Psalm 84 “Turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers”

(This study with Psalm 84 is available here)

Psalm 84 points to the longing that is in God’s people to “turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers”.

This gift of reconciliation starts with the elect who come to learn that “a day in thy courts is better than a thousand”.

In Psalm 84 we are reminded that “the LORD will give grace and glory” to His elect which means He will bring us unto perfection through the process of grace and faith that enables us to go from glory to glory, or strength to strength, through Christ and His body (2Cor 3:18) as we learn that “no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly” (Psa 84: 11), which witnesses to the fact that God will provide for His people as our helper (Heb 13:6 ) so that the gates of hell cannot prevail against us (Mat 16:18).

2Co 3:18  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Psa 84:11  For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Heb 13:6  So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Mat 16:18  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

There is a lot of imagery that speaks to the process of how God is laying up store through the elect who are likened unto ‘wells’ or ‘fountains’ (Psa 84:6) that will ultimately be used like the fountains of the deep that were broken in Genesis to cover all the earth with water which is a type of baptism in the word (Gen 7:11)

Psa_84:6  Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well H4599; the rain also filleth the pools.

Gen 7:11  In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains H4599 of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

מעינה  /  מעינו  /  מעין
ma‛yân  /  ma‛yenô  /  ma‛yânâh
From H5869 (as a denominative in the sense of a spring); a fountain (also collectively), figuratively a source (of satisfaction): – fountain, spring, well.

Total KJV Occurrences: 23
fountain, 9:  Lev 11:36, Jos 15:9, Psa 74:15, Psa 114:8, Pro 25:26, Son 4:12, Hos 13:15 (2), Joe 3:18
fountains, 7:  Gen 7:11, Gen 8:2, 1Ki 18:5, 2Ch 32:4, Pro 5:16, Pro 8:24, Isa 41:18
wells, 3:   2Ki 3:19, 2Ki 3:25, Isa 12:3
springs, 2:  Psa 87:7, Psa 104:10
well, 2:  Jos 18:15, Psa 84:6

We are also reminded earlier in the study that the elect are the two sparrows of (Mat 10:28-29) who are sacrificed of God before the many (Mat 10:31) and that this is accomplished by grace and faith (Luk 12:6).

The connections of this thought of Christ “and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father” is eluding to the old covenant verses of (Lev 14:48-53) where we learn the word for sparrow H6833 is the same Strong’s number used for the two birds H6833 which typified Christ and His Christ in (Mat 10:29).

Mat 10:28  And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Mat 10:29  Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

Mat 10:31  Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Luk 12:6  Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?

Lev 14:48  And if the priest shall come in, and look upon it, and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plaistered: then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.
Lev 14:49  And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds H6833, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
Lev 14:50  And he shall kill the one of the birdsH6833  in an earthen vessel over running water:
Lev 14:51  And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living birdH6833, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird H6833, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times:
Lev 14:52  And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird H6833, and with the running water, and with the living bird H6833, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet:
Lev 14:53  But he shall let go the living bird H6833 out of the city into the open fields, and make an atonement for the house: and it shall be clean. (This is what will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the father)

The webinars, mp3 recordings and study notes for both of these studies can be viewed here

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1 Response to Psalm 84 “Turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers”

  1. Abe says:

    Brother Tony, what a wonderful in insightful study. Of course as always I was edified by the entire presentation, so I keep it short. The connection of the two birds; in Psa., Lev., and Mat with Joh 12:24, eyeopening. Lastly the word “blessing” in Gen 12:2 is pool, that is to be a fountain to the nations was really a “blessing” for me, thanks for the cool drink.

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