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Psalm 35:23


23 Stir up [`uwr] thyself, and awake [quwts] to my judgment [mishpat], even unto my cause [riyb], my God ['elohiym] and my Lord ['Adonay].   KJV-Interlinear


23 Awake and rouse yourself for my vindication, for my cause, my God and my Lord!   ESV


Formerly, God has been asked to be not silent, but to come to the aid of the one asking.

And now the appeal is to more than that, it is asking God to actually take action, to do something. But this is not in the sense of asking God to do this or that, and then expecting Him to do this or that. This is a request for vindication, or to stand in judgment against all that oppose truth.

As believers, we are identified with truth. Apart from our faith in Christ, we are identified with evil or all that is lost.

But in this world, we have nothing to prove our faith, no certificate, no document, nothing with which we can present to anyone, to prove our salvation.

And thus we in faith are reliant on faith. And that means that our backing, is God Himself, or no one. For only God can validate our faith, and only God can confirm our faith, and only God can differentiate between faith and non-faith.

No one else can look into the soul and see faith, or see the human spirit that was created at the moment of belief, or see the eternal life that was imputed into the human spirit. The soul and the spirit are different vessels but they are united as one.

Just as the human body and the human soul are different vessels but united as one, however, no one can examine the body and soul and see each part, or even separate one for the other. That is beyond any science that exists or will ever exist.

The human body is part of the physical world, and the human soul is part of the spiritual world, and faith is the only mechanism for crossing over between the two worlds. And while the soul has probably unlimited abilities, its capabilities are severely limited when filtered down through the physical attributes of the human brain and body.

And as goes our limitations, so goes our proofs of eternal life.

Only God can validate and only God can vindicate, but He does it from the position of faith, never from anything that we can or could do, or never from works, as it were.


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