''Shak'n Heaven and Earth"
“Shak’n Heaven and Earth”
We continue through the song that David wrote...found in 2 Samuel 22...same song is Psalm 18.
To this point we have seen that David declared Who the Lord was…his Rock, Refuge, Salvation, etc.
We have seen that David called upon/cried out to the Lord.
We have seen that the Lord heard David’s cry.
Today we see how the Lord responded.
9 "Smoke went up out of His nostrils,
Fire from His mouth devoured;
Coals were kindled by it.
10 "He bowed the heavens also, and came down
With thick darkness under His feet.
11 "And He rode on a cherub and flew;
And He appeared on the wings of the wind.
12 "And He made darkness canopies around Him,
A mass of waters, thick clouds of the sky.
13 "From the brightness before Him
Coals of fire were kindled.
14 "The LORD thundered from heaven,
And the Most High uttered His voice.
15 "And He sent out arrows, and scattered them,
Lightning, and routed them.
16"Then the channels of the sea appeared,
The foundations of the world were laid bare
By the rebuke of the LORD,
At the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
17 "He sent from on high, He took me;
He drew me out of many waters.
18 "He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.
19 "They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the LORD was my support.
20 "He also brought me forth into a broad place;
He rescued me,...
The Lord literally shook heaven and earth in response to David’s cry.
The Lord will use His creation in response to the cry of His people.
We know that the Lord sent stones from heaven to fight for His people…
As they fled from before Israel, while they were at the descent of Beth-horon, the LORD threw large stones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died; there were more who died from the hailstones than those whom the sons of Israel killed with the sword.
We know that the Lord directed the wood to devour….
2 Samuel 18:8
For the battle there was spread over the whole countryside, and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.
We know that the sound of marching was in the canopy of the trees as the Lord went before them…
2 Samuel 5:24
"It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall act promptly, for then the LORD will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines."
We know the LORD routed the enemies armies with confusion via thunder…
1 Samuel 7:10 Now Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, and the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day against the Philistines and confused them, so that they were routed before Israel.
David was abundantly aware that it was the Lord who had delivered him.
It was the Lord who rescued him.
It was the Lord who was his support and brought him into a peaceful...a broad...place.
Why did the Lord do this?
That we will see tomorrow.
You will be amazed.
For today, rejoice!
The Lord desires to rescue you from your enemies.
The Lord desires to “do battle” for you.
The Lord is our Refuge, Shield, Deliverer, Protector, Savior, Provider.
His eyes are looking to do such…
2 Chron 16:9
9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
Let us quit seeking our own deliverance.
Let us trust the Lord.
Again, I say, “Rejoice!”
Our local Bible study is nearing completion of 2 Samuel.
We will immediately begin a new series called “Kings and Prophets”.
The first course is called “A Divided Heart/A Divided Nation” and covers 1 Kings 1-15:8 and 2 Chronicles 1-13.
If local, come to class.
If distant, online.
All info can be found on our Facebook page - http://tinyurl.com/yk6f5om
Also, several past studies can be found online - http://www.dalemoore.tv