Thursday, March 23, 2017

Your Banner Is Free- Jehovah Nissi

I pledge allegiance to the LAMB, no other flag, or nation, we are just pilgrims passing through, this is not our home.

 Psa 20:1  For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Jehovah answer thee in the day of trouble; The name of the God of Jacob set thee up on high;

Psa 20:2  Send thee help from the sanctuary, And strengthen thee out of Zion;

Psa 20:3  Remember all thy offerings, And accept thy burnt-sacrifice; Selah.

Psa 20:4  Grant thee thy heart's desire, And fulfil all thy counsel.

Psa 20:5  We will triumph in thy salvation, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners: Jehovah fulfil all thy petitions.

Psa 20:6  Now know I that Jehovah saveth his anointed; He will answer him from his holy heaven With the saving strength of his right hand.

Psa 20:7  Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will make mention of the name of Jehovah our God.

Psa 20:8  They are bowed down and fallen; But we are risen, and stand upright.

Psa 20:9  Save, Jehovah: Let the King answer us when we call.

Lets first look at the key word, Banner in the Hebrew;

H1713
דּגל
dâgal
daw-gal'
A primitive root; to flaunt, that is, raise a flag; figuratively to be conspicuous: - (set up, with) banners, chiefest.

H1713
דּגל
dâgal
BDB Definition:
1) to look, behold
1a) (Qal) looked at, conspicuous (participle)
2) to carry a banner or standard, set up banner or standard
2a) (Qal) to set up standard (in battle)
2b) (Niphal) supplied with banners, bannered
ISBE;

Banner
ban´ẽr (ENSIGN, STANDARD): The English word “banner”
2. A Distinction with a Difference
The relation of these to the “standard” of Num_21:8 f (Hebrew nēṣ, the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) “standard”) is by no means clear. The word nēṣ, here translated “standard,” seems to have meant at first a pole set up on an eminence as a signal for mustering troops (compare “mast” Isa_30:17 the English Revised Version, margin). But it occurs frequently in the prophets both in this literal and original sense, and in the figurative or derived sense of a rallying point for God's people (see Isa_5:26; Isa_11:10; Jer_4:21 and elsewhere). Here the rendering in English Versions of the Bible alternates between “ensign” and “banner” (see HDB, 1-vol, article “Banner”).

Psa 60:1  For the Chief Musician; set to Shushan Eduth. Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the Valley of Salt twelve thousand. O God thou hast cast us off, thou hast broken us down; Thou hast been angry; oh restore us again.

Psa 60:2  Thou hast made the land to tremble; thou hast rent it: Heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.

Psa 60:3  Thou hast showed thy people hard things: Thou hast made us to drink the wine of staggering.

Psa 60:4  Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

Psa 60:5  That thy beloved may be delivered, Save with thy right hand, and answer us.

Psa 60:6  God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult; I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.

Psa 60:7  Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the defence of my head; Judah is my sceptre.

Psa 60:8  Moab is my washpot; Upon Edom will I cast my shoe: Philistia, shout thou because of me.


Psa 60:9  Who will bring me into the strong city? Who hath led me unto Edom?

Psa 60:10  Hast not thou, O God, cast us off? And thou goest not forth, O God, with our hosts.
Psa 60:11  Give us help against the adversary; For vain is the help of man.

Psa 60:12  Through God we shall do valiantly; For he it is that will tread down our adversaries.


Meyer:

Psalms 60:1-12

 Prayer for Help against Foes

Psa_60:1-12

This was a national psalm to be taught the people. See title; also Deu_31:19. A strong coalition had been formed against David at that time. See 2Sa_10:6; 2Sa_10:8; 2Sa_10:17; 2Sa_10:19; 1Ch_18:12-15.

 Israel was threatened with disaster. It was as if an earthquake had rent the soil. But the king-psalmist argued that God had given His people a mission in the world, which could not be forfeited. First, Israel carried a banner for the truth, Psa_60:4. In addition, God had “spoken in His holiness” and had promised that the seed of Abraham should possess Canaan. Standing on a hill-summit, the psalmist sees the Land of Promise outspread before him.
 Shechem and Succoth, Psa_60:6, one west, the other east, of the Jordan, indicate the breadth of the land. All had been given over to Israel by covenant, and therefore the surrounding peoples must become subject.
As yet the strong city of Petra, rock-girded, Psa_60:9, had laughed David to scorn; but he had confidence that God would lead him within its mighty walls, to tread down his adversaries, Num_24:18. Man could not, but God could. The question is never, Can God? but always, Can we trust and follow Him?


