#79 Lift Him Up

Does your family hear you talk about the Lord? Or everything else but. Does your home revolve around the Lord or other things like: entertainment, sports ,hobbies, and work? Is Praise to God ready at the tongue?  Is Thanksgiving to God in your home common? Does your family hear stories of you witnessing to others? Do they hear stories of deliverance from your past life? Do they see you actively living out your faith for all to see? Do they see you pray? How and why can and should all of this be accomplished? Find out by listening to this podcast today!


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Ps 145

I don’t think there is any doubt about what this passage of scripture is about an Exhortation

Some technical things first of all

This is a Ps written by David and he references a King and his Kingdom

Truly a ref to Jesus Christ as King of the Jews

Though they had him crucified and rejected him to this day

The Lord will restore them and give them the Messiah and King they have been looking for and it will be King Jesus

This is a Ps of praise to the Lord in his Kingdom to the Jews Mill.

To the Christian heaven

In-spite of the Prophetic ref./David is still declaring what he will do now

Vs 1 I will extol thee my God, O king, I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

We read these words and pass over them but what do they mean?

Extol Praise Enthusiastically

Another one of those words is Exalt

Ps 34:1-3 A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. 3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

Exalt 1 praise or regard highly. 2 raise to a higher rank or position.

Ps 118:28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

Is he your God? Exalt him

To lift him up Lift him up for the world to see

Draw attention to him Pointing people to him

Show him off to the world Brag about Jesus

Christians today want to point people to their Church// Pastor// Programs
Activities// Youth Groups

John The Baptist Lifted him up Behold the Lamb of God
Why John? He taketh away the sins of the world

Peter Lifted him up

Ac 3:1-6 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; 3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. 4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. 5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. 6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

Ac 3:8-9 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

Ac 3:12-16 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? 13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. 14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; 15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. 16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

Let people know what he has done for you tell of his exploits

Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,

Ps 145:4-7 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. 5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. 6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. 7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

Praise Him Exalt Him Extol Him Lift Him Up

Good times / Bad times Day time / Night time Health / Sickness

Joy / Sadness Wealth / Poverty Loudly / Softly

Publicly / Privately Mountain Top / Valley

We need to lift him up

Heb 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Praise Him Lift him up

For many if not most maybe all of us

when the race is over will look back and wished we had praised him more

1 Lift Him Up at Home

Does your family hear you talk about the Lord? Or everything else but

Does your home revolve around the Lord or other things like: entertainment sports hobbies

Is Praise to God ready at the tongue Thanksgiving to God common

Do they hear stories of you witnessing to others

do they hear stories of deliverance from your past life

Do they see you actively living out your faith for all to see

Do they see you pray Rejoice in the Lord

Do they see you in spite of heartache hardship trouble Stay strong in faith Trusting in the Lord

De 4:9-12 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons; 10 Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children. 11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. 12 And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.

Those entering the Promised Land were given this charge

Jg 2:7-11 And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the LORD, that he did for Israel. 8 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old. 9 And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in the mount of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash. 10 And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel. 11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim:

That generations children fell away from the Lord Why Their parents did not teach their sons and son’s sons of the miracles which they had seen

Ps 145:4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

2 Lift Him Up at Church

For to long denominations have tempered down worship to a holy hush

Hab 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

And have ignored all of the passages which encourage us to be vocal enthusiastic

Baptist, with a few exceptions, have lost their shout their enthusiasm for God in worship

No wonder young people are not interested in church

Worship without participation (just Observing) singing with no passion

Preaching with no agreement (Amen)

Worship with no preparation and no heat (prayer with no fervency)

It is said, I don’t get anything out of Church cause you are not putting anything into it

nothing in, nothing out

Devil has prepped this generation How is a preacher to compete with video games shoot em’ up
Chase scenes and all thrill of a sporting event

Those things are empty and never satisfy the real needs of the Heart and Soul

In Christ Jesus is Peace Victory abundant life Satisfied expectations in the end

get engaged get plugged in Lift him up

3 Lift Him Up on the Streets

When you are not at home and not at Church Lift him up

I know this is a direct ref to the Cross

But the spiritual and devotional applications can still apply

Jesus said “ And I, if I be lifted up I will draw all men unto me”

At work in the Stores on the Corners to friends family strangers

lift him up

Chorus of a song goes like this:

Lift him up Lift him up
With the name of Jesus High
Lift him up Lift him up
Let his praises fill the sky
Jesus Christ with nail scared hands
Reaches out to every man
Hallelujah to the Lamb lift him up

This world is trying to shut him out But he is exactly what it needs

Many feel you are pushing people away when you declare the wonderful works of the Lord
But go back to vrs 4-7 The admonition is to use your voice, not just your life

Ps 40:9-10 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. 10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

Lift Him Up Tell all who will listen: what great things the Lord has done for you

Confront them with sin But don’t forget to lift up Jesus

2 Responses to “#79 Lift Him Up”

  1. Roger Evans Says:

    I love the KJV but have a question ignorer to answer a critic. I understand that forgiveness and remission are the same word in the Greek but why did the translators use remission in acts 2:38 rather than forgiveness? They must have had a good reason Thanks Roger Evans rogerdaleevans@gmail.com

    Acts 2:38
    Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    • Dear Roger,

      Thank you for your question. In translation all words are not always translated the same way. The context and intention of what the writer or speaker was communicating is considered. Even in English we can use one word that can have several meanings. Sometimes completely different meanings, and sometimes a smaller variation or nuance of the meaning. There are all kinds of English words like this.

      For an example of completely different meanings, take the word draft. It can mean a current of air in a closed space, a version of a document, or a military draft. All nouns with different meanings.

      Forgiveness and remission are a little more nuanced as they speak about a similar idea. An example of a word in English that can have nuanced differences is the word hear. It can mean to simply have a sound register in your ear, or it can mean to listen to it and really pay attention, as in Rev. 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches…

      An example of an English word that has both different as well as similar meanings is volume. It can mean the degree of loudness of a sound, or the amount of space occupied by something. A volume can also be a book. But there is also variation on that definition which, though similar, changes the meaning because a volume cannot only refer to a single book that stands alone, it can refer to a particular volume of a series of books.

      So the Greek word may be translated in some places as forgiveness and others as remission, because what may have been understood in Greek in the different contexts may have required a different English word to represent the fine tuned meaning of what God was telling us.

      When it comes to translation I am confident that other versions did not always translate the same word the same way either. When God preserved His word in English via the King James Bible, God Himself was the overseer of the work, and saw to it that the different words were translated accurately in each instance to fulfill His promise of preserving His word. Ps. 12:6-7 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. {7} Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. The Lord enlightened the translators and used their knowledge of Hebrew & Greek, and the systems of checks & balances that were in place to ensure a refined text and completely accurate rendition of His word in English.

      In the service of the KING OF KINGS,

      Pastor Scott Strobel

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