Oct 7, '10 3:23 PM
By Regner Capener
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Today we’ll wrap this series. Moving right along….
RELEASING THE HOSTS OF HEAVEN FOR BATTLE
For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been considering the Laws of Quantum Physics as they relate to Observation and Envisioning, Believing what we see in our anointed imagination, Speaking what we hear Father say, and releasing Faith so that the necessary substance of that which we see is transported from the dimension of the Heavenlies — the Spirit Realm — to the natural, time-space realm.
For all practical purposes the Quantum Physics defines the Laws of Faith.
We ended our discussion in our last Coffee Break with Psalm 149, and that’s where I’d like to pick up today. As we’ve already noted, David had a clear revelation of how to utilize the Keys of the Kingdom, and he saw how to apply those keys — authority and power — with the tongue.
Let’s look at one other Scripture before we review Psalm 149:
Proverbs 18:21: 21Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
There’s an old cliché we’re all familiar with that goes something like this: Whatever you eat is what you become.
Let me paraphrase Proverbs 18:21 so that this makes a bit more sense.
Proverbs 18:21: 21Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love death or life shall have whatever they speak. Speak death, either about yourself or towards someone else, and that’s what you’ll get; speak life, either about yourself or towards someone else, and that’s what you’ll get.
Make sense? Good! Now we can move on to Psalm 149.
Psalm 149-1-9: 1Praise (halal) ye the LORD. Sing (shiyr) unto the LORD a new song, and his praise (tehillah) in the congregation of saints.
Before we go to the next verse, let’s pause to consider just what David is saying here.
“[You] Halal the Lord!” This is an extraordinary phrase in Hebrew! It is a directive to rave, to foolishly, clamorously, noisily celebrate the Lord! But there’s another aspect of this word, halal. It also means to release light, to cause to shine!
And how does David say to do this?
“Start walking, strolling with an instrument in hand — shiyr — verbalizing and vocalizing with your voice a new sound, a bold, fresh song out of the Spirit; and with it, a tehillah (*specific hymns that designate glory to the Lord) in the midst of the gathering of saints.”
(*The specific hymns referred to are as follows: Psalm 22:4, Psalm 22:26, Psalm 48:11, Psalm 51:17, Psalm 66:2 and Psalm 145:1.) Each time you see a reference to the term “hymn” in the Psalms, it makes reference to one or more of these passages.
2Let Israel rejoice (samach) in Him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful (giyl) in their King.
Here again is a two-fold command for verbal and physical expressions of joy. The word “samach” denotes a loud expression of joy “as of those who make merry with wine [Gesenius]” whereas “giyl” describes spinning around under the influence of violent emotion (as in the physical sensation of being thrilled.)
3Let them praise (halal) his name in the dance (machol: round, twisting, whirling dance): let them sing praises (zamar: to strike a percussion instrument or pluck upon strings) unto him with the timbrel (toph: tambourine or tabret) and harp (kinnor: [although this generally describes a harp, it also denotes any of a group of stringed instruments].
Are you seeing the picture so far? Nowhere in these commands is there a picture of somber quietness. This boisterous, demonstrative, verbal, noisy, let-out-all-the-stops creating of sounds literally rocks the spirit world back on its heels.
4For the LORD taketh pleasure (ratsah: to set one’s affection upon, to be satisfied) in his people: he will beautify (pa.ar: embellish, vaunt) the meek (anav: humble) with salvation (Yeshua: deliverance, aid, prosperity, welfare, health, salvation).
The hosts of Heaven have been released for battle. In the midst of this boisterous, Katy-bar-the-door release of the rhema, God is being magnified in the midst of His people.
Authority and power are on display! Substance is being transferred from the Heavenlies — the eternal realm — to this time-space dimension in which we live.
5Let the saints be joyful (alaz: exult, jump for joy) in glory (kabod: weight, splendor, copiousness): let them sing aloud (ranan: shout, sing with excitement at the top of their voice) upon their beds.
UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF THE TONGUE IN PRAISE
This is war, folks! We’re releasing Heaven on Earth. We’re taking back territory that Satan has stolen by way of deception, trickery and treachery from the people of God. When you go to war, things are not very quiet! Notice, too, that we can do this even in our sleep, while we’re in bed or simply in quiet meditative repose.
6Let the high praises (ròmemah: exaltation, celebration, lifting up, magnifying) of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword** in their hand; To execute vengeance (neqamah: to avenge evil done upon God’s people by slaughter — annihilating) upon the heathen (goy: foreigner — used metaphorically of those alienated to and from God), and punishments upon the people (leòm: those gathered together, a community, a nation);
**Note: the concept of a two-edged sword in their hand has both a literal and a metaphorical meaning. The literal, of course, does refer to the use of a broadsword as used in ancient battles, and was an effective weapon in the hands of a skilled warrior.
The metaphoric use of this phrase relates to David’s cry of exaltation in Psalm 144:1 when He says, “Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war and my fingers to fight.” In this instance, David is referring to the use of his hands and his fingers in playing various instruments.
Thus, both hands and voices are employed to defeat Satan!
Once again we see the tongue at work doing battle. The important thing for all to remember is that the tongue is releasing glory and magnification in exalting God — NOT speaking out against personalities or naming people by name who’ve been used by the Enemy (see Ephesians 6:12). When the high praises of God are released, the Hosts of Heaven go forth breaking the power of the Enemy over God’s people. Watch how David describes this in the next two verses.
