Psalm 55 - My Personal Experience
Posted January 13, 2006
II Timothy 3:16, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine (teaching the word), for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" v.17, "That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." We should take note, all scripture is given by inspiration of God.
In the past two years, I have been experiencing what God told me ten or twelve years ago was going to happen to me. One day as I was praying, God spoke to me and said, "You are not hard enough to deal with my people, I am going to make you harder." I really had a problem accepting what God said to me, because I believed that the only thing necessary was to teach the word and let people make their choices on whether they want to believe or not. I was not fully prepared for the tongues that are set on fire from hell attacking me; tongues, full of deadly poison, a world of iniquity (an arrangement of unrighteousness). During this period of time, God has been faithful to uphold me and strengthen me in my inner man by His Spirit with power. I have certainly experienced much of Psalm 55, and I want to share my experience with the body of Christ.
Psalm 55 is a Psalm of David. David begins this Psalm with, "Give ear to my prayer O God, and hide not thyself from my supplication. Attend unto me and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise. Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me." In reading these first three verses, we see that David is in much trouble. We also see that his trouble comes because of the voice of the enemy. For many years, I never considered that words in people's mouths could be instruments of unrighteousness and be so destructive. Although, the scripture makes it plain that they are. I am going to bold some of these verses that I have experienced. I trust that God will give you understanding and strengthen you in your inner man by His Spirit with power.
Psalm 55:1-23 says, "Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. v.1
Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; v.2
Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. v.3My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. v.4Over the past several months, I have experienced pain in my heart (not the heart that pumps blood) that I would have never considered possible. Verse 3 tells us that this pain comes from the voice of the enemy. Not only have I experienced this pain, but also many that are with me have experienced the same pain. Jesus said, if you are not for me you are against me, and certainly these voices, the voices of the wicked, are not for us. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. v.5And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. v.6Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah. v.7I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. v.8
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city. v.9
David prays a powerful prayer in verse 9; a very short, but powerful and effective prayer. This prayer has now become my prayer.
Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it. v.10
Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets. v.11
For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: v.12
But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. v.13
The people that have reproached me and magnified themselves against me, were certainly not my equal, nor may guide, but they were mine acquaintance.
We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company. v.14
We did take sweet counsel together.
Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them. v.15
As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me. v.16
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. v.17
He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me. v.18
I most certainly can testify to the truth of this statement, that I have bolded in verse 18.
God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God. v.19
He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant. v.20
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. v.21
This verse tells us that the words that this person speaks are smoother than butter, but war is in their heart. Smooth talk may be backed up by a heart full of war, and their smooth words are drawn swords to cast iniquity upon the righteous.
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. v.22
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee." v.23
In closing, I want to tell you that I have come to a place in my walk with the Lord, where my prayers are prayers of faith, believing. My prayers are intended to bring God into my situation and deal with my enemies, according to his righteousness. I pray that God will prepare your heart to achieve his purposes on the earth. It is God through our prayers that deal with the wicked. Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:7, "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places." That word nation refers to a person or group of persons, and the word kingdom is God's kingdom verses Satan's kingdom. You better prepare yourself, because Jesus said that a man's foes will be they of his own household. This is not easy to accept, to have someone that you love become your enemy. It can be one of the most difficult things that you will ever experience. I want to encourage everyone to be a doer of Matthew 5:44-46, "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; v.44
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. v.45
For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? " v.46
II John 6 says, "And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it." If your prayers are prayers given by the Spirit of God, you will be doing his commandments, and therefore you will be walking in love, with prayers that deal with the wicked.
God bless you,