Psalm 104 introduction (verses 1-9)

Noahic flood

Coming back to Psa 104, we continue with verses 6 and 7:

Psa 104:6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.

In these poetic words we find the type of the Nohaic flood, please come with me to Gen 7 where we follow the word “deep”.

Gen 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

There are many word links from the Noahic flood forward to the, Assyrian flood, and ultimately the Gogean flood. Please come with me to Psa 124, where we find reference to the flood like invasion of Senacherib and besieging of Hezekiah in Jerusalem:

Psa 124:4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our body:
5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
6 Blessed be Yahweh who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth (Assyrian lions).
7 Our body is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

Senacherib’s inscription in the Taylor Prism which we can still see today, declares in all his pomp and pride – “I have shut up Hezekiah like a bird in a cage”. Yet for all his vain words he could not keep Hezikiah caged against the will of the almighty creator of the heaven and earth.

The symbol is also carried forward to the latter-day Assyrian confederacy that floods Israel in Psa 104. And that is the Gogean confederacy described in Ezk 38, Russia and the European Union, more details of this flood are given in Daniel 11:

Daniel 11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

Again linking in the noahic flood type, the word “overflow” here, is used in Psa 96 – “floods overflow me” (verse 2, 15); in Psa 124 which we just looked at, the same word is translated “overwhelmed” (psa 124:4). Continuing in Daniel…

41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

He first sweeps down the philistine plane through modern day Tel-aviv and Gaza-wiping out much of modern secular Israel-on his way to Egypt.

42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.

Something from the east and north causes Gog to direct his armies towards Jerusalem.

45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

Though he boast himself against the almighty, he will meet his end. Like the Assyrian of old, though the waters come right up the the neck (Psa 69:1), they will not prevail.

seven thunders

For, back in Psa 104,

Psa 104:7 At thy rebuke they (the waters) fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.

Notice it is the thunder that rebukes the latter day Assyrian, Gog. And coming over Apocalypse (Revelation) chapter 10 we see the seven thunders, Judgements on Gogean confederacy and the sea they came out of.

Apoc 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth(the lion of the tribe of Judah-Christ): and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

The details of these things are not written in the Apocalypse-there is a suggestion that these can be found in Psa 29, however I’ve not studied this in detail. I’d be interested if anyone had thoughts on this afterwards. Back in Psa 104:

Psa 104:8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.

As in the Roman invasion of AD 70:

Luke 3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

All flesh is one before Yahweh, pride has no place before his throne.

Psa 104:9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

In this we see the promise to Noah.

Gen 9:11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth (prophetically Israel).
:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

Please come with me to Apocalypse 20, where we see this covenant enforced by the anti-typical cloud of immortalised saints-the rain-bowed angel (Apoc 10). And this Rainbowed angel, verse 3, rebukes the flood and sends it back to the, “Bottomless pit” the abyss, or the “deep” from whence it came. It is bound for a thousand years, until once again, the fountains of the deep are released, verse 7-9. They “go up upon the breadth of the earth (Israel)”, till fire comes down and consumes them. This is the final end of rebellion in the earth.

Coming back to the reign of Christ, please turn with me to 1 Chr 22,

1 Chr 22:9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest (Noah); and I will give him rest (Noah) from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.

The greater Solomon, Christ, will rain of rest from the oppression of the nations around.