Sing to YAH Who Rides upon the Clouds!

Psalm 68:1-4 AMP … Let God arise, and His enemies be scattered; Let those who hate Him flee before Him. 2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked and guilty perish before [the presence of] God. 3 But let the [uncompromisingly] righteous be glad; let them be in high spirits and glory before God, yes, let them [jubilantly] rejoice! 4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name, cast up a highway for Him Who rides through the deserts{clouds/heavens}—His name is the Lord{YAH}—be in high spirits and glory before Him!

A Song:
HalleluYAH!  HalleluYAH!  HalleluYAH! –Ps 148:1
Sing to  YAH!  Sing to Yah who rides upon the clouds –Jdg 5:4
The Lord is His name – His glory proclaim –Ps 68:34-35, Jdg 5:12
HalleluYAH!  HalleluYAH!  HalleluYAH!
Sing to  YAH!  Sing to Yah who rides upon the clouds
He rains/reigns!  He rains/reigns!  He rains/reigns! 
HalleluYAH!  HalleluYAH!  HalleluYAH! Ps 146:10
He rains/reigns! –Ps 68:8, Jdg 5:4

Singing praises, rejoicing and extolling the Lord – is like casting up a highway – inviting Him into the battle. He will ride upon the “clouds” and cause them to drip rain(prophesy). In His presence prophecy happens – how to achieve victory is prophesied and the battle is fought in heaven before it is fought on earth. His reign – victory is seen in heaven before it actually happens on earth. In Psalm 68 and Judges 5(Deborah) the rain brings instructions on how to fight and win the battle! Also note how the singing/extolling/acknowledgement of the Lord as King(submitting to His rule) brings the rain/reign of victory to earth! –Jdg 5:20-21

=>Singing Hallelu YAH is a call for the Lord to shine forth(rise like the dawn) in power and victory on behalf of His people!
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Word Study
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Psalm 148:1 KJV … Praise ye the LORD! Praise ye the LORD from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights!
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Psalm 146:10 KJV … The LORD shall reign forever––Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise ye the LORD!

From NetBible Ps 148:1Ps 146:10

  • Hallelu[01984] = shine forth
  • YAH[03050] = proper name of the Lord
  • * Praise ye the Lord = Hallelu YAH
    => Hallelu YAH = a call for the Lord to “shine forth”

Psalm 68:3-4, 7-10 NKJV … But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly. 4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him.

From NetBible Ps 68:4

  • extol[05549] = lift up a song, cast up a highway/way

7 O God, when You went out before Your people{in battle}, when You marched through the wilderness, 8 The earth shook; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 9 You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, whereby You confirmed Your inheritance, when it was weary. 10 Your congregation dwelt in it …

From NetBible Ps 68:7

  • went forth before Your people = lead your people into battle –Jdg 4:14
  • * marched through the wilderness{desert} = describes how the God of Sinai marched across the desert regions to do battle with Sisera and his Canaanite army –Jdg 5:4

From NetBible Ps 68:8Jdg 5:4

  • heavens/clouds dropped/dripped[05197] = prophesy, preach, discourse by inspiration
  • * tells how the God of Sinai came in the storm and annihilated the Canaanite forces led by Sisera. The presence of allusion does not mean, however, that this is a purely historical reference. The psalmist is describing God’s typical appearance as a warrior in terms of his prior self-revelation as ancient events are reactualized in the psalmist’s experience.

Psalm 68:32-35 AMPC … Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praises to the Lord! Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
33 [Sing praises] to Him Who rides upon the heavens{clouds}, the ancient heavens; behold, He sends forth His voice, His mighty voice. 34 Ascribe power and strength to God; His majesty is over Israel, and His strength and might are in the skies{clouds}. 35 O God, awe-inspiring, profoundly impressive, and terrible are You out of Your holy places; the God of Israel Himself gives strength and fullness of might to His people. Blessed be God!

From NetBible Ps 68:33

  • * His voice “thunders”

From NetBible Ps 68:34

  • Psalm 29:1-3, 11 AMPC … Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of the mighty, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Give to the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness or in holy array{attire}. 3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is upon many (great) waters. …
    … 11 The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
  • 1 Chronicles 16:29 AMP … Ascribe to the Lord the glory and honor due His name; Bring an offering [of thanksgiving], and come before Him; Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness{holy attire}. 30 Tremble [reverently] before Him, all the earth; The world is firmly established, it will not be moved. 31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; and let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”

    From NetBible 1Chr 16:29

  • Deuteronomy 32:2-3 AMPC … My message shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the light rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb. 3 For I will proclaim the name [and presence] of the Lord. Concede and ascribe greatness to our God.
  • Hosea 6:3 NASB … So let us know{acknowledge}, let us press on to know{acknowledge} the LORD. His going forth{coming to rescue} is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering[03384] the earth.

    From NetBible  Hos 6:3Ps 32:8 & Ps 86:11

    • rain watering/teach[03384] = to shoot arrows, to throw water, rain, to flow as water, to instruct, to point out (as if by aiming the finger)
      => To those who press on to know and acknowledge the Lord with an undivided{pure} heart, He will come like rain to water/teach personally. They will see “eye to eye”, with “the eyes of His dove”(Song 4:1, 1:15,5:12;Ps 32:8;Ps 86:11)
  • Deuteronomy 33:26 AMPC … There is none like God, O Jeshurun [Israel], Who rides through the heavens to your help and in His majestic glory through the skies{clouds}.

    From NetBible Dt 33:26

    • majestic glory[01346] = a rising up of sovereignty, excellence
      * from [01342] = to rise up, grow up, be exalted in triumph

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Related:
Doves Eyes and an Undivided Heart{prayer}

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