Psalm 82 “We are his witnesses of these things”

(Our study with Psalm 82 is available here)

Tonight we look at the various scriptures that mention Asaph’s name to see how those particular verses add to our understanding of this “Psalm of Asaph”.

God’s people are ‘gathered’ or ‘drawn’ together (Joh_6:44), which is what Asaph’s name means, and we are gathered together expressly to be his ‘two witnesses’ who are blessed to have His power rest upon us today (Act_5:32 , Rev 11:3).

Joh 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Act 5:32  And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

Rev 11:3  And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

This particular Psalm demonstrates what God is doing in the midst of his people, and how He is bringing us to see that we go from being false prophets at first, and then by the grace and faith of God (Eph 2:8), we become faithful witnesses or “recorders” of God’s truth once we have been judged and our “dead bodies” lie dead in the street for “three days and an half” as stated in (Rev_11:9) (Rev_14:20 , Rev_11:2-3 , Rev_11:8-9).

Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Rev 11:9  And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

Rev 14:20  And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

Rev 11:2  But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
Rev 11:3  And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

Rev 11:8  And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
Rev 11:9  And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

The webinars, mp3 recordings and study notes this study can be viewed here.

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