by Jim Jester
July 4, 2021
Scripture Reading: Psalm 43:1-5
“1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man. 2 For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. 4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God. 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” – Psalm 43
One current issue our people should know about is the dangers of vaccines, especially the one they are presently pushing by public shaming, coercing, and literally bribing Americans to accept. From Natural News:
Dr. Bridle says the following stunning things. Remember as you read this that Dr. Bridle is 100% pro-vaccine and has no criticism about other vaccines:
“…the spike protein, on its own, is almost entirely responsible for the damage to the cardiovascular system. If it gets into circulation, indeed, if you inject the purified spike protein into the blood of research animals, they get all kinds of damage to the cardiovascular system, and it can cross the blood-brain barrier, and cause damage to the brain.
They found the spike protein in circulation, so in the blood of 11 of those 13 healthcare workers that had received the vaccine. What this means is, so we have known for a long time that the spike protein is a pathogenic protein. It is a toxin. It can cause damage in our body if it gets into circulation. Now, we have clear cut evidence that the vaccines that make our bodies or the muscles or the cells in our deltoid muscles, manufacture this protein, not the vaccine itself; plus the protein gets into blood circulation. When in circulation, the spike protein can bind to the receptors that are on our platelets and the cells that line our blood vessels. When that happens, it can do one of two things. It can either cause platelets to clump and that can lead to clotting. That’s exactly why we’ve been seeing, clotting disorders associated with these vaccines. It can also lead to bleeding. And of course, the heart’s involved; it’s a key part of the cardiovascular system. That’s why we’re seeing heart problems. The protein, it can also cross the blood brain barrier and cause neurological damage. That’s why also in the fatal cases of blood clots, many times it’s seen in the brain.
In short, the conclusion is we made a big mistake. We didn’t realize it until now. We saw the spike protein was a great target antigen. We never knew the spike protein, itself, was a toxin and was a pathogenic protein. So, by vaccinating people, we are inadvertently inoculating them with a toxin, and in some people this gets into circulation. And when that happens, it can cause damage, especially with the cardiovascular system. I don’t have time, but there are many other legitimate questions about the long-term safety of this vaccine. For example, with accumulating in the ovaries, one of my questions is, will we be rendering some young people infertile? So, I’ll stop there.”
Dr. Bridle is now saying exactly what I [Mike Adams] have been saying. The spike protein is the toxin, and is causing blood clots and deaths.
Sad to say, many of our people are simply lining up to take the shot, totally oblivious to the danger. Indeed, it would cause one to be “cast down” or depressed, crushed and troubled, to know that he/she placed their life in the hands of a corrupt medical establishment; and thus opening oneself to future major health problems.
Furthermore, a shocking new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that when pregnant women are given covid vaccinations during their first or second trimesters, they suffer an 82% spontaneous abortion rate, killing 4 out of 5 unborn babies. The number of babies being murdered in the womb, in this case, is reaching “holocaust” levels, which is why this is being called a “medical atrocity.”
Do not forget, it is the goal of the globalists to take the world population down to their publicized number of 500 million.
The Scripture we read is actually a Part 2, or a continuation of Psalm 42, likely written by one of the sons of Korah (the Korahites accompanied David in his flight beyond the Jordan during Absalom’s rebellion). Psalm 43 is likely a supplementary stanza, added later by the same or a different author. The absence of a title for this psalm, and the recurrence of several phrases, especially the refrain, “Why art thou cast down, O my soul and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God” (v. 5), puts this beyond doubt, as the verse is repeated 3 times. The separation is old since it is found in the LXX (Septuagint). Whoever wrote this psalm (both Psalms 42 & 43), has given immortal form to the longings of the soul after God. He has fixed forever and made melodious the sigh: “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God” (Ps. 42:1).
Why is the psalmist cast down, and why is he thirsting after God? Well, it is not because he fears Covid or its vaccine; it is because he missed meeting God at the Temple. Don’t we miss being in church if absent for some unfortunate reason? The New Testament, as well, teaches us, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” (Heb. 10:25). Who is the “some” in this verse? In our day, it obviously is Covid. Some churches have actually closed because their leadership has swallowed “hook, line, and sinker,” the official government narrative. Well, maybe that’s a good thing – we don’t need churches like that anyway.
The psalmist had formerly led pilgrims in procession to God’s house; but now he is exiled from Jerusalem and the Temple and is tormented by the enemy. He remembers the happier days of the past, leading pilgrims to the Temple, which eases his present distress. “When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.” – Ps. 42:4
Our Scripture reading (Ps. 43:1-5) is the musician’s prayer of vindication. He wants God to remove his trouble and enable him to travel to the Temple again and join in public worship. He will express his joy by praising God with the harp (or lyre). He asks himself (v. 5), and then answers his own question, “Why art thou cast down, O my soul… Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him…!” Likewise, Job faced his turbulent times with confidence, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him” (Job 13:15).
