If it had not been the Lord who was on our side
Let Israel now say….If it had not been the LORD who was on our side.
Can’t we all say that who have come to trust in the God of the SEED of father Abraham? Yes we certainly can my friend. Those who are in Christ are in Abraham’s SEED –Therefore we are Israel who are IN Jesus Christ the seed of Abraham. I make that point because many may read this psalm and think that where David says “Let Israel now say-” that it only applies to “Natural” Israel.
Psa 124:1 A Song of Ascents. Of David.
“If it had not been the LORD who was on our side,” Let Israel now say—
Psa 124:2 “If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, When men rose up against us,
Psa 124:3 Then they would have swallowed us alive, When their wrath was kindled against us;
Psa 124:4 Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, The stream would have gone over our soul;
Psa 124:5 Then the swollen waters Would have gone over our soul.”
Psa 124:6 Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth.
Psa 124:7 Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; The snare is broken, and we have escaped.
Psa 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
We are the inheritors of the Promise made to Abraham for God promised Abraham that in his SEED all the nations of the earth would be blessed. Certainly Jesus is that righteous SEED and we who are His by faith are the very means by which God blesses the nations on the earth.
Gal 3:16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “AND TO YOUR SEED,” who is Christ.
Gal 3:29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise
Men rise up against us…but we know our battle is not against men but who is influencing and controlling them in the unseen realm.
These powers of darkness hunt us like trappers and we their prey. They would swallow us alive with their filth and their vomit…bitterness, defilement and condemnation are their weapons. If it had not been the LORD who was in our midst and with us and on our side they would surely have captured us and imprisoned us as slaves.
They secretly lay traps for us to walk into…but the Lord is on our side and provides a way of escape.
Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers.
Jesus has set us free to sing a new song unto Him…like a bird set free.
We fly on eagles wings with our Lord high in the thermals of His ascending love…..lifting others up and setting others free who have been snared by the fowlers.
Jesus our Deliverer…our Snare Breaker…our Rock above the flood proceeding from the mouth of the enemy…Our Help is in the name of Jesus Christ! Our Soul Saver!! The One who is on our side!