & MERCY ARE CUT OFF. Ezek. 18:32 Ezek. 33:11
—AFTER THE TRIBULATION. Matthew 22:12.
5. BUT THIS DOES NOT STOP HIM FROM BEING ANGRY,
AND BRINGING CONSEQUENCES TO HIS ENEMIES. John 3:36
Romans 1:18 Ephesians 5:6 Colossians 3:6 Revelation 14:10
6. HOW THE BELIEVER IS TO TREAT HIS ENEMIES. Luke 6:27
Luke 6:35 Romans 12:14 Matthew 5:11
7. COMPASSION FOR THE ENEMY. Psalm 35:13-15
8. IMAGINARY ENEMIES. Galatians 4:16
9. DEALING WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS WHO ARE NOT
FOLLOWING GOD’S WILL. 2 Thessalonians 3:15
HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH SOMEONE IN THE
CONGREGATION WHO IS NOT IN OBEDIENCE TO GOD ?

A. ASK YOURSELF WHAT SIN THEY ARE ACTUALLY COMMITTING.
ONCE YOU KNOW….Galatians 6:1 2 Timothy 2:24-26
WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS IT TO COME DOWN
HARD ON PEOPLE WHO VIOLATE GOD’S WILL
OPENLY AND REBELLIOUSLY ?

1 Timothy 5:20, 1 Thessalonians 5:12 2 Timothy 4:2
Titus 1:13 Titus 2:15
**The command to rebuke is given only to pastors and bishops.
10. DEALING WITH THE UNREPENTANT AT THE END OF THE TRIBULATION. Luke 19:27


2. OUR APPEARANCE BEFORE THE ENEMY. V. 3.
A. WE ARE GLAD. PS. 40:16, PS. 104:34.
B. WE REJOICE…EXCEEDINGLY. 1 PETER 1:8.
C. WE SING UNTO GOD. ISAIAH 12:5, ROMANS 15:9-11.
D. WE EXTOL (LIFT UP HIGHLY) HIM. THIS IS A
PERSONAL ACTION. PSALM 30:1, PSALM 145:1.
E. WE KNOW HIM BY HIS NAME JAH. (THE LOST JUST
KNOW ABOUT “GOD.” JESUS. JEHOVAH). ACTS 4:12.

          WHAT DOES IT DO TO ANY ENEMY TO SEE US
                                   ACTING LIKE THIS ?

               HOW DOES THIS GLORIFY THE LORD ?

3. WHY WE PRAISE HIS NAME. V. 5-6
A. WE NO LONGER HAVE TO FEAR WHAT PEOPLE CAN DO
TO US. PSALM 56:4, LUKE 12:5.
B. HE IS A JUST JUDGE. V. 5. 2 TIMOTHY 4:8, PSALM 9:8.
C. HE WILL AID THE AFFLICTED. PSALM 140:12.

4. HIS ESSENCE IS WORTHY OF FEAR AND TRUST. V. 7-19.
EXODUS 33:15—MOSES RECOGNIZED THE NEED
FOR HIS PRESENCE. TODAY: HEB. 13:5.
A. THE PHYSICAL PRESENCE OF GOD IS MOVING.
PSALM 16:11.
IT CHANGES THE PHYSICAL APPEARANCE OF THINGS
AROUND HIM.
—THE ELEMENTS. NAHUM 1:5, AMOS 9:5, 2 PET. 3:12.
—THE BURNING BUSH (AN EXAMPLE). EXODUS 3:2.

*WHAT DOES IT MOVE US TO DO ?
—SING. PSALM 100:2.
—GIVE THANKS. PSALM 95:2.
—MELT ALL REBELLION.
ISAIAH 19:1, PS. 9:3, 1 COR. 1:29.
B. HIS PRESENCE RESULTS IN THE SUPPLYING
OF NEEDS. PHIL 4:19, PS. 37:25 (applies to“RIGHTEOUS”)
—ARE THERE QUALIFICATIONS WE MUST MEET ?
2 THES. 3:10, HEB. 11:6.
C. HIS PRESENCE BRINGS ABOUT THE SHARING OF HIS
TRUTH. V. 11. LUKE 19:40, MARK 1:45, MARK 5:20.
D. THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD REVEALS HIS GREAT
POWER.
—THE CHARIOTS OF GOD. WHAT ARE THEY ? V. 17.
SEEN AT ELIJAH’S TRANSLATION. 2 KINGS 2:12.
HORSES WERE IN CHARIOTS. ZECH. 6:2-3.
THE OBJECTS SEEN BY EZEKIEL ? EZEK. 1:20-21.
UPON A CHERUB. 2 SAM. 22:11, EZEKIEL 10:1.
—THE RESURRECTION. GIVEN TO JESUS TO
PERFORM. EPHESIANS 4:8, JOHN 17:2.
—REVEALED IN THE POWER OF HIS SALVATION.
ROM. 8:35-39, 1 COR. 15:27.
—ENEMIES ARE DEFEATED WITH DEADLY WOUNDS. 21.
THE DEVIL. GENESIS 3:15,
THE WORLDLY. JAMES 4:4.

5. HIS PROMISES ARE FAITHFUL.
A. HE BROUGHT ISRAEL FROM EGYPT, AND WILL BRING
HER FROM OUT OF CAPTIVITY AGAIN. DEUT. 3:3.
B. HER FOOT SHALL BE OVER HER ENEMIES. ZECH 2:8,
EXODUS 23:27-28, EZEKIEL 39:9.
C. THE FUTURE ISRAELITES SHALL EXIST. GEN. 17:7-8
EVEN THE LAND IS THEIRS. GENESIS 17:19.

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