The Glorious King and His Kingdom Bride
"Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions." - Psalm 45:6-7
O how awesome is King Jesus! There are many Messianic psalms that gives us glimpses and prophetic pictures of our soon coming King and the His kingdom to come but Psalm 45 is one of the most beautiful of all. For it reveals not only the splendor of our King but the revelation of His majestic kingdom and His glorious bride to be. As we discover our identity as the bride of Christ and our perfect union with Him, we learn that He is actually longing to impart His own beauty and majesty to us even though we are unworthy vessels created to worship and glorify Him.
The more revelation we receive of Jesus, the more our hearts will overflow with a good theme and we can live with anointed tongues that are ready to proclaim His unsearchable greatness to others. Before we learn of our honored role, we are introduced to the Lord's beauty, His gracious speech, His reign of truth, humility, and righteousness, His right hand of judgment and blessing, His eternal throne, His divine nature, His love for righteousness and hatred for wickedness, His exceedingly joyful countenance, His satisfying fragrance, and the amazing awe of His dwelling place.
This glorious resting place is being prepared for both Jesus and His bride together. Jesus shared the following words of promise to encourage Peter and the rest of His disciples with the living hope that was to come saying...
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." (John 14:1-3)
If it is true that we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever, then we are truly the most blessed people on this earth and everlasting joy awaits us! This unspeakable joy gives us our daily supply of strength and invites us to taste all that gloriously awaits us in the future even now in the present. Jesus said, "Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full." (John 16:24)
- Since we are members of the royal family of heaven and serve a king and kingdom that will have no end, how can we best prepare the way of the Lord now and help to reflect Christ's kingdom on earth today? Discuss this with a brother or sister this week.
- Also, how can you be more purposeful to spend time in the manifest presence of the Lord so that you may receive more of His life and transmit His beautiful fragrance to all?
"Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place." (2 Cor. 2:14)