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The King and His Ivory Palaces (1 of 2)
Jesse M. Hendley
Now, friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with me to Psalm 45:8, and today I want to speak to you on "The King and His Ivory Palaces." It is a wonderful study about the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is a wonderful study, first of all, because the Psalmist, one thousand years before Jesus was ever born, prophesied concerning Him and his love for the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a very amazing thing, this Psalm 45:8, and that it REFERS TO CHRIST is evident because it is quoted in Hebrews 1:8 and 9. "But unto the Son He saith, Thy Throne, O God, is forever and ever. The sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of Thy Kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity. Therefore God, even Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows."
There we have a prophecy concerning the Son of God. In the first chapter of Hebrews God says that He has spoken to us "in His Son," and this Son He Himself calls "God." That is, God calls this Son Whom He sent to us, "God." So Jesus Christ is God. And His Throne and His Kingdom shall be forever and ever, because He loved righteousness and hated iniquity.
Notice first of all the Psalmist's HEART. In verse 1 he says, "My heart is bubbling over with a good matter." He is thinking about JESUS! He is thinking about the great Coming King and His Kingdom! He is thinking beyond even the FIRST advent of the Lord Jesus Christ, to His SECOND advent, when He will come and receive His Kingdom. For remember, Jesus is not sitting upon His Throne now. THAT Throne will be a LITERAL THRONE, here on this earth. Jesus is sitting on the FATHER'S Throne now. Scriptures everywhere reveal Him to be at the Father's right hand. But He is coming again to sit upon HIS OWN THRONE, and what a day that is going to be!
The Psalmist, then, looked forward one thousand years before Christ came the first time, TO something that has not taken place yet. His SECOND co ...
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