Meaning, Uses, lessons, and prayer points from psalm 35
Psalms 35 is a psalm of David to entreat God to arise on your behalf to fight for you against your enemies.
It is a very powerful psalm to destroy your enemies. It’s a great psalm for spiritual warfare. Sometimes, the challenges and trials of life become so strong that waging a war with them becomes so tiring.
You feel so confused and so weak and you don’t even know what to do. I have been in situations where all I did was just cry cause I was so scared and so tired and confused but in all God always remained faithful.
All he wanted was just for me to look up and realize that He is always with me no matter what.
You might be going through some challenges that may seem like a nut that’s too hard to crack. The good news however, is that whenever we call him with sincerity of heart he hears us.
Sometimes you need to be desperate in your call. A pastor once said that someone who is in serious need does not feel so relaxed, and eats thrice in a day comfortably.
Have you seen a single woman / man who is desperately in need of a life partner? They go as far as pretending just to fit in with the other person’s expectation just to be able to be married.
Our approach when we are in need is so relaxing that our mouth is saying something but our attitude is saying I don’t want it yet.
I remember a few years ago I said I wanted to get married but my attitude was saying something else.
I didn’t take marriage prayers seriously. Deep down I knew I wasn’t prepared for it but yet my mouth was saying I’m ready for marriage.
Now that I’m truly ready for it my heart and my mind are now one. Studying marriage from the bible and also from believing elders and spiritual books. Etc.
Recommend Preparing for marriage books here.
Psalms 35 is one of those scriptures that you can use to wage war against your enemies.
What is Psalm 35 used for?
Meaning and uses of psalm 35.
Psalm 35 is a spiritual warfare scripture that you can use to entreat God to arise on your behalf against your enemies. One powerful way to use psalm 35 is to cry and scream psalm 35 at the middle of the night with all of your heart.
Psalm 35 KJV – A Prayer against the unjust enemy
Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. Psalms 35:1
Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. Psalms 35:2
Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Psalms 35:3
Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.
Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them. Psalms 35:5
Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them. Psalms 35:6
For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul. Psalms 35:7
Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall. Psalms 35:8
And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. Psalms 35:9
All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him? Psalms 35:10
False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. Psalms 35:11
They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul. Psalms 35:12
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom. Psalms 35:13
I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother. Psalms 35:14
But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: Psalms 35:15
With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth. Psalms 35:16
Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions. Psalms 35:17
I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people. Psalms 35:18
Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause. Psalms 35:19
For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land. Psalms 35:20
Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it. Psalms 35:21
This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me. Psalms 35:22
Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord. Psalms 35:23
Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me. Psalms 35:24
Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up. Psalms 35:25
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonor that magnify themselves against me. Psalms 35:26
Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. Psalms 35:27
And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long. Psalms 35:28
3 important Lessons From Psalm 35
The first lesson to learn from psalm 35 is that there are actually battles of life. 2 Corinthians 10:4 further justifies this:
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
There are strong holds, and there battles. You don’t prepare in battle but you prepare before the battle. As Christians, we should live prepared.
The starting point of living prepared is to live a pure life so that God will hear you whenever you call.
Another way of living prepared is by taking the shield of faith and not letting the word of God depart from your lips but always meditating on it.
The second lesson to learn from the book of Psalm 35 is that God is there to answer whenever you call from your heart.
Many times when we are faced with challenges God is our last hope. When all hope is lost that is when we remember that God is with us.
It’s like a man who hides money somewhere and forgets it. After much struggle he remembers that he had hidden money somewhere.
God should be the first person you run to at all times. Not a relative or a best friend.
Thirdly, Believe and thank God knowing that He has answered your prayers.
At the end of it all David rejoiced and glorified God because he knows that God takes pleasure in the prosperity of his servant psalm 35:28.
Psalm 35 Prayer Points with bible verses
- Oh LORD, take hold of your shield and buckler and stand up for my help. Fight against those that fight against me. Psalms 35:1-2
- Let them be put to shame that seek after my hurt, confound and put to shame those that seek my soul. Psalm 35:4
- Let destruction come upon them unawares, and let him fall into the same pit that he dug for me. Let his evil catch up with him and swallow him. Psalm 35:8
- Oh LORD deliver me from every strong man, and from every spoiler. Psalm 35:10.
- Father, do not let my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me. Psalm 35:19.
- Oh LORD, do not keep silent neither be far from me, stir up yourself, and awake to my judgment. Psalm 35:22-23.
- Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor that magnify themselves against me. Psalm 35:26 AMEN.
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