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Psalm 45 is called a Song of Loves or marriage song, setting forth the mutual love of CHRIST and His church; or a Song of the Beloved Ones or friends of CHRIST, Who is truly the Beloved and Friend of His church and His people; and the church or His people are the beloved and friends of CHRIST (Isa.5:1). So Psalm 45 prophetically portrays CHRIST JESUS as the Royal Bridegroom and His church as the royal bride. This Psalm also portrays or describes the relationship of CHRIST JESUS and GOD the FATHER. Not only has the FATHER anointed JESUS to a special position, to become the Royal Bridegroom to His people, but also as GOD (Gen.1:1) proceeding from His authority.
The Jewish rabbinical authorities have mixed responses to this Psalm. Some understand the King as being David, while others understand this Psalm to refer to MESSIAH and the marriage referred to His redemption of Israel. The difference between physical and spiritual Israel is not understood by them. One tries to explain the Psalm in terms of Torah scholars who are acclaimed as kings (Pro.8:15), and that the scholars are the true spiritual leaders of Israel who must heed them to survive. To me, this is unsatisfactory, if not blasphemous.
Prophecy of MESSIAH the Prince (45:1-5)
Psalm 45 is a prophecy of MESSIAH the Prince, and points to Him as a Bridegroom embracing the church to Himself, and as a KING ruling in it, and for it. The psalmist's tongue was guided by the SPIRIT of GOD, just as the pen is by the hand of a ready writer. This Psalm is about the King JESUS, His Kingdom and government in the latter days. It is a shame that CHRIST JESUS is not more the Subject when we speak in our daily talks with others. There is so much about CHRIST that we could say, than there is or could be said about anyone or anything else. This present day world and its imaginary charms is more than ready to draw us away from CHRIST; so we must be very careful to understand just how much more worthy He is of our love. Dear one, let us allow His love, His Word, His Promise, His Gospel and the good will of GOD be clear to us, and let us allow the good work of GOD to be carried on in us. The psalmist (45:3-5), joyfully foretells the progress and success of the MESSIAH. All who have seen GOD’S glory and tasted His grace, rejoice to see Him, by His Word and SPIRIT, and should do all they can to bring enemies and strangers under His loving protection.
Theme: The Coming of CHRIST to establish His Kingdom on this Earth.
This is a MESSIANIC Psalm and is so quoted in the Book of Hebrews. It is a picture of CHRIST as the MESSIAH. This wonderful Psalm speaks of the Second Coming of Christ, and reveals the glorious triumph of their Coming King, as it is described in Zechariah 14:1-5 and Revelation 19:11-21. Our Lord JESUS CHRIST also spoke of it Himself in: Matthew 24:29-30 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (KJV) . . . His Coming is the hope of the world.
Psalm 45:1 My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. (KJV)
My heart is inditing a good matter. . . My heart is indicting (boiling or bubbling up) a good matter; but at the same time indicating that it was a work of the heart. It was not just a product of the intelligence; nor just a work of skill; but a work in which the feelings were especially involved, and which would express the feelings of the heart; the result of sincere love. The word inditing properly means to boil up or over, as a fountain; and the idea here is that His Heart boiled over with emotions of love, because it was full and overflowing. The Hebrew word does not occur anywhere else in the Bible, only here.
I speak of the things which I have made touching the King . . . the King MESSIAH; the KING of the whole world, and of all the kings of it, and of all the saints in it; over whom He reigns in a spiritual manner, and in righteousness; concerning whom this psalm was composed by David under divine inspiration, and which he here delivers.
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer . . . let my tongue in speaking of Him be as the pen of a prepared writer, let my tongue swiftly and freely express my thoughts and feelings. The idea is that the psalmist’s mind was completely on his subject, and that he wanted to express his thoughts in warm, free language, overflowing with emotion.
