¶ The knitting together of a body, soul, and spirit in the womb of a woman, is such a masterpiece of God’s grand design that it cannot be deemed as anything but a miraculous wonder; God-made, Godlike, and God-sent! Even in all of the fragility, innocence, dependence, and vulnerability of a newborn babe dwells the image and likeness of Almighty God (Genesis 1:26,27), and, when birthed on earth, is meant to be nothing less than an outshining of God’s own Image and Likeness. (v 26 & 27) There is no greater display of God’s Power on earth than a newborn child. And of this “babe and suckling”, the Lord goes on to say that, “…out of its mouth He will ordain a strength that will bring to nothing the enemy and the avenger.” …which brings us into a Deep Fetch of Psalm VIII, beginning with verse 2 and taking it to verse 1:
2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength, because of Your enemies, that You might still the enemy and the avenger.
¶ I must add emphasis, saying, ” Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained a strength that will bring down to nothing the hard graft of the enemy and the deadly dealings of the avenger.” v.2,wcv …for the enemy of God and man alike is a grifter, and hard at grifting graft, he is.
For, says David in verse 2, “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings the Lord has Ordained a Strength that will bring him down.”
“Of the mouth of babes and sucklings…” now that is a mouth full (pun intended) worth meditating on, which, as I said, brings us into a Deep Fetch of Psalm VIII.
1 <<To the chief Musician upon the Gittite Harp. A Psalm of David.>>
O LORD our Lord, how excellent is Your Name in all the earth! You, who have set Your glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained a strength that will bring down to nothing the hard graft of the enemy and the deadly dealings of the avenger.
¶ Focusing first on verse 1, let us step back for a moment into the Genesis of Creation when the Lord “…set His Glory above the heavens.” An account so miraculous, massive, immeasurable, and grandeur that it is totally bewildering and inapprehensible to the darkly veiled mind of today’s unregenerate man. The creation of the heavens and the earth, along with the creation of a man and a woman being placed in the very heart of it, a garden of perfection known as Eden, is so far-fetched and bewildering to the darkly veiled mind of modern man, not to mention, all of it taking place in just 6 days, that he would rather turn from the Truth and chooses instead, to live out his life as a devised fable. (2 Timothy 4:4)
¶ There are no words in any language to give us a picture of what the miraculous wonder of Creation looked like when in the process of unfolding, and though all of created mankind not only beholds the completion of it with their very own eyes but literally lives out their lives in the very midst of it. How strange that only a few ever come to acknowledge that the heavens beneath which they live and the earth upon which they walk, as well as themselves, are gifts from God.
¶ The denial of our Creator is but a testimony of the staggering heights to which the arrogance of fallen man has risen, and the bottomless abyss into which his understanding has descended.
¶ Now for the Lord Himself to behold his own magnificent creation where nothing existed the day before was, in itself, Perfect Praise to Him, their Creator, as He, at the end of each day of creation, sat back, as it were, and “…saw that it was good.” (approving of and enjoying His own miraculous wonders)(Genesis 1:10,12,18,21,25)
¶ After the Six Days of stunning wonders in which He set the Heavens with all its luminaries and the Earth with all her wonders in place, suspending them in a vast and weightless realm, hanging them upon nothing, setting them all on a perfect voyage; the earth, the sun, the moon, and the stars moving about the heavens in the flawless array of His glory, He did, to His own great delight, with the finishing touch of the Master’s Hand, create a man and a woman in His own Likeness, saying, if you will, “Here, this is all yours.” (Genesis 1:26,27,28) Then, on the Seventh Day, as He “rested” “…the stars began to sing, the heavens began to rejoice…and all the sons of God shouted for joy.” …praising their creator, Almighty God, with Perfect Praise for being a part of such a newly created miraculous wonder. (Job 38:7) Can you even imagine being there?
