February 5, 2023
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Psalm 1: And The Message

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This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series The Coming Season

Now that we have looked at the meaning of the verses of Psalm one and why the righteous are avoiding the counsel of the ungodly. What is the message of Psalm one, and how should we be preparing for the return of Jesus Christ?

From what we have shared, and from reading Psalm one, we should now agree and understand the Psalm is a prophecy and a warning to everyone. And a review of history on what to do in preparation for what is to come.  Because the gospel we preach is not a religion of ritual, nor is it a religion of laws we are to abide by to be saved from the penalty that is resting on the world.

Instead, the message of the gospel is a prophecy and God’s determination to establish his son on the throne of the world and to return the world back to what it should have been on the day God rested from all his work. Revelation 1:3, “Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.”

Reading Psalm one and understanding the counsel of the ungodly is a counsel of rebellion. We can see why it is important we avoid the policies of the world and those in authority opposing the message of the gospel, and the policies of Christ. 

It is because by obeying the policies of the ungodly we are taking to ourselves a mark showing where we stand and whom we support. The policies of the ungodly are the mark and policies of the one who passes the law. And by supporting or voting for the false policies of the ungodly we have received his mark as sinners walking in the way of sinners.

The coming adversary and prince to come

What we do not understand as we go about living our lives, is the reality concerning an age-old promise and determination of God to destroy the prince of this world, and the son the prince will bring into this world to sit temporarily on the throne of God. 

Genesis 3:14-15 “The LORD God said unto the serpent, because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

This prince we speak of according to Psalm one and many other scriptures is what the church is calling the Antichrist. Because as we have shared in Psalm one, he is the one oppressing and is the adversary to the things of God and not just the things of God, but the kingdom of God to come. For from the beginning, his desire is and was to sit on God’s throne so that he might enjoy the glory we the sons of God fell short of.  

Here is what the intention of the son of perdition is. The son of perdition declared, in Isaiah 14:14 “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.” And how do we believe the son of perdition intends on doing this? He will seek to enact policies that will give him power over the nations forcing the nations to comply with his policies so that he might have the praise of the nations which belonged only to God.

The clouds the son of perdition seeks to ascend are the saints of God, he will put many to death for refusing to give him praise because he knows the glory and praise of God are among the saints of Christ. It is from the saints he will seek to harvest praise only to turn to destroy the saints because of their refusal to give the glory belonging to God to him. This is the foolish plan of the enemy.

The Righteous shall prosper

But although this is the determined plan of the enemy, we are warned to avoid the policies of the Antichrist called the ungodly in the Psalm. And if we fail to walk according to the instruction of God, we will become like chaff in the wind and find ourselves falling on the day of judgment.  

Psalm one is not a message for us to look at the law of Moses so that we might keep them to receive God’s blessing. What we are to realize according to Psalm one and the law of Moses, is that we are under a penalty, and because of the penalty resting on the world, there is an appointed day set for judgment we need to guard against.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-4 “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.”

Because of this appointed day and judgment to come, the righteous are preparing for that coming season, he is the child of the day. And so, as we read this chapter and Psalm, we are told in Psalm 1:3 “The righteous are like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper.”

The righteous shall prosper, and his leaf shall not wither, for although he is a man exposed to God’s wrath on account of sin. Because he chose to take God at his word recognizing God has extended his hand of mercy and grace revealing what is to come. He saw it as an opportunity to prepare for the coming season of judgment in relation to what has been revealed. 

But for the ungodly who had scoffed at God’s word, because he was, and is determined to have God’s throne that he might take glory unto himself. He will make no arrangements to escape God’s vengeance but will sit in authority to make war with and against God only to be destroyed on the day of God’s overwhelming anger.  

The ungodly shall perish in his rebellion

Psalm 1:1-2 Blessed is the man that walked not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditates day and night.

Because the righteous fears the Lord knowing the Lord is salvation and is the only way to life and peace, he took confidence in the word of God on how to prepare for the coming kingdom of Christ Jesus.

Therefore, “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, which brings forth his fruit in his season; whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper.

But for the ungodly who has set his heart upon taking the throne of God, in his conquest for glory, he shall become like chaff in the wind, he shall be taken away in an instant.

“The ungodly are not as the righteous: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore, the ungodly shall not stand in judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”

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