UPWARD CALL
Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but this is my one aim:
to forget everything that's behind, and to strain every nerve to go after what lies ahead.
I press on toward the finish line, where the prize waiting for me is the upward call of God
IN KING JESUS.
(Philippians 3:13-14)
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by – Stuart H. Pouliot
March 17, 2019
Jesus the King! (Psalm 98)
During my meditative time with the Lord this morning, I sat in the usual chair looking out the window, as
I do most mornings. This particular room faces the east, so when I look out, I see the sun rising each day.
This morning around 7:15 am, I looked out just as the sun was beginning its glorious ascent into the sky
above. What I beheld was the most brilliant sunrise that I have ever seen. The sky was on fire with the
most brilliant red hue you can imagine. It actually looked as if the sky was aflame. It was glorious. This led
my heart to worship the creator of all things. I looked out upon the glory of God rising over the earth. It
reminded me of the day when the glory of the Lord will fill the whole earth as the waters cover the sea.
All creation will be clapping for joy and singing the praises of its God and creator.
But there is more, for as I sat mesmerized by the glory of God manifested in His creation, I contemplated
the true sun, that is, the Son of God, our Lord Jesus who is also known as Yeshua . This reminds me of a
word Jesus spoke to His disciples: Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father
(Matthew 13:43). The glory of the sunshine this morning, in some way beyond description, is a sign of the
rising up of the sons of God, the sons of glory, conformed to the image of the Son. If you want to have a
play on words, then insert the word Sun in place of Son . Just as every living creature on earth lives because
of this great orb shining on us every day, every hour someplace on earth, so too do we all live by the very
life of the one who is the firstborn of all creation.
Paul tells us: Because, in him, were created all things in the heavens and upon the earth, the things seen
and the things unseen, whether thrones or lordships or principalities or authorities,—they all, through him
and for him, have been created, And, he, is before all, and, they all, in him, hold together (Colossians 1:16-
17 Rotherham). All things were created in Yeshua! And, all things are held together by Yeshua! He is the
Sun of the earth!
There was something else along this line that was added to my morning. I was impressed to turn to Psalm
98, using one particular translation that I often find most helpful, the Concordant Literal Version (CLV).
Some of the words might seem a bit archaic to some, since they no longer appear in our everyday
conversations or writings, for that matter. For example: Benignity is lovingkindness in other translations;
Habitance is world . It is a good thing to stretch our minds a bit. Here is the full psalm.
(1) Psalm Sing to Yahweh a new song, For He has done marvelous works; His right hand and His
holy arm have brought His salvation."
(2) Yahweh has made known His salvation; To the eyes of the nations He has revealed His
righteousness.
(3) He has remembered His benignity and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the limits of the
earth have seen the salvation of our Elohim .
(4) Raise a joyful shout to Yahweh , all the earth; Burst forth and be jubilant and make melody."
(5) Make melody to Yahweh with the harp, With the harp and the sound of melody."
(6) With bugles and the sound of the trumpet, Raise a joyful shout before Yahweh the King."
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(7) Let the sea thunder, and its fullness, The habitance and those dwelling in it."
(8) The streams, let them clap with the palm,
(9) The mountains, let them be jubilant together before Yahweh . For He comes to judge the earth;
He shall judge the habitance in righteousness, And the peoples with equity." (Psalms 98:1-9 CLV)
Who is Yahweh in this psalm? Most translations use the word LORD. But, does this refer to the Father, the
Son or both? Who is the Lord who, in Hebrew, is Yahweh? The answer is that it is Jesus; He is the Yahweh
of Hebrew scripture. I won't explain this in this short writing, please see an article that does.
See Yahweh Has Become My Yeshua—Soteria — http://www.kingdomandglory.com/art/art53.pdf
The point I make in this article is that Yahweh of Hebrew scripture is Yeshua of Greek scripture, and His
name is Jesus . As I considered this, the thought came to me to insert the name Jesus into this psalm in
place of Yahweh. When I did this, it was a wow to my spirit. Here it is for your consideration.
(1) Psalm Sing to Jesus a new song, for He has done marvelous works; His right hand and His holy
arm have brought His salvation ( yeshuah )."
(2) Jesus has made known His salvation ( yeshuah ); to the eyes of the nations He has revealed His
righteousness.
(3) He has remembered His benignity (lovingkindness) and His faithfulness to the house of Israel;
all the limits of the earth have seen the salvation ( yeshuah ) of our Elohim ( Creator God of Genesis ).
(4) Raise a joyful shout to Jesus , all the earth; burst forth and be jubilant and make melody."
(5) Make melody to Jesus with the harp, with the harp and the sound of melody."
(6) With bugles and the sound of the trumpet, raise a joyful shout before Jesus the King ."
(7) Let the sea thunder, and its fullness, the habitance and those dwelling in it."
(8) The streams, let them clap with the palm,
(9) The mountains, let them be jubilant together before Jesus . For He comes to judge the earth; He
shall judge the habitance in righteousness, and the peoples with equity." (Psalms 98:1-9 edited)
Jesus the King. Is this music to your ears, as it is to mine? Does it bring out worship in your heart? Has He
made known to you His salvation? Did you know that the word salvation in the Hebrew is yeshuah ? It is
as if scripture will not let us escape from Jesus. May it never be that we do escape from Him. Sing a song
to Jesus; make a melody to Jesus; shout joyfully before Jesus the king!
This should remind us of the great multitude standing before the throne of God and the Lambkin declaring
with one voice: Salvation [soteria] be our God's, Who is sitting on the throne, and the Lambkin's!
(Revelation 7:10 CLV). Salvation is soteria in the Greek—an interesting word also meaning rescue .
Who is in the center of the throne? The Lambkin whose name is Jesus, also known as Yeshua and Yahweh
(and, if you will, we could add Joshua to the list)! He is salvation itself; He is the deliverer or, a word I like
better, the rescuer of all creation and all mankind. The great multitude worshipping God in John's vision
is the first of many to follow.
May the spirit of Yeshua bring a melody to your heart for the one who is the lover of your life, for He is
your life. Praise God!
Raise a joyful shout before Jesus the king!