Psalm 110:3 says, Your people will offer themselves willingly in the day of Your warfare, in the splendor of their consecration. Your young men will be to You like the dew from the womb of the dawn. In the day of the Lord’s warfare in His heavenly ministry He needs to be watered and refreshed by the dew. The ones who offer themselves willingly to the Lord become something refreshing to Him, and their consecration is not in vain but it is beautiful, splendid, and so precious to the Lord. We want to be those produced as the dew in the womb of the dawn for refreshing Christ in His fight to defeat Satan and terminate this age.
Your people will offer themselves willingly
Today Christ is in His heavenly ministry fighting to destroy His enemies and end this age – Christ today still needs a footstool. In the day of His warfare we can offer ourselves willingly to the Lord in the splendor of our consecration. This is optional – it is voluntary; it is not mandatory or forcefully. We just open, offer ourselves freely to the Lord, and willingly give ourselves to Him. Even in the degradation of the church, there are some who offer themselves willingly to the Lord in the beauty, the splendor of their consecration.
“Lord Jesus, I still love You!” was something uttered by brother John Nelson Darby one day when he was in his old age, as he was living a life in the principle of, “O the joy of having nothing, being nothing, seeing nothing, but a living Christ in glory, and His interest here on earth“. Thousands throughout history offered themselves freely to the Lord, and it is our priviledge and our opportunity to grasp and make us of today that we would willingly consecrate to Him for His purpose. We love the Lord, we love His interest here on earth, and we want Him to return – we need to consecrate ourselves afresh to Him today.
the splendor of their consecration
We offer ourselves to the Lord in the splendor of our consecration – this word “splendor” is translated also as “adornment”. The splendor of our consecration is our adornment. We need to be adorned by daily offering ourselves willingly to the Lord – this will beautify us, adorn us, with a divine and heavenly splendor. To the world it may mean nothing – they may even consider it as a waste; to the Lord it is the splendor and adornment of consecration, something so refreshing to Him. May we choose to be adorned with much consecration, much freewill offering of ourselves to Him, to become precious in His sight and refreshing in the day of His warfare.
like the dew from the womb of the dawn
Every poetical expression in this verse is full of meaning and implications. Our willing consecration is like the dew coming from the womb of the dawn to water and refresh the Lord. Christ enjoys seeing the splendor of those who willingly offer themselves to Him and He is watered by their consecration. This consecration is like “the dew from the womb of the dawn” which may imply that we need to rise up early in the morning to spend time with the Lord and enjoy Him personally. If we don’t wake up early to spend time with Him we may miss the opportunity to be produced as the dew from the womb of the dawn.
We know that Christ is all-inclusive, He is the Victor, He has passed through such a marvelous process, and He has accomplished so much – yet here we see that He likens Himself to a plant that needs the mild, soft, and gentle dew. We need to see that even our time with the Lord in the morning is NOT ONLY for our own watering, nourishment, and enjoyment – it is for the Lord to be refreshed and watered. He is fighting today, and He needs our fresh consecration every morning to refresh Him and cause Him to lift up His head in victory. If we are those who voluntarily ourselves to Christ as an offering we are a young man likened to the dew from the womb of the dawn to refresh Christ.
Lord Jesus, we want to be the dew conceived and produced by the womb of the morning for You to be watered and refreshed. We love You, Lord, and we want to offer ourselves willingly to You today. Lord, we refresh our consecration to You right now, giving You more ground in our being by faith. May we be adorned with the splendor of our consecration and may You be refreshed with our willing offering. Lord, we want to water You and refresh You in the day of Your warfare!
References and Further Reading
- Sharing inspired from the Life-study of the Psalms (pp. 433-435), as quoted in the Holy Word for Morning Revival on the Crystallization-Study of Psalms (2), week 17 – become a fan on Facebook for more updates;
- Recommended reading: Psalm 110:3 note 3, and, seeing the highest revelation of Christ and willingly consecrating ourselves to Him;
- Buy the Morning Revival on Psalms (Crystallization-Study, part 2) online;
- Hymns on this topic:
# Oh! the joy of having nothing, / Being nothing, seeing nothing / But a living Christ in glory.
# I offer now without reserve / All that I am and all I have / Thy purpose to fulfill.
# Moments with You, / How affectionate! / Now I seize this opportunity to say / That I love You.
- Picture source: fresh dew in the morning.