“Then will I go unto the altar of God” (v. 4), as the special place where thanksgiving ought to be made, and sacrifice offered (q.v., I Chr. 16:1). “Unto God my exceeding Joy:” Literally, “unto God the gladness of my exultation.” “Yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God” (v. 4). The psalmist has before his mind some such a scene as depicted in I Chronicles 15:25-29, where, amid shouts and singing and dancing, and “with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, with psalteries and harps,” a joyful procession approached the tabernacle, David also taking part in it.
The effect of living at the altar of God will be the salvation of the face. Such is the remarkable expression in Psalm 43:5, which is translated, “the health of my countenance;” literally it is, “the salvation of my face.” Christ is now the Savior of the body, and in the emancipation of the spirit from sin he is redeeming the face from ignoble traits. How often have we known of a man’s face changed at his conversion. “He doesn’t look like the same man!” is an exclamation often heard. A well-known minister was converted while preaching. Such a radiance instantly shone into his face, that an enthusiastic Methodist jumped up and exclaimed, “The parson’s converted! The parson’s converted!” A brave Scotch soldier, whose countenance rarely wore a smile, and from whose lips never a word was heard about his personal religion, suddenly beheld the glory of the words, “Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out;” and suddenly, radiance gleamed from his face, the padlock fell off his lips, and he exclaimed, “I’ve Christ by the hand! I’ve Christ by the hand!” Hence throughout the Book of Revelation, the purity of the blessed is indicated by their being robed in white, i.e., not the whiteness of snow, but the brightness of the star. If even here, with such partial sanctification, the bodily change is great, what will it be when the purifying and glorifying processes are complete. How beautiful must faces be when perfect love is reflected therefrom! – Pulpit Commentary
“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD” (Ps. 122:1). The following story is a good illustration of Psalm 42-43, because they are blaming someone else rather than themselves.
From Dave Daubenmire
Just the other day I was in a conversation with a Christian friend of mine, and we were discussing the current political situation and the seemingly unchallenged progression of evil.
“Well Coach,” my well-intentioned friend said, “The Devil has come to kill and to steal and to destroy and he is doing a great job of it.”
I chomped hard on my already gnawed tongue, but could not trap the syllables between my teeth: “The Devil is raging all right, but he isn’t the one doing the killing, stealing, and destroying. I hear folks accuse the Devil of that all of the time, and it may be true, but that is not what the Bible teaches.”
“Huh?” He retorted. “John 10:10 says that the thief comes to ‘steal, kill and destroy.’”
“It sure does say that Joe, but that verse is talking about Pastors…the hirelings to be specific. America is being destroyed by the phony Pastors standing in America’s pulpits. They are the one’s doing all of the destruction.”
“What are you talking about, Coach? Satan is running roughshod in this nation.”
“He may be, but John 10 is talking about phony pastors; those who are in it for the money. John calls them ‘hirelings.’ Read it yourself.”
So, I read it to him. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber” (Jn.10:1). The thief is clearly identified here, and it is not the Devil. In fact, listen to this in verse 12: “But he who is a hireling and not the shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away. And the wolf catches them and scatters the sheep.”
“Read it for yourself Joe, only this time, forget what you have been told your whole life. The thief is not the Devil. The thief is the HIRELING pastor. You know, the ones who cancelled their church services during the pandemic and bowed their knees to government.” I could tell he did not want to believe what he was hearing despite the clarity of the Scriptures.
Look at verse 12 again. The THIEF sees the WOLF coming and runs for his life. If the Devil is the thief, then who is the wolf? When the hireling flees, the Devil (wolf) shows up and destroys the flock. Isn’t that exactly what has happened during this flu scare? The wolf (flu) showed up and the hireling pastors shut up the shop and headed to safety.
How many businesses, families, careers, and educations were destroyed because the FAKE SHEPHERD closed their church and ran and hid from the Devil. Who are the real thieves? Who is most responsible in America for the big bad Fauci-wolf scattering the flocks? Thousands of churches will never reopen because God has exposed the phony men standing in America’s pulpits.”
The sheep and the goats have long been separated and today the Lord is exposing the Fake sheep from the Remnant sheep. If your pastor took the jab, required masks as a requirement of attendance, or simply had “church services” online you may be connected to a Fake pastor – an hireling – a man following the government rather than the Lord. That is exactly what John warns about.
The Devil showed up in America and the Fake pastors fled. Ask your pastor if his church took bailout funds from the government. Most of the big boys did. Find a pastor who stood his ground and support him. Read this and weep – churches took $7.3 billion from the wolf. The thief has come to kill, and steal, and destroy. It is time we recognized who the real thieves were. You shall know them by their fruit. – Daubenmire
“Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise? 3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
4 Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation; 5 That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. 7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea. 8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. 9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness. 10 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. 11 And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left. 12 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.
13 They soon forgot his works; they waited not for his counsel: 14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. 15 And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD. 17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram. 18 And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image. 20 Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. 21 They forgot God their savior, which had done great things in Egypt; 22 wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea. 23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.” – Ps. 106:1-23
The psalm opens with a brief call to praise the Lord (v. 1-3). Then the psalmist (unknown) begins with prayer in verses 4-5: “Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people… That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.” It is evident that he believed in Christian Identity although he did not use that term, for it is naturally understood to the writers of the Bible. God’s Covenant love is the ground of Israel’s hope; and from what we know of Israel, she certainly needs that ground.