Psalm 45:2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. (KJV)
Thou art fairer than the children of men . . . the Psalm begins, with an address to the KING MESSIAH, the Subject of the Psalm, praising Him for His beauty and appeal; which is not to be understood of His divine beauty or His glory, as the only begotten of the FATHER, in which He is the brightness of His glory and the express image of his person (Heb.1:3); this admits of no comparison, nor is the beauty of angels and men to be compared with it; but of the beauty of His Human nature, both in Body and Soul. JESUS the Man was without sin (Heb.4:15), and full of wisdom, grace and holiness (Jam.3:16) must exceed that of any or all the sons of Adam. CHRIST is always the same, and He is esteemed of by all that know Him, as exceeding precious, altogether lovely, and supremely excellent and glorious. The character of the Lord JESUS as SAVIOUR is beautiful, far more beautiful, above all men.
Grace is poured into thy lips . . . is poured properly means to pour out as liquids (Gen.28:18; 2 Ki.4:4). Grace is poured into thy lips . . . meaning the way He spoke, or the Gospel preached by Him; gracious words proceeded from His Mouth (Lk.4:22). The Gospel of the grace of GOD was given to Him to preach; it was put into His Mouth in great abundance; it was given at various times and in different ways, and by bits and pieces to the prophets before Him; but it was poured into His Lips, and He was abundantly qualified to preach it, by having the SPIRIT without measure given him (Jn.3:34) and so was poured out in such a graceful manner, with great authority, that never man spake as this Man (Jn.7:46).
Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever . . . because GOD has blessed Him forever in His Human nature, with the grace of the union to the SON of GOD, and with all the gifts and graces of the SPIRIT of GOD; and as MEDIATOR, with all spiritual blessings, with grace and glory for His people . . . hence all His beauty, grace and gracefulness. It is impossible that One Who is thus endowed would ever be an object of the GOD’S displeasure.
Psalm 45:3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. (KJV)
Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty. . . gird thy sword upon thy thigh; either, (1). As a banner of royal majesty. Or (2). As an instrument for war and battle, to smite His enemies, as it is declared (45:4-5). The sword is put here for all His arms, as it is in other places, as appears from (45:5), where we also read of His arrows. This sword of the MESSIAH is nothing else but the Word of GOD coming from His Mouth (Rev.19:15, 21) which is rightly compared to a sword (Isa.49:2; Eph.6:17; Heb.4:12; Rev.1:16), which is elsewhere called the rod of his mouth (Isa.11:4), and the rod of his power (Ps.110:2).
With thy glory and thy majesty . . . this could be connected with the phrase and most mighty, and so express the glory and majesty of CHRIST, as the mighty GOD; or with His sword, as a symbol of His authority and majesty as a KING, and may indicate the glory of His Gospel and of His power; or may point to the end of His girding His sword upon His Thigh, which was to show forth the glory of His majesty.
*****Since CHRIST is the Mighty GOD, which is clear by His works of Creation and wisdom; by the redemption of His people; by His care and government of them; by assisting them under all their temptations and afflictions; by strengthening them for every service, duty and suffering; by pleading their cause and supplying their wants; by preserving them to His Kingdom and glory; by raising them from the dead at the last day (Jn.6:39-40, 44, 54; Phil.3:21), and by introducing them into the possession of the heavenly inheritance (Jn.14:2-3; 1 Pet.1:3-5).
CHRIST, as the Leader and Commander of His people, and the Captain of their salvation (Heb.2:10) shall destroy His and their enemies; and which He did put forth when the year of the redeemed was come, when He battled with and destroyed Satan, and spoiled his principalities and powers (Col.2:15); when He abolished death itself (2 Tim.1:10) and took away sin the sting of it (1 Cor.15:55); overcame the world, and delivered His people from it (Jn.16:33). What an awesome REDEEMER we have. Have you thanked Him for what He has done for us?
Psalm 45:4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. (KJV)
And in thy majesty ride prosperously . . . in Thy majesty; being thus gloriously or magnificently girt and armed, ride prosperously, march on swiftly (which is indicated by riding) and successfully against His enemies. Prosperously, as He did in the first preaching of the Word by the apostles, when it was made the power of GOD to salvation to multitudes, when He caused them to triumph in CHRIST everywhere; and as He will in the latter day, when the Jews will be converted, and the fullness of the Gentiles brought in (Rom.11:25).
