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March 30, 2022 9:00 am
Psalms 119:152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
The miracle of the letter Quaf is so so amazing and the application of this verse I tell in a story about two special needs no-verbal students.
This is the Truth Network treasurers of no mind worthy of sharing some of the stuff that in the verse 22 like I'm almost waited to be able to share this verse with you for the whole thing is just like Easter morning here for King day, but I can assure you oh so many ways.
The somewhat sad news is that so many people don't see this in my it's really sad that the Jews don't see it themselves because you have to know the New Testament in order to appreciate all that's in this particular verse, but it was certainly Easter morning for King David in verse 22.
So the way that the verse reads.
Sadly, in my opinion in the King James version is removed from me reproach and contempt for I have guarded by testimonies so again this thing. The very first word in this verse is God which it means we'll bet it's very, very, very cool. It's like a lesson in understanding the Bible and in that the first word that you find the first place you find this word in the Bible is always like a dictionary for what the word means. And this particular word is one of the most beautiful words in the Bible. I think you'll agree with me that is definitely a Easter morning word, because it actually means to roll so the first place you find this word is in Genesis 39, when Jacob is on his way to meet his future bride Rebecca and in order to water the sheep. They have to roll away the stone and incest you get missed this that you have the water for the sheep comes as a result of rolling away the stone.
Okay so this is a clear clear clear picture of Jesus. He can be more clear that Genesis 39 is a picture of the stone being rolled away so that we can water the sheep.
Okay the next place we find this word not the very next place but one of the very ones that I know that King David was quoting when to use the word was in Joshua 59 very very key verse because here, God is going to tell the Jews that he is going to roll away their reproach. Okay so when when King David uses this word this guy, which starts with the Kimmel writers were talking about. This is the gimbal section and here's the really beautiful part of right. How great is our God. Well you you you realize that the word great is that letter that gimbal that because that's the idea of the rich man running after the poor memo.
How great is it that he rolled away that stone to take away our reproach.
Now when I first heard that word reproach it get this done because I didn't really know what it meant, so went and got a dictionary and when I looked for the English translation of the word reproach.
It said that that was the look of disappointment on someone's face. So immediately I thought of my father, and an agreement that I'd made years ago that I was a disappointment might my father not because of anything you ever said, but the just the look on his face. At times like when I would bring my report card home with pics like that and so the word reproach.
I was like oh this is a major agreement I broken my life that I'm not a disappointment to my father okay and so that that stone being rolled away that the tomb was empty. You see roles away like look inside that reproach is gone.
It's been rolled away the tomb is empty. Jesus came out of their in the end, your reproach, your disappointment, your father and your heavenly father was rolled away right is there that existence. It is a Easter morning sermon just the first two away my reproach now getting back to what we said yesterday right that you see the connection between verse 2122 because in verse 21 Fridays talking about rebuked the proud cursed while here we have the next very next verse he says roll away my in other words you taken that. How could that not be connected to the previous verse that that he was being reviewed and now he wants to roll away his reproach and then the next word is translated in English contempt. I once again that to me is a lesson in going back to the first place you find this word in the Bible and and I think Alan writes you love this word when he hears it he may have already known this, but that word that is translated there contempt first place, you find that in the Bible is translated shame because what happened was it. You may remember the incident with the incident with Judah and Samara, his daughter-in-law, where she dressed up as a harlot and he gave her a goat right hand.
He was posted Re: were supposed to replace many gave her signet ring and Stephanie was supposed replace it with a goat when the man went to go giver the goat he couldn't find her because she was really a prostitute and Judah said to his servant, you know, don't worry about it we'll just let her keep the staff and that her signet because otherwise we will be shamed okay and that's the word that King David used in it. It has to do with a sexual sin hear anything about King David. This is a critical thing that he wants rolled away from him writing was rolled away the reproach. The disappointment in his father's face and he wants that shame going away so that that telnet is rolled away now. Another beautiful thing about that world word galled there that I don't want anybody to miss is that where that took place where where where David is quoting this from when Joshua 59. They played they call that town Guildhall right because it was a place that had quarries where they made these round stones that they could roll away but it also was the place where God rolled away the shame and reproach of Israel. I won't rob anybody the study of Jusco study wells happened in Guildhall at and and and the fact that the 12 stones of the tribe of Israel all bear. I mean, there's so much in this verse is just absolutely incredible just in Easter passage for anybody that wants to preach it okay and then it says okay roll away my in this case reproach. The disappointment on my father's face in my shame, for I have guarded your testimony. It actually says drive Your testimonies but again if you go back and you look at this word. It's not the same word is keep is used throughout, which is Samara which is has to do with hearing and obeying this word is literally a guard, but it is also the word that Isaiah used for the righteous branch that would come out so this Netzer this idea of a branch well you think about Jesus told us right I am the vine and you are the what and and so here David is saying I'm I'm up branch and this is not just any old branch. This is a righteous branch of the middle letter and this is is that he okay and it starts with and then which does have to do with green and verdant okay and so here's this green branch right because I've been a green branch means I'm connected to the vine and the guarding is what is testimonies which are remembrances. In other words, this is somebody who's in communion, taking communion been baptized, and this is this is an Easter sermon right here okay and if you don't see Jesus in this earth. I really really miss not so again I don't rob anybody of the joy of Jusco study these words right just go back to this verse 22 in Psalm 119 and look at that word that is translated take away or whatever it is rolled away. Okay, look at the word that that is used to guard which is translated branch Netzer and in other places. I know that the grammar may be different little gods that are underneath the letters or whatever, but understand that those were all added after Babylon, and so the original way that that was written when God wrote the word, and when Isaiah wrote the word Avenue I put it in when David wrote the word right you can say that it's Netzer okay which means branch you can get with Mike Nolan along on this one and I still don't feel like I'm comfortable with the plumbing the depths that are actually able to be mined in this verse but again, I hope you've enjoyed today looking at these nuggets of rolling away our room rolling away our shame, guarding those testimony