2500 leaders from around the world converged on Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum. The Psalm suggests they will not have control over regular people much longer.
1How long, Yahvah, will you forsake me? Forever? How long will you turn away your face from me?
2How long will I keep sorrow in my soul and misery in my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
3Consider and hear me, Yahvah my god; lighten my eyes, lest I sleep in death,
4lest my enemy say, I have prevailed against him, and those who trouble me rejoice when I am shaken.
5But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart will rejoice in your salvation.
6I will sing to Yahvah, because he has saved me.
This psalm in history fulfilled in August of 1612 when the Russian peoples called a Constitutional Convention in order to elect a new Tzar. The House of Romanov was later selected and remained the family of Tzars until the Communist Revolution.
This 1612 date for the Psalm identifies Judah as the modern nation of Russia and so carries with it the prophecies dealing with Judah.
The Psalm contains various elements that reflect both Judah the patriarch and Russia the country.
The primary question in the Psalm is how long will my enemies be against me. The issue for Russia, in history, was the extensive length of national boarders that caused the country to be defending itself from foreign attack far more than most other countries.
Other countries, like the United Kingdom, could more easily defend themselves because they were an island nation. Switzerland, as well, was more naturally defended by the mountains.
Judah's mother was Leah, who had poor eyesight. This is also seen in the Psalm, at verse 3, "Let me see, lest I sleep in death."
Importantly, Judah is the tribe which eventually hold the "obedience of the nations" because Jesus is a member of this tribe. Headlines dealing with nations are a natural fit to Judah and to this Psalm.
On the evening of this Psalm, January 27, 2009, over 2500 of the worlds top leaders started gathering in Davos, Switzerland, for the opening the next morning of the World Economic Forum. The forum runs for 5 days, and includes 57 general sessions, with most being carried live on Swiss TV and across the Internet. Of the 2500 attending, there are over 40 heads of state and 1400 corporate executives.
The location is highly symbolic, the highest geography for a conference (congress) center in Europe. Nestled in snow capped mountains, the venue matches the Biblical symbolism for government, which is mountain. Jacob's blessing over Judah was that that obedience of the nations would be his, and this gathering of top world leaders is one fulfillment venue, and of course symbolically matches. This convention in Switzerland is also a match to Russia's Constitutional Convention held in 1612.
Some visitors to this gathering do not even bother to attend general sessions, and instead spend the time visiting others who have also traveled to Davos. It is like a world-wide cross-corporate planning session for the following year.
This year's Davos gathering has a theme of Shaping the Post-Crisis World. Of course their assumption is the crisis is over, far from it, more plagues remain in 2009. But, the point is that these leaders are looking ahead to the next year. As often happens after these gatherings, they will depart to their various offices around the world and begin executing plans laid down at this meeting.
Note that the attendant Psalm has components of seeing that relate directly back to Judah. Judah's problem was not seeing well, inherited from his mother, yet the purpose of this gathering is an attempt to see what will come of the year. This is a very specific match to this Psalm.
A final note, this meeting is deliberately set in January in order to be at the start of the year. It is the time for planning the year, to "see" ahead. Judah is the tribe that matches the first month of the year, another general match from this meeting to the matched tribe.
The last day of the meeting, February 1, 2009, is a match on the 30 day per month Bible Calendar to Selection Day, the first holiday of the year.
Russia's Putin turned up as the speaker of note, having shed government debt 10 years before, it has one of the least indebted governments in the world. This was in part a match to Judah.