Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.
What should I learn from this chapter?
- There is a pattern similar to the last days.
God’s Final Triumph is at Jesus’ Second Advent to earth after the tribulation, on (literally or figuratively) (the Jewish feast of) Yom Kippur when the Jews are gathered back, once again, to Israel and Jerusalem. It will be the beginning of the One Thousand year reign of Jesus on earth which is the Millennium.
Folly of the Godless, and God’s Final Triumph – To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
It Begins With The Tribulation:
Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
- Humor: Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
- Humor: Know God, know peace. No God, no peace.
- Why is this one called a “fool”? The definition of a fool is a person who has a misconception of reality not understanding the value of one thing over another. A person who does not believe in God will give value to things which have no meaning.
Psalm 14:1 They are corrupt, they have done abominable works,
There is none who does good.
Psalm 14:2 The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
Psalm 14:3 They have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt;
There is none who does good, No, not one.
- Note: there are no believers left on earth after the rapture leaving the entire world corrupt. The tribulation immediately follows the rapture.
Psalm 14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And do not call on the Lord?
- Joseph’s brothers ate bread while Joseph called out for mercy.
Psalm 14:5 There they are in great fear, for God is with the generation of the righteous.
- The betrayal of the Jews by the Antichrist’s broken peace treaty and his intent to annihilate them leave the remnant hiding in great fear.
- God is with the generation of the raptured righteous in heaven during the tribulation.
Psalm 14:6 You (the Antichrist) shame the counsel of the poor,
But the Lord is his refuge.
AT THE END OF THE TRIBULATION THE AFFLICTED CRY OUT FOR JESUS:
- Zechariah 12:10 Mourning for the Pierced One – “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
- Hosea 5:15 I will return again to My place Till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.”
Psalm 14:7 Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
(Lit. Who will give out of Zion the salvation of Israel?)
- Note: there is a double meaning in verse seven: Jesus’ name in Hebrew means “Salvation”. This verse could be written: “Oh, that the Jesus of Israel would come out of Zion!”
- When the Lord brings back the captivity of His people (Or His captive people),
Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
- The remnants of Jews hiding for their life in terror are ALL believers by the end of the seven year tribulation when Jesus returns to earth.
- Their Salvation is Jesus.
Jesus returns to set up His kingdom on earth and the Jewish people act as His priests during His 1,000 year reign.