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The King and His Ivory Palaces (2 of 2)
Jesse M. Hendley
Now, friends, if you have your Bibles, I would like you to turn with me to Psalm 45:8 and we are studying about the King. We are studying what the Psalmist saw a thousand years before Jesus was ever born into this world, as God by Divine Inspiration inspired him with a picture portrait of Jesus Christ the King coming in His Kingdom, a thing that has not been fulfilled yet. When Jesus came the first time, men crowned Him not with a regal crown, but with THORNS. They crucified Him. He reigned over no one. But remember, Christ is COMING AGAIN, and He will assume His Kingdom, and it shall be forever and ever.
All through here we read of the King, the King's beauty, the King's speech, the King's authority over all, the King's enemies which he will destroy, the King's Throne, the King's Kingdom (His millennial reign as He reigns on this earth a thousand glorious years, mentioned all through the prophets and all through the New Testament), and the King's GOD (they are co-equal with each other), the King's love .(He loves righteousness), the King's hate (He hates wickedness), the King's gladness (it is going to be the happiest reign this world has ever known), and the King's fellows (believers; we are called fellows of the Lord Jesus Christ, sharers). All of that is in the KINGDOM.
I want to read to you again Psalm 45, verses 6 and 7. God is speaking to His Son: "Thy Throne, O God, is forever and ever. The sceptre of Thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness and hatest wickedness. Therefore God, Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows."In Hebrews 1 the writer says that God, in old times in the Old Dispensation, before Christ came, spoke to the hearts of the fathers or patriarchs IN THE PROPHETS, that is, through human beings that He inspired. But He hath in these last days, the days of the church, since Jesus has come, spoken unto US "in His SON." ...
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