February 3, 2011

YHWH is our Refuge and Strength

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"Elohim is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we fear not in the changing of earth, And in the slipping of mountains into the heart of the seas. Roaring, troubled are its waters, Mountains they shake in its pride. Selah.

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of Elohim, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. Elohim is in her midst, she does not topple; Elohim does help her when morning turns. The gentiles shall rage, Reigns shall topple; He shall give forth His voice, The earth melts. יהוה of hosts is with us; The Elohim of Yaʽaqoḇ is our refuge. Selah.

Come, see the works of יהוה, The ruins He has wrought on the earth, Causing all fighting to cease, Unto the end of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the chariot with fire. Be still, and know that I am Elohim; I am exalted among nations, I am exalted in the earth! יהוה of hosts is with us; The Elohim of Yaʽaqoḇ is our refuge. Selah.”

Psalm 46

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The latest news reports brought to mind this chapter from the Psalms of David. His writings, while poetic and in worship of YHWH, are often prophetic in nature. It seemed quite interesting to find almost verbatim statements from Scripture in the events of the times.

~ Earth’s landscape is rapidly changing. The Magnetic North-Pole has shifted more in the past 10 years than it has in several hundred years collectively.

~ Islands and nations are “sinking into the sea.” This due to the wrath of YHWH, as well as to the movement, “melting” or sinking, of the Tectonic plates. (These are basically the puzzle pieces that form Earth’s crust or outer shell.)

~ Various reigns are being “toppled,” with great help from the so-called (mostly Muslim) ‘protesters’ on the “day(s) of rage” in multiple countries.

~ There have been very large earthquakes in all parts of the globe lately- many if not most of which have been in places who have deliberately stated alliance to the so-called (but non-existent) ‘Palestinian state.’

~ There have been multiple supposedly dormant volcanoes erupting, or showing signs of readying for such an occasion, all over the world.

~ I think that these last two would fit perfectly with the “mountains shake in [earth’s] pride.”

~ “Troubled are [earth’s] waters” indeed. Especially in the area near Australia at the moment, due to a cyclone/hurricane which is as great or greater in strength than the famously devastating Hurricane Katrina. Most of Eastern Australia has been evacuated for fear of the effects of this mighty storm on an already flooded landscape.

~ These are only a few events of note. I’m sure there are many more parallels in Scripture that could be made.

But in all things, Scripture says that YHWH is our refuge, our strong tower. Whether things on earth are pleasant or not, he will be a “very present help in trouble” to those who trust in Him.

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