Psalms Chapter 87 Discussion

  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 87 - 1 year ago
    Psalm 87. When we compare God's foundation in the holy mountains (v. 1); we also see how Satan would want to establish a foothold there we are reminded of Daniel 11:45 and some other verses in that chapter auch as verse 19 discussing fortresses.

    Verse 2 discusses the gates which would protect the outskirts of the city and also the Temple.

    We see the east gate mentioned in Ezekiel 44:2 where Christ will return in the future. That history is intersting as to how it was shut in and kept from intrusion in the past during the Middle Ages. (see history of Saladin).

    The city of God will be where Christ rules in the Millennium and then in all eternity the Heavenly Jerusalem will come down to earth at that location. (v. 3).

    Verses 4 through 6 are indicative of Christ as well; as it is mentioned that a number of nations will recognize the importance of the birth of this unnamed famous person there. Verse 5 indicates further that he will "establish her" which again indicates the future reign there. Verse 6 seems to indicate God's role call; or perhaps the Book of Life or those physically dwelling in Israel in the Millennium (commentaries debate this). It is interesting that Christ is also counted as everyone else in that number.

    The last verse of course could refer to literal springs or it could be figurative. Such verses as Ezekiel 47 show a literal fulfillment. We see the praise of God of music which again would be a future event so that it finally can fulfill the prophecy of being a place of prayer for all nations ( Isaiah 56:7 quoted in Mark and Matthew's gospels).
  • Rick Colombe - In Reply on Psalms 87 - 2 years ago
    Hello Mary. It's obvious to me that you are seeking God, yet you're using "Mary" as your advocate, which is against God's plan for salvation. I grew up in the Catholic Church, and is wasn't until God opened my eyes and heart to His Son Jesus that I was able to see clearly that the only way to the Father is through His Son Jesus. I encourage you to continue reading His Word, while asking God to open your eyes and heart to His Truth.
  • GiGi - In Reply on Psalms 87 - 2 years ago
    Dear Mary,

    I welcome you to this site. I just want to assure you that You can pray to our God directly.

    1 Timothy 2 :5-6 tells us that there is one Mediator between God and man, the Man Jesus Christ, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time."

    Jesus, at the Last Supper, instructed His disciples this way: "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you."

    John 15:16

    And in Hebrews 8:1 it says:

    "Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of throne of the Majesty in the heavens."

    And in Hebrews 7:24 it speaks of the priests of the Old Covenant compared to Jesus' priesthood:

    "Also there were many priests because they were prevented by death from continuing. But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood Therefore He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them."

    Mary, you do not need to pray to Mary or anyone else but God according to these Scriptures. Mary or any other saint would not receive your prayers because they know that Jesus is the only Mediator. They honor only Jesus. We can certainly ask other believers to pray for us, but this is a request we make to those who are still alive in this life. '

    Do not be discouraged, trust in Jesus. Our Great God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, hears all of our prayers and we have Jesus' promise that our prayers are heard and answered by the Father according to His prefect will. Jesus is always making intercession for us to the Father. He is the best and foremost person we are to make our requests known to. The Holy Spirit even helps us in our praying ( Romans 8:26-27)

    Therefore , the whole Godhead works to answer our prayers.

    I encourage you to stay with us and continue learning from God's Word.
  • Hagios1 - In Reply on Psalms 87 - 2 years ago
    Dear Mary Brennan,

    If I may ask, are you Catholic? I am sorry that you are being attacked here. I am not Catholic, but I would welcome you here and I would hope that everyone on this website would welcome you instead of telling you to go somewhere else. How is that showing Godly love? Instead of attacking another person's belief (assuming we know what you believe), why do we not instead take the opportunity to witness Jesus Christ and the gospel message of salvation instead of attacking?

    Please do not be offended by rude comments. I believe that there are many brothers and sisters here (possibly some ex-Catholics) that would love to dialog with you and share Jesus Christ with you.
  • Suze - In Reply on Psalms 87 - 2 years ago
    Hi Mary , in case you didn't realise it , this is a King James Bible site , not a catholic site , I'm sure there must be catholic sites that you would enjoy very much . Hope you find one .
  • Phyllis Walker - In Reply on Psalms 87 - 2 years ago
    Mary is a created being- a sinner in need of a Saviour like you and me. You dare to count her as your Mediator instead of the Son of God who died for you?
  • Mary. Brennan on Psalms 87 - 2 years ago
    Our. Lady. Mary. Please. My. Pray.

    I. have. Problem. With. Friend. aswers.

    For. Pesae. Pray. Happy. In. Life

    Please. Make. Angel. Watch. Over. Me

    Pray. For. Good. Health. Happy. In. My

    Life. I. Have. Faith. You. Our. Lady Marty. Love. From. Mary. . . . . .
  • TJ on Psalms 87 - 2 years ago
    Why is Egypt referred to as "Rahab" in Psalm 87:4 and Psalm 89:10?
  • Tswaledi - In Reply on Psalms 87 - 4 years ago
    elect of God and light to this world King Sellasie I who sits on the throne
  • Ren on Psalms 87 - 5 years ago
    @Ian Zion is the city of David 1 Chronicles 11:5
  • Char on Psalms 87 - 7 years ago
    Verse 7: all My springs are in thee...means...
    all the tools that the singer needs is already within given and provided by God the Holy Spirit.
  • Ian on Psalms 87 - 9 years ago
    Zion is no place on earth, because every ware is corrected. Zion is the place of your mind, in every thing that you do.
  • Gbologa Godwin on Psalms 87 - 11 years ago
    Psalm 87 is one of my favourite chapters in the Bible, i think it speaks about the Earths Rightful Ruler... The King of kings and Lord of lords. The Conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah.
  • HARRY ALLISON on Psalms 87 - 11 years ago
    THERE is an awesome advantage to being a member of CHRIST'S BODY.JESUS IS THE CORNORSTONE.AS all are seeking to GLORIFY JESUS,we are helping each other,in our lacks and our strengths.JESUS LOVES us ENOUGH to call us in AND "BE" HIS.

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