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					                        PSALM 93                          III. His smaller spiritual house The believer
1. The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the     IV. His eternal house Heaven
Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath
girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it                     THE LORD REIGNS
cannot be moved.                                          I. The throne of God (1-2)
2. Thy throne is established of old: thou art from        II. King of creation (3-4)
everlasting.                                              III. King in low and worship (5)
3. The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have                          REVIVAL
lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.    I. God reigns (1)
4. The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many    II. God‟s power is felt (1)
waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.            III. God‟s kingdom is established (2)
5. Thy testimonies are very sure; holiness becometh       IV. All opposition is overcome (3-4)
thine house, O Lord, for ever.                            V. God‟s word is valued (5a)
              HE WHO STILLS THE STORM                     VI. God‟s holiness is cultivated (5b)
I. The times are held by him                                            THE GOD OF VENGEANCE
   A. An expression of the full sovereignty of God (1a) I. What vengeance is
   B. An examination of the fresh stability of earth (1b)   A. It is not the same as revenge
   C. An exposure of the false suppositions of men (2)         1. Revenge is a human, or evil and often unjust
II. The tempest is hushed by Him (3-4)                         2. Revenge is getting even with someone for a
   A. The awesome power of the nations (3)                        wrong done to you
   B. The actual paralysis of the nations (4)               B. Vengeance is the avenging of public wrong
III. The temple is home to him (5)                             1. Upholding of justice and righteousness
   A. Trust! The law is there (5a)                             2. The preservation of society and of all human
   B. Tremble! The Lord is there (5b)                             well being, established by God himself
Ex.T.Ps. Phil. Vol. 2 pg 45                               II. Its reality
            THE VOICE OF THE FLOODS V-3                   III. Its one and only exciting cause – human sin
I. The voice of nature is the voice of God                IV. Its righteousness
II. It is the voice from God                              V. Its terribleness
III. It is a voice for God                                VI. Its certainty
                                                          VII. Its chosen highway
                         VERSE 4                          VIII. Its arrest
I. God is mighty in creation                              T.C.P. Vol. 8 page 296
II. God is mighty in providence
III. God is mighty in redemption                          Note: Prevalence of wickedness in this world, but
                                                          there doom is certain: one of the most frequent
                       HOLINESS V-5                       notes of scripture. Both this Psalm and Psalm 94
I. Holiness becometh God‟s typical house „The temple‟
II. His greater spiritual house „The Church‟
                                                  PSALM 93
                                       Jesus The One That Stills The Storm
There‟s no title to this, we have no idea who wrote it. Many wants to put these five verses in with Psalm 92,
others wants to put it as the introduction to Psalm 94. But whether it‟s the end of Psalm 92 or the beginning of
Psalm 94 or whether it needs to stand along it‟s a tremendous passage of scripture. It is probably one of the
most frequent noted portions of scripture or thoughts in scripture is put here in this Psalm and that is the note of
the destruction of the wicked and of the evil. It‟s something that we need to understand that this is a Psalm of
praise as the children of Israel would be walking up to Jerusalem. Now you can‟t go to Jerusalem without
going up because it sets up on top of the mountain. It‟s got three mountaintops that it‟s built upon. And three
different valleys that run around beside it. So you can‟t go to Jerusalem without going up hill. And as they are
walking up to Jerusalem this would be one of the Psalms that they would be singing. This is one of the Psalms
that they would be lifting up before the Lord. So let‟s take a look at this Psalm and just so you can get a handle
on it I‟d like to entitle this „Jesus The One That Stills The Storm.‟ That‟s my title now, that‟s the title I put on
it, I‟m not getting that title out of the Bible. That‟s just a title I‟ve put on it for clarification.
     The Bible says in verse 1, “The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength,
wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is establish-
ed of old: thou art from everlasting. The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the
floods lift up their waves. The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty
waves of the sea. Thy testimonies are very sure; holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, for ever.” It starts off
by saying “The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength.” The first thing that
I want you to see is that the time belongs to the Lord. Now God is timeless. If you remember back in the book
of Exodus when Moses was talking with God and God tells him to go to the children of Israel and Moses says
„who shall I say sent me?‟ He said „say that I AM.‟ Why did he say I AM? Because everything is present with
God: there‟s no past, there‟s no future with God. Everything is present with God. The Bible says that a day to
the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years but a day, the time is held by God himself. God is sover-
eign; God knows everything there is to know. Here we find “The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the
Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself.” God has given himself the power and the au-
thority. There is none greater than God. There is no other God. Did you ever think about the fact that God has
never had a second thought that was better than the first? God has never had to redo something because it did
not work the first time that he planned. God is one that‟s sitting on the throne with all power, with all authority
and God has this world and everything in it under his control. Everything is right on time, it‟s right up to date,
it‟s exactly the way God has had it planned from the foundation of the world. You see whenever God formed
the world, when he sit the foundation of the earth there was no man there but God himself, that‟s what he was
talking to Job about over in Job 39, 40, and 41. He said „was you there whenever I measured out the earth,
when I laid the foundation was you there?‟ No Job wasn‟t anywhere to be found. My friend I want you to
know that time belongs to God: your time. Listen to what Paul said, he said that it‟s once appointed unto men
to die and after this the judgment. There‟s a time coming that you and I are going to step out of this world and
step into eternity. You‟re not going to go one second beyond. We have in the Bible only man that God had set
a date and then God gave him an additional fifteen years. But every other person in the Bible whenever the
time is come for God to call them into his presence, whenever God says you‟ve got this day and this day only
and when that day comes that person is gone. When your day comes you‟re gone. Time belongs to the Lord.
