PSALM 132 ... verse number 17 ...
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Verse, next to last in Psalm 132, looks beyond David. King David
of Israel. What a family this must have been, David and Solomon
and the generations who followed!
still is, and always will remain committed to "blessing" them,
that whole dynasty! A "family" that has produced for the world,
through a Virgin named Mary, a Boy named Jesus. This is
None Other than our Jesus, the Son of God!
Read with me
Psalm 132:17, the whole verse. "There will
I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine
symbolizes "power," we think. "Qeren" in Hebrew can just mean
the "horns" of some great animal. A charging bull, for example!
Can't you see in those pointed, rapidly approaching horns
"power?" Strength, might, even a touch of danger?
also, being rooted in the verb "qaran," means "to shine!" It's
thought to be a picture of the "horns," the "rays," the "beams"
of light that radiate from the rising sun! Like the "wings"
mentioned in Malachi 4:2. "But unto you
that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with
healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up
as calves of the stall." The "horns" of the sun, in this
"power," his "brilliance," is said here to be long-lasting. It
is, in fact, eternal. God is so promising!
To "make to
bud" translates "tzsamach," meaning "to sprout, to grow," or
even "to bear fruit." It's a very encouraging image.
"ordained" is "arak," suggesting "arrangement, preparation,"
something being "put in order."
"anointed" is a word that means "oil," an ointment of
sorts that has been poured upon the head of a certain person,
officially so. Anointing oil! Here holy anointing oil! In
ancient Israel Priests and Prophets and Kings were all
"anointed" in this way. It's an emblem of God's authentication
upon these men!
more. "Anointed" is spelled "mashiyach." It's our word
"Messiah!" In the New Testament it's the equivalent of the noun
"Christ!" This is quite amazing.
again: "There will I make the horn of
David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed."
"lamb" indicates no darkness! It's "niyr," undoubtedly related
to "or," their word for "light."
line of Kings could have been so blessed! Had they just obeyed
and followed their God, the mighty God of Abraham and Isaac and
Jacob ... and David their closer forefather.
ultimately ... the "Messiah" who is here described in the
fullest sense ... is our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Who died on
the Cross for our sins.
buried and rose again three days later!
to Heaven from whence He prays for us constantly!
Who is coming
back to earth some day!
To be in
every detail Israel's budding Horn, the Nation's ever-bright
Lamp! The True Anointed One of God!
--- Dr. Mike Bagwell
today indeed became Messianic. It is full of doctrine. And yet
interlaced with worship!
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