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February 23, 2022 9:50 am
Psalms 119:129 PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.
Transitioning from the letter Ayin to the PEH, the letter Peh in so many ways is God's Face, His presence. As this verse is the wisdom anointing of that letter, God gives us the wisdom of what our souls need, testimonies. Eye witness accounts of God's presence in a situation. I share a story of how that works.
Treasurers team will be wonderful around in testimonies and become transition from the letter. I am to the letter, pay which is just absolutely spectacular and so many different ways. Definitely wonderful. So before we get into verse 129 owner talk about today.
I think it's good to just get an idea what the world is a letter, pay, and if you look at the letter, pay you get this idea of face or a mouth and the letter itself is quite often a comp associated with the presence you can even hear that P's and the word presence and so you get this idea of the presence or the face of God and how significant that is biblically when he turns his face upon you. That's the blessing at and so and so many different ways that presence of God. That letter, pay has to do with God's face with God's mouth goes out of his mouth came the utterances. Obviously that brought us into existence and so many other things. It is absolutely spectacular except many different ways. When you think about that letter pay and the idea is we have been studying God's vision, you know, in the letter IN that when we engage his vision so the Sprint speak, then he can turn his face and when he does that brings this light, which is his blessing and he can be himself and and so can the way it has to do with her identity and the more we see the light, so to speak, as he turns his face towards us. The more he can turn back toward so you know that whole thing is just a spectacular image as we get to study this is. We again switch over and transition from the IN that we talked about God's vision. Now today verse 129 we start the pay so that verse in English reads the first. This would be the wisdom anointing. In other words, here's the wisdom of that letter pay and oh my goodness is it for the wisdom it comes together so many different actual Psalms. In summary versions. We've Artie studied are all spoken in these few words and so here we go. 129 I testimonies are wonderful.
Therefore, South my soul.
Keep them well, you know, the idea is almost that of you know if you think about the 13 Psalm which God had me memorize. Actually, before start of the hundred nineteenths yard.
I memorized it early last year, but when you think about the letter pay now listen to the that Psalm at least the first three verses of that Psalm and how they relate to this idea of God's face because it says you know how long will you forget is the Lord and you know forever how long will you hide your face from us and I love this. How long how long will we seek counsel in our souls having sorrows in our hearts daily. In other words, God's presence in a were sitting there trying to get our own counsel. And believe me were going to have sorrows daily. This is a call for the paper.
This is a call for the face of double wanted and then he says, how long will our enemy be exalted over us and and then. Oh my goodness this is what happens. He says consider Lord and listen, lighten our eyes.
Lest we sleep the sleep of death. So you see the picture as he turns his face towards us. It lightens our eyes don't sleep with the sleep of death and and so this idea of testimonies when you think about it, it says that there wonderful and and as we studied. You might remember the first verse of the nun section.
Our souls are connected to that letter. None are in the fish right and you remember the first verse of the nun section was thy word is a lamp unto our feet right because it asked what our souls need this light that comes when he turns his face towards us and and throughout.
Once you begin to see this. Our souls are a believing machine in there.
There there. The ideas that that we want to believe in God and is we believe in him we can see the light. We can we can begin because the first utterance he made right was let there be light and why, because that's what our souls need in order see it's a beautiful thing so that in an organist see the understanding of this when we get to the understanding verse tomorrow or the next episode limit when we do that, but the idea here is my soul is going to keep them because your souls are believe machines would naturally when it sees the face of God and some testimony and some eyewitness account, which is what a testimony is either in his word, which is what the psalmist is talking about here or even in your life, your soul hangs onto those as as John Bunyan brilliantly described the Pilgrim's progress right. I mean, read that section of Pilgrim's progress were Christian is going up the hill of difficulty he drops his scroll which is his testimony and is lost because that's what that's your that's your believing based on what you've seen what your your own experience of God through his word or through your life is how you know you get to see the wonder of what God is doing throughout so many different things and and so as we consider the transition from the pay back now to the amine we consider the transition of the I am back now to the pay I want to go back to where we just weren't in our last episode right there. We are talking about. It's time Lord to work for. They make boy dialogue this idea and then it led to the to the Air Force will think about in your own life right when you had that happen.
We got so frustrated because you knew you weren't able to do something you know is in you knew God knew that needed to do something, do something, do something and you called out to God because you knew that you didn't have the wherewithal to do it in right after you called out to him. He gave you the dignity of taking part in in what it is that his solution now is, as he does his work because we we talked about that yesterday right that that or we talked about it last episode. If you listen to it that the last verse in the IN section is, therefore, I esteem all my precepts concerning all things to be right and I hate every false way. In other words, as I meet with God is I'm calling out screaming because he needs to work no in that meeting right he is going to tell you the right way to go. And so as we talked about yesterday with my story with the battery not I literally as I think about this concept of when I've run out of myself and turn to God and and he just shows up. It's amazing. I got just lots in my soul keeps those because they're wonderful you saw God show up.
It is so wonderful, so I hope this doesn't disturb some of you but I have distorted just a common thing that happens all the time that you lose something or you can't find something and then all of a sudden you know it's time God work. I gotta have this in whatever it is a and I think that I need it and and and you turn to him in a precept right because is you meet with God than he. He finally as he turns his face. He begins to shine some light so I am a deer hunter and one time I shot a deer and I chase that deer literally all night making a very long story short I chase the deer attracted actions, a chase that I never saw the deer after I shot it except I went for miles and miles because I wanted to make sure that this animal was not hurt out in the woods and in that you know I wouldn't lose it because I believe in taking advantage and and you know I asked the deer to give the life for me. I want to eat it in and and all that should be done with the deer so I'm hunting hunting. Hunting diligently and I literally hunt all night long and I get to a place where I know he's he he was.
He has to be close because I know I've tracked I've trailed in long enough that that this should be it.
But the. The trail that I'm trailing just runs out and he's nowhere to be found, and so I went back home about 3 o'clock in the morning and went to bed knowing that I needed some sleep. Got up the next morning about six went back out to the woods you know certain searches about 10 o'clock about four more hours and then and then it's time Lord to work right then I prayed. I literally got down on my knees as a God. I know you don't want this animal just left out in the woods to be wasted.
And I know that that you allowed me to harvested because this was part of your plan where where is he. I've run out of the I've figured out I can't do this on my own. So show me where he is. If I didn't experiences with my own eyes I would believe that I've seen it in my souls hung on to whatever sense.
I stood right up, walked literally because the words that he was in was really really deep kind words and you literally couldn't see 10 feet one or the other but I stood up from where I prayed. I walked 10 feet in one straight direction walked straight to the deer. If I see what it was. I'll never forget it. As long as they live maybe event that happened with keys made it happen happen was something but here's what I want you to get. Obviously it's a it's a picture of the ion right is time Lord to do something and that we meet with him and he gives us the right way but your soul keeps that because you sensed God was paying attention I and you know he's there watching, and he turned his face with just that moment and you got to see your soaking in it is wonderful me that in between miracle. I whizzed