THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE BOOK OF PSALMS

THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE BOOK OF PSALMS

 

 

 

 

Apart from our Lord Jesus Christ and the apostle Paul, David is certainly one of my heroes in the whole Bible.  Many of his Psalms were praise, thanksgiving, worship and prophetic messages that flowed out of his love and affection for the Lord.  Beyond being a king, he was a prophet, a type of our Lord Jesus Christ our present King/Priest. (See Is. 9:7) David may have made one or two mistakes, but he by far exemplified what a man after God’s own heart looks like.  Yet it was not without a foundation and a balance; he had an amazing love for the Word of God.  (See Ps. 119.)

The Holy Spirit is the giver of true worship.  Jesus said that true worshippers would worship God in Spirit and in Truth.  True worship comes from the depths of a heart yielded to the Holy Spirit.  Glorifying Jesus is the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said:

“He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.”   John 16:14  Amp. He was talking of the Holy Spirit.

When you worship the Lord, the Holy Spirit comes and assists you to do it.  One of the ways to be filled with the Spirit is to sing Psalms, hymns and Spiritual songs.

Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.  NKJV

Eph. 5:18-20  And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

In 1 Sam. 16:13, David had been anointed with the Holy Spirit.  When the ark of Covenant was brought back to Israel, David danced with all his might at the return of the presence of God in Israel.  (2 Sam. 6:15-22) Kathryn Kuhlman said that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of hunger.

David’s Psalms reveal the hunger that he had for the presence of God.  Look at

Ps 42:1-2  As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God.  2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?    NKJV

And Ps 63:1-2  O GOD, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.   2 So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your power and Your glory.  AMP

Only the Holy Spirit could have inspired that.  David kept himself stirred up to hunger and thirst for the presence of God.  The Holy Spirit is the conveyor of the presence of God.  When David fell into sin, he missed the presence of God so bad.  He prayed: “Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.  12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free Spirit.” Ps 51:11-12 KJV.

In another Psalm, David said: You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.   Ps 16:11 NKJV

What about you brother or sister?  How much room do you make for the presence of God in your life?  This the dispensation of the Holy Spirit.  Everything God is doing on the earth today, He is doing by His Spirit.  Do you take time to minister to the Lord in Psalms Hymns and Spiritual songs?  As you do it, the Holy Spirit will lead you into prophetic worship as He did with David.  You’ll find yourself singing inspired Psalms like this one:

THE LORD is my Light and my Salvation — whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid? …  4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple. (Ps 27:1, 4-5 Amplified Bible)

THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE BOOK OF PSALMS
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