Because of truth and meekness and righteousness . . . because He Himself is TRUTH (Jn.14:6), or because of the Gospel of Truth comes by Him; or because of His truth and faithfulness in fulfilling His own actions, and the Promises of His FATHER: and because of the meekness which was so clear in Him, in taking upon Himself the form of a servant (Phil.2;7), in His ministering to His disciples; in His conduct towards His enemies; and in seeking not His own glory, but His FATHER'S glory. Because of righteousness, His Holy nature, the purity of His life and actions; and because of the righteousness of which He is the Author to His people, and of His righteous managing of His offices, especially as a KING.
And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things . . . the right hand is a symbol of power.
Terrible things is fearful deeds; things that are done to excite astonishment or wonder. They were such things as would be regarded as distinguished achievements in war, representing extraordinary courage; such conquests as would amaze the world. What we have here is a description of the MESSIAH going forth to the great conquest of the world; and at the same time we have this indication of the nature of His Kingdom, that however great the power which would be exerted in securing its defeats, it would be founded on truth. It would be a Kingdom where righteousness would prevail, and whose essential characteristic would be gentleness and peace.
Psalm 45:5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the KING's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee. (KJV)
Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the KING's enemies . . . meaning the Jews, who were the cruel enemies of CHRIST, and who refused to have Him to reign over them; in the midst of whom were sent His arrows, of the sword, famine and pestilence, Sword, famine and pestilence: (1 Chron.21:12; 2 Chron.20:9; Jer.14:12; 21:7, 9; 24:10; 27:8, 13; 29:17-18; 29:18; 32:36; 34:17; 38:2; 42:22; 44:13; Eze.5:12, 17; 6:11-12; 7:15; 12:16; 14:21). All these arrows were very sharp, and created miserable chaos among them, causing such a time of tribulation as was never before, or has been since (Mat.24:21). The Scriptures are the quiver out of which the arrows are taken; the Gospel is the bow into which they are put, and out of which they are shot; and ministers are the archers that shoot them. The Scriptures are compared to arrows for their swift, sudden and secret motion, and for their piercing and penetrating power and efficacy. These Scriptures, the Gospel, are CHRIST'S, of which He is the Author, and which He makes good use of to purposely strike the hearts of His people, who in their state of unregeneracy are enemies to Him; which are shown by their wicked works, and as they were when He died for them, and reconciled them to GOD.
Whereby the people fall under thee . . . admit they are sinners; fall down at His Feet; humbly beg for His grace and mercy; willingly submit to His righteousness; depend on Him alone for salvation; love and adore Him, and give Him the glory He deserves. This is to be understood of those who are GOD'S covenant people, whom He has given to CHRIST (Jn.10:27-29), and He has redeemed by His precious Blood (1 Pet.1:19); and for the most part, the Gentiles, who were not His people, but now openly are (Hos.2:23; Rom.9:25; 1 Pet.2:10), in distinction from the Jews, the enemies of the KING MESSIAH.
*****Those that were by nature enemies of GOD are thus wounded by His arrows, so that they can be subdued and reconciled. Convictions are like the arrows of the bow, which are sharp in the heart, and cause people to fall at CHRIST’S Feet, in subjection to His laws and government. Those that thus fall on this stone shall by broken (Mat.21:44). But those that persist in their hatred and hostility are wounded, causing their utter ruin. The arrows of GOD'S wrath are sharp in their hearts, whereby they shall fall under Him, so as to be made His footstool (Ps.110:1). Those that refuse to have Him to reign over them shall be brought forth and slain before Him (Lk.19:27); those that would not submit to his golden scepter shall be broken to pieces by His iron rod (Ps.2:9). BEWARE!!
