For it is good to sing praises to our God; Haleluyah!


Psalms Chapter 147


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Psalms Chapter 147
For it is good to sing praises to our God; Haleluyah!
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Psalm 147

 Psalm 147:1 Praise the LORD!
         For it is good to sing praises to our God;
         For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.
We should praise God not only because, as if to say, HE deserves it, but also since it is good for us and good for all creation for us to do so. By praising the Almighty we internalize HIS existence, Presence, Divine Providence over us. We become aware of HIM!
  Psalm 147:2  The LORD builds up Jerusalem;
         He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
God will bring back the Exiles of Judah and of the Ten Tribes of Israel.
HE will build up Jerusalem.

There is a Brit-Am learned principle that roughly stated assumes that every blessing is good and entails something of a commandment. In other words bringing back the Exiles is a good thing and that all good men who identify with the Biblical message should work towards it. In our time bringing back the Exiles of Judah is already under way. Hastening the return of the Ten Tribes at present in the physical sense is not practical. NEVERTHELESS, A START MAY BE MADE, by strengthening Brit-Am and enabling Brit-Am, Movement of the Ten Tribes, to put out its message!!! This is a beginning. It is the best possible beginning open to us under present circumstances.
You should help us in this endeavor! It is part of the needed blessing and the will of the Almighty!

This message is directed to they who understand the rationale behind it. For them it should be considered an obligation and a commandment!!!

  Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted
         And binds up their wounds.
God helps they who have been dealt blows by the vicissitudes of life to recover.  Such people are often more spiritually sensitive and achieve a greater awareness of the Almighty.

   Psalm 147:4 He counts the number of the stars;
         He calls them all by name.
These days certain cultic enthusiasts are making a lot of propaganda for an alternate calendar to the traditional Hebrew one. We suspect their motivations border on a psychological need to deny any authority or religious sanction amongst the Jewish People. Do not worry, Judah, is sensitive to these matters and knows how to take cognizance of them.  It is one thing to have explanations of one's own that are different from what is conventionally accepted. It is something else to give the appearance of going out of one's way to say that the Jews are wrong and you are right, just for the sake of it!
One cannot speak of Judah being unwilling to consider Ephraimite matters when anti-Jewish sentiments are being promoted in the name of Ephraim.  There is an anti-Jewish fifth column that in effect works against Ephraim and is against both Ephraim and Judah.

In the Bible the Constellation of Stars "Pleiades" are mentioned as Khima (Amos 5:8), and also in Job 38:31 as the Lord speaks to Job. The Lord tells Job that he bound the Pleiades together. The Talmud (Berachot 58B) says that it has about 100 stars. This is now considered more or less correct even though only recently was it considered possible to affirm the matter.

   Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord, and mighty in power;
         His understanding is infinite.

   Psalm 147:6 The LORD lifts up the humble;
         He casts the wicked down to the ground.

  Psalm 147:7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;
         Sing praises on the harp to our God,

   Psalm 147:8 Who covers the heavens with clouds,
         Who prepares rain for the earth,
         Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.

   Psalm 147:9 He gives to the beast its food,
         And to the young ravens that cry.
God gives food And sustenance to all creatures. HE also helps us. Sometimes we are not sure how we will get by. It is only in retrospect that we realize how much the Almighty really was looking after us.
   Psalm 147:10 He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
         He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
Your legs are the source of your strength.  Strong legs indicate a strong body.  Sports that work the legs invigorate the whole physical system.

   Psalm 147:11 The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
         In those who hope in His mercy.
We should fear the Almighty. HE wants us to do so. It happens that a person may have the opportunity to commit a sin that will satisfy his needs or bring him benefit.  When however one remembers everything that has happened and may happen then it is realized that we can be punished and rewarded.
A thief in Biblical Law had to repay twice what he stole. These days Biblical law is not
practised but the principle remains. If for instance one is tempted to be dishonest but then realizes that as a result at least twice what he gains will be taken away from him then he will think more than twice.
The same with everything.
We are weaklings.  We give in easily. On the other hand basically we are also believers and we wish to be able to overcome.
If we learn to fear God we should be enabled not to sin.
   Psalm 147:12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem!
         Praise your God, O Zion!
Jerusalem and Zion are central concepts in Biblical Teaching.  Scripture does not teach some abstract universal code but rather a concrete geographically-specific message. Jerusalem the capital of Israel should also be the center of your spiritual contemplations.
Brit-Am, Movement for the Ten Tribes, has its center in Jerusalem, Israel.
Inside the cover of our magazine, New Tribesman, no.16 one will find the following notice:
Printed in Jerusalem, Capital of Israel.

Compiled and Written in regions liberated by Jewish Armed Forces from illegal and immoral Arab occupation.

   Psalm 147:13 For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;
         He has blessed your children within you.
God will bless our descendants.  This is what we want or what we should want and what we should all work for.

   Psalm 147:14 He makes peace in your borders,
         And fills you with the finest wheat.
God subdues our enemies, gives us harmony with our rivals and adversaries, and HE blesses the work and growth of our hands.  When the Almighty is with you everything you do, all that you touch, is palpably blessed!
   Psalm 147:15 He sends out His command to the earth;
         His word runs very swiftly.

   Psalm 147:16 He gives snow like wool;
         He scatters the frost like ashes;

   Psalm 147:17 He casts out His hail like morsels;
         Who can stand before His cold?
The ferocity of nature is awesome and to be feared.

   Psalm 147:18 He sends out His word and melts them;
         He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.
All the apparatus of nature and what it may or may not due is in the hands of the Almighty.
Psalm 147:19 He declares His word to Jacob,
         His statutes and His judgments to Israel.
Jacob and Israel implying the Jews and the Ten Tribes are the agents of God Almighty. Through them HE makes HIMSELF known!
He teaches us his laws and how we may keep them. This is the heritage of Judah.

   Psalm 147:20 He has not dealt thus with any nation;
         And as for His judgments, they have not known them.
                  Praise the LORD! [Hallalu-yah!]
Anyone who pretends to interpret the Law differently from how Judah interprets it goes against the express will of the Almighty!

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