Bald-Eagle

WIND RIDER

Now we find a psalm from long before the sons of Korah or David.  Moses too sang when praise to God was appropriate.  This song is also a prayer that takes us back to our roots and ponders our destiny; it lifts us from the low times to high places.

(A Prayer of Moses the man of God.)

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.  Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.  Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.  For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.  Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.  In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.  Psalm 90:1-6

In the beginning Lord you were always our home and family.  Before creation you are God.  God is over creation, time and space.  A thousand years are like a day or an hour to the Lord, and they vanish like trees in the flood or like smoke on the wind.  You are the author and measure of time Lord.

“A time warp is a hypothetical, rather than fictitious, change in the continuing of space-time, such as in time dilation or challenge.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Warp

Hmm, hypothetical, that’s one step closer to being possible I guess.  Warping space-time, real starships considered possible by NASA. 

“An Alcubierre warp drive would involve a football-shape spacecraft attached to a large ring encircling it. This ring, potentially made of exotic matter, would cause space-time to warp around the starship, creating a region of contracted space in front of it and expanded space behind.”

http://www.space.com/17628-warp-drive-possible-interstellar-spaceflight.html

So man finally thinks we can change space and time.  But he still thinks that such things are not done by God.  Man has misunderstood both science and the scriptures as long as they have tried to be experts who know everything.  Moses just released us from our still young knowledge of the universe and life.  Consider the spiritual signs.

For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.  Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.  The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.  Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.  So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.  Psalm 90:7-12

Do we sense that there is a God who sends us what we deserve?  Is that a guilty conscience or is there actually a being who is moving life around us?  As we age we notice how hard life has been.  As we start to approach those eighty years we have long memories of struggles and a short future of regrets.  Are we finally aware of an angry God?  Now we can focus our remaining strength on better results.

Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.  O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.   Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.  Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.  And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.  Psalm 90:13-17

Moses asks God to return, but in reality we need to return to him.  May God turn our mistakes to a profit in the end.  Lord reveal your goodness to all of us who serve you, and to the generations that follow as we return to being good examples.  Let the blessings of God shine in the things we can still do here to encourage others.  Lord, you establish the evidence of your goodness in your work in us.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;  Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.  Psalm 91:1-6

Who lives in the secret place of the almighty?  God has chosen to be a secret, beyond the measure of science.  If we ignore all the testimony of God, and the premonitions reported in the world we can deny the mystery of the invisible.  Dreams are a problem if you see a glimpse of the spiritual realm in your own sleep.  Moses has a secure understanding of God as a fortress, a stone walled shelter of safety.  He will save you, and shelter you under his wing.

Mankind is fascinated by the eagle that navigates the vapors and the clouds so effortlessly.  Modern man understands a little about aerodynamics now, but still adds lessons from his wind tunnels.  The eagle was born to master the air by nature.  We are not safe in the places where he nests, unless he gives us his mastery of high places.  No plague, enemy, or disaster can rule those who dwell in his nest.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.  Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.  Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;  There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Psalm 91:7-10

Everyone faces the challenges of life; sickness, war, crime, poverty, and death.  Even death has been overcome by our messiah, so we can pass through this too.  There are many people who reject the wisdom of faith, and they chose pure evil.  These have too much spiritual baggage to master the flight we will see with the most high.  The Lord is our habitation and our heritage to soar with him.  There is no harm that can take us from him.

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.  Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.  With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. Psalm 91:8-16

Satan used this very verse to tempt Yeshua to leap from the heights of the temple.  He replied that we should not tempt the lord or deliberately go in harm’s way.  (Would the president take his Secret Service men into a Klan rally?)  To be protected from the serpent doesn’t mean that we should embrace him.  Spiritual pride has killed many snake handling preachers.  Here we may be hearing from the Lord again as he promises to deliver those who put their love on him.  He will answer prayers, accompany him, and honor him who trusts God.  Salvation and long life are both offered to us here.  Every day a give thanks to see the dawn, and to know that the endless day is also waiting for us.

So if every day is a gift, the Lord’s day is a special gift.  This psalmist is singing a worship song about the day of the worship service.  This is the song of the special day of celebration and spiritual manifestations.

(A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.)

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:  To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,  Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.  For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.  O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.  Psalm 92:1-5

Thank God for every day that dawns, and advertise his kindness to everyone around us.  Make music to celebrate his greatness and I have victory in you Lord.  God’s works and his words show the depth of his thought.

A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.  When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:  But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.  For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.  But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. Psalm 92:6-10

A pure brute is of force that can’t find resistance in a spirit.  A fool may have education but misses wisdom.  Both prosper in the world, but have a short summer to grow in.  While God’s enemies are fading in the fall his people are provided with food and shelter for the long winter.  They are anointed by their God.

Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.  The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.  Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.  They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;  To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.  Psalm 92:11-15

When I am in this relationship God will deliver me from enemies and I will hear the story of their defeat.  Good men are planted in God’s house and grow like the great cedars.  Their prosperity will demonstrate the goodness of God, who is righteous.

As Israel will see these promises so too will those who recognize the messiah of Israel.  Beyond the obvious understanding of science and politics there is a spiritual being who can navigate the thin air of improbability.  We are Israel, and he will deliver us.

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