Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Title: Jesus Will Reign Forever
By: Pastor Isaac Yim
Psalm 45 – A beautiful Messianic Psalm
6 Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever. The sceptre of your kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness;
7 you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions; (Psalm 45:6-7 ESV)
Charles H Spurgeon divides Psalm 45 in the following manner:
− Psa. 45:1 is an announcement of intention, a preface to the song,
− Psa. 45:2 is an adoration of the matchless beauty of the Messiah
− Psa. 45:3-9 is an address in admiring ascriptions of praise
− Psa. 45:10-12 speaks to the bride
− Psa. 45:13-15 is another address to the King,
− Psa. 45:16-17 foretells His eternal fame
This is a royal Psalm. This Psalm points to Christ and His bride, the church. This Psalm is both prophetic and messianic in nature. The background of this Psalm was a royal wedding of one of David’s son. The royal wedding is a significant event. The Kingdom of Israel is theocratic in nature. The king represents God. God promised David that the Messiah will be born through his descendants. This has already been fulfilled. This Psalm 45 continues the prophecy that Jesus will reign forever. In fact, Hebrews 1:8-9 is a direct quote. The context in Hebrews Chapter 1 is about Jesus being superior to angels – “But of the Son he says,” – here the Son definitely referred to Jesus. He is also referred to as God. Jesus who is God will reign forever and ever. What a wonderful Saviour we have!
8 But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.” (Hebrews 1:8-9 ESV)
Images of the wedding feast in Psalm 19:10-17 are captured in Revelation 19:6-10 in the Marriage Banquet of the Lamb. At the wedding feast, the bride is dressed in splendour to be claimed by the royal and handsome groom.
The Bride is the new Jerusalem. She is the church glorified. At this wedding ceremony all attention is given to the Groom, the Lord Jesus Christ who has redeemed His church with His precious blood. As we think about this wedding feast, are you on the Royal guest list? Bryce Morgan says, “We are both the bride and the guests. This seeming contradiction simply reminds us of the nature of apocalyptic literature. Multiple symbols can be used, even when they seem not to go together. The symbolism of the Bride speaks of purity and covenant and consummation. The symbolism of the guests and the supper speak of joy and celebration. All of it works because there is no contradiction between any of those spiritual realities.”
Where will you be when this Great Wedding Feast is taking place? Chuck Smith says that you may be in one of the following three possible places:
1.You might be in hell.
2.You might be on the earth having survived all the hell on earth. (Rev. chapter 6)
3.You might be among those standing in heaven clothed in the righteousness of Christ being invited to the marriage banquet.
I know many are faithfully reading the devotion daily and going to church. You may even know all the things a Christian should do but if your name is not on the Book of Life you will be excluded in this Royal Banquet. God’s invitation is still open. Won’t you open your heart and accept this invitation of Jesus? Simply ask Jesus to forgive your sins, and invite Him to come into your life as Lord and Saviour.
If you need to talk to someone please call the church, we will arrange a pastor or a member of the church to walk along side with you.
Prayer for today
Lord Jesus, Your Word is so wonderful and so refreshing and assuring. Forgive us when we don’t have an appetite for Your living Word. Help us to start each day by giving You our top priority to meet with You and to hear from Your Word. In this turbulent time of uncertainty, we ask Lord that You will grant us wisdom and discernment. Help us in our decision making, lead and guide us with Your loving hands throughout the day. Lord, be our Rock, our Fortress and our Shield by day and by night. We praise and thank You in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
诗篇45 – 美丽的一首弥赛亚诗篇
- 诗篇45:1 是一个宣告，这首诗歌的序言
- 诗篇45:2 是一个对弥赛亚无与伦比的荣美的爱慕
- 诗篇45:3-9 是一个欣赏赞颂的致词
- 诗篇45:10-12 向新娘说话
- 诗篇45:13-15 是另一个对君王的致词
- 诗篇45:16-17 预言祂永恒的声望
这是一首皇室诗篇。这首诗篇是指向基督和祂的新妇——教会；它兼具预言和弥赛亚的性质。诗篇的背景是大卫其中一位儿子的皇室婚礼，而这皇室婚礼是一个重大的事件。以色列王国是神权本质。君王是代表上帝。上帝应许大卫，弥赛亚将会从他的后裔里诞生；而这应许也已经成就了。诗篇45延续耶稣将会永远掌权的预言。事实上，希伯来书1:8-9 是一个直接的引述。希伯来书第一章的语境是关于耶稣超越天使 －“论到子却说，” －这里所提的 “子“ 肯定是指耶稣；而祂也是指上帝。耶稣将是永永远远掌权的上帝。我们有一位多么奇妙的救主啊！
诗篇19：10-17 里的婚宴的画面也记录在启示录19:6-10 里的羔羊之婚筵里。在这婚筵上，新娘穿着华丽的礼服等着那皇家英俊的新郎来迎娶。