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And let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen and Amen.”
The end of the matter is the same in the song of Moses, the prayers of David, the visions of Daniel, the prophecies of Isaiah, the Revelation of Jesus Christ, and the testimony of all the prophets since the world began, as God spake by their mouth of the restitution of all things.-The law and the prophets did homage to the gospel as Moses and Elias on the mount of transfiguration spake of the decease which Jesus was to accomplish at Jerusalem. These servants of God appeared in glory then, as more than witnesses, which paradise gave up for that hour, how the Lord will make alive, when they that have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb, shall live and reign with Christ; when a people for his name shall have been taken out of the Gentiles, and He will return and build again the ruins of the tabernacle of David which is fallen down, and set it up, that the residue of men and all the Gentiles might seek after the Lord, who doeth all these things; and the nations shall rejoice with his people, and all kingdoms shall serve and obey him. Thus when the Song of Moses and of the Lamb shall be sung, and all these things shall be done, the glory of the Lord, not limited to the view of three eye-witnesses in the flesh, as they saw his majesty while they were with him on the Mount, shall as assuredly fill the earth as the waters cover the sea, and as the word of prophecy is sure.
TESTIMONIES IN THE PSALMS COMPARED WITH THE BOOK OF REVELATION AND OTHER SCRIPTURES.
OTHER Songs of Zion, besides the song of Moses, are made ready for the time when the war of the kings and kingdoms of this world with the Lamb, and the battle of that great day of God Almighty, in which it shall be finished, shall be over. To show what meaning they expressly bear, when not subjected to any private interpretation, and how in them God has to be praised with the understanding and the heart also, in the faith of things unseen as yet, they need only to be read as they are written, and to be set side by side with other testimonies of the Lord.
Their claims to be a common testimony with that of other scriptures already compared, present themselves in the second Psalm, as even in the first it is written, The ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
1. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2, 3. The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his Anbinted (Heb. Messiah), saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from
4. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision.
The nations were angry. Rev. xi. 18.-But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this (man) to reign over us. Luke xix. 14.
These (ten kings) have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb. xvii. 13, 14. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. xix. 19.
-Come, that ye may eat the flesh of kings-and of captainsand of mighty men. xix. 17, 18.
5. Then shall He speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
In my jealousy and in the fire
6. Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion.
-Having on his head a golden crown. Rev. xiv. 14. On his head many crowns.-King of kings. xix. 12, 16. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, &c. xxi. 2. The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it. xxii. 3.
7, 8. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron;
Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Those, mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. Luke xix. 27. of my wrath have I spoken.-The
10-12. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.
The kingdoms of this world are become (the kingdoms) of our Lord, and of his Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever. xi. 15. The kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. They shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. xxi. 24, 26.
And he that overcometh, and keepeth my words unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations, and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: as the vessel of a potter shall they be broken my Father. ii. 26, 27.
to shivers: even as I received of
Out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron. xix.
In the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God shall be finished. x. 7.-The time-that thou shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. xi. 18.-Behold I come as a thief.And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air. It is done. xvi. 15, 17.
The time-that thou shouldest give reward to thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great. xi. 18. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them. xiv. 13. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments. xvi. 15. Blessed are they which are called unto
the marriage-supper of the Lamb. xix. 9. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection. xx. 6. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life. xxii. 14.
The application of this Psalm to Christ, or the Messiah, is not only obvious, but the words "against the Lord, and against his Anointed," are cited in the New Testament, against the Lord and against his Christ," as the apostle Peter appealed to the testimony of God as he spake by the mouth of his servant David. Of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, for to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.1 Thus the enmity between the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman was manifested at the first, as Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, This is your hour, and the power of darkness. The earliest persecutions of the children of the kingdom are shown in the Book of Revelation, as a great red dragon stood ready to devour the man-child so soon as it was born. But the counsel of the Lord has no less determined, that that manchild shall rule the nations with a rod of iron: and that in the day of the wrath of the Lamb, and of his power, He shall dash the heathen in pieces like a potter's vessel, however the kings of the earth set themselves, and whatever counsel the rulers take together, against the Lord, and against his Christ. As surely as the Lord of glory was slain, by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, so surely shall the decree be fulfilled, that he will give unto Christ, his Anointed, the heathen for his inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for his possession.
4. Thou satest in the throne judging right. 7. The Lordhath prepared his throne for judgment. 19, 20. Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight. Put them in fear, O Lord; that the nations may know themselves to be but
1 Aets iv. 27 28.
And the kings of the earth-and every bondman, and every freeman-said-Hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. vi. 15, 16. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it. xx. 11. Who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. 2 Tim. iv. 1. Rev. xii. 3, 4,
Luke xxii. 53.
5. Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
6. O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end:
And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people and they shall beat their swords into plowshares-nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Isa. ii. 4. There shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited. Zech. xiv. 11. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. Rev. xxi. 5.
6. And thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.
7, 8. But the Lord shall endure for ever: He hath prepared his throne for judgment. And he shall judge the world in righteousness, He shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
9, 10. The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? vi. 17. The time-that thou shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. xi. 18.
11. Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion.
The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed. For thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. 11, 12. Declare among the people his doings. When He
And the nations were angry, , and thy wrath is come. xi. 18. And the cities of the nations fell. xvi. 19.
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For behold the Lord cometh, &c. Isa. xxvi. 20, 21. And it shall come
to pass that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in Mount Zion-shall be deliverance. Joel ii. 32. Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness, it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger. Zeph. ii. When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke xxi. 28. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth. Rev. xvi. 15.
True and righteous are his judgments. In righteousness He doth judge and make war. xix. 2, 11. I saw a great white throne and him that sat on it. And the dead were judged according to their works. He that overcometh shall inherit all things. Rev. xx. 11-13; xxi. 7, 8, &c.
Praise our God all ye his servants. xix. 5. I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem. Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them. xxi. 2, 3.
Shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him. Luke xviii. 7. How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them