- The Heart Revealed
- The Foundation Revealed
- More Blocks of The Foundation
- The Rest of the Foundation
- What Does It Mean to Call Upon God?
- The Surety that God Hears our Prayers
- The Answer of Our Prayers by God
- My Practice Before God – Part One
- My Practice Before God – Part Two
- Who is it That God Reveals Himself To?
- What God Does for His People
- Who is God?
- The Actions of God and the Results to Me – Part One
- The Actions of God and the Results to Me – Part Two
- The Actions of God and the Results to Me – Part Three
- The Actions of God and the Results to Me – Part Four
- The Actions of God and the Results to Me – Part Five
- The Actions of God and the Results to Me – Part Six
- The Actions of God and the Results to Me – Part Seven
- The Actions of God and the Results to Me – Part Eight
- The Actions of God and the Results to Me – Part Nine
- Praises to God – Part One
- Praises to God – Part Two
(Psalms 18:2) “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”
Here David proceeds with his description of the Foundation of his love for Jehovah. David’s love for God is identified to be in Who God is, as described by this list (Psalms 18:1-2). In these verses, David enumerates the Nature of God, and the Characteristics of God, based on his Divine Revelation of Who God is. The Security, Confidence, and Assurance of the child of God concerning who God is, is based upon the revelation by God to the child of God by the Holy Spirit. Thus, David’s writing comes not only through the direct inspiration of the Holy Spirit; but also, through God giving this revelation of Who God is to David himself.
Therefore, not only was David a conduit through which the Holy Spirit used David to pen down the exact Words of God; it was also made personal to David by the Holy Spirit that Jehovah was David’s God. The list provided by David in (Psalms 18:1-2) are only words of description, and are not personal to the reader unless God the Spirit makes this personal to the reader through regeneration and conversion to the sinner by the power of the Holy Spirit.
First, David called Jehovah, “…my Strength.” Secondly, he calls Jehovah, “…my Rock…” and now David calls Jehovah, “…my Fortress…”; which is the third description of who God is.
The Third Block of the Foundation: “…my Fortress…”
The Hebrew Word translated “fortress” means “a net”; also, “a castle, defense, fort and a strong-place.” David states that THE LORD (or Jehovah) is his Garrison. (1 Peter 1:5) “Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
David knew that he was a saint of God; which meant he was in fact, in a safe place; for his God, Jehovah is The Only True and Living God. David’s God was the Creator, Controller, and Consummator of all things. David knew there was none like Jehovah. David knew that his God was his Refuge; in Whom he was safe and protected from all enemies. David knew that Jehovah was the Author and Finisher of his Faith and Salvation. David knew it all started with his Sovereign God; that his God was the Beginning and the Ending, the Alpha and the Omega. David could see the types and Shadows of the Tabernacle, the Sacrifices, the offerings, and the Priesthood that pointed to Christ, The Lamb of God, his Sin-Bearer, his Substitute; and consequently, his Savior.
Jehovah was David’ “Fortress” or Garrison; for David’s safety and preservation in this life was lodged in the Promises of Jehovah for His people. David had rest and peace in knowing that Jehovah could not lie; for He is The Truth; and no promise of God had ever failed, nor could they fail.
David said, “…I will love thee, O LORD…” for You are “My Strength”; “My Rock”; “My Fortress…” God had revealed this to David. God revealed this through eyes of faith; and it was manifested to be truth throughout David’s life. When God reveals who He is to the sinner; the next event is the response of the sinner to this truth in confession and obedience. And then comes the response of God to His Promises to and for the converted sinner. The order is Revelation; Response; and Results.
In summary, David knew Who God was, and is, through Revelation by the Holy Spirit; the experience of David’s response to the revelation of Who God was, and is. And lastly, God brought the Promised Results to David.
Praise God, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever to His children (Heb. 13:8).
The Fourth Block of the Foundation: “…and my Deliverer…”
The Hebrew word for “deliverer” (H6403) means, “A primitive root; to slip out, that is, escape; causatively to deliver: – calve, carry away safe, deliver, (cause to) escape” (Strong’s Concordance).
David knew that Jehovah was the Origin and Source of his deliverance from all enemies; even from all afflictions; and from all temptations. However, the greatest deliverance that any saint can experience is the deliverance by The Holy Spirit from spiritual death. (Rom 8:2-4) “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (3) For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: (4) That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” This action of the Holy Spirit means that you have not been appointed to Wrath; but to Salvation (1 Thess. 5:9).
O, happy day it is when the believer comes to know by experience that his deliverance physically and spiritually is not by “man” (for vain is the help of man; Ps. 60:11); but in God alone.
The Fifth Block of the Foundation: “…My God…”
The Hebrew word for “God,” “el,” means strength; especially of the “Almighty” in reference to God (Jehovah). Notice the use of “el” in a compound word: (Gen 1:1) “In the beginning God (‘ĕlôhı̂ym; Eng. el-o-heem) created the heaven and the earth.” David understood that “El” pointed Jehovah, the Creator of all things; the Controller; and the Consummator of all things; “my God; the strong and mighty One, who is able to save, and who is the covenant God and Father of his people.”
(Isa. 46:9-11) (9) Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, (10) Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: (11) Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.”
Hallelujah, believer in Christ; for Christ is THE DELIVERER; both physically and spiritually. The sum and circumference of the believer’s security, confidence and assurance is in:
(Rom. 8:29-39) “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
(30) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
(31) What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
(32) He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
(33) Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
(34) Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
(35) Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
(36) As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
(37) Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
(38) For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
(39) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”