8To bind (asar: to yoke, to harness, to hold, to make prisoner) their kings with chains, and their nobles (kabad: the “heavy ones”; weighty; used metaphorically to describe those who throw their weight around to influence and alter the course of affairs in business or society) with fetters of iron;
What was it that Jesus said to the disciples?
BINDING AND LOOSENING IN PRAISE
“And I will give you the authority and power to lock and unlock Heaven so what whatever you bind, restrict or stop on earth shall be, having been already bound, restricted or stopped in Heaven.
That’s precisely what is being exercised in the midst of praise, high praise, dancing, jumping, skipping, whirling and shouting at the top of your voice in magnifying the Lord: authority and power.
9To execute upon them the judgment (mishpat: verdict, the sentence or decree of Divine Law) written: this honour (hadar: beauty, glory, magnificence, majesty) have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD (äåäÊé: Yowd Hey Vav Hey).
Allow me to digress here momentarily. Each time we see the use of the term “Lord” in the 149th Psalm it is either the full Tetragrammaton or the abbreviated form “Yah.” That said, I will remind you of what the apostle Paul wrote to the Philippians:
Philippians 29-11: 9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him THE name (onoma) which is above every name (onoma): 10That at the name (onoma) of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (äåäÊé -- Yowd Hey Vav Hey), to the glory of God the Father.
See the picture? We exalt the name — the onoma — the character, the very essence and makeup, the glory and magnificence of the Lord Jesus Christ and all that He is in the midst of our “halals.” As we “samach” (loudly rejoice and make merry) in the midst of our “giyls” (spinning around under the influence of violent motion) we are letting the entire angelic and spirit world see and know that our Lord — Jesus Christ — is King of Kings and Lord of Lords! We put the entire spirit world on notice in so doing.
Next, we “machol” the Lord (praise and glorify the Lord in the round, whirling dance). At the same time we send our hands to war and our fingers to fight as we “zamar” the Lord in praise by plucking the strings of our instruments, playing our keyboards and striking our percussion instruments such as the drums, the tambourines and the tabrets.
OUR PRAISE CAUSES THE LORD TO BOAST HIMSELF IN US
David tells us that as we do so the Lord takes great pleasure in us. He expresses His satisfaction and delight in us by vaunting and embellishing us. The whole concept of “vaunting” means that the Lord is boasting to the angelic and spirit realm of His goodness and His works in us, and in what He is doing and accomplishing through us.
In the midst of His boasting — and bear in mind once again, that He is the one doing the boasting, NOT us — He releases deliverance to His people who are in captivity. He causes healing and health to flow in those who are infirm or sick and diseased.
He sends His angels to provide aid and assistance to those in need or in peril. He releases salvation and forgiveness to His people.
And there’s more!
In the midst of our “machol” and “zamar” prosperity and abundance begins to flow in order to ensure that the people of God are showing and experiencing the blessing of the Lord in a tangible way.
Remember! We are kings. We are lords. Kings and lords are not poverty-stricken. Jesus Christ is our King and Lord and He’s not about to display anything less than who He is and what He is in the midst of His people!
Remember what John wrote of Jesus?
John 10:10: 10The thief cometh not but for to steal, to kill, and to destroy; I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
And David confirms this.
Psalm 36:7-9: 7How excellent is Thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore shall the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings. 8They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of Thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of Thy pleasures. 9For with Thee is the fountain of life: in Thy light shall we see light.
Psalm 132:13-16: 13For the Lord hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it for His habitation. 14This is My rest forever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it. 15I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy the poor with bread. 16I will also clothe her priests with salvation (Yeshua): and her priests shall shout aloud for joy.
In this instance Isaiah is prophesying of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Why did Isaiah and Amos prophesy that the Lord would again raise up the tabernacle of David instead of the temple? Why David’s tabernacle and not the temple he designed?
And why did the Angel of the Lord tell John to prophesy to the Ekklesia in Philadelphia concerning the Key of David instead of using the same term that Jesus used — the Keys of the Kingdom — when he talked to the disciples?
If you’ve been following the discussion concerning the laws of Quantum Physics and how they relate to the release of faith through seeing, envisioning, believing and speaking, you’ll now be able to connect those laws with why, in a span of 33 years, David forever altered the character and nature of the nation of Israel and laid the foundations for Kingdom rulership in the earth.
You should be able to now see and understand why David is referred to by the Lord as “a man after God’s own heart.”
David had a grasp of the spiritual laws that would alter the course of history for Israel. He had a revelation of what it took to bring Kingdom prosperity back to the earth. He knew what it took to take down giants and strike down the armies and forces of the enemy — no matter how large they were proportionately to the visible forces and might he had to work with.
David understood the Keys of the Kingdom, and he used them in a very practical way! He had a revelation of the Lord like no one of his generation – nor, in fact, of anyone who preceded the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. When the angel referred in Revelation 3 to “the Key of David” he was literally referring to David. David was the key in Israel because he knew what activated the Keys of the Kingdom – the Authority and Power of Yowd Hey Vav Hey Yeshua Ha-Mashiach: The King of Kings and Lord of Lords manifested and demonstrated in active, all the stops-out, praise and worship!
Blessings on you!
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