Hi, my name is John David Vasquez, and I’m a worship pastor here in Austin, Texas. I also serve as the director of Heart Of David Austin. Welcome to God Today. I want to share with you today some thoughts out of Psalm 22:3 and Psalm 2, and we’re also going to take a look at Ephesians as well. There’s a promise in Scripture that I absolutely love. In Psalm 22:3 it says, “You are holy, enthroned on the praises of your people.” Now this has become a life verse for me. What it’s saying is that God, You are holy, You’re set apart. One of the ways that I like to look at it is, You’re better than anything else that we could ever experience or understand or believe in, God, You’re completely better than anything else. You’re not just separate. You’re completely better than anything else, and You are enthroned upon, or some people have translated as ‘dwell’ or ‘inhabit’ on the praises of Your people.
In that Hebrew word, ‘praise’, is the Hebrew word ‘tehillah’, which is the authentic love song of the heart. But what I really want to focus on in this scripture is the word ‘enthrone’, which is the Hebrew word, ‘yashab’, which has the context of someone who picks up all of their belongings and moves to take permanent residence in a new place. That’s what that word ‘yashab’ means. And so what the Scripture is telling us is that God picks up all of where He’s from, heaven. He grabs the signs, the wonders, the miracles, the healings, the breakthroughs, the provision, and He moves it into your love song. I love that.
And one of the things I love about the way that we’ve translated is that word ‘enthrone.’ Just think about that for a second. Like, what is a throne, but the seat of government for a King’s kingdom? And God says, I choose to make the place I rule My cosmic government from is your authentic love song, your praise. So He’s seated upon your praise, ruling the universe. I love that thought ,and I want to connect it real quick to Psalms chapter two; it’s a beautiful psalm. It says, “Why do the nations rage? Why do the people plot a vain thing? They conspire against the Lord and his anointed one.” And then it goes on to say in verse four, it says, “but the One who is ‘yashab’ed in heaven, laughs.” I love this verse. I love this verse because it’s using that same word, ’yashab’ or enthroned, saying that, you know the enemies of God are plotting all of these things against God, which is foolish in and of itself. And God reinforces that idea by saying the One who is ‘yashab’, the One who is enthroned in heaven, laughs. But check this out: What is He enthroned upon? According to Psalms 22:3, He’s enthroned upon your praise. So when we begin to lavish God with our love song, with our affections, we’re actually creating the very throne that He sits on and laughs at the enemy from, but what I’m going to take it even a little bit further.
In the book of Ephesians, it says that we’re seated with Him in heavenly places. So the visual image I like in this is that, you know, when we sing our love songs and we begin to worship God, we begin to enthrone Him and enthrone Him with our praise. He sits down on His throne that we’ve created with our affections and we get to, to sit with Him and both have a laugh at the plans of the enemy, because we know that no weapon formed against us shall prosper, that God is Supreme in all that He does. Listen, when you begin to lift up your love song to Jesus, you begin to enthrone the King of the universe and establish His government over every scheme and plan of the enemy.
So I just want to encourage you today through this prayer: Father God, help us to understand the significance of our love song and how it enthrones You over every situation that we find ourselves in, and remind us that all of the plans of the enemy are laughable to You, and that we’re seated with You in heavenly places, enjoying a laugh together at the plans of the enemy. We love You. We bless You. We honor You, in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.