LORD, Helper of Your People

LORD, Helper of Your people.

The heathen are in derision.

The wicked one belches up

And so let the ones who trouble your people

See this as a curse:

 

Those who fight against Israel shall be like her

With her vomit.

 

The Prophet had warned.

She’d have been better off in prison.

Yet the trap was set for her

To, to destroy her.

 

LORD, Your people are now at rest.

Your brooks are in the valley of Kidron.

Your people laugh, and your people play

As violence ends in the streets of Israel,

Let Israel now say:

Let those who trouble us end up like her.

Selah.

 

 

 

 

The Poem is inspired by Micah 7.

Especially these verses:

 

10 Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the Lord thy God? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.

A woman harassed the prophet Elijah in this prophecy, and she said to the prophet, “Where is the LORD thy God?” His eyes would behold her. That is, he would see her in person. And she would be trodden down in the streets because she transgressed against the prophet.

 

11 In the day that thy walls are to be built, in that day shall the decree be far removed.

In the day that this happens, Jerusalem’s walls will be built, and the “Decree shall be far removed.” That is the decree to destroy and lay waist Israel; the decree to destroy and plunder all of her work and labor; the decree to put her in prison.

 

12 In that day also he shall come even to thee from Assyria, and from the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and from mountain to mountain.

And so one shall come from Assyria, the nation at war with Israel, from his fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the “River” and from “Sea to sea” and from “Mountain to mountain.” That is, he shall visit the LORD’s people, one by one.

 

13 Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.

This is a curse. Because the people are wicked, the land will be a desolation.

 

14 Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.

There will raise up a shepherd who will feed the people with the rod. That is, he will discipline the people. They will feed in Carmel and Bashan. I think the people who dwell solitarily in the wood will come out of hiding—the Israelites who were being persecuted by Assyria, and they will again feed on the fatness of the land.

 

15 According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things.

The prophet Elijah will be shown marvellous things. For forty years, he will be shown marvellous things.

 

16 The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.

The nations will see this and be confounded at all their strength. The miracles performed by Elijah will leave them with no choice but to believe in God and shut their ears and mouths and be deaf and blind. The reason is because the report of Israel’s victory will reach them, and it will be so shocking that it will deaf them.

 

17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the Lord our God, and shall fear because of thee.

The wicked will lick the dust like a serpent and move out of their holes like worms of the Earth. They will be afraid of God, and shall fear because of Elijah the prophet.

 

18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.

The LORD does not have anger forever, or else the people of Israel would fall away from Him, and stop worshiping Him. Rather, He brings Israel—all of us—justice and peace, and wins our victories for us. That is what the above poem is about, is about Medea being destroyed by her wickedness. She “Belches” forth her vomit, which are her words. Her own words destroy her because she gains success in all that she does, she profits off of lies, only to meet her fate, which is to be trodden down in the streets like mire. What’s important to understand about this, is that people can only profit off of lies for so long. The lies are like vomit. Because when someone tries to fight against the LORD’s people,  they will vomit up all of their wickedness and lies, and be destroyed. There will be no sparring them. They will be at rest, and in prosperity. The LORD is good, and Jesus Christ is the LORD come in the Flesh.

 

19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

The LORD will turn toward us again and have compassion on us. He will “Subdue our iniquities” and will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. That is, He will literally throw our sins into the depths of the sea. How this happens, I don’t know, but it’s a huge influence on Fairyland. I imagine Fairyland being where the sins are cast. Leviathan’s belly, where somehow our sins go, and get swallowed up by him. That is the influence in my poetry, anyway.

 

20 Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.

The LORD will perform the truth to his people, and mercy to the gentiles who are his people. He has sworn to save us, and will, and will lead His people Israel by a shepherd, Israel, so they know how to turn and do what is right. Because they hadn’t been doing what was right. That was why Assyria came up against them.

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