“Truth for Truckers” *March 15, 2014* Psalm 45 “The Love Psalm of the King”
The Love Psalm of the King is the title for this Christ exalting Psalm as He is focused upon as The Man of War (v.1-5) and Messiah on the Throne (v.6-8) then His Church/Bride Revealed in (v.9-15) and the last two verses focus on the Lord Jesus Christ: ‘The King of king’s Name Praised Forever’ (v.16, 17).
In our brief study we will only focus on the Lord Jesus as The Man of War (v.2-5) where He is described as: ‘Fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into Thy lips: therefore God has blessed Thee forever.’ (v.2) Then He is told to: ‘Gird on Thy Sword upon Thy thigh, O Most Mighty, with Thy glory and Thy majesty. And in Thy majesty ride prosperously because of Truth and meekness and righteousness; and Thy right hand shall teaches Thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the King’s enemies; whereby the people fall under Thee.’ (v.3-5)
His title as Man of War was given to Him way back in Exodus 15:3 in Moses song of celebration after the LORD defeated Pharaoh and his army. He will once again gird on His sword but it will be coming out of His mouth in Revelation 19:15 “And out of His mouth goes a sharp two-edged Sword, that with it He should smite the nations”.
This time of conflict when He comes to earth on His white horse as described in the book of Revelation 19:11-21 is what is in focus in (v.3-5). Then, He will defeat the armies of the beast, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet at the Battle of Armageddon after which: ‘These both will be cast into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.’
(Revelation 19:20, 21)
Then in (v.6-8) the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ is on His eternal Throne, He is called God, as King. His scepter is a right scepter and He is anointed by God the Father. The New Testament repeats the truth of these verses: ‘But unto the Son He says, Thy Throne O God is forever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Thy Kingdom. Thou loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even Thy God, has anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows.’ (Hebrews 1:8, 9)
The Lord Jesus will indeed rule upon His eternal Throne following the Battle of Armageddon which ends the Day of the Lord. Then He will rule upon the Throne of His father David (Luke 1:32) during the 1,000 years following which is also called the Millennium (Revelation 20:4-6). Let us thank the Lord that we are on the winning side as we look forward to the time when we will reign with Him on earth!
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