The Lord is Majestic
Psalm 104:3 -
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
In the Bible specially the Old Testament almost everything is written in symbolism i.e. the term used for Jews (Israel), most people still believe the spiritual Jews as those who follow Judaism. These people are not believers so would not have anything in the Lord's inheritance. They may be believing in the Lord God (Yahweh) but by rejecting Jesus Christ they have indirectly rejected Yahweh. The Muslims also believe in the God of Abraham but that does not count them as believers, their Allah whom they believe as God does not match the character of the Father the true Living One even if they try to relate Allah to the Yahweh.
Paul take great pains to identifies the true Jew in all his letters as those who are truly circumcised in the heart. And again he identifies the true generation of Abraham (and Isaac) as those who believe in Jesus Christ. Also the twelve tribes of Israel were defined before and is even now by spiritual factors for Heaven is also made on these.
In today's message the Lord says He builds His chambers on beams in the waters. 'Beams' or 'pillars' symbolize promises, 'chambers' not His dwelling because He is God and dwells everywhere but chambers represent the presence of His glory.
To understand 'waters' you need to understand the others symbols connected to water, like 'rain' symbolizes mercy, 'still water' as sin, 'river' (moving water and all by itself not river of xyz) represents repentance and 'seas' as people. Coming to 'waters' it represents times, not earthly time but phases of progress and clouds which give rain as grace.
The Hebrew word which is translated here as 'wind' has been translated also in many places as Spirit, if one replaces it with same here you will get the right meaning of the scripture. The word 'wings of the wind' as given here represents 'strength of His Spirit', but 'wings' by itself represents favor.
Now putting all this together gives us an awesome understanding of the scriptures and who God is.
"He builds His glory on the promises which He has written through times (remember times produces testimony). He makes His grace as His mode of operation. He works on the strength of His Spirit".
Taking these fundamentals into understanding will change your understanding of the Old Testament and will bring light into the shadow.
God did not change but was and is the same; and will be the same forever.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, You are an awesome God. No words can describe You or describe even a fraction of your glory. We unworthy insects You found worthy to love us and call us Sons so as to enable us to receive your inheritance. Lord, we thank You for Who You Are...
This we proclaim this now and forever more through Jesus Christ, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
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