¶ So does the creation of each and every newborn babe rival the creation of the heavens and the earth in the sense that each newborn child, in a manner of speaking, is gifted with a destiny, a world, and even a universe of their own. Every newborn babe is a miraculous wonder in itself, and if ” Brought up in the admonition of the Lord….and trained up in the way that it should go…will bring to nothing the hard graft of the enemy and the ominous scenarios and deadly dealings of the avenger.” (Gen.18:19, Eph.6:4, Pr. 22:6, Ps.8:2) “Lo, children are man’s heritage from the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man, so are children in their youth. Happy, strong, and blessed is the man that has his quiver full of them. If trained up in the admonition of the Lord, not only will they will never cower, but they shall undauntingly destroy the enemy if he throws so much as a shadow upon their father’s gate.” (Psalm 127:3,4,5)wcv
¶ The creation of a newborn infant is, like the creation of the heavens and the earth, in itself, a Perfect Praise unto its Creator, the Lord God Almighty. Every sound, smile, and tear begot by that innocent bundle of prodigious perfection until it reaches the age of reason is Perfect Praise unto the Lord. Let me go on to say that, when we, who were once newborn babes ourselves, become newborn babes again, by being Born Again, begin to acknowledge our Creator with thanksgiving, praise, and worship, along with leading lives that are in accordance with His will and pleasing in His sight, the Might and Power of the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, moves in, and issues out of us in Ordained Strength on our behalf, and the behalf of others. Our lives, in turn, become a Perfect Praise. Perfect Praise produces Strength unimaginable because in it resides all the Power of God; For “The Lord Himself inhabits the praises of His people.”(Psalm 22:3)
¶ Instead of Deeply Fetched this is a bit far-fetched, but I’m going to go ahead with it; if just half of the people in the United States today would fall to their knees in repentance and then lift up their hands in Perfect Praise with the sincerity and FAITH of a child and worship Jesus the Christ and His Holy Name, thanking the Father, Almighty God, for the great deliverance brought to earth by His Miraculous Wonder, Emmanuel (God With Us), the Son of David, the Son of Man, the Son of God, Jesus Christ Himself, the wars, the persecution, the perversions, the crimes, the sorcery and witchcraft of the drug trade along with all of the shenanigans of Satan’s Strange Children would simply begin to disappear into thin air; but according to the Scriptures, that’s not about to happen (2 Timothy 3:2,3,4). Or would it? If such a thing did take place would this nation, in respect, become a refuge for the righteous to war against the AntiChrist until the Lord returns? Whichever it may be, until these ongoing battles are brought to an end by the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, Almighty God Himself will continue to “…Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings ordain a Mighty Strength because of His enemies….(an Ordained Strength) that will bring to nothing the hard graft of the devilish grifter and the deadly dealings of the avenger. V.2 Yes, out of Perfect Praise issues an Ordained Strength that brings Satan and his hoards to nothing.
¶ Just how does Almighty God ordain Strength out of a babe and a suckling that would bring to nothing the relentless rage of the enemy and the deadly dealings of the avenger? ….by the birth of a newborn Babe!
The Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ is a perfect example of the birth of an Ordained Strength in a newborn Child, a babe, and suckling.
Just as Perfect Praise ascended to His Father in heaven from the life of Emmanuel’s thirty-three years on earth, so did Emmanuel’s Ordained Strength turn the world upside down. Should not Perfect Praise, likewise, ascend from our lives on earth to our Father in heaven as we follow suit?
Thus, we return to verse 1:
1 <<To the chief Musician upon the Gittite Harp. A Psalm of David.
O LORD our Lord, how excellent is Your Name in all the earth! You, who have set Your glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings You have ordained a Strength, because of Your enemies, that will bring to nothing the hard graft of the devilish grifter and the ominous scenarios and deadly dealings of his avenging thugs.
