…Psalm 96: Sing to the Lord a New Song!

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Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.  Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving. Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms–for the Lord is the great God,

 Oh come, let us worship and bow down.  Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
 For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.  – Psalm 95
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The Ark has been brought back to Israel and placed in the Tabernacle David set up for it.  David and the people were joyous and grateful for the Lords faithfulness to them and sang  before the Lord the God of Israel beautiful songs of worship.
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We don’t need to wonder why David rejoiced and danced before the ark, as it entered back into the City of David.  David worshiped the Lord in beauty of holiness, as only the Lord–the Messiah is, reconciling the world unto himself.   This is a glorious Prophesy when Christ shall reign in righteousness over all nations. He shall rule in the hearts of men, by the power of truth, and the Spirit of righteousness.   This King stands before the door, but has not yet come in. The Lord will accept the praises of all who seek to promote the kingdom of Christ. He that searches the heart knows what is the mind of the Spirit, and understands the words of even the weakest. Christ will come to judge the earth and execute just vengeance on his enemies, and to fulfill his promises to his people.  Would that day be welcome to us?  If this be not our case, let us begin to prepare  by seeking the forgiveness of our sins, and the renewal of our souls and be ready to meet him.
 
Do we ever consider that the Lord might be asking of us  “a new song?”    He never wants our praises of  Him to become old or stale… or to turn it into ritual and routine.  How can we always be ready with a new song?  In Ephesians 5:18-19, it says  “be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord...”    The infilling of the Holy Spirit is very necessary!   Each time we enter God’s presence in worship we catch a glimpse of His face, His grace and glory.
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 The Lord will give us a glimpse of  His new Song for us with each new revelation He gives us!  Praise Him and Thank Him for it with a “new song”.
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PSALM 96     Psalm of David, a Prophecy of the coming of the Messiah
1     Oh, sing to the Lord a new song!  Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
2     Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
3     Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.
4     For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
5     For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.
6     Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
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7     Give to the Lord, O families of the peoples, give to the Lord glory and strength.
8     Give to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts.
9     Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!  Tremble before Him, all the earth.
10     Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns–the world also is firmly established,
          it shall not be moved; He shall judge the peoples righteously.”
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11    Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
12     Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. 
        Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord.
13     For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth.
        He shall judge the world with righteousness,
       And the peoples with His truth.
 
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