To Worship

2017-11-04

  • The worshipper speaks to Yahweh.
  • This brief chapter of praise comes from the heart of the one that has surrendered to the Messiah as king, and enjoys the benefits of His reign. (chapter 11)
  • O Yah, I will praise You; though You were angry with me.
  • The worshipper decides to praise Yahweh, even though he has felt Yahweh’s anger against him.
  • But is there a sense in which we receive chastening or discipline from Yahweh?

Isa. 12:2 Behold, El is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for Yah YAHWEH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

  • The worshipper wants others to see what he says is true.
  • He is excited about what Elohim has done in his life, and invites all to behold the work of Yahweh.
  • Elohim is my salvation:
  • I am not my salvation. My good works, my good intentions, my good thoughts do not save me. Elohim is my salvation.
  • Many don’t ever feel the need for salvation.
  • Instead, they think their lives are fine, and come to Elohim for a little help when they feel they need it.
  • But they never see themselves as drowning men in need of rescue, or see themselves as hell-destined sinners in need of salvation.
  • I will trust and not be afraid.
  • This peace and security comes from knowing that Elohim is my salvation.
  • When we are our own salvation, it is hard to trust and not be afraid in ourselves.
  • But when Elohim is our salvation, we can trust and not be afraid.

Rom. 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with Elohim through our Master Yahshua Messiah.

  • The place of peace and trust and “no fear” comes only from seeing our salvation in Elohim, and not in ourselves.
  • I will trust and not be afraid: This is a confident statement reflecting the will of the worshipper.
  • I will trust and not be afraid: This is a confident statement reflecting the will of the worshipper.
  • This is a confident statement reflecting the will of the worshipper.
  • Your unbelief is your fault, not your misfortune.
  • It is a terrible source of misery to you.
  • Yahweh their salvation in a distant “bye-and-bye” sense than to take Him today as their strength and song.
  • When Yahweh is our strength, it means that He is our resource, He is our refuge.
  • When Yahweh is our song, it means that He is our joy.
  • He is our happiness. We find our purpose and life in Him, and He never disappoints.

Isa. 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

  • Yahshua promised us whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.

John. 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

  • We can come to Yahshua and draw water from the wells of salvation!
  • (12:4) The worshipper declares the greatness of Elohim to everyone.

Isa. 12:4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise Yahweh, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

  • Praise Yahweh, call upon His name.
  • This is an exhortation to praise, and an encouragement to worship Yahweh and trust in Him.
  • The worshipper has received from the wells of salvation, and now that living water is flowing out of him.l

Isa. 12:5-6 Sing unto Yahweh; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.
12:6
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

  • If our worship will never cry out and shout, there is something lacking in it.
  • We ought not to worship Elohim in a half-hearted sort of way.
  • For great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst:
  • This gives two reasons for great praise.
  • First, because of who Elohim is: the Holy One of Israel.
  • Second, because of where Elohim is: in your midst.
  • Each of these gives everyone reason to praise Elohim!
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