Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51:12.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says

After David sinned he ran to Me to be cleansed and he prayed, “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation (Yeshuah).” And this is what I did for you in Jesus, for His Name as first told in Hebrew is “Yeshuah,” which simply means “Salvation.”

Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20-21.

In Him, I cleansed you of all sin and I restored to you the joy of Salvation, eternal Salvation.

In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,  “Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, good will towards men.” Luke 2:8-14.

The strife between us, the division caused by sin, was over. My plans of shalom and not evil, a future and a hope had been realized for you in Jesus. I had restored to you the JOY of My Salvation.

Then you will say on that day, “I will give thanks to You, O LORD; for although You were angry with me, your anger is turned away, and You comfort me. Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for the LORD God is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.” Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation. Isaiah 12:1-3.

With joy you shall draw water, the living water of the Spirit, from the springs of Salvation (Yeshuah, Jesus). Come if you are thirsty and drink, without cost, and overflow with the joy of your Salvation.

Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. John 7:37-39.

Come share your Master’s joy!

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ Matthew 25:21.

In Jesus I have anointed you with the oil of joy, for it may surprise you, but that is why He is your Messiah and Christ, both of which mean the anointed One.

But of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of joy above Your companions.” Hebrews 1:8-9; Psalm 45:7.

And My joy is your strength, your strength and your song, for I have become for you your Salvation. And to understand this you have to understand what David was seeking from Me in Psalm 51, for I have answered all he asked for and more in Jesus. How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news, who announce shalom peace and bring good news of glad tidings of Salvation! Isaiah 52:7.

And Psalm 51 begins with an introduction for you of for whom and by whom it was composed. It is “For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.” It is the song to Me, a song to be sung before My ark of the testimony in David’s tent, the tabernacle of praise. 1 Chronicles 25. It is the call of repentance and hope of one who has sinned grievously against Me out of the weakness of the flesh who knows My purity and justice but also understands My heart of merciful love. He is asking to be restored from the brokenness of sin to the fullness of redemption and beyond to perfect joy in Me, His Savior who shows him My Yeshuah. Psalm 91:15-16 (“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation.”)

And Psalm 51 begins with a call to My grace. “Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” Psalm 51:1-2.

Learn from David, a man after My own heart, when he sinned he did not hide from Me like Adam and Eve had done. He knew My grace and My unconditional love (chesed), so instead of running away and  hiding, he ran to Me and asked for Me to cleanse him, to wash him thoroughly from his iniquity and sin.

If we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:7-9.

He asked Me to clean him out of all that would be a dividing line between him and Me. He wanted My fellowship, as he wrote at another time, more than life.

And he did not blame others as Adam had done. He did not blame Me or Bathsheba, as Adam had done. He acknowledged his sin.

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against You, You only, I have sinned and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified when You speak and blameless when You judge. Psalm 51:3-4.

And then he identifies the problem, it is in his nature by the corruption of the seed by Adam which went down to all his descendants—a spirit dead to Me and alive to sin that only I could change by a new birth. David had My Word and the sacrificial lamb, the shadow of Jesus, but he longed for the day when the true Lamb would come and he would have a new spirit freed of corruption, as I have done for all of you now in Jesus.

David also wrote Psalm 22 and, in that Psalm, he exactly prophesies the death of Jesus, as He died for our sins upon the cross. And right after Psalm 22 comes David’s Psalm 23 which speaks of the Good Shepherd, the risen Jesus.

Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21.

David speaks of hyssop and being clean, he is recalling that the blood of the first Passover lamb was applied to the homes with hyssop.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom. Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness, let the bones which You have broken rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities. Psalm 51:5-9.

And then he speaks of the new birth, creating a clean heart, and a new spirit able to keep My laws steadfastly.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Psalm 51:10-11.

This later was foretold by the prophet Ezekiel, of the cleansing with the waters of baptism, and how I would replace your stony heart with a new soft heart and put My Spirit in your spirit and write My law of love on and pour My love into your heart.

Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. Ezekiel 36:25-27.

And next he spoke out the call for the Messiah, the call for the anointing with the oil of joy, the call for the restoration of all you had lost through Adam’s sin unto death. A cry for salvation. A call for One to save you from your sins.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51:12.

And what would that restoration do? Just what it did to the disciples of Jesus after His resurrection, ascension, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit—turn him into a witness by the power sent from on High.

Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners will be converted to You. Psalm 51:12.

He needed a deliverer, a redeemer, to rescue him from the realm of darkness into My own marvelous light. And I have answered that prayer in Jesus. I have redeemed you. Your sins are forgiven and gone by His blood.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation; then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness. O Lord, open my lips, that my mouth may declare Your praise. Psalm 51:13-15.

The result, or shall I say the catalyst to the desired joyful result of salvation? Praise, songs of righteousness and praise. But he needed My help, My songs in his mouth. I have put My Words in your mouth and My Spirit in and on you and this is My covenant with you.

And what is his sacrifice to obtain the true Sacrifice of sacrifices? “A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.” Psalm 51:17. David’s sin broke his heart. He never got over it because you only can cleanse your conscience by the blood of Jesus. But now you have that. Are you not rejoicing that you have so great a Salvation? David longed to have what you have now. And now he does. Jesus descended to Paradise before He ascended and brought up all waiting in the bosom of Abraham whose faith had been credited to them as righteousness until the credit was paid in full.

Repent! The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Humility comes before riches and honor. I resist the proud, but give grace to the humble.

I love you. I have given back to you the joy of My Salvation. In Adam you lost it, in Jesus you found it.

Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water . . . whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” John 4:10-14.