APRIL 3: A PLENTIFUL RAIN

A PLENTIFUL RAIN
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God; yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. Sing unto God, sing praises to His name; extol Him that rideth upon the heavens by His name JAH, and rejoice before Him.
Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby Thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary."
Psalm 68:3-4,9
Today's Read: Psalm 68; 2Sam.6:11-20; Numbers 10
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Praise the Lord for this blessed Psalm.
Composed by David and thought by commentators to be proclaimed in the transfer of the ark from Obed-edom to Jerusalem, it signifies God's absolute presence amongst His people.
The beginning of the Psalm resurrects the words of Moses in the first movement of the ark,
"Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered."
(Numbers 10:33; Psalm 68:1)
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Indeed, there is cause for great rejoicing when God leads the procession.
-There is rejoicing heard when the triumph of the Almighty leads the host and scatters the enemy.
-There is rejoicing to be heard when God moves His people, or a single individual, adamently and unflinchingly following Him.
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The name for God, Elohim, means sovereign of strength and power, and dominates this Psalm. The sound of rain is in compliance with His utter authority and presence.
No wonder the mountains move and the hills quake.
No wonder the angels worship and the armies flee.
No wonder the singers dance and cry out unashamedly and unreservedly.
This was David's response also ... was it not? (2Sam.6:16)
"Why leap ye, ye high hills? This is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the Lord will dwell in it forever. The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place."
Psalm 68:16-17
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It's my belief that "this" Psalm will lead the procession into Jerusalem one final time;
when the end becomes the beginning and Christ begins His official sovereign reign.
When victory and triumph shall be absolutely attained and God made glorious in His position in the new Jerusalem.
The ark will be replaced with the Christ and the symbolism of His presence no longer hidden. Christ will be ushered into His glorious temple and be seated on His throne, and all peoples, nations, and tongues shall bow before Him and give Him the glory that is due Him.
He shall sit at the right hand of His Father.
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The presence of God brings the sound of rain.
It begins soft and then comes cascading down in a glorious grand crescendo;
The sound of peace prevailing,
God's power never failing,
Exhausting the heavens,
With a a full eclipse of the Son.
Hallelujah and let it be.
Mortal man will be shortly swallowed up by the immortal God and praise shall be the only thing erupting from him.
Perhaps, more than a few of us, will be dancing and rejoicing in our understanding of our redemptive state.
Let this Psalm rejuvenate, replenish, and refresh all those who are following the great Elohim.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
"Ascribe ye strength unto God: His excellency is over Israel, and His strength is in the clouds. O God, Thou art terrible out of Thy holy places: The God of Israel is He that giveth strength and power unto His people. Blessed be God."
Psalm 68:34-35
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