Resurrecting the Psalter of Tara
By Gerald Flurry • July 28, 2023
The ancient Israelite King David was a man after God’s own heart. If we really understand how David became this way, our lives will be filled with joy and success! This is one of the greatest secrets in the Bible, especially in this end time.
“And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will” (Acts 13:22). What a great evaluation of David’s character! He strived to obey God 100 percent of the time.
The Prophet Jeremiah took the stone of destiny—symbolizing the throne of David—to Ireland. Before he was born, God ordained him a prophet unto the nations (Jeremiah 1:4-5).
“Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth” (verse 9). God revealed His truth to Jeremiah so he would declare it.
“See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant” (verse 10). Jeremiah fulfilled his God-given commission, as explained in our free book The United States and Britain in Prophecy. He successfully transported the throne to Ireland.
King Edward i called that stone “the one primeval monument which binds together the whole Empire.” But now, there is a new stone and throne of David, as explained in my free book The New Throne of David. Just as the stone united the British Empire, soon the new stone will unite all mankind who has ever lived!
The Annals of the Four Masters is some of the most prestigious history of Ireland that you can find. It states: “Ollav Fola is celebrated in ancient history as a sage and legislator, eminent for learning, wisdom, and excellent institutions; and his historic fame has been recognized by placing his medallion … with those of Moses, and other great legislators, on the interior of the dome of the Four Courts in Dublin.”
These historians believed that Ollav Fola is another name for Jeremiah, and they were right. “The ancient records and chronicles of the kingdom were ordered to be written and carefully preserved at Tara by Ollav Fola, and these formed the basis of the ancient history of Ireland, called the Psalter of Tara” (ibid).
From what I can tell, the Psalter of Tara is the only book Jeremiah wrote while in Ireland. The Four Masters were wrong to say that it is mainly a historical record. These men had some great insights, but they didn’t know much about God’s master plan or the holy days, which could have helped them organize their material better.
The Psalter of Tara has never been discovered, but you can know what it is really about. The history of Ireland is secondary to the prophecy and spiritual understanding contained in this book. For proof, just look at its name.
Webster’s Dictionary defines psalter as ‘a collection of psalms.’ The Psalter of Tara doesn’t contain all of the psalms—just a collection of some of them.
Which psalms? The logical indication is the ones written by King David. Jeremiah planted David’s throne on the hill of Tara, the capital city of Ireland at the time and also a part of the name of the book. He fulfilled his commission to uplift that throne from Jerusalem when the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar conquered the city in the sixth century b.c., then transport it to Ireland with the Jewish Princess Tea-Tephi and her Irish prince husband.
David wrote about two thirds of the biblical book of Psalms. The Psalter of Tara focuses on David’s psalms and David’s throne. Jeremiah revolutionized Ireland by establishing David’s throne there and teaching David’s psalms!
Not only did Jeremiah move the throne from Jerusalem to Ireland, but he also prophesied of future movements of the throne. He studied David deeply to better understand his commission from God.
When we study the psalms of David together, what a magnificent impact they will have on our lives! I believe that studying David’s psalms together will increase our understanding of David by 50 percent. We all should want to be men and women after God’s own heart, following David’s righteous example.
Ryan Malone, one of our ministers, sent me this excerpt from The Spirit of Hebrew Poetry by J.G. Herder: “In the time of David, the lyric poetry of the Hebrews attained its highest splendor. … From his youth upward, the mind of David had been attuned to music and poetry. … In his psalms his whole kingdom still lives. … Even the prophets imitated him, because David was the favorite name among the people, because his psalms were the songbook of the nation ….”
David wrote about his experiences and feelings like no one else in the Bible. He was a poet and a songwriter. His nation sang his songs as part of their education. Hopefully by the end of this year, I will complete a book about the Davidic psalms, organizing and commenting on them so you can study and understand them deeply. You will know what it means to be a man after God’s own heart!
David started out strong as a teenager, but then he made some terrible mistakes. He repented on a truly unprecedented, superior, preeminent level, and it’s right there for us to study in his psalms. We must allow God to build His character in us like David did, pursuing God’s will in every little detail.
God wants us to etch and carve David’s psalms into our memory. That’s what the Psalter of Tara is all about. We need to understand David’s psalms like Jeremiah did. This will prepare us to teach with Christ and share David’s throne with Him for a millennium and then for all eternity! That is the reward for the firstfruits who deliver God’s message before the Second Coming.
The word fola from Jeremiah’s name Ollav Fola is a Celtic word meaning ‘revealing, a revealer.’ God chose Jeremiah in the womb to be a prophet. He revealed precious truth to Jeremiah, including about David’s psalms.
Let’s sample a few of David’s psalms.
Psalm 22 is about the brutal beating and crucifixion that Jesus Christ had to endure to pay for the sins of all mankind. Somehow, God revealed this to David about a millennium before it happened. We ought to think about Christ’s sacrifice not just at Passover, but year-round! What He went through makes it possible for us to receive salvation. Both the Father and the Son made the ultimate sacrifice for human beings to enter the God Family one day.
“(To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD” (Psalm 40:1-3). David cried out to God for deliverance and waited patiently. God inspired this poetry and is now teaching it to us in a new way by revealing more about the Psalter of Tara.
“… As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?” (42:1-2). David hungered and thirsted for God’s truth. He couldn’t get enough of it!
When we put all of David’s psalms together in our upcoming book, just like Jeremiah did in the Psalter of Tara, you will be astounded!Read More