Angels · Praise · Psalm 103

psalm 103… and Easter perspective… part fourteen…

The final piece… part fourteen… of viewing Psalm 103 from an Easter perspective…

Praise the Lord, you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his bidding,
who obey his word.
Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
you his servants who do his will.
Praise the Lord, all his works
everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the Lord, O my soul.
Psalm 103: 20-22
Jesus…
His birth announced by angels in a field…
to unsuspecting shepherds…
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy
that will be for all people. Today in the town of David
a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby
wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of heavenly host appeared
with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth
peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
Luke 2:10-14
Jesus…

reminded His disciples… in the garden of Gethsemane…
angels were waiting… watching… for God’s plan to play out…

“… Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father,
and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?
But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”
Matthew 26:53-54 ESV
Jesus…
His resurrection proclaimed by angels…
to unsuspecting women…
They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men
in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.
…”Why do you look for the living among the dead?
He is not here; he has risen!…”
Luke 24:2-6
Angels… the mighty ones… servants…
who do His bidding… obey His will…
praise His holy name…
Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels,
numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand
times then thousand. They encircled the throne and the
living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang:
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and praise!”
Revelation 5:11-12
The angels… His heavenly hosts…
those who see and know all that goes on in the heavenlies…
have waited and watched God’s plan of salvation…
play out through Jesus…
They know…. they praise…
We’ve seen all His benefits… 
His love… His mercy… His amazing grace…
played out through Jesus…
Those who know… believe…
those who believe… praise…
At His return… ALL will praise…
everyone in His dominion will see His works… 
know He is worthy…
every knee will bow…
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:9-11
The last verse brings us full circle…
The psalmist began by prodding his soul to praise…
naming His benefits… remembering His works…
he he has stirred up plenty of reason to praise…
Praise the Lord… O my soul…
Lord… thank You for all Your benefits…
the many reasons to praise Your holy name…
the revelations of You in the psalms…
never let me be empty of praise for You…

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