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Friday, January 12, 2018

Ps.119..CHETH..."#8..Beyond Complete"



~~ Eighth Section ~~













CHETH/Chet = In Hebrew Means:
            "Tent...Wall...Fence"
              "Outside...Divide"




Introduction:

While the number seven indicates "completion"... it is specifically an earthly symbol ... exclusive to this world.  

HOWEVER ... the number eight goes w-a-a-a-y beyond seven ... all the way to "infinity"... all the way to "forever."

. . ."Infinity"... in Hebrew ... also speaks of an everlasting covenant ... that takes place under a tent ... the marriage canopy ... connecting "infinity" to the eternal marriage ... between Christ and His Bride.


...Our Infinite
...Inheritance










                           
v.57
"Thou art my portion,
O LORD:
I have said
that I would keep
thy words."

       "portion"
       = #H2506 = share ... part 
                         = inheritance
       = #H2505 = divide ... allotment

       "would keep"
        = #H8104 = save 
                          = have charge of 
                             ... as watchman
                             (keeper ... guardian of)
        = #H5341 = watch ... guard 
                          = preserve
                          = guard from dangers
                          = keep close ... observe 
                          = subtle watcher
        "word"
       = #H1697 = speech ... utterance 
                         = sayings
                         = chronicles 
                         = commandments

The "portion" King David speaks of ... also illustrates the marriage of Christ and His Bride ... which is, first of all, our infinite inheritance ... our tent ... the symbol of our eternal relationship of residence with Him.

This "portion"... is only granted to those who promise to "keep" ... follow ... stay united in their relationship with Him ... through the Word of God.  

This is a ..."faith promise"... we make ... sincerely from our heart ... that is dependant upon our relationship with God's Word and Spirit ... to provide the power ... to keep this promise.

...A Fence
...A Ladder
...and
...A Gate










. . .And within this infinite inheritance ... portion ... we see the wonderful gift of eternal life ... a secure residence of protection ... next found in the symbol of a "fence"... or "wall" of protection.

This "fence"... when in an horizontal position ... can serve not only as a protective "wall"... but also as a "gate" ... or ... while in a vertical position ... can become a ladder ... or ... a stairway ... even ... a means of assending to heaven ... as depicted in Gen. 28:10-12:

"And Jacob went out 
from Beersheba, 
and went toward Haran.

And he lighted upon 
a certain place, 
and tarried there all night, 
because the sun was set; 
and he took of the stones 
of that place, 
and put them for his pillows, 
and lay down 
in that place to sleep.

And he dreamed, 
and behold a ladder 
set up on the earth
and the top of it 
reached to heaven: 
and behold the angels of God 
ascending 
and descending on it."


...Really Abiding?
...or Still
...Outside the Gate?












v.58
"I intreated thy favour 
with my whole heart
be merciful unto me 
according to thy word."

       "intreated"
       = #H2470 = prayer of ...weakness
                             ... in grief            
       "favour"
       = #H6440 = presence ... face
                         = (relationship)
       = #H6437 = turn ... change direction
                         = turn toward 

       "whole heart"
       = #H3820 = entire = inner man 
                         = thoughts
                         = will ... determination
                         = appetite ... desire 
                         = emotion
                         = seat of courage 
                            ... wisdom
       "merciful"
       = #H2603 = be gracious
                         = show pity

       "according word"
       =   #H565 = utterance ... speech 
                         = commandment
       =   #H561 = promise ... saying

Understanding that God is King ... is David's inheritance ... and because David knows the truth about himself ... that he is really just a typically ... spiritually weak ... human being possessing no righteousness of his own ... he is therefore able to see the value of keeping God's Word, having His favor, and maintaining a spiritually intimate relationship with Him.  

This realization ... causes David to call on God's mercy and the supernatural help required to examine his own heart ... to carefully consider the reality of his relationship with the Lord ... not wanting to be found outside of the eternal ... inheritance ... promised "portion."

