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Some think that this psalm was written on an occasion of a great and singular deliverance of Israel from its enemies, such as mentioned in Isaiah 37:36. That may be, but in any case, the psalm very much describes the situation in the world today; and what assurance we have in this psalm!
- Is there turmoil in nature? God's is sovereign .
- Is his city attacked? God is in the midst of her.
- Nations rage? He roars out of Zion (Joel 3:15-17) He will make wars to cease
- Are God's people shaking? He is our refuge, He is our help, He is a present help in trouble. There is a river... He will supply all.
How marvelous is our God!
- We gave thanks and celebrated in prayer all that God is to us His people and to Israel.
- We thanked God that He is over all natural disasters (there have been dozens of small earthquakes under the Sea of Galilee, and we are being warned of "the big earthquake" that the region is due for.) Other places in the world have experienced natural disasters lately as well.
- We prayed for Israel as God's pulpit (see Isaiah 2:1-4)
- We prayed for the Word of God to shake our neighboring nations
- We prayed for the Lord to break the bow of Elam, i.e., Iran Psalm 46:9 (see Jeremiah 49:35)
- We prayed that the shakings in the earth will cause many to turn to the Lord
We were inspired and led to pray for whole nations - for the shakings of God. We were surprised by this leading especially as we felt small and insignificant compared with the need, but we took courage from the Word and from history -- the Lord hears the prayers of even one, or just a few. Were Daniel's prayers enough for the restoration of Israel? Were Evan Roberts prayers sufficient for Wales? Were the prayers of two old sisters sufficient for Scotland? Small as we may be, the power comes from Him. Jer. 32:27 “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?
- We prayed for the UK especially - for mighty shakings of God, spiritually, for revival and for the Word to be preached again with such power from heaven as to shake the UK.
- We prayed the same for Ireland which has become a bastion of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel
- We prayed for other nations as well - Spain, Germany, and other European countries. In some of those nations, we know of Christians desperately praying for their country and for the Church in their country to be shaken.
We turned our focus to pray for Israel.
There was a huge gay parade going on in Jerusalem at the time of our praying.
Isaiah 59:19-20 “And they will fear the name of Jehovah from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun: for He will come like a stream dammed up, which a tempest of Jehovah drives away. And a Redeemer comes for Zion, and for those who turn from apostasy in Jacob, saith Jehovah. (This seems to be the right sense of the verse as quoted by Keil and Delitzsch OT Commentary)
Verse 20 is quoted by Paul in Romans 11:26 regarding Israel's salvation!
- We prayed for the Lord to "come in" as a mighty rushing pent-up stream suddenly filled with water.
- We prayed for this stream to wash away and sweep away all spiritual opposition to Yeshua and the gospel
- We prayed for the gays in the parade and those who were opposing it from the sidelines - both groups need God! Both are lost.
- We prayed for God to come vehemently in mighty saving power
- We prayed for God to remove ungodliness from Jacob
- We prayed that this pent-up rushing river will be a great spirit of repentance sweeping all into a great humbling of themselves before God
- We prayed, "blast the nation with your kindness, O Lord."
In the midst of our praying thus, we were moved upon to proclaim spontaneously, "Zion your salvation is coming," "Behold Your King," Every knee shall bow." This led us to worship and praise the Lord with much joy.
We naturally were moved to pray for this stream to come into the Body of Messiah.
- We prayed for the Lord to suddenly come to His house in the land (the Body of Messiah) Malachi 3:1
- We prayed for the Lord to sweep away all the "debris" of worldliness and flesh and fill the Body, instead, with His Holy Spirit.
- We prayed for a mighty revelation of the Glory of God, of His presence in the midst of the congregations.
Blessings from Jerusalem,