YOUR YOM HA ZIKARON IS ON THE HORIZON!
ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH
Today’s Reading: Psalms 70-76
PLACING THE SPOTLIGHT ON —PSALM 70
Over the past 4 Days, we have been reciting and praying the the Psalms as they are written in the KJV. Let’s take a look at this Psalm from the viewpoint of a little more torah to gain insight into a few key items that shed more light on David’s Prayer.
There is a prelude to this Psalm that we don’t always find a consistency in the transition. It begins: “To the Chief Muscician, A Psalm of David, To bring to remembrance:”
Remembrance in Hebrew is a VERY BIG WORD: (We only have a moment to take a brief snapshot of the meaning of zaw-kar. But I assure you, GOD’s message of YOU being remembered is ever present).
Embedded in the phrase le’haz’kir, is the word zaw-kar, meaning to remember.
zaw-kar always connects you back to a Promise, to be remembered. Whenever we receive even the smallest glimpse of this word in scripture- our ears should perk up!
In Exodus 12:14 we read: “And this day shall be unto you for a memorial (zaw-kar); and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.“
A ‘Yom Hazikaron‘
Numbers 10:9 says: “And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered (zaw-kar) before the Lord your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.”
The sounding the alarm and the Day of Remembrance go hand in hand. The Day of Remembrance and the blasts of the trumpet are both associated with war. David is in a strong battle and begins his song by affirming that the LORD will keep His Promise, to remember him in times of war, in times of difficulty. David is sounding the shofar with his song of faith and praise.
Isaiah 43:26 “Put me in remembrance: let us plead [judge] together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.”
In turn GOD asks that we put Him in remembrance of His Word regarding us! Let’s sort it out, let’s judge the matter. David takes all of his issues, concerns, problems, difficulties, battles, enemies, etc. etc. David takes it all to GOD in Prayer. He does not lash out himself (he learned from that). He does not gossip, murmur or complain to others. He does not get mixed up in Loshon Hara (evil speech).
David had to learn to bring all his cares before the LORD and let GOD deal with His People!
Hasten, O God, to save me;
come quickly, Lord, to help me.
2 May those who want to take my life
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
be turned back in disgrace.
3 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
turn back because of their shame.
Those who happily celebrate my distress.
4 But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The Lord is great!”
5 But as for me, I am poor and needy;
come quickly to me, O God.
“I have no strength without you. I cannot move this army of enemies without your help.”
You are my help and my deliverer;
Lord, do not delay.
GOD Remembers All of Your Battles… He Will Remember You and He Will Fight For the Righteous!
David never had to snip anyone’s garments again. He learned how to yield his biggest weapon in the spirit — By giving GOD’s children back to Him in prayer and supplication. Because of this, he was able to keep his hands clean and his heart pure. He only fought the wars of GOD – against GOD’s enemies. He did not lay his hands (or the hands of his tongue) on GOD’s Anointed. Even when fighting the Philistines, the same torah principles applied- Wait on GOD.
David had to keep All of his hands off of Saul. David was serving and Saul was sinning, but Saul was still GOD’s anointed. Our fights/battles with each other are not common, (they are not even allowed) which means we can’t handle them by secular means. We can’t handle anything with secular methodologies.
David Chose Prayer
Prayer was his weapon of choice. David’s results were not always swift. He prayed many a prayer. Yet, he found he won far more battles in prayer than he could have with his bare hands and a wicked tongue.
I’m laboring the first week over these concepts, to really drive them home, because if we truly learn these principles as His Disciples, we can help so many people and change so many things with our prayers. Principalities, Thrones, Powers, Dominions… will be swift work for you to pull down!
WE CAN NOT HAVE ONE FOOT IN AND ONE FOOT OUT!
Don’t get me wrong…some have muddled through speaking GOD’s Word with one side of their mouths and wickedness and/or cursings with the other side of their mouths. (Grace abounds) But, the people I know who desire a real walk with GOD… want to be able to do better, to do more! They know they can do better.
…and they know they are not operating at full strength. They know they They know much more is required of them. They want to speak a Word and see it occur! They really do. But we can not have it both ways. GOD is not double minded or unstable in all His Ways, and we can not be either!
His rules work. We just need the self-discipline to follow through!
Believe me when I say, the Psalms are an invaluable tool to help you to train your spirit to get to where you want to be spiritually.
Your Yom Hazikaron is Here!