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Psalm 73

1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. 2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. 3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. 5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. 6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment. 7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish. 8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily. 9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth. 10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them. 11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High? 12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches. 13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. 14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. 15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children. 16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. 18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. 19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors. 20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image. 21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins. 22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee. 23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. 24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. 25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. 26 My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. 27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee. 28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

KEY . . . . . . . God is good to the Christian. Yet they lust for those things of this world, and they desire those riches of this world, and they require of God that they live as the ungodly, in attire, in wealth, in riches, and all those things of this world that the unsaved and the heathen live for and strive for. Likewise has the god of mammon snared the assemblies of believers to tithe to gain, and to prosper, and food and raiment is no longer sufficient. They like David, have looked upon the ungodly and their prosperities and their riches and their lands and houses and expensive garments, and they feel wanton, and lacking, and so they have devised doctrines, and have with feigned words deceived the flocks of God, that gain is godliness and godliness is gain. From such turn away, as David turned away. For in the sanctuary did David learn of the demise of the ungodly and repented for his jealousy toward their prosperities and their wealths. No longer does the sanctuary of God teach the demise of the lovers of this world, and this flesh, and this life, no, they all the more teach these things as presents of the Almighty, as gifts of the LORD, to be sought after and gained through tithes and offerings.

The children of the LORD are chastened and scourged, yet it is not taught so. The LORD does not afflict His children, it is said. But I say, as the scriptures say, the LORD scourges every son and daughter He receives into His Kingdom. Those that love the LORD draw nigh to His scourgings, and are changed from image to image through His chastenings and disciplines, ever growing daily in righteousness and dying to sin. Those that love the LORD bow quickly, and kneel quickly, and often, continually hungering and thirsting after His hand of correction that they might dwell in His house forever. For there is no love in their heart except the love of God. There is no earthly desire, nor earthly love, only the desperation of the knowledge of righteousness and the saving power of the Almighty from sin and from death. Food and raiment is their contentment, and their portion of life is peace without strife, and honour without effort, and joy with continual expectation. Peace, honour, joy. . . .what earthly possession or love can grant these things?

The rich may lie down in golden coffins and their bones rest in death in splendour as they did in life, and the poor may be wrapped in a rag and dropped in a hole, yet the worms make their way to both. The soul nor the spirit is in a coffin or a hole, and the godly know the way they go, and the godly know the way the ungodly go. The ungodly know neither!

Psalm 75

1 Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare. 2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly. 3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah. 4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn: 5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck. 6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. 7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. 8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them. 9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. 10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

KEY . . . . . . . . Know ye not who is speaking? Ye know Him not! I know Him. Many know Him. He is the Judge, the One to come, He who shall come and do judgment, and He shall judge uprightly the earth and all of its inhabitants, with His pillars thereof. The congregations are filled with many fools. Let them deal not foolishly with this One, neither let them lift up their doctrines and their trumpets on high, declaring the rightness of their own mouths, standing upright with stiffened necks and arrogant minds, heads puffed with knowledges too great for them to understand or comprehend. For GOD is the Judge, and He shall put down one and then raise yet up another.

For there is an ending to the reign of the gospel and a new age and a new time to come upon the earth. And the cup to be given is a mixture, a mixture of the law and grace, a mixture of the old wine, and the new wine, and yet a new mixture of the new wine, and of a new name and a new Jerusalem, and a new City, and a new planting, and a new skin. There is only one horn that shall be heard and received, and that is the horn of righteousness. Those things and deeds and works that fall short of righteousness shall be as though they never were, and those things that were worked in the earth to the praise of men shall falter, and shall fall, and those things that were worked in the earth by coins and by flatteries, shall not only fall, but be under judgment and disgrace, and shame shall cloak those who have foolishly lifted up their own selves and their own ministries and their own works and their own esteems and their own as their own, for great shall be the falling of an empire made of cards, and great shall be the burning of a network of paper, and great shall be the crushing of those who are caught in its falling.

For the promises made by the doctrines and mouths of men shall be null and void, and shall reap no reward. For men have seen a vain vision, a vision of vanity, a vision of prosperity, and a vision of ascending and descending coins. The meek have no coins, and the meek shall inherit the earth, not the wealthy, not the wise, not the rich, nor the affluent, nor those who now sit in high spiritual places.

The kitchen maidens shall walk down the isles, and the yardsmen shall prune the vines and make the wine and serve, and those that hoe in the vineyards shall be called into the main dining hall, and those that dung the barns shall be sought out for priests’ garments, and those that flee to the forests in persecutions shall come to be clothed in kings’ attire. And those that sit now in the attire of kings and priests shall have their garments rent from their bones, and those that now receive laughter and praise and snickers and giggles and clapping and joy, shall receive judgments and accusations and furthermore, they shall be required of, for they took much, and they shall have much required of them in return. They know not how to labour, they sit so high and sumptuously are served. They ride while others walk. They fly while others ride bicycles. They have carpets while others have dirt floors. They eat the fat of the land while others have no water to boil their beans and rice. Yet the coins come. Yet the coffers fill. Yet the bounty increases and increases and comes out of the bins of the poor, and the cupboards of the hungry, and the closets of the naked. And the sick die on a cot on the floor while their coins are still ringing the bells in the hands of the priests. Why are petitions denied? And why are prayers unanswered? And why do men die? and are unhealed? and go the way of the grave? Because the Kingdom of God has not yet appeared, and when it appears, there shall be no more crying, no more dying, and no more sickness or pain.

Those who do not have the sense to look at the serpent on a pole, nor at the blood on the cross, will also have no sense to trust in the cry of a child at the midnight hour. For if one believes in Moses, he also believes in Christ, and if a man believes in Christ, he will also receive the Manchild, the prophesied One to come before the ending of all things, come to judge, come to establish, come to restore, come in perfect truth and perfect power, and then the ending. The Manchild comes to declare the God of Jacob, and they shall sing once again the Song of Moses, The LORD is a Man of War! The LORD is a Man of War, and He shall reign forever and ever. The LORD is a Man!

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Psalms 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97

Excerpts From The Keys Of David, Book Three Of Five
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