...Importance
...of
...Following












v.59
"I thought on my ways
and turned my feet 
unto thy testimonies."

       "thought"
       = #H2803 = think ... calculate
                         = take account 
                         = consider
                         = be mindful of
       "ways"
       = #H1870 = road ... journey
                         = manner ... habit 
                         = course of life
                         = moral character
       "turned"
       = #H7725 = go back ... return
                         = repent ... recover
                         = restore
       "feet"
       = #H7272 = walk ... move
                   
       "testimonies"
       = #H5713 = witness 
                            (ref. divine laws)
       = #H5715 = legal witness
       = #H5707 = evidence recorded
                         = Word of God
       = #H5749 = repeat ... affirm 
                         = exhort

As a result of examining his heart in the presence of God ... David is able to get back on course ... back to following the Word more closely and re-aligning his life with the specifics of the will of God.

v.60
"I made haste
and delayed not 
to keep thy commandments."

       "haste"
       = #H2363 = hurry ... quickly
                         = enjoy ... excited
                         = be ready
       "delayed"
       = #H4102 = tarry ... linger
                         = hesitate ... reluctant
       "keep"
        = #H8104 = save 
                          = have charge of 
                             ... as watchman
                             (keeper ... guardian of) 

       "commandments"
       = #H4687 = law ... precept 
                         = ordinances
                         = judgments ... rules
                         = code of wisdom 
                         = best course in life
                         = God's direction and will
                         = totality of Word of God
       = #H6680 = assignment
                         = specific God-given
                            ...appointment

Once David has taken time to think about the direction his life is going ... and re-align his heart and mind to be in harmony with the Word and will of God ... he then ... wastes no time in adjusting his course and making the necessary changes required.

...No Loss
...without
...Some Benefit











v.61
The bands of the wicked 
have robbed me: 
but I have not 
forgotten thy law.

       "bands"
       = #H2256 = territory ... company
                         = association
                            (affecting
                            discernment?)
                         = destruction
       = #H2254 = deal corruptly 
                         = twist pledge         
       "wicked"
       = #H7563 = criminal ... law breaker
                         = guilty
                         = hostile ... rebellious
                         = against God
                         = ungodly ... condemned 
       "robbed"
       = #H5749 = surround to take
                             ... steal
       "forgotten" 
        = #H7911 = ignore ... get careless
                          = not remember
       "law"
       = #H8451 = direction ... instruction 
                         = prophetic teaching
                         = interpret Word of God
       = #H3384 = "Water of the Word"
                         = pour ... cast ... throw
                         = like rain
                         = teach ... instruct

The righteous are never without enemies ... King David is no exception.  Sometimes the most important lessons ... especially when it comes to discerning the evil devices of the wicked ... are learned through loss of something valuable.

David may have been robbed ... but this experience is now keeping him closer to God's Word ... depending on God's wise instruction ... to provide valuable wisdom and discernment in the future.

...Gratitude
...at..Division
...at..Midnight
...at.."a Time Cut Short"












v.62
"At midnight I will rise
to give thanks unto thee 
because of 
thy righteous judgments."

       "midnight"
       = #H2676 = DIVISION
                         = dividing time
                         = middle of night
       = #H2673 = separate
                         = time of dividing
                         = "time cut short"
       "rise"
       = #H6965 = rise up 
                         = arise (sudden ... hostile)
                         = to fulfill
                         = to be raised up
       "thanks"
       = #H3034 = send out praise
                         = give God glory
                         = confess Name of God
                         = (express gratitude)
       "righteous"
       = #H6664 = justice ... judge as right
       = #H6666 = ethical ... morally right
                         = having been vindicated
       "judgments" 
       = #H4941 = right ... lawful
                         = accord with God's Word
                         = order ... approprate
       = #H8199 = vindicate ... punish 
                         = govern
                         = defend ... deliver

It's at "midnight" ... the darkest time of day ... perhaps even speaking of spiritual "darkness" in the heart ... or ... in the world ... This is the time David tells us ... we will be inspired to "rise" and express gratitude to God.

