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Psalm 34

Before we look at God’s promises found in Psalm 34, we need to know that God wants to be faithful to ALL of His promises, and also we need to know how to receive the fulfillment of God’s promises

  • The LORD is faithful to ALL His promises and loving toward all He has made (Psalm 145:13).
  • Through his glory and goodness, God has given us His very great and precious promises, SO THAT through them we may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires (2 Peter 1:4).

No matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him (Christ) the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God (2 Corinthians 1:20)

  • All of God’s promises are “Yes” to those who are in Christ
  • Through Christ the “Amen” is spoken by the individual
  • God receives glory whenever a person speaks the “Yes” and “Amen” to the promises of God he/she needs God to be faithful to.

How does a person get included in Christ?

  • Ephesians 1:13,14 tells us how to be included in Christ: A person is included in Christ WHEN he/she accepts the truth of Jesus Christ, the gospel of everyone’s salvation.  HAVING BELIEVED the person is also sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of the person’s inheritance until the final redemption of God’s purchased possession.  To the praise of His glory.
  • The person willingly accepts and believes the truth of Jesus Christ in order to be included in Christ.

How does a person speak the “Amen” through Christ?

  • Jesus Christ, Himself tells us how to speak the “Amen” to the promises of God: “I tell you the truth, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.  Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:23,24).
  • Again Jesus Christ says, “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer” (Matthew 21:22).
  • Jesus Christ also tells us: “whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him/her, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins” (Mark 11:24,25).

  • Pray in the name of Jesus Christ
  • Pray in faith and believe that God answered your prayers
  • Forgive.  If you don’t forgive others, God cannot forgive you your sins, and sin stops God from answering your prayers.

Now that we know that God wants us to say “Yes” and “Amen” to His promises, let’s take a look at the promises found in Psalm 34.

34:5 Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.

34:6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; He saved him OUT OF ALL his troubles.

34:7 The angel of the LORD surrounds those who fear the LORD, and He delivers them.

34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; bless is the man who takes refuge in Him.

34:9 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

34:15  The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their cry;

34:17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; He delivers them from ALL their troubles.

34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

34:19 A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers them FROM THEM ALL; He protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.

34:22 The  LORD redeems His servants; NO ONE will be condemned who takes refuge in Him.

If you are in Christ, you are included in the righteous, see 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 3:21-22), so you can speak the “Yes” and “Amen” to all of the promises made to the righteous.

As we can see, it is to our advantage to pray according to God’s promises. For example, God promises that when the person, who is in Christ, cries out, the Lord hears him/her and delivers the person from  ALL his/her troubles.

From experience, we can say that God loves it when a person reminds Him of His promise!  When you do that, you are telling God that you are taking Him at His word. 

He loves to hear, “Father, You promise (and then state the promise).” For example, “Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, you promise that when I cry out  to You, You will deliver me from ALL my trouble. Please do that for me.  I confess, I got myself into this trouble, and I ask you to forgive me, but please deliver me from this trouble.  Thank you for your faithfulness to Your promises, in the name of Jesus I pray.”

Again, “Father thank you that you promise to be close to me when I’m brokenhearted and crushed in spirit.  Please be close to me, in Jesus’ name I pray.  Thank you for your love and care.”

An invitation: If you haven’t accepted God’s free gift yet, but you would like to simply pray this prayer:

“Jesus Christ, I believe you are the Son of God and the only way to God.  I admit that I’m a sinner, please forgive my sins and come into my life; I want to be born again.  Please show me how real you are, also baptize me with your Holy Spirit.  Thank you for accepting me.”

If you're a skeptic: “God, if this is true, please help me understand so that I can accept the gift of New Birth you purchased for me.”

 


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