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Psalm 71

Soul-winning in The Psalm of the Senior Saint

Theme: 'Thy Righteousness' (5) times in the Psalm

The Righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ is imputed to the believer "He is our righteousness". "Abraham believed God and it was counted unto him for righteousness" (Genesis 15:6). "But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus who is made unto us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption" (I Corinthians 1:30). "The Senior Saint's life purpose must be the same as the Lord' seek and to save that which is lost."

  1. Praying, Praising, Preparing the Heart by David the Senior Saint (v.1-8)
    1. "In Thee O Lord(Jesus) do I put my trust(faith), let me never be put to confusion." (v.1)
    2. "Deliver me in Thy righteousness, cause me to escape: incline Thy ear unto me and save me." (v.2)
    3. "Be Thou my Strong Habitation" (dwelling place). "Abide in Me..." (v.3a)
    4. "Thou art my Rock" (v.3a) The spiritual Rock that followed them was Christ (I Corinthians 10:4)
    5. "And my Fortress..."(v.3b)
    6. "Thou art my Hope O Lord God..." (v.5a)
    7. "Thou art my Trust from my youth..." (v.5b)
    8. "By Thee have I been held up (Lord Jesus-Hebrews 1:2-Upholding all things...) from the womb" (v.6a)
    9. "Thou art He that took me out of my mother's belly" (v.6b)
    10. "My praise shall be continually of Thee" (v.6c)
    11. "I am as a wonder unto many; but Thou art my Strong Refuge..." (v.7)
    12. "Let my mouth be filled with Thy praise and Thy honor all the day." (v.8)

  2. Praying Concerning Persecutors by David the Senior Saint (v.9-13)
    1. "Cast me not off in the time of my old age" (v.9a)
    2. "Forsake me not when my strength fails" (v.9b)
    3. "For my enemies speak against me" (v.10a)
    4. "They say God has forsaken him (v.11a) Hebrews 13:5-"I will never leave thee nor forsake thee".
    5. "They say persecute and take him for there is none to deliver" (v.11b)
    6. "O God be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help" (v.12)
    7. "Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul..."(v.13)

  3. Practicing Personal Soul-winning/witnessing by David the Senior Saint (v.14-18)
    1. "But I will hope continually, and will yet praise Thee more and more" (v.14)
    2. "My mouth shall show forth Thy righteousness and Thy salvation all the day, for I know not the numbers thereof." (v.15) * (Preach Christ Crucified) Romans 3:21ff
    3. "I will go in the strength of the Lord God" (Luke 11:13 - "How much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?"
    4. "I will make mention of Thy righteousness even of Thine only" (v.16)
    5. "O God Thou hast taught me from my youth and hitherto have I declared Thy wondrous works" (v.17)
    6. "Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O God forsake me not until I have declared Thy strength unto this generation" (v.18)

  4. Praising God for His Righteousness/Revival/Redemption by David the Senior Saint (v.19-24)
    1. Praising God for His Righteousness (v.19)
    2. Personal Revival/Comfort Expected (v.20)
    3. Promising, praising, and singing because of the Lord's Redemption (v.23)
    4. Proclaiming His Righteousness all the day long (v.24)

Rev. Larry Wolfe--Evangelist
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