I have been drawn into studying Ps 111-118 intensely since New Year’s. In the past I have become discouraged because I studied the same sections with tunnel vision trying to find support for a rapture season. Recently I have approached the study without looking for any one element of the tribulation and I’m seeing things I never saw before.
Just as Bruce mentioned in his post, Ps 118 appears to be pointing to the end of Daniel’s 70th week. Ps 118 is rich with information seemingly pointing to the Day of the Lord and the final year of the tribulation.
First look what Jesus says to the multitude (Jews) in Matt 23:39 “For I say unto you, ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.”
Look what Israel in saying in Ps 118:26 “Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.”
Jesus speaking of the signs of the end in Luke 21:20 says “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
Look at Ps 118: 10-12 It uses the exact language “compassed me about” three times!
Vs 10 “All nations compassed me about”
Vs 11 “They compassed me about”
Vs 12 “They compassed me about like bees”
Rev 6:9 mentions the fifth seal and the slaying of those holding the testimony for the Word of God.
Look at Ps 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”
Bruce already mentioned Ps 118:22 “The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
Ps 118:24 may allude to the Lords Day.
“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Ps 115 2-8 speak of idols perhaps in reference to the abomination of desolation.
Ps 135 seems to parallel Ps 114. Ps 135 / Ps 115. Ps 136 / Ps 118.
A case could be made for the rapture in Ps 111 vs. 1, 6, 9. In reference to the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. His covenant. Redemption unto his people.
Also notice Ps 115: 9-11 parallels Ps 118: 2-4. The theme 1-2-3….Israel – house of Aaron – them that fear the Lord.
Ps 114:3-8 seems to speak about the effects of great earthquakes.
I also feel the placement and number of phrases and emphasis saying “his mercy endureth forever” throughout Ps 118 & Ps 136 has prophetic significance to a timeline.
There is more but I don’t have time today – perhaps by the weekend.