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THE KEYS OF DAVID
Book Two of Five
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Excerpts From The Keys Of David, Book Two Of Five
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Psalm 39

1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me. 2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred. 3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue, 4 Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. 5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. 6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. 7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. 8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish. 9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it. 10 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow of thine hand. 11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah. 12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were. 13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

KEY . . . . . . . . . . . Blessed are those who know and understand the judgments of the LORD upon them for transgressions. They hold their peace, and inquire in meekness from God if they are going to survive, if they are going to live, or if they are going to die. They are dumb before the LORD with excuses for their sins when the judgment is upon them. They curse not the LORD. They revile not the LORD. They know their sickness, their judgment, their curse is of the LORD and their hearts burn with the cry, is this it? Is this going to be a judgment unto death?

Every man deceives his own self if he believes that God will overlook his transgressions and judge him not. The blind follow the blind and both fall into the ditch. Many sleep ahead of their time from judgments, not discerning the righteousness of the LORD, nor the holiness of His covenant. Many are the afflictions of the righteous till they learn what righteousness is. When a saint is under judgment and affliction for sin, he in righteousness withholds speaking good unto the LORD, withholds thanksgiving, and withholds praise, lest he offend further, offering praise and not repentance, and thanksgiving and not sackcloth. For is God to be blamed or to be made to feel sorry for chastisements upon the saints who sin, with I love you, LORD, coming from the mouths of children? Speaking good to God smites His face with slappings, and stripes His back with scourgings. Hold your mouth from good to the LORD when He is scourging you, lest you offend Him further. Hold your mouth from evil to the LORD when He is scourging you, lest you double your scourging. The only thing you can do is quietly and meekly, because of a desperation of life, inquire if you shall live, or if you shall die?

The guilty give gifts in the hopes that God will overlook their transgressions and weaknesses. God makes the saints do good, cease evil, become righteous, nor will he overlook transgression by bribes or gifts or offerings. God will scarcely take the righteous into His Kingdom, and will take none of the wicked or those that love iniquity. Men overlook sins by many gifts and briberies and courtesies and worldly goods, but God overlooks no sin. Not even an evil glance will God overlook. The LORD afflicted David for transgression, and David knew well to keep his mouth shut. David’s hope was in the LORD alone, and if the LORD would not heal, he would not be healed. David was crushed by the judgment of the LORD, and his only petition was for healing and that he would recover strength and not die. For the corruption of age that comes upon all flesh makes every soul know the vanity of life and without healing, there is no escape from the power of the grave. For age alone takes a man down that destined appointed path of death by the decree of the LORD.

Psalm 72

1 Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king’s son. 2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. 3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. 4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. 5 They shall fear thee as long as the sun and the moon endure, throughout all generations. 6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth. 7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. 8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. 9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust. 10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. 11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him. 12 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper. 13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. 14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight. 15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised. 16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall fourths like grass of the earth. 17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed. 18 Blessed be the LORD God, and God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. 19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and amen. 20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

KEY . . . . . . . . . Who is David praying for, Solomon, his son? Surely David would not ask God to set up Solomon as a lord in the earth, and be worshipped. Surely one would not fear Solomon throughout all generations. Surely all nations would not fall down and worship the throne of Israel, for the throne of Israel is in tombs and sepulchers of stone, waiting the resurrection of the dead. Who is this One that David saw in the Spirit? Who is this king’s Son that David saw?

And there appeared a wonder in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars upon her head, and she was great with child, and travailed, and brought forth a man-child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron, and in His hand was a rod of judgment, and a rod of salvation, and a rod of deliverance, and a rod of truth that no man had comprehended nor seen nor heard, the words of the book being sealed unto men until the appointed hour to be given, not to men, nor any one under the earth, nor in heaven even, to look upon or understand. All nations shall be blessed in Him, and all nations shall be blessed in He who comes in the name of the LORD, to set up the Kingdom of God in the earth that shall receive the Anointed One who sits on the right hand of God til His appointed hour. And He is a Son of the King, a Son of the Kingdom, the Heir of the Kingdom, and the appointed One to come to judge the living. Those that are the dwellers in the wilderness, outcasts from Israel, and from the gentile church, bow before Him, for the call came forth to go out to meet Him, and they went out, and then they slumbered and slept, till the cry came, the cry of the child. O, world, you are not ready for this One.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Psalms 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72

Excerpts From The Keys Of David, Book Two Of Five,
Keys Written By Martha ©