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Wednesday, January 7 2015
Psalm 47: The King's Trumpet
"He is a great King over all the Earth ... the LORD with the sound of a trumpet"
The return of Jesus Christ will be the first stage of the Kingdom of God on Earth. The first 1,000 years will be the Kingdom of the LORD God because that is what God has now given Him the mandate to accomplish, before the Father's coming (see What Happened When The Messiah Arrived In Heaven?, What's The Expiration Date Of The Church? and The Church: Mission Accomplished).
"19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war [see A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace and What Happens After The Messiah Returns?]. 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God [see What Does Word of God Mean To You?]. 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen [see also Linen In History And Prophecy], white and clean. 19:15 And 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: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
The first resurrection will occur on the day of Christ's return (see the Fact Finder question below). Those in the first resurrection will "reign with Christ a thousand years" (see When And Where Your Eternal Life Will Begin and The Harvest Prophecies), The second resurrection will occur at the end of the thousand years (see The Eighth Day: Empty Cemeteries).
"20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan [see Satan's Masquerade and Sending Away The Escapades Goat], and bound him a thousand years, 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
David himself was a prophecy of the Messiah. David's humility was guided by his awareness of Who the Great King, not only of Israel, which itself was created as a prophecy of the coming Kingdom of God that will be inhabited by people of all nations - just as Israel was (see The Origin Of Israelites And Jews and What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16?), but of all of the Earth. David knew how and when would come the fulfillment of "the LORD with the sound of a trumpet" and "He is a great King over all the Earth."
"47:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.
Fact Finder: What true Christian Holy Day is about the King's Trumpet?
This Day In History, January 7
1327: King Edward II of England was forced to abdicate.
1450: The University of Glasgow, Scotland, was founded.
1451: Amadeus VIII ("the Peaceful") died at age 68. Count and duke of Savoy, first member of the House of Savoy to assume the title of duke, under the name Felix V he was antipope for 10 years (see The Struggle For The Papacy).
1536: Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII, died.
1558: Calais, the last English territory held in France, was retaken by the French.
1598: Boris Godunov seized the Russian throne on the death of Feodore I.
1601: Robert, earl of Essex, led a treasonous revolt against Queen Elizabeth I. He was tried, found guilty and beheaded in the Tower of London (it reportedly took executioner Thomas Derrick 3 blows with the axe to sever the rebel traitor's head).
1610: Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei discovered the 4 largest moons of Jupiter with the newly-invented telescope (Galileo was not the inventor of the telescope, but he was the first to use it for astronomy). His outspoken belief that the earth went around the sun, rather than the sun around the earth, later got him into serious trouble with the Roman Catholic authorities of his day. Over 380 years later, Pope John Paul II stated that Galileo had been right after all.
1714: The typewriter was patented (but a working model was not actually built until years later).
1785: John Jeffries and Jean Pierre Blanchard made the first crossing of the English Channel in a hot air balloon.
1807: In retaliation for Napoleon's blockade of Britain, the British navy blockaded continental Europe.
1904: The shipping distress call CQD - "seek you, danger" - was introduced. It was replaced by SOS two years later.
1927: A transatlantic telephone service between London and New York was introduced.
1935: Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.
1953: President Harry Truman announced that the U.S. had developed the hydrogen bomb, 8 years after the first atomic bomb (Truman is the only man, so far, to have ordered the use of nuclear weapons of mass destruction in war - his incineration of the civilian population of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945).
1959: The U.S. diplomatically recognized the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro - who had just overthrown the Mafia and CIA-backed regime of the puppet dictator Fulgencio Batista.
1979: Vietnamese forces, aided by Cambodian insurgents, captured Phnom Penh after a two-week invasion and overthrew the Khmer Rouge regime of Pol Pot.
1985: The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched Sakigake, Japan's first interplanetary spacecraft. It was the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the U.S. or the Soviet Union.
1989: Akihito was sworn in as the emperor of Japan after the death of his father Hirohito who had reigned since 1926.