Clarke:

Psalms 60:4

Thou hast given a banner - נס  nes, a sign, something that was capable of being fixed on a pole. (Note, one of the names attributed to Jehovah is, Jehovah our Banner, Jehovah Nissi )
That it may be displayed - להתנוסס  lehithnoses, that it may be unfurled.

Because of the truth - מפני קשט  mippeney koshet, from the face of truth; which has been thus paraphrased: If we have displayed the ensign of Israel, and gone forth against these our enemies, who have now made such a terrible breach among us, (Psa_60:1-3), it was because of thy truth - the promises of victory which we supposed would attend us at all times.

Mr. Mudge, thus: “Thou givest to them that fear thee a signal to be displayed before the truth. That thy favored ones may be delivered, clothe thy right arm with victory, and answer us. God speaketh in his sanctuary, I will exult; I shall portion out Shechem, and measure the valley of Succoth.” The fourth verse seems to mean that God had appointed for the consolation of his people a certain signal of favor, with which therefore he prays him to answer them.

So we have read what a banner is, what it was, and how in the messiah we still have it. The blood of the cross is our banner, The empty tomb our standard, and truth, that the lord rose from the dead and is alive.

There used to be an old publishing Co, called Banner Of Truth, ever read any of their works, it is a lot different than what we hear today, great, great stuff.

Truth is our banner, the truth of the holy bible, and nothing else, not me, not you no one, but the lord. Truth is truth, let the lord be true and every man a liar, meaning if a man does not present the truth of the word, he is wrong and a liar, but the lords word is always true, alive and active.

Psa 60:2  Thou hast made the land to tremble; thou hast rent it: Heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.

Psa 60:3  Thou hast showed thy people hard things: Thou hast made us to drink the wine of staggering.

Psa 60:4  Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

We are once again in the type of days King David is speaking of, The earth is trembling, it is being torn, sink holes everywhere, Vs 3. Thou has shown your people hard things. Many do not want to listen or heed to strong things. A strong word. The nation is under Judgment, this we know, the world is reeling to and fro like a drunkard, no one can deny this fact. The birth pains are strong now, each day, month, more records are broken, more chaos, more war and rumors of war, more famine, death, plagues, drought, signs in the sky.

But you dear reader must know who your banner is, is it an army, chariots and horses, is this what you trust in? Or do you trust in Jesus to keep you , protect you and deliver you?

This verse is key,

Psa 60:4  Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

Whom has the lord given this banner to? Those that fear him, Do you have a biblical, healthy fear of the lord? It is to you the lord gives His banner, and His truth is on display. Not man’s banner, not his works, nothing, but Jesus. Lift Jesus higher, that all may come to him, not us.

So, who is your banner, is it our lord, is it Jehovah Nissi, or something, or someone else? I pledge allegiance to the lamb, that is my banner, not a flag, any flag, of any country, as we are not of this world, this is not our home, we are strangers and pilgrims, just passing through, till we reach glory.

Jesus said, “If you love Father or Mother, more than me, you are not worthy of me”

Anything that takes us from our time with the lord is an Idol, and the lord will not just allow Idols to continue. It must be all or nothing, truth or a lie, Christ as your lord and savior, or your whole life is in vain.

If you have never made the lord your banner, he offers it to you today, today is the day of salvation. We are in hard times beloved and it will only become harder, it is time to raise Jesus up, and boldly proclaim the Gospel, the bible Truth, let this be your flag, let this be your rally point, the Lord Jehovah Nissi, the blood of his son, stand under this protective banner, the enemy can not touch you, men can do nothing to you, yes some will die for Christ , but they can only take your body, not your soul, we win, glory, to the lord dear saint we win, if you stay in the lord, if you stay near to him and are found at the banner of gathering at his second return, are you going to be there?




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