We read Psalm 149 in today's Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan. I have enjoyed the Psalms this time through the Bible Plan more than ever before! I have been learning about the POWER of praise and worship and this Psalm shows this!
1 Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, praise Him in the assembly of His saints! 2 Let Israel rejoice in Him, their Maker; let Zion’s children triumph and be joyful in their King! 3 Let them praise His name in chorus and choir and with the [single or group] dance; let them sing praises to Him with the tambourine and lyre! 4 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation and adorn the wretched with victory. 5 Let the saints be joyful in the glory and beauty [which God confers upon them]; let them sing for joy upon their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats and a two-edged sword in their hands, 7 To wreak vengeance upon the nations and chastisement upon the peoples, 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron, 9 To execute upon them the judgment written. He [the Lord] is the honor of all His saints. Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)
Notice in the underlined parts the emphasis that the Lord puts on praise! ALL types of praise and worship! Singing, dancing, with instruments, which would also include those which every person possesses, the hands (clapping)! Worship, thanksgiving and praise is something that is DUE to our MAJESTIC GOD! But, it is also one of our greatest weapons! Notice that verse 7 tells us that AND the declaring of God's Word will 'wreak vengeance on the nations' (the evil ones)!Verse 8 tells us that our praises and God's Word will also bind the evil kings and leaders with 'chains and fetters of iron'! This DOES refer to actual physical restraints AND spiritual ones, too! The Word of God has much to say about the evil doers who have been harming God's people; murdering unborn babies; planning, plotting, scheming to harm, harass, and even ruin and kill God's people. HE has declared their just end! BUT, out of His great mercy, He will still allow them to REPENT and turn to HIM! SO, our part is to continue to use the weapons of OUR warfare and trust HIM to carry it all out in HIS perfect timing. One of the promises of God to His people who will hear obey HIM is that what we have lost or had stolen will be restored! More than before! HALLELUJAH! THIS is the time and THESE are the days of GREAT REVIVAL as the Bridegroom is SO ready to come and claim HIS BRIDE! BE ready! STAY ready! And TRUST HIM COMPLETELY! He has NEVER let us down and HE WILL NOT START NOW! AMEN! Here is Hillsong Young and Free with "Lord Send Revival":
Shalom in Him!