How to Really Know GOD--Who Wants Us Testing & Feeling the Confirmation of His Promises in Psalm 119
Video from DTBM
"This morning we are looking at the 6th blessing that affliction can be in our lives. Open with me to Psalm 119.107: I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word. The 6th blessing of Affliction is: AFFLICTION FORCES US TO TEST HIS PROMISES: Psalm 119:107 I am afflicted (6031 physical) very much (same word as waters of the flood and the plagues of Egypt); Revive me, O Lord, according to YOUR WORD (Hearing the Divine Voice walking us through life 1697). 1. The word “very much” is an adverb. It is the same Hebrew word used for the way the waters of the Flood covered the earth (Genesis 7.18-19) and of the way the plagues covered Egypt (Exodus 9.3 on cattle; Exodus 9.18 the hail; Exodus 10.14 the locusts). o Genesis 7:18-19 The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters. 19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. o Do you feel like troubles are raining down like the Flood of Noah? Do you feel drowned by your pain and problems? o Then affliction can force you to test the promises of the Lord who wants to revive you by listening to the Lord’s Voice in His Word – guiding, leading, rescuing, and comforting! o Exodus 9:3 behold, the hand of the Lord will be on your cattle in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the oxen, and on the sheep—a very severe pestilence. o Exodus 9:18 Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause very heavy hail to rain down, such as has not been in Egypt since its founding until now. o Exodus 10:14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and rested on all the territory of Egypt. They were very severe; previously there had been no such locusts as they, nor shall there be such after them. o Are your life’s pains like the plagues sometimes? Another one coming and you haven’t even recovered from the last one? o Then affliction can force you to test the promises of the Lord who wants to revive you by listening to the Lord’s Voice in His Word – guiding, leading, rescuing, and comforting! The word for “revive” is actually "save" my life and is the same Hebrew word used for the rescue of Rahab from Jericho as the walls crumbled and everyone else was destroyed and she and her family alone were rescued (Joshua 2.13; 6.17, 25)." from video introduction.