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Kingdom of God

Jesus is King of God’s country. Jesus will rule forever and ever. There is no end to His authority.

Jesus will judge right living. Jesus is clear to me what is right and what is wrong. Jesus calls on to live the “right way”. Jesus gives me the power, through the Holy Spirit, to love. That is the goal every day.

Jesus is the Messiah. Jesus has been anointed as King. There is no doubt about that fact.

Your throne is God’s throne, ever and always; the scepter of your royal rule measures right living. You love the right and hate the wrong. And that is why God, your very own God, poured fragrant oil on your head, marking you out as king from among your dear companions.” | ~King David Psalm 45:6-7

Here are some key ideas:

  1. Your throne, O God, is forever and ever – This passage is quoted by the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews (1:8) in proof that the Messiah is exalted above the angels.
    1. It is, beyond all question, adduced by him as having original reference to the Messiah.
    2. It is undoubtedly an address to the “king” here referred to as God – as one to whom the name “God” – אלהים ‘Elohiym – may be properly applied; and, as applied to the Messiah by the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews, it clearly proves that the Messiah is Divine.
  2. A throne is the seat on which a monarch sits, and is here the symbol of dominion, because kings when acting as rulers sit on thrones.
    1. A throne becomes the emblem of authority or empire. Here it means, that his “rule” or “dominion” would be perpetual – “forever and ever”.
    2. This certainly could not be applied to Solomon; but applied to the Messiah it proves what the apostle is aiming to prove – that he is above the angels.
  3. A name is given to “him” which is never given to “them.” They are not called “God” in any strict and proper sense. It helps to understand this word, as used in a sense more exalted than any name which is ever given to angels, and though it may be maintained that the name אלהים ‘elohiym, is given to magistrates or to angels, yet here the argument requires us to understand it as used in a sense superior to what it ever is when applied to an angel – or of course to any creature, since it was the express design of the argument to prove that the Messiah was superior to the angels.