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Psalms 10:16

King Forever!

16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

The power of prayer can never be fully realized until we pray without a sliver of doubt that it shall be answered. Jesus said, "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." (Matthew 21:22) The key word is "believing" (Greek: πιστευοντες). The word is set as a present participle, which literally means that the prayer is offered with the continuous and unwavering faith that the prayer will be answered.

With that in mind, we can see the faith that David had as he wrote this prayer to the LORD. He finishes these last three verses with a song of faithful praise, acknowledging in advance that his prayer is as good as answered. "Yahweh is King for all eternity!" Yes! The heathen rage and oppress the poor. They have no belief in God nor any fear of His authority and power, but Yahweh is still King for ever and ever.

Our modern world seems like it is coming apart at the seams. Terrorists threaten peace in nearly every country of the world. Riots and revolutions rage. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer as we watch the world's economy teetering on the brink of total collapse. Even the United States, once the harbinger of freedom, is rapidly becoming an oppressive out of control socialist state. Life looks bleak but, if we have prayed with faithful hearts, we should be able to say, "Yahweh is King for ever and ever!"

You may have prayed for some of the lost people groups around the world. Perhaps you have prayed for the safe passage of missionaries who are trying to reach them or for the breaking of the dictatorial power that prevents them from openly accepting Christ. Did you pray with the confidence of knowing that Yahweh is King? Did you pray with the knowledge that those dictators and oppressive regimes will be brought down?

That is how David finishes this psalm. He ends this passage with the declaration that the heathen were already perished out of his land. David knew that Yahweh is King and that He has the authority and the power to destroy the heathen nations and remove them from the face of His earth. There was no doubt in that statement. That is why he had the boldness to write it down for all future generations to read.

Let us, dear readers, follow the instructions that Paul gave to Timothy when he wrote, "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen." (1 Timothy 6:12-16)

Before The Throne:

Can you praise God today for answering all the prayers you have made but have not yet seen the answers? Will you worship Him for being the King of kings and Lord of lords? Bring your requests to Him, but always thank Him for answering them. Pray for the LORD to break the arm of the oppressors in this world so that the gospel can spread to every nation and tongue. Thank Him again for answering.

For Further Study:

** The Lord. Psa 29:10; 93:1; 145:13; 146:10; Isa 33:22; Jer 10:10; Lam 5:19; Dan 4:34; 6:26; 1Tim 1:17; 6:15-16; ** heathen. Psa 9:5, 15; 18:43-45; 44:2-3; 78:55;


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