The ninth Psalm is the first acrostic Psalm. It is a victory song to be sung by those who come off victorious from the assault by the wild beast during the finale. The opening verses state: “I will praise you, O Jehovah, with all my heart; I will tell about all your wonderful works. I will rejoice and exult in you; I will sing praises to your name, O Most High. When my enemies retreat, they will stumble and perish from before you. For you defend my just cause; you sit on your throne judging with righteousness.”
Praising God is mankind’s highest calling. God created everything and knows everything. Best of all, Jehovah is good, loving and just. That is why at some point God will be obligated to intervene in human affairs in a very big way. People may draw the wrong conclusion from God’s lack of obvious intervention up to this point.
How do we know the Psalm is prophetic? Consider the next span of verse: “You have rebuked nations and destroyed the wicked, blotting out their name forever and ever. The enemy has been ruined forever; you uprooted their cities, and all memory of them will perish.”
Israel fought many wars. Some of those wars were sanctioned by God. In fact, Jehovah commanded his people to go battle against and exterminate the nations that occupied the land God had promised to Abraham’s offspring. Centuries later David strapped on his sword and committed himself to finish the bloody task his forefathers failed to complete.
Even so, we know that as wicked and vile as those Canaanite tribes were God intends to resurrect them. That even includes the notorious sinners of Sodom and Gomorrah that were incinerated by fire and sulfur raining down from heaven, whom Jesus said would rise in the judgment and condemn some of the people of Israel who rejected him. That being true, it cannot be said that the ancient peoples, cities, and nations that were uprooted and destroyed have had their names blotted out forever and ever. No, those ancients may have been killed as enemies of God but they did not suffer what Revelation calls the second death, which is permanent non-existence. That means that David’s Psalm is actually speaking to the future war to be waged at the place called Armageddon. Those who fight against Jehovah’s anointed ones when Christ is standing alongside them in what is known as the parousia will be destroyed and cease to exist forever! Their names will be blotted out of Jehovah’s book of life.
“But Jehovah is enthroned forever; He has firmly established his throne for justice. He will judge the inhabited earth in righteousness; He will render righteous legal decisions for the nations. Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, a secure refuge in times of distress. Those knowing your name will trust in you; you will never abandon those seeking you, O Jehovah.”
Jehovah has always been the Ruler. At no time has God abdicated His throne. In his wisdom, however, the Almighty has allowed a presumptuous angel to rule over the world. It is a temporary allowance. As Paul said, it is God’s will that creation is subjected to futility. It is becoming more and more obvious by the day that human rulers under the influence of the one who Jesus said is the father of the lie and a murderer, otherwise known as Satan the Devil, cannot provide any sort of justice or protection from calamity. Just the opposite.
A time of distress like no other is coming upon the world. Jesus indicated it will be an extinction event pushed by demonic fury. Unless the distress is cut short no one will survive. Praise God for letting us know what is going to happen. Too bad for people who refuse to know Jehovah. Too bad for those exJWs who have allowed themselves to be stumbled. Too bad for the Watchtower that has stumbled millions and brought reproach on the name of Jehovah. In spite of all of that, Jehovah will provide salvation to those who truly trust in Him. Jehovah is true. He is loyal. He will never abandon those who seek him. What does the scripture say? Everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.
Speaking for the dead holy ones and those about to be killed in the future, the ninth Psalm states: “Sing praises to Jehovah, who is dwelling in Zion; make his deeds known among the peoples. For the One who avenges their blood remembers them; He will not forget the cry of the afflicted.”
How is it possible for someone dwelling in Zion to praise God for having their blood avenged? If they are in Zion praising God they would obviously be alive. If they are alive how can they have their blood avenged?
A personal acquaintance of Jesus and one of his favored apostles, Peter, wrote: “Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the undeserved kindness meant for you made a diligent inquiry and a careful search. They kept on investigating what particular time or what season the spirit within them was indicating concerning Christ as it testified beforehand about the sufferings meant for Christ and about the glory that would follow. It was revealed to them that they were ministering, not to themselves, but to you, regarding what has now been announced to you by those who declared the good news to you with holy spirit sent from heaven. Into these very things, angels are desiring to peer.” — 1 Peter 1:10-12
David is not considered one of the prophets, such as Isaiah, Ezekiel, or Jeremiah; but he was a prophet nonetheless. He was inspired by the holy spirit to write concerning the salvation to be revealed during the conclusion. The angels closely followed the life of David. Some, no doubt, were actively involved in protecting him from his many enemies. They are certainly aware of the many Psalms he was inspired to write and are keenly interested in their meaning and fulfillment.
As a prophet, David wrote beforehand about the sufferings of Christ, but also, by extension, the sufferings of those who are in union with Christ during the end phase when Michael actively launches his war against the Devil and his world. Although unknown to himself, David wrote concerning the martyrdom of the remaining ones of the offspring of the woman. Paul revealed that the saints who survive until the presence of the Lord will be resurrected in the twinkling of an eye. They will not sleep in death, not even for a moment. Their transformation from flesh to spirit will be instantaneous and they will be made to stand alongside Christ on Mount Zion. That is how they will be able to petition Jehovah to avenge their blood, about which David sang in the next verse:
“Show me favor, O Jehovah; see my affliction by those hating me, You who raise me from the gates of death, so that I may declare your praiseworthy deeds in the gates of the daughter of Zion, and rejoice in your acts of salvation.”
David came near to death many times. God saved him. However, no human has ever experienced the salvation that will be revealed. Even Jesus died and was buried. David sang about his death too, saying “you will not leave my soul in the Sheol.” However, as already stated, the living saints who see Christ in the parousia will not even go to the grave. They will be miraculously raised from the gates of death to heavenly Zion. Such is the power inherent in the original resurrection of Jesus from the Grave.
Jehovah is the God of justice. Those who refuse to accept the authority of the Kingdom and who even unwittingly agree to the execution of the brothers of Christ will go into the pit of death.
“The nations have sunk down into the pit they made; their own foot has been caught in the net they hid. Jehovah is known by the judgment he executes. The wicked one has been ensnared in the work of his own hands.”
At the present time, some of the most powerful men in the world are working feverishly to destroy the nation-state system. They intend to implement a communistic world government devoid of national systems that provide freedom of speech and religion. The faith espoused by Jehovah’s Witnesses is sure to be banished. Satan has the power to coerce everyone to denounce Jehovah and Jesus, or else! That is the “pit” they are even now excavating. Their utter tyranny and madness will provide the circumstance for Jehovah to intervene and to execute His judgment upon them. The sheer audacity of the Jehovah haters is what will bring about their downfall.
“The wicked will retreat toward the Grave, all the nations who forget God. But the poor will not always be forgotten; nor will the hope of the meek ever perish. Rise up, O Jehovah! Do not let mortal man prevail. May the nations be judged in your presence. Strike them with fear, O Jehovah, let the nations know that they are only mortal men.”
Jesus foretold that all the nations will be made to stand before his throne for the judgment. He likened it to a shepherd separating sheep and goats. The goats will receive the same judgment as the Devil. The meek, sheeplike Christians who support Jesus’ brothers during their distress, will receive the promised salvation. The first inhabitants of the new world will one and all sing the praises of Jehovah with all their hearts.