3 When I consider Your heavens, and the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have ordained,
4 What am I, a man, that you are even mindful of me, that You would visit me?
¶ Oh, but how You have, for You knew me before You formed me in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5)…and when it was my time, You sent me from the heavenly, celestial Keeper of Souls to the earth below:
Yes, I sailed upon a silver sea
Into time out of eternity
On a voyage of nine celestial months
I was knit in the warmth of the womb,
Then on an April morn, I was born
Into the misty blue
Atmosphere of the Glory of God
On Buckeye Avenue,
That I, from a babe and suckling,
might come to honor You; ©wc
5 You Lord, (came the same, but of a Virgin Birth). You, Emmanuel, came from glory crowned with honor to make Yourself like us, a little lower than the angels,
¶ We do not have a Kinsman Redeemer that has not experienced our plights and our dilemmas firsthand, for from the cradle to the cross He was put in every pickle, fix, and mess, known to man, suffering not only the same but suffering far outside the boundaries of what we can even imagine, yet unlike us, when tried and tempted He did not sin. Quite to the contrary, He took the sin of all mankind upon Himself, nailed it to an Old Rugged Cross, and said, “IT’S FINISHED.” He was pure, strong, and perfect unto death, and by the Sovereign Blood He shed on that Old Rugged Cross delivered our poor and pitiful hides from the captivity of the Strong Man that he might call us His brother and His sister, His kin. (Hebrews 2:10,11,14) Now you tell me; what kind of Love is that?
He Loved us so much “…that it behooved Him to be made like us, in all things, except for sin, that He might be a merciful and faithful Kinsman Redeemer, and Mediator in all things having to do between us and our Father, almighty God.” (Hebrews 2:17)
¶ I find it quite amazing that David, by the Spirit of Revelation, knew all of this one thousand years before the holy “Babe” was born in a manger.
David goes on to give us His reason for doing so in Verse 6.
6 That You, O Lord, might restore to us the godly ability to reign (maintain Godly stewardship) in Your stead, placing in our hands all the dominion that is under Your feet.
7 From the wild beasts of the fields and the forests to the sheep, the cattle, and the oxen of the pasture,
8 From the birds of the air to the fish and miraculous wonders that fare in the deep.
9 O LORD, our Lord, how powerful, famous, gallant, noble, and glorious is Your Name in all the earth.
You LORD, who “…Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings, because of Your enemies, still (to this day) ordains a Mighty Strength ….(an Ordained Strength) that will bring to nothing the hard graft of the enemy and the deadly dealings of the avenger. V.2 wcv
….an Ordained Strength birthed out of Perfect Praise! Holiness unto the Lord!
¶ A thing worthy of note, I do believe, is an excerpt from a book entitled Mountains in the Midst, written by Frank W. Boreham in 1909 which states;
¶ We fancy that God can only manage His world through the big battalions (battles) of life when all the while He is doing it through the beautiful babies that are being born into the world. When a wrong wants righting (Abraham Lincoln), or a truth wants preaching (David Wilkerson), or a continent, or a nation wants opening or founded (Abraham & Sarah), (George Washington), God sends a baby into the world to do it. When a world needed saving where did we find the Savior? In a manger. A baby was born in the heart of the Roman Empire, the Great Roman Empire, that made people shake and tremble, would crumble and fall, but that baby would become a man, and through the Ordained Strength of His life, death, and resurrection, would birth a Kingdom that would never end! – Frank W. Boreham, Mountains in the Midst, 1909. (my editing & comments added)
For unto us a Child has been born, unto us a Son has been given. The government shall be upon his shoulder and his Name shall be called Miraculous Wonder, Counsellor, All Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the eternal increase of His government and peace, there will be no end. From the Set Throne of David (right here on this earth), He will rule over His Kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of HOSTS (the Creator of the heavens and the earth) will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6,7)
“Upon the Set Throne of David…a Baby born in a manger two thousand years ago will come to rule and reign upon the earth.” What a legacy! What a legacy this Ruddy Little Shepherd Boy left from living only seventy years upon the earth! Among the many astounding things that David, was, he was indeed a Seer and a Prophet’s Prophet! He was indeed, A Man After God’s Own Heart.”
ALL IN TIME ©Annah Callery & Will Callery
How we do thank You, O LORD God of heaven and earth, that You have“…Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings, because of our enemies, ordained a Mighty Strength ….(an Ordained Strength) that, if taken hold of, will bring to nothing the hard graft of the enemy and the deadly dealings of the avenger. V.2 wcv –
Ordained Strength is birthed out of Perfect Praise! Holiness unto the Lord!
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