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Psalm 133

the fourteenth Aliyah Psalm of ascent

"together in unity"

1

How good and pleasant it is

    when God’s people live together in unity!

2

It is like precious oil poured on the head,

    running down on the beard,

running down on Aaron’s beard,

    down on the collar of his robe.

3

It is as if the dew of Hermon

    were falling on Mount Zion.

For there the Lord bestows his blessing,

    even life forevermore.


When the Jewish people made their Aliyah ascent up to the top of the Temple Mount, they began singing these words. Notice this Psalm represents the whole of Israel’s people. From those people/tribes of Israel in the North (represented by the dew of Hermon), as those residing around Mount Hermon! We then get a reference to the “Precious Oil” to the Tribes of Israel in the middle of the Nation in its most fertile grounds from where the precious olive oil came from. “Aaron” represents the 2 million people that came into the land from the south through Aaron,  who lead them out of the wilderness and into the Promised Land populating all 12 tribes of Israel, particularly those in the south. Following this, they have a Nation and a Temple on Mount Zion at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. At each of the required festivals, this Psalm was sung by the multitudes, perhaps, lead by the large group of priestly singers in charge of temple worship and songs. Can you imagine being there in the unity of all the tribes and ending your song with these words: 


“For there the Lord bestows his blessing,

    even life forevermore.”!!!


It makes me think of Jesus coming back and reclaiming the Temple Mount and establishing the new Kingdom on Earth… “For there the Lord will truly bestow His blessing, even life forevermore”!!! 


I pray we all join up there together one day to enjoy His blessings forevermore!!! Join me in believing in Jesus as the Savior of the world; your/my personal Savior who died for our sins and thus we gain this blessed life we can share in unity together with God forevermore! 

Amen and Amen


In Jesus’ Strong Name,

Pastor John Slotten

Uncommon Journey REading schedule

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October 10th: 1 Kings Part One: 1 Kings 1-11
"United Kingdom"
by Associate Pastor Bruce Komassa


October 17th: 1 Kings Part Two: 1 Kings 12-22
"A Divided Kingdom - A Look at Elijah"
by Pastor John Slotten


October 24th: 2 Kings Part One: 2 Kings 1-17
"A Divided Kingdom"
by Pastor John Slotten


 October 31st: 2 Kings Part Two: 2 Kings 18-25
"The Surviving Kingdom - A Look at Elisha"
by Kody Burg


November 7th: Psalms 112 & 113 Summary Part 1
"The Praise and Blessing Psalms"
by Associate Pastor Bruce Komassa


November 14th: Psalms 91 & 120-134 Summary Part 2
"Psalm of Prayer & Aliyah Worship Ascent Psalms" 
by Jess Burg & Pastor John Slotten


November 21st: Psalms 12, 13, 22, and 23 Summary Part 3
"The Struggles and Laments Within the Psalms"
by Brenda Slotten


 November 28th: Daniel 1-8 Part 1
"Dreams, Downfall, & Deliverance"
by Pastor John Slotten


December 5th: Daniel 9-12 Part 2
"Vision, Prayer, and the Future"
by Associate Pastor Bruce Komassa


December 12th: Jeremiah 1-29 Part 1
"Jeremiah's Call for Judah's Warning"
by Pastor John Slotten


December 19th: Jeremiah 30-33 Part 2
"Jeremiah Points Us to Jesus"
by Pastor John Slotten


December 24th: Merry Christmas! Luke 1-2:14
"The Coming of Jesus: Our Savior is Born"
by Pastor John Slotten


December 25th: Luke 2:15-20
"The Messiah is Born - Let's Go See"
by Pastor John Slotten


 December 26th: Luke 3-9
"Jesus' Amazing Ministry Begins"
by Pastor John Slotten

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