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6. At thy rebuke, O God of He shall rebuke many people Jacob, both the chariot and horse-nation shall not lift up sword are cast into a dead sleep. against nation, neither shall they
learn war any more. Isa. ji. 4.Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men and with all men of war, saith the Lord God. Ezek.
xxxix. 29. 7. Thou, even Thou, art to be The great day of his wrath is feared : and who may stand in come; and who shall be able to thy sight when once Thou art stand 2 Rev. vi. 17. angry
8. Thou didst cause judgment Men's hearts failing them for to be heard from heaven : the fear, and for looking after those earth feared, and was still. things which are coming on the
earth; for the powers of heaven
shall be shaken. Luke xxi. 26. 9. When God arose to judg- Come, my people, enter thou ment, to save all the meek of the into thy chambers, and shut thy earth.
doors about thee; hide thyself as
it were for a little moment, antil the indignation be overpast. For behold the Lord cometh out of his place, &c. Isa. xxvi. 20, 21. He will come and save you. xxxv. 4. 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. 3. 10. Surely the wrath of man I shall be sanctified in thee, O shall praise thee :
Gog, before their eyes.-it shall
be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord God. Ezek. xxxviii. 16; xxxix. 13. The nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, &c.—Who shall not glorify thee-for thy judgments are made
manifest, &c. Surely the wrath of man shall Except those days should be praise thee: the remainder of shortened, there should no flesh wrath shalt Thou restrain.
be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Matt. xxiv. 22. 11. Vow and pay unto the The kings of the earth do Lord, your God: let all that be bring their glory and honor into round about him bring presents it. They shall bring the glory unto him that ought to be feared. and honor of the nations into it.
12. He shall cut off the spirit The kings of the earth-hid of princes : (he is) terrible to the themselves —and said the kings of the earth.
mountains, Fall on us, &c. He
gathered the kings of the earth. -He treadeth the wine-press of the fierceness and wrath of Al
mighty God. The 110th Psalm, verse by verse, presents accordant testimonies.
1. The Lord said unto my And there was war in heaven: Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, Michael and his angels fought until I make thiné enemies thy against the dragon; and the footstool.
dragon fought and his angels, and
prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world : he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ, &c. The time is come for thee to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse, and he that sat upon
him was called Faithful and True, 3 &e. 2. The Lord shall send the rod They are the spirits of devils, of thy strength out of Zion : rule working miracles, which go forth
Thou in the midst of thine ene- unto the kings of the earth and mies.
of the whole world, to gather
th to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them.5 He shall rule them with a rod of iron; and he treadeth the wine-press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. He hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of
kings, and Lord of lords.6 2. The Lord shall send the And the wine-press was trodrod of thy strength out of Zion : den without the city, and blood rule Thou in the midst of thine came out of the wine-press, even enemies.
unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs." He treadeth the
wine-press, &c. 3. Thy people shall be willing The Lamb shall overcome them ; in the day of thy power.
for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and
faithful ! 8 3. Thy people shall be willing I beheld, and, lo, a great multiin the day of thy power, in the tude, which no man could number, beauties of holiness (marg.) more of all nations, and kindreds, and than the womb of the morning : thou people, and tongues, stood before hast the dew of thy youth.
the throne and before the Lamb
and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.' And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters-saying, Alleluia !-for the marriage of the Lamb is come, 10 &c.
1 Rev. xii. 7-10.
2 xiv. 15.
3 xix. 11.
4 xvi. 14, 15. 8 xvii. 14.
3. Thy people shall be willing Clothed with white robes and in the day of thy power, in the palms in their hands. These are beauties of holiness, &c.
they which came out of the great
tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. And his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white : for the fine
linen is the righteousness of saints.? 4. The Lord hath sworn, and The kingdoms of this world are will not repent. Thou art a priest become the kingdom of our Lord, for ever after the order of Melchi- and of his Christ; and he shall sedec. (For this Melchisedec, king reign for ever and ever.* Thou of Salem, priest of the Most High wast slain—and hast made us God-first being by interpretation unto our God kings and priests. (translation) King of righteousness, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and after that also King of Salem, and power, be unto him that sitwhich is, King of peace.) teth upon the throne, and unto
the Lamb for ever and ever.5 5. The Lord at thy right hand And the kings of the earth-hid shall strike through kings in the themselves in the dens and in the day of his wrath.