The MESSIAH'S Throne Established (45:6-9)
The Throne of this Almighty KING is established forever. While the HOLY SPIRIT leads people to look to His cross, He teaches them to see the evil of sin and the beauty of holiness (1 Chron.16:29; 20:21; Ps.29:2; 96:9); so that they do not feel encouraged to continue in sin. The MEDIATOR (Gal.3:19-20; 1 Tim.2:5; Heb.8:6; 9:15; 12:24) is GOD, or else He would not be able to do the MEDIATOR'S work, nor be fit to wear the MEDIATOR'S crown. . . . JESUS IS GOD! http://www.hisservants.org/is_jesus_god_h_s.htm
GOD the FATHER, as JESUS’ GOD in regard to His Human nature and Mediatorial offices, has given to Him the HOLY SPIRIT without measure (Jn.3:34), so He is anointed to be a Prophet, Priest and KING. CHRIST JESUS has pre-eminence in the awesome gifts and graces of the SPIRIT, and from His fullness communicates them to His brethren in human nature. The SPIRIT is called the oil of gladness (Ps. 45:7; Heb.1:9), because of the delight with which CHRIST was filled, in carrying on His activities. The salvation of sinners is the joy of angels in Heaven (Lk.15:10), and with much more joy of the SON. In that we are conformed to His Holy Image in the resurrection (Phil.3:21; 1 Cor.15:42-44, 48-54), we may expect the pleasing gifts and influences of the COMFORTER (Jn.14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7). The excellent qualities of the MESSIAH, how He was suitable to His offices, and the sufficiency of His grace, seem to be intended by the fragrance of His garments. The church is formed of TRUE believers, and is here compared to the queen, whom, by an everlasting covenant, the Lord JESUS has betrothed to Himself. The church is the bride, the Lamb's wife, whose graces are compared to fine linen, for their purity; to gold, for their costliness: for as we owe our redemption, so we owe our adorning, to the precious Blood of the SON of GOD (1 Pet.1:19).
Psalm 45:6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. (KJV)
Thy throne, O GOD, is for ever and ever . . . verses 45:6-7 are quoted in Heb.1:8; and applied to the SON of GOD, the Second Person in the Trinity. This is spoken of the SON of GOD, who truly and properly is GOD, the true GOD and eternal life. By the works which He has wrought, and by the worship which is given unto Him; and to whom dominion is ascribed, of which Thy throne is a symbol (Gen.41:40). His government is general, over angels, good and bad, and over men, even wicked men, and over the greatest among men, the kings of the Earth; over His church and His people, and which is exercised by His SPIRIT and grace in them; by His Word and ordinances among them; and which will be much more glorious in the latter day; and in the bliss of Heaven. His government shall endure for ever and ever! CHRIST will have NO successor, He will die no more; His government shall NEVER be overthrown nor ever taken out of His Hands, nor can He ever be removed from His Throne by any of His enemies, nor by all of them; and though His Kingdom will be delivered up to the FATHER (1 Cor.15:24), it will NEVER cease, for it is an everlasting Kingdom (Ps.145:13; Dan.4:3; 7:27; 2 Pet.1;11).
The sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre . . . meaning either the Gospel, which is the golden scepter of mercy and grace, stretched out and held to encourage wise sinners; and is a scepter of righteousness, as it directs to the righteousness of CHRIST for justification (Rom.3;22, 26-28; 4:5; 5:1, 9), and encourages works of righteousness to be done by men: or rather the righteous administration of CHRIST'S government is meant, the scepter being a symbol of dominion and government (Gen.49:10).
*****Worship of JESUS, Who IS GOD: (Ps.45:11, 17; Ps.72:15; Mat.2:2, 8, 11; 9:18; 14:33; 15:9, 25; 20:20; 21:9; 28:9, 16-17; Mk.3:11; 5:6-7; 7:7; 11:9-10; Lk.4:41; 5:8; 23:42; 24:52; Jn.5:23; 9:38; 12:13; Acts 1;24; 7:59-60; 1 Cor.1:2; 12:8-9; Phil.2:10-11; 1 Tim.1:12; 2 Pet.3:18; Heb.1:6; Rev.4:10; Rev.14:7 [Jn.1:1-3, 10]; Rev.5:8-9, 12-14; 7:10; 15:4).
