3 But thou
art holy, [qadowsh] O thou that inhabitest [yashab] the praises [tahillah] of
Israel. [Yisra'el] KJV-Interlinear
3 Yet Thou
art holy, O Thou who art enthroned upon the praises of Israel. NASB
The prayer continues from the cross, and should continue from you no matter where you are or what your circumstances might be in life.
God has forsaken, or relinquished His presence from the cross and from Jesus.
God delays in answering the prayers for rescue, as the importance of the cross is more important than any personal relief.
The cross was planned in eternity past and when it actually occurred, many thousands if not millions if not billions of years had passed, leading up to this precise moment and event in history.
God was not going to come all this way through history, and simply stop or quit. Too many lives, too many people from all of history depended on Gods faithfulness and work on the cross.
Jesus continues His prayer. God is holy, set apart, clean, pure, untainted, a sanctuary.
And even though the circumstances of Jesus are dire, He placed God the Father in a place of perfection, and not in a place of blame.
God has a plan, and that plan called for the cross, and in many cases, for certain suffering to enter into the lives of people. How will you react? How will you deal with your faith toward God? How will you question what is happening or not happening in your life?
Jesus expresses and simultaneously teaches us how to express confidence in God, no matter what we might face in life.
For God inhabits the praises of Israel.
Israel is a genuine nation. It is made up of people and a geographical area on the planet.
But Israel is also symbolic of Gods people, namely everyone who believes in Christ and is therefore saved and a member of Gods family and spiritual nation.
While God dwelled in the Tabernacle throughout the history of the Israelites, and was surrounded by those praising Him, that indwelling was symbolic of God indwelling within the nation, and therefore every individual member of that nation. God indwells every believer and does so from the moment of your salvation.
The indwelling did not become functional and active until after the cross, and more specifically after the beginning of our current dispensation, but once salvation had been secured, then when a person believes in Christ, one of the many blessings that comes to the believer is the indwelling of each and every member of the trinity.
Review the blessings list study found in the online library under special studies.
You cannot feel that indwelling, nor sense it, nor detect it. It is simply there and will remain so forever.
So, you have something that no unbeliever has. And, you will have it forever, thus an additional security of your eternal life, and an additional promise of a wonderful life in heaven with God forever.
God is the center of all believers praises, and God is in the center of every believer.
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