The kind of historical setting for the use of this psalm is depicted in I Kings, chapter eight. This is part of King Solomon’s prayer of dedication for the Temple:
“If Your people go out to battle against their enemy, wherever You shall send them, and shall pray to Jehovah [Jesus] toward the city which You have chosen, and the house that I have built for Your name, then hear in Heaven their prayer and their cry, and maintain their cause.
If they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin), and if You are angry with them, and have delivered them up before the enemy, and they have been led away captive to the land of the enemy, far or near, yet if they shall think within themselves in the land where they are carried captives, and repent, and pray to You in the land of their captors saying, We have sinned and have done perversely, we have done wickedly, and so return to You with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies who led them away captive, and if they pray to You toward their land which You gave to their fathers, to the city which You have chosen, and the house which I have built for Your name, then hear their prayer and their cry in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and maintain their cause, and forgive Your people who have sinned against You, even all their sins which they have done against You, and give them pity before their captors, so that they may have pity on them.
For they are Your people, and Your inheritance, which You brought out of Egypt, from the middle of the furnace of iron, for Your eyes shall be open to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your people Israel, to listen to them in all that they call for to You. For You have separated them from among all the people of the earth to be Your inheritance, as You spoke by the hand of Moses Your servant, when You brought our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord Jehovah [Jesus].” – I Ki. 8:44-53, MKJV
Israel, God’s Covenant people, has failed her God many times in history, and still does today. But she is still God’s inheritance (q.v., Ps. 106:5).
The Confession of Israel’s Sin (Ps. 106:6-46)
Then the psalmist begins a confession of the sins during Israel’s history. “We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly” (Ps. 106:6). This verse sets the theme for the next forty verses of the psalm (of which I did not include here).
Furthermore, Israel has sinned “with their fathers.” Ever hear “like father, like son?” Inherited sin follows us yet today. But, we should always seek to put a stop to it, as the psalmist previously said, “Happy are they whose decisions are upright, and he who does righteousness at all times” (Ps. 106:3, BBE).
The list of the sins that the psalmist records can be broken down into these three periods:
- After the Exodus from Egypt (Ps. 106:7-33)
- The entrance of Canaan (Ps. 106: 34-39)
- The period of the Judges and the Monarchy (Ps. 106:40-46)
The same is true with the Dispersion of Israel, first with the Northern Kingdom, then the Southern Kingdom. The chosen people of God forgot their heritage and their God, and took on the gods and customs of the lands of their captors. As time moved on and situations changed, they eventually migrated west across the Caucasus Mountains and into Europa. Thus, they took on the names, or forms of names, of places from their past (e.g., “Caucasians:” the mountains; “Cimmerians:” from Samaria; “Saka:” from Isaac).
Verse 46 of the psalm mentions that God made Israel “to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.” The primary example of this is the decree of Cyrus allowing their release and return.
The same sins listed in Psalm 106 are repeated today many times. They may take different forms or expressions, or are called by different names, but they still are the same; and they still produce the same results – suffering and judgment. The psalmist reveals the repeated sequence that has always characterized Israel’s history: rebellion, chastisement, and the cry for help, pardon, and deliverance.
The psalm contains a gruesome catalogue of sins: “We have sinned… we have committed iniquity… our fathers understood not… they remembered not… but provoked… they soon forgot… they waited not… but lusted exceedingly… and tempted God.” But the theme of the psalm is God’s redeeming grace; and amid the sin was divine covenant love and mercy: “Nevertheless He saved them for His name’s sake…” (Ps. 106:8). God is bound to keep His Covenant, even to the children’s children.
“Among all my troubled thoughts, your comforts are the delight of my soul.” – Ps. 94:19, BBE
Let us conclude, in unison, the closing verses from Psalm 106. The first is a prayer for the nation, and the last is a praise to the God of Israel.
“Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.” – Ps. 106:47-48
This Doxology concludes Book 4 of the Psalms.
Psalm 106 by Tate and Brady, “O Render Thanks”; WALTHAM 8888; “I Heard the Bells”
1 O ren-der thanks to God a-bove,
The Foun-tain of e-ter-nal love,
Whose mer-cy firm through a-ges past
Has stood, and shall for-e-ver last.
2 Who can His migh-ty deeds ex-press,
Not on-ly vast but num-ber-less?
What mor-tal el-o-quence can raise
His tri-bute of im-mor-tal praise?
3 Ex-tend to me that fa-vor, Lord,
Thou to Thy cho-sen dost af-ford;
When Thou re-turn’st to set them free,
Let Thy sal-va-tion vis-it me.
4 O may I wor-thy prove to see
Thy saints in full pros-per-i-ty,
That I the joy-ful choir may join,
And count Thy peo-ple’s tri-umph mine.
5 Let Is-rael's God be e-ver blessed,
His Name e-ter-nal-ly con-fessed:
Let all His saints, with one ac-cord,
Sing loud A-mens: praise ye the Lord.