Psalm 45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. (KJV)
Thou lovest righteousness . . . either righteous persons, whom His Face beholds, on whom His Eyes are fixed, and with whom He is delighted: or righteous things; a righteous government, faithfulness and truthfulness in with whatever He is entrusted, or appointed to by His FATHER. All His actions are righteous which the Law requires, as was shown in the whole course of His life; and by working out a righteousness for His people (1 Cor.1:30), and as will appear by His judging the world in righteousness at the last day (Rev.20:15), and by giving the crown of righteousness to His righteous ones (2 Tim.4:8).
And hatest wickedness . . . which was clear not only by His protesting against it and departing from it, but by suffering for it, and putting an end to it, and by chastising His own people because of it.
Therefore GOD, thy GOD . . . or because GOD, Thy GOD; who is the GOD of CHRIST JESUS, for as JESUS is Man; GOD prepared and formed His Human nature, supported it in His suffering, and glorified it, and to whom CHRIST prayed, and Whom He believed in, loved, and obeyed as His GOD.
Hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows . . . Who, although He is called GOD (45:6), and is truly so, yet was not anointed as such, but was anointed as Man and MEDIATOR, to the office of PROPHET (Deut.18:15, 18; Jn.1:45; Acts 3:22-23; 7:37), PRIEST (Ps.110.4; Heb.5:6, 10; 6:20; 7:3, 15, 17, 21) and KING (Ps.10:16; 29:10; 93:1; 145:13; 146:10; 1 Tim.1:17; 6:15-16; Rev.17:14; 19:12-13, 16). CHRIST JESUS was NOT anointed with material oil, but with the HOLY GHOST and His fruits (Gal.5:22-23) gifts and graces (Acts 10:38). This was called the oil of gladness (Heb.1:9) in reference to the use of oil at feasts and weddings, for the delight and refreshment of guests, and especially the oil of lilies, which was well known to the Jews, who inhabited Syria and Palestine, where red lilies grew, of which this oil was made, and held in great esteem. Above thy fellows means the abundance of the HOLY SPIRIT'S fruits and grace, His having this without measure (Jn.3:34; Col.2:9) and in a superior way than to any of the sons of men, even to the saints, who are of the same nature with Him (Jn.17:23).
Psalm 45:8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad. (KJV)
All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia . . . His Human nature, as anointed with the oil of gladness, and filled with the graces of the SPIRIT, indicated by the Holy anointing oil in the tabernacle, of which myrrh and aloes and cassia were ingredients (Ex.30:23-24); or the garments of salvation and robe of righteousness (Isa.61:10) wrought out by CHRIST for His people (Gal.3:26-29), which was well pleasing and acceptable to His Father (Eph.5:2), and of a sweet smelling savor, being agreeable to GOD’S law and justice; and also to Himself, as they are put upon His people (Gen.27:27; Song 4:11; Hos.14:6). And likewise to them who rejoice at being clothed with the garments of salvation and robe of righteousness, and desire to be found in them.
Out of the ivory palaces . . . (Song 7:4), meaning the places from where these garments were taken, or from where CHRIST came, and where He appears; as Heaven, the Palace of the great KING, from where He came down, where He is gone, and from where He is expected again. The Human nature of CHRIST, in which Body He dwelt on Earth, was pure and absent from sin; and His churches, which are His Temples and Palaces, are where His Presence can be found. See Special Comments at the end of this chapter for: What is the Shekinah Glory?
Whereby they have made thee glad . . . or, in which palaces, the churches, the saints make CHRIST glad (please Him), by praising Him (Heb.13:15), and giving Him the honor and glory that He deserves, by ascribing glory to Him. Let us who are clothed with the garments of salvation and robe of righteousness rejoice in them, that we bring joy and gladness to CHRIST.
