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Monday, February 23 2015
Psalm 93: Clothed With Majesty
"Thy King cometh unto thee ... The LORD reigneth, He is clothed with Majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength"
The Israelite monarchy was established to fulfill the Messianic promise to Abraham - a "gentile" immigrant (see What Are Gentiles Doing In Israel?) to the land of Canaan (see A Biography Of Abraham: From Ur To Canaan) from the domain of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It was there, in the place known today as Iraq, where humanity began in Eden (see The Garden In Eden) and then began again in the time of Noah (see The LORD's Seed Covenants With The Two Men Of Iraq).
All of the key figures of the Messianic ancestry knew of the coming Messiah who will destroy Satan's man-made politics of the present world. Abraham knew it (see A Biography Of Abraham: Isaac). Jacob, who the LORD renamed as "Israel," knew it (see Jacob's Prophecy To Israel). King David knew it (see King David's Zion Prophecy and The Patriotism Prophecy).
Notice carefully also that the royal line of the Messiah was not lost when the formal Israelite monarchy ceased to exist with the Assyrian (see Israel In History and Prophecy: The Lost Ten Tribes) and Babylonian (see Why Did Judah Fall To Babylon?) exiles. The documented genetic line continued through the exile and the return - right to both (Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 3:23-38; see Primogeniture and Descent) Joseph (see Joseph Of Nazareth and The Kinsfolk Of Jesus Of Nazareth) and Mary (see What Does The Bible Really Say About Mary?).
"1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
When the Messiah was born, it was not an unexpected event (see also Bethlehem In History And Prophecy). Even the "gentile" wise men from the east (i.e. they came from where Abraham originated) understood the signs of His coming (see Why Did The Magi Come?). Ironically, they found Judea oblivious to the Birth, and paradoxically, while the chief priests and scribes assisted the Magi to locate Him, by means of the prophecies recorded in the Holy Scriptures, the chief priests and scribes ignored the very prophecy that they read from the texts that they held to be sacred. It was a bizarre ignorance ("ignorance" meant to ignore) toward the Messiah that the chief priests and scribes, and their successors over the next 30 years, continued through His entire lifetime (and for many, ever since).
"2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
The famous "triumphal entry" was an object-lesson prophecy ("Behold, thy King cometh unto thee") of the yet-future time when the Messiah will make His Triumphal Entry to Zion, where He will rule the entire world (see What Did King David Really Say About Zion? and The Messiah's Rod Of Iron)
"21:4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
Many of the teachings and parables of the Messiah (see also The Messiahs Of Prophecy) were about His required journey to God's Throne after His Sacrifice (see What Happened When The Messiah Arrived In Heaven?) before His return to establish the Kingdom of God on Earth, in preparation for God's coming to Earth (see The Kingdom Of The LORD God and The Church: Mission Accomplished).
Until then, and even then, some choose to either rebel against His invitation to His Kingdom (see What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16? and What Will Happen On Your Next Birthday?), or accept it only to attempt to take it over for their own Satanic-lust to "lead" (see The Bride Of Christ and The Great Harlots, Follow Not That Which Is Evil, But That Which Is Good and Ungodly Men Who Turn Grace Into Lawlessness)
"22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come." (Matthew 22:1-3 KJV)
Nevertheless, some of those who did recognize Him did not yet realize that His Kingdom will be an Eternal Kingdom, not merely another attempt at human politics. When some began a movement to make Him the King then (i.e. to lead a revolution against the Roman occupation forces), "He departed" from them.
"1:49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel." (John 1:49 KJV)
The confrontation with the Romans would happen as the means of His Sacrifice. The Romans nevertheless knew, for the record, that they had a King before them. The Messiah gave Pontius Pilate a chilling warning.
"18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
However much Pilate heeded the warning was nevertheless squandered by human politics (see also Why Did They Want A Murderer Released Instead Of Jesus?). Pilate knowingly sentenced an innocent man to death (see Innocent Blood).
"19:13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. 19:14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!
Throughout it all, they not only cowardly mocked (a dozen "heroes" torturing a bound, blindfolded prisoner is absolutely gutless) an innocent man - they repeatedly mocked a King with the "crown of thorns" and the "royal robe" that was soaked in His Blood (more on that Blood-soaked robe a little later).
"27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!" (Matthew 27:29 KJV)
For whatever reason, Pilate had a sign attached to the Cross (see The Crucifixion) - a "sign" that they will all again see in due time.
"23:38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
The return of Jesus Christ will be as the King of the Earth. Note that the Robe that He will wear that day will commemorate the robe that He wore on the day of His Sacrifice: "He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood." On that day however, He will rule with absolute authority. Mockers will be silenced forever.
"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. 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.
The Psalms are filled with prophecy of the coming King (see What Did Jesus Christ Prophesy About Earth?). "The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty" is coming.
"93:1 The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. 93:2 Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting. 93:3 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. 93:4 The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.
Fact Finder: King David was also a prophet who knew very much about the coming King. Did David also know about how He was Sacrificed?
This Day In History, February 23
303: Prior to its creation of a perverted version of Christianity for itself (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy), Emperor Diocletian began the persecution of unspecified "Christians" in Rome (see also The Church Of God At Rome).
532: Byzantine Emperor Justinian I proclaimed the construction of a new Orthodox "Christian" basilica in Constantinople (today known as Istanbul, Turkey). It became known as the Hagia Sophia. It later became mosque (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy) and is today a museum.
1455: Johannes Gutenberg printed the first book with the newly-invented process of movable type - the Bible.
1554: Mapuche forces under Lautaro defeated the Spanish at the Battle of Marihueñu in Chile.
1574: The Fifth War of Religion began in France.
1820: The Cato Street Conspiracy, an attempt to assassinate British Cabinet ministers, was foiled with only hours to spare.
1861: After seceding from Mexico in 1836, and then being annexed by the U.S. in 1845, Texas became the 7th state to secede from the U.S. and join the Confederates States of America.
1887: An earthquake killed about 2,000 people in the French Riviera.
1898: In France, novelist Emile Zola was imprisoned for writing his "J'accuse" letter accusing the government of anti-Semitism and wrongly jailing Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
1903: While under U.S. military occupation, the puppet government of Cuba at the time leased Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. "in perpetuity." It is today the site of the infamous U.S. concentration camp where prisoners have been tortured, killed or indefinitely incarcerated without charge or trial. Outside of the walls of the Nazi-like camp is a large official sign that proclaims "Honor Bound To Defend Freedom."
1919: Benito Mussolini left the Socialists and founded the Fasci del Comattimento (Fascist) party in Italy.
1934: Leopold III became King of Belgium.
1942: A Japanese submarine shelled an oil refinery in Santa Barbara, California, the first Japanese bombs to hit U.S. the continental U.S. during the Second World War.
1944: Russia's Josef Stalin forced 1 million Chechens into exile. He dissolved their republic while accusing them of collaboration with Nazi Germany.
1970: Guyana, formerly British Guiana, became an independent republic within the British Commonwealth.
1987: Ian Shelton, a Canadian astronomer from Winnipeg, discovered the first supernova since Kepler's observation in 1604 while working at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. The star, Sanduleak 69 202 in the Large Magellanic Cloud, is estimated to be 160,000 light years away i.e. the image of it that is seen today left 160,000 years ago.
1996: Pope John Paul II issued an updated code for electing popes, introducing modern comforts for cardinals in conclave and reaffirming rules against electronic bugging to safeguard their secrecy.
1998: Osama bin Laden (born in Saudi Arabia) published a fatwa of jihad against all Jews and "Crusaders" (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).