Prayers that Awaken the Dawn!
September 12th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 57-63
The Sound a Letter Makes…
- שִׁיחָה shee’khaw, H7882; a pit (Ps 57:6)
- שִׂיחָה see’kha, H7881; a conversation, complaint, musing,
The Hebrew Words for a pit and a conversation are made from all the same letters. The only difference between them is the sound of the letter S. In skee’khaw(pit) the S (Hebrew Letter shin) has the Sh sound. In see’khaw, the S (Hebrew Letter sin) makes the plain S sound.
In the dictionary /Strong’s Concordance they are only 1 number apart. (See ref above
What we can glean from this is that, when David says (5:6), “they have digged a pit (shee’ khaw) before us, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves.”
That “pit” was dug with their words. Evidence of a spiritual battle.
David Spoke Hebrew….
All the words that they used to try and pull down David, even while they were being spoken, their own words were digging that pit for them!
As you can see, the word for “conversation” in Hebrew is spelled with exactly the same letters as used in the spelling of the Hebrew word for pit.
David is revealing the irony and the beauty in the Hebrew Language. While his enemies were using their words as weapons and drawing out their swords against him, David was using his words in prayer and giving praises to GOD.
Our enemies are very clever, like fire they try to predict where you will go and cut you off at the pass!
This is the very reason we ought to rejoice when our enemies come against us! We have a secret they have been told about, but cannot comprehend.
There were so many times that David saved the Israelites from the Phillistines, yet he was only repaid with betrayals. They ran to go tell Saul where David was, where or how to catch him, and cut him off. Each time, David had the victory, anyway!
At your darkest moment, crying and worrying, grief, suffering, stress, fear…. never help you! These are not your weapons.
Here’s the BIG Non- Secret, OPEN Secret!
Rejoice when your enemy has out their weapons, and are coming at you with swords and word curses! PRAISE GOD!
It’s OK to have a little righteous indignation… most people will think you’re angry because of what they are doing and they will completely miss the point! Hopefully, you are only upset because “They know not what they do!” If you keep your eye on what is happening to their soul, or what could happen to yours, you can’t help but pray!
If you be the man or the woman of GOD. Your enemies are the ones to be worried!
What you should see is that, the more they come at you, the more they cause their own destructions. This is why they should be worried, but sometimes they are not smart enough to pray for their own soul.
Are We Smart Enough to Pray For Our Own Souls?
This should make us stay in prayer for their souls, and our own. There are some, perhaps a few, that you do not want to find, hung in the noose that they set for you. Then again, there are some you might not be so worried about, right? Pray for your own mind, until you are worried about them!
When believers fight amongst themselves it’s very sad and very dangerous. Of course, we all want our attackers to stop, but more importantly, we should be concerned about the dangers to their own soul. This is what we do not consider.
We all get fed up and some will definitely perceive what you’re going through completely backwards. It is very difficult, I know, to get them to see the bigger picture. Let them stay where they are with it, and just pray that understanding will come. Meanwhile, you pray for their souls.
When You Study Scripture… Always Keep Your Eye on What is Happening to the Soul.
David and Saul were supposed to be on the same side. Yet, Saul was always throwing javelins at David. David was sick of Saul, I’m sure– but he knew something that helped keep him out of the flesh, even when in distress. He knew Saul would eventually lose the favor and protection of GOD. This is what I believe, grieved David’s spirit the most.
David let Saul throw the javelins, and David stayed constantly in prayer and praised the Name of the LORD. These were his weapons of war against his enemy.
David never sought to be the head… he only wanted to serve. Because Saul’s heart was not right, he responded to humility with jealousy. David never prayed to be exalted. David exalted the Name the LORD, over every issue he came up against.
David had Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding. Saul had jealousy, envy and strife.
Be merciful unto us, O God, be merciful unto us: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
Your Shadow shall build a home for us, May the nations that serve You take refuge in Your Presence, until these calamities pass by. Your WORD is a haven for us.
2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.
3 He shall send from heaven, and save us from the reproach of him that would swallow us up. Selah. God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.
6 They have prepared a net for our steps; our soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit (shee’ khaw ) before us, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.
They fall into the pit they themselves have dug for us with their words, they curse us all the day long, misrepresenting, misinterpreting, misunderstanding… never hitting the mark.
7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I will awaken the dawn.
oor’ ah; to rouse oneself, wake up …
We call that time of night, the darkest before dawn… the hardest trials come at what feels like, the darkest time of night– the worse time, under the worse circumstances… but David says that he will awaken the dawn…
This is an Hebraic way of saying, “I will make the dawn come, I will command the morning!”
“I AM getting through this! I call my breakthrough to me!, THIS NIGHT, THIS MESS, THIS SITUATION, THIS TRIAL, THIS TRIBULATION, THIS FIRE IS OVER!”
The darkest time of night, is midnight… but I am calling my breakthrough to me early! I will awaken the dawn!
9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.
- PSALMS 50-56 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
- PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
- PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
- PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
- PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
- PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
- PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17
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