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REVEALED IN MIGHT

The petition of the Jews at the end will be:

“Do not hide

your face from me… Let the morning bring me word of your

unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you”

(Psalm 143:7-8).

After praising God, they will add:

“Part your heavens, O

Lord, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they

smoke. Send forth lightning and scatter [the enemies]; shoot

your arrows and rout them”

(Psalm 144:5-6).

In 2 Samuel 22, and identical verses in Psalm 18, King Da-

vid is shown as a type of future Israel. After the Jews offer the

above prayer, we see God answering it. Below, the Word of

God gives us the details:

“In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God.

From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears.

The earth trembled and quaked, the foundations of the heav-

ens shook; they trembled because he was angry. Smoke rose

from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burn-

ing coals blazed out of it. He parted the heavens and came

down; dark clouds were under his feet. He mounted the cher-

ubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind. He made

darkness his canopy around him; the dark rain clouds of the

sky.

“He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he

drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful

enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They con-

fronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my

support”

(2 Sam. 22:7-12, 17-19).

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