*****The Asians love perfumes, everything with them is scented, especially their clothing. The ivory palaces are mentioned only here in the (KJV) of the Bible, and seem to be the closets inlaid with ivory, in which their many changes of clothing were stored. Myrrh and aloes are well known; cassia is probably the bark or wood of the cinnamon tree. These with frankincense, galbanum and other fragrant spices were used by them. Spices are valuable aromatic and pungent plant substances that have been known to humans since the most ancient times. Their uses vary widely from food preparation, to perfumes and ointments, to burial of the dead, including CHRIST JESUS Who was buried with a mixture of myrrh and aloes (Jn.19:39). Much of the spices used by the Israelites came from such distant places as Egypt, Arabia, Persia, Mesopotamia and India. Some of the most common spices used during the time of the Bible were aloes, balsam, cumin, cassia, cinnamon, coriander, dill, frankincense, galbanum, henna, mint, myrrh, onycha, rue, saffron, spikenard and stacte.
Psalm 45:9 Kings’ daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir. (KJV)
Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women . . . or maids of honor who filled and adorned the KING's court, and made a splendid appearance there, the King’s daughters are the same as the virgins, the companions of the bride (45:14); and mean truly gracious souls, believers in CHRIST, who are His delight. The precious sons of Zion (Lam.4:2), are compared to fine gold (Isa.13:12), His portion (Lk.12:42), his jewels (Mal.3:17), His peculiar treasure (Ex.19:5; Ps.135:4. Ecc.2:8) and the apple of His eye (Deut.32:10; Zec.2:8), and since they have been precious to Him, they have been honorable, as they are both by birth and marriage, being born of GOD (Jn.1:13; 3:3-8; 1 Jn.3:9; 4:7; 5:1, 18), and espoused to CHRIST. The KING’S’ daughters were among thy honorable women . . . those who were in attendance on Him and on His bride were from the most elevated ranks; among the most honorable of the earth. Honorable women, means precious, dearly beloved. The reference is to a marriage, and the description is drawn from the usual accompaniments of a marriage in the east and is applicable to the MESSIAH and to His union with the Church, His bride. Nothing of Earth could be too rich or beautiful to illustrate the glory of the union of the REDEEMER with His redeemed people.
Upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir . . . meaning the church, who is a queen, being the bride, the LAMB'S wife: so because He is KING, she is queen. Her dress is gold of Ophir, a place famous for gold (1 Ki.9:28), with which the clothes of great people used to be embroidered (45:13). The gold of Ophir seems to imply that of the righteousness of CHRIST, with which she is arrayed, compared to it for its richness, purity, luster, glory and duration. The right hand is the place of honor, and that idea is intended here (1 Ki.2:19; Mk.14:62; 16:19; Acts 7:55; Heb.1:3). The idea here is, that the Church, the bride of the LAMB of GOD, as pictured here, is exalted to the highest place of honor.
The MESSIAH Must Be Our LORD,
As Well As Our SAVIOUR (45:10-17)
If we really want to share the blessings of the MESSIAH (CHRIST), we must pay close attention to the Word of GOD. We must put aside our carnal and sinful desires and pursuits. Dear one, CHRIST must be our SAVIOUR, before He can be our LORD and MASTER.
ALL idols must be cast far away, so we can give Him access to our whole heart, soul and mind (Mat.22:37; Mk.12:30; Lk.10:27). Is there something that can encourage us to break away from our sin? As for myself, the thought of the fires of Hell make me know that I do NOT want to go there. The recent volcanic eruption in Hawaii, tells me that the fires come from beneath the Earth, and that is where Hell is. http://www.judgmentcoming.org/j_c_hell_is_it_there.htm
Dear one, HELL is REAL! And you do NOT want to go there! And the only One Who can keep you out of Hell, is JESUS!
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (KJV)
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (KJV)
John 3:15-18 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (KJV)
1 John 5:10-12 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (KJV)
The beauty of holiness, both in the church and in each specific believer, is in the Eyes of CHRIST, a great price (Mat.13:46; 1 Pet.3:4), and very agreeable. The work of grace is the work of the SPIRIT, it is the image of CHRIST on the soul and a partaking of the nature of GOD. The nature of the LORD is clear of ALL sin, there is NONE in it, nor does any sin come from it. There is nothing glorious in the old man (Rom.6:6; Eph.4:22; Col.3:8-9), or corrupt nature; but in the new man (2 Cor.5:17; Eph.2:15; 4:24; Col.3:10), or work of grace upon the soul, everything is glorious. The