He‟s the one that controls every bit of it. He‟s the sovereign God. He has everything under his control.
    Not only that in verse 1 is says, “wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot
be moved.” This world as you and I know it is not going to be moved until God says „all right, it‟s over, it‟s
time for this stuff to stop.‟ It‟s going to go on, the wickedness of man is going to go, the tears and dying, it‟s
going to go right on until God says „enough is enough.‟ When God says it‟s over, time has come to an end. I
want you to know it‟s going to stop. God is totally sovereign; God has total power.
     I want you also to notice that the tempest is hastened by him, or the storm is directed by him. Look at verse
2, it says, “Thy throne is established of old; thou art from everlasting.” The throne of God is established and
Israel is God‟s chosen, Isaiah 45:4 God says I will call mine elect by name, mine elect is Israel. So you don‟t
have to wonder is God done with Israel, no God‟s not done with Israel, he‟s not going to be done with Israel.
Think about it this way, the church is the bride of Christ; Israel is the bride of God. Look there in Ezekiel how
God came and threw his skirt over Israel when she was laying in the field and God has brought her up and God
has nourished her. God chose Israel as his own and he told Abraham „I will give you the land; every place the
sole of your foot trods will be yours, all the way back to Genesis 12. And we find that Abraham walked
through the land of Israel, that‟s Israel land. God has given it to them. When Israel gets the land in their hand,
when they get the land that they possess as their own, Israel will then not have to worry about anybody or
anything. They would take on the world if God told them to. But God is the one that has established Israel.
     Then he goes on to say in verse 3, “The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice;
the floods lift up their waves.” “The floods have lifted up” this is the cry of the people, the floods of many
waves. You know the Bible talks in Revelation „the voice of God is like waves of water and many voices in
heaven praising God. Here you see the nations of the world crying out against Israel, crying out against the
establishment of God‟s power and God‟s seat of power which is in Jerusalem. That‟s the reason the children of
Israel today will not share Jerusalem with the Palestinians. The land of Israel belongs to Israel. It is God‟s
chosen people and God has established that land. Israel is not occupying land, Israel is taking the land that God
has given to them and it‟s their land. So we now have the awesome power of all the nations rising up against
Israel and that‟s what you‟re seeing today. The Arab world and many of the other nations in the world crying
out against Israel and they‟re saying that‟s why September 11 happened was because of Americas support for
Israel. Well where is the United States found in scripture. Where do you find us in end times? The only place
you find the United States of America in the Bible is right in the middle of Jerusalem, JerUSAlem. And
America is here to support Israel. The moment we stop supporting Israel you can rest assured that America is
going to fold. We‟re here by God Almighty, by God‟s authority and God and God alone has the authority to
squall all the nations that come after Israel. The awesome power of the nations that‟s coming after Israel is
under the authority of God Almighty. The actual nation that‟s coming against Israel is going to be forted by the
power of God Almighty.
     He says, “The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their
waves.” These are the people that are coming against Israel and I want you to know that the time is going to
come when God says „enough.‟ Enough, no more is going to come against Israel. So we find the time is in his
and we find the tempest is also in his hand. But I want you to think of something else in verse 4. It says “The
Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.” God is mightier
than all the powers of the world. Back in verse 1 it says that the earth is established, the world is established it
cannot be moved. God has established this world; he‟s set the foundation of it. God had the authority; God
had the power, God‟s in control. God is still the ruler; he is still the King of kings and the Lord of lords. He is
still the one that‟s ruling and reigning in everything. So the Lord on high is mightier than all the noise of the
waves. All the people that‟s crying out against Israel, those that‟s crying out against the United States, I want
you to know that God Almighty is still on the throne. God Almighty is still there. He‟s still in authority for
every single thing that‟s happening and that‟s going to happen. God allows it; he is mightier than all those
nations and all those waves that come. Why?