rocks of the mountains; and said
to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand ? 6 The kings of the earth, &c.—the remnant were slain with the sword of him that
sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth.? 6. He shall judge among the True and righteous are his judgheathen.
ments. In righteousness doth He
judge.8 6. He shall fill the places with Blood came out of the winethe dead bodies.
press, even unto the horse bridles.9
All the fowls were filled with their flesh.10
And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel--and there shall they great whore-and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hands. He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood. And He hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of kings, and Lord of lords. On his head were many crowns." The next psalm, the 111th, begins in the original with Hallelujah, i.e., Praise ye the Lord. The 106th, 113th, 135th, and the last five psalms, 146th-150th, both begin and end with the same expression of praise.
bury Gog and all his multitude. Ezek. xxxix. 11. 6. He shall wound the heads over And I saw the kings of the earth many countries.
and their armies gathered togeth
er. . He cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God, that ye may eat the flesh of kings, and of captains, and of mighty
7. He shall drink of the brook in Salvation, and glory, and honor, the way; therefore shall he lift up and power, unto the Lord our God; the head.
for true and righteous are his judg
ments; for He hath judged the 1 Rev. vii. 9, 14. 2 xix. 7, 8.
3 Heb. vii. 1, 2.
4 Rev. xi. 15 5 v. 9, 10, 13. 6 vi. 15-17.
7 xix. 19-21.
8 xix. 2, 11. 9 xiv, 20. 10 xix. 21.
11 xix. 17-19.
The place to which the kings of the earth and of the whole world are finally gathered to the battle of the great day of God Almighty, is that which is called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. And the Hebrew word Alleluia, transferred from the Old Testament to the New, first occurs in the beginning of the 19th chapter, and, though it has no other place in the Apocalypse or in the New Testament, it is there repeated again and again, in the record of the triumph of the Lord over his enemies, the coming of his kingdom, and the blessedness of his saints. It will be seen whether there be not thus, here also, more than a threefold cord combining into a common testimony things that are written in the Psalms, and also in his own Book of Revelation, concerning Christ.
That in each of those psalms the inspired penman, especially in his closing testimony, continued uninterruptedly from psalm to psalm, speaks of the times of the restitution of all things, the best proof lies in reading as it is written.
Thus in the commencement and in the close of the 106th psalm, in immediate connection with the adoring word Hallelujah we read :
Hallelujah (Praise ye the Lord). O give thanks unto the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever. Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord ? Who can show forth all his praise ? Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times. Remember me, O Lord, with the favor (that Thou bearest) unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation; that I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance. Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel
from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen, Hallelujah."
1 Rcv. xix.
In the 111th Psalm is written :
Hallelujah. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. The works of the Lord are great, &c.
He will ever be mindful of his covenant. He hath showed his people the power of his works, that He may give them the heritage of the heathen. He sent redemption to his people : He hath commanded his covenant for ever. 1, 2, 5–9.
Hallelujah. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise tho name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised, &c. cxiii. 1-3. Thy name, O Lord, endureth for ever; thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations. For the Lord will judge his people, and He will repent himself concerning his servants. cxxxv. 13, 14. The Lord shall reign for ever, thy God, o Zion, unto all generations, Hallelujah. cxlvi. 10. Hallelujah: The Lord doth build up Jerusalem : He gathered together the outcasts of Israel. The Lord lifted up the meek : He casteth the wicked down to the ground, &c. cxlvii. 1, 2, 6. Hallelujah. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens : praise him in the heights. Kings of the earth, and all his people. His glory is above the earth and heaven. He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints ; of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Hallelujah. cxlviii. 1, 11-14. Hallelujah. Sing unto the Lord a new song, his praise in the congregation of saints. Let the saints be joyful in glory. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; to execute vengeance upon the heathen - to execute upon them the judgment written : this honor have all his saints, Hallelujah. cxlix. 1, 5-9. Hallelujah. Praise God in his sanctuary ; praise him in the firmament of his power. Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord. Hallelujah. cl. 1, 6.
Testimonies from these Psalms may first be compared with each verse of the beginning of the 19th chapter of the Book of Revelation; and then with other visions of the same triumph and blessedness and glory, as Alleluiah is the chorus of each accompanying vision of judgment, in which Gentile at last shall join with Jew, and earth with heaven.