Could be verse 62 holds a prophetic illustration using Words like: ..."midnight"..."rise"..."judgment"... while "Chet" provides us with a picture of "division"... and ..."separation" by sudden "rising"... during a time "cut short" ... all found in conjunction with the number "8"... referring to "infinity."

...Gathering
...in
...True Fellowship












v.63
I am a companion 
of all them 
that fear thee, 
and of them 
that keep thy precepts.

       "companion" 
       = #H2270 = associate ... fellow(ship)
                         = knit together
       = #H2266 = unite ... bind together
                         = fellowship with
                         = be a charmer 😊
                            ... charming disposition 
                            (God's sense of humor) 
       "fear"
       = #H3025 = dread 
       = #H3374 = terror ... afraid
                         = respect ... reverence
       = #H3372 = honor

        "keep"
        = #H8104 = save 
                          = have charge of 
                          = as watchman
                             (keeper ... guardian of)
        = #H5341 = watch ... guard 
                          = preserve
                          = guard from dangers
                          = keep close ... observe 
                          = subtle watcher 
       "precepts"
       = #H6490 = totality of Law 
                         = Word of God
                         = statute 
                         = commandments 
       = #H6485 = judgment 
                         = recorded testimony
                         = purpose of attending to
                         = pay attention to ... need

It has been said that true "fellowship" consists of "fellows all in the same ship" ... and this is very true if we understand that our "Ship" is really Jesus Christ ... the living Word of God ... and the communication we are to enjoy can only come via the written Word of God ... as the Spirit of Jesus resides therein. 

Socialization and genuine Christian fellowship are two completely different things.

It is only possible to experience genuine fellowship with companions ... associates ... like-minded brothers and sisters in Christ ... who truly "fear"/honor God and His Word ... and by the Spirit of God ... "keep" ... respect ... value ... observe ... and faithfully follow His precepts ... found in His Holy Word.

...Holy Spirit
...is 
...Our Teacher
   










Therefore ... King David prepares us to GO BEYOND our earthly existence ... by praying:

v.64
"The earth, O LORD, 
is full of thy mercy
teach me thy statutes."

       "earth"
       =  #H776 = land ... country
                        = current dwelling
                        = (as opposed to Heaven)
       "mercy"
       = #H2617 = goodness ... pity
                         =  lovingkindness
       "teach"
       = #H3925 = to be taught ... trained
                         = learn ... instructed
                         = diligently    
       = #H3384 = throw ... cast
                         = water ... rain
                         = Water of Word
                         = direct ... instruct 
                         = inform
       "statutes"
       = #H2708 = ordinance
       = #H2706 = prescribed boundaries
                         = limits ... conditions
       = #H2710 = according to God's 
                            ...written Word.

How does David prepare us to go beyond our current existence ... an existence the number "7causes us to presume to be "complete"... erroneously leading us to assume this earthly reality is all there is to life?

He encourages us to go further in our understanding ... taking the next logical step ... to number "8" ... to discover that number "7" does not actually "complete" our Creator's  plan at all ... but that there is really ... w-a-a-a-y more to all He intended for us ... encouraging us ... that if we just reach for number "8" ... it is possible to grasp "infinity."

How is it possible to grasp "infinity?"

(1). . .by seeing what David sees ... the mercy of God everywhere around us ... then personally receiving God's mercy ... through forgiveness of our sin ... which He paid for with His precious Blood on the cross. . .

(2). . .by also following David's desire and example of submitting to ... our heavenly Father's instruction ... from His precious written ... Holy Word.

. . .So what is next ? 
. . .Number 9 













The Biblical numerology of the number 9  represents "finality" or "the judgment"... speaking also of judging a person's character and his works.

In addition ... number 9 is used to define the perfect movement of God ... and ... regarding man ... is a number of patient endurance ... in reference to those who ... by the power of His Spirit ... overcome to accomplish His divine will.


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