     Look at verse 5, “Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, for ever.” I want
you to see that the temple is God‟s home. The temple established in Israel, set in Jerusalem, that is the home of
God. First of all I want you to know that you can trust his word. He says,“Thy testimonies are very sure.” You
can trust the word of God. The word of God is true. It doesn‟t matter what man says, doesn‟t matter what man
thinks the word of God is true. You can trust the word. The Bible says Mark 13:31 “Heaven and earth shall
pass away: but my words shall not pass away.” The word of God is going to stand when the world is on fire.
We have some folks today that don‟t want to go along with the word of God. They don‟t want to let the Bible
be true and every man a liar. They want to take a passage of scripture and interpret it the way they want to
instead of letting the Bible speak and say what it wants to say. I want you to know the Bible says, “Thy testi-
monies are very sure.” Not sure, very sure. You can rest assured that every single solitary thing that God says
from Genesis 1:1 to Revelations 22:21 is some day, if it hasn‟t already come to pass, some day will come to
pass. So I want you to notice that his testimony, his word is true, you can trust his word. The law of God is
there. But also want you to see that the temple of the Lord is there. He says “holiness becometh thine house, O
Lord, for ever.” The holiness becomes God‟s temple or thine house. You remember whenever the tabernacle
was made there in the wilderness. God told Moses how to make, they overlaid it with gold, they made a
beautiful thing. Whenever they sit the tabernacle up the Spirit of God descended and sat upon the tabernacle.
Man could not go in there because the holiness and the purity of God. Listen the holiness of God is so great and
so glorious that man cannot look on it in his physical state. That‟s the reason we have to have a new body when
we go into the presence of the Lord. Then the temple was built by Solomon in II Chronicles 7 and the Spirit of
God descended upon it, nobody could go in, the priest couldn‟t go in because of the holiness and the purity of
God Almighty. And I want you to know that the temple of God is a holy place and God is holy himself. I want
you to think about his greater holiness than the temple and that would be the church, the local New Testament
church. The holiness of God is supposed to fill the churches today. It doesn‟t always happen. You‟ve got
things that call themselves churches today where the God is not even allowed to come in because they want to
bypass the word of God. If the word of God is not established in the sanctuary then my friend it is not a church.
Where the church is the word of God is going to be supreme, it‟s going to be full of truth and it‟s going to allow
the word of God to rule and reign: that is a church. The local New Testament church allows the holiness and
the purity of God. Then I want you to think about the smaller spiritual home of God and that‟s the believer.
Paul says „know ye not that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.‟ This body that you and I live in is the
temple. Whenever a person gets saved, whenever a person says „Lord Jesus I‟m a sinner, I want you to come
into my heart and save my soul.‟ The moment you recognize your self as a sinner. You say „wait a minute
preacher, how come I‟m a sinner. How did I get involved in this.‟ Read Romans 5:12 death came into the
world by one man Adam, therefore death was plunged upon all mankind for all have sinned. You don‟t die and
go to hell because you drink, smoke, cuss and run around and act like a lot of Baptist or a lot of people that call
themselves Christians. You die and go to hell because you reject Jesus Christ. For all have sinned, singular,
one sin. What is that sin? Saying „no‟ to Jesus Christ. Not coming into the family of God. I want you to know
that the believer, the one that says „yes‟ and lets Jesus Christ come in, the Holy Spirit of God comes and
indwells that one. Whenever God was in the tabernacle when God came to the temple God would come on
them and then God would leave, God would come on them and God would leave. My friend I want you to
know that when God comes in the individual he has promised Hebrews 13:5 I will never leave you or forsake
you. The word of God teaches very plainly that God offers you eternal life and that life is in Jesus Christ. Jesus
said I will come into you, I‟ll never leave you, I‟ll never forsake you. As long as Jesus is in you the eternal life
of God is in you. How long is Jesus Christ going to be in you? He said I‟ll be in you forever. If he ever leaves
you he‟s a liar and the Bible says that the devil is a liar and the father of it. Jesus cannot lie, it‟s impossible
Hebrews 6:18 and Titus 1:2. It is impossible for God to lie and Jesus said „I‟ll give you eternal life.‟ So I want
you to know that the smaller vessel contains the holiness and the purity of God. But oh listen I want you to
think about his eternal home, heaven. The place of eternity where God‟s holiness and God‟s purity is. Isaiah 6
and Revelation 4 talks about the seraphims and the cherubims flying back and forth saying holy, holy, holy is
the Lord of Hosts. Oh dear friend, you need to let the holiness and the power and the sanctity of God Almighty
fill your soul and fill your life. You need to let Jesus come in and (tape ends here)

				
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