Epistles to the Cyberchurch - Su Min

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From: Su Min
Subject: Psalm 16:10

Hi, I had a nice busy week at Singapore Endoscopic meeting, so have been away from my PowerBook 145. Glad to be back!

Today we look at Psalm 16:10.

The beauty and majesty of the King James Version declares this Messianic prophecy as follows:

I find it fascinating that this passage is referred to by Peter (Acts 2:27) as he spoke and taught to the Jews in the synagogue in Jerusalem at the very first Pentecost experience when the Holy Spirit descended and filled the early Christians. Such power was in his message that about three thousand were added to their number that day (Acts 2:41)

This same passage is referred to by Paul as he spoke and taught to the Jews in the synagogue in Pisidian Antioch (Acts 13:35). We are told that there were many converts and followers (Acts 13:43) but also many who were filled with jealousy (Acts 13:45): The disciples were however, filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit (Acts 13:52).

As David records this Psalm, he is given the prophecy

David sees that the Anointed One will be destined for an encounter with death, that the Holy One would be assigned to hell as a consequence of the sacrifice He made on the cross, on behalf of my sin and your sin, yet this brush with death was not to be a defeat but a victory over death, for Jesus was not to languish all eternity in hell, nor was His body destined for corruption. Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to the grave nor did his body see decay (Acts 2:31). And we know that Jesus, our Saviour, gives us this victory over death, this promise of resurrection and eternal life, if we will accept Him as Lord of our life.

Let us close in prayer.

Love Dad

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