BLESSED be the Shem of Yahweh FOREVER – 5

Subject: Blessed be God's Glorious Name Forever

Psalm 72:18-19
Blessed be Yahweh God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things. And blessed be His glorious Name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

This is
Solomon’s Psalm reflecting also David's prayer.

Shem of God is important again, for in the Glorious Name, Yahweh, God acts and does wondrous things. 

What kind of wondrous things? 
  • The context of Psalm 72 talks about wondrous things surrounding the Kingdom of God. 
  • David and Solomon pray for the fulfillment of the Kingdom of God.

In comparison, our prayers are so feeble today because our prayers surround our little world
- my family, my job, my kids, my studies, my feelings, my health, God granting me good weather....etc. It is not to say that we cannot pray for these things, but we need to expand our horizon and pray for these things within the context of advancing the Kingdom of God.

There is a progressive manifestation of God's Kingdom
from the times of the OT to the new heaven and new earth in the future. 
  • David and Solomon looked forward to the Messianic Kingdom. 
  • Through the life of Christ in the NT, the Messianic Kingdom was brought near to us. 
  • We are living in the Church age where we too have a part to advance God's Kingdom. 
  • Let's pray the Lord's prayer: "Thy Kingdom come."

1.  The God of this Kingdom is Yahweh.

2.  God desires to manifest His Kingdom through His Church today. 

3.  We have a mission. We need to bring back God's Name & Kingship into the Church, for through the Glorious Name of Yahweh, God reigns and reveals His glory in His Church.

Please take note again that this prayer in Psalm 72 ends with this important phrase: 
Blessed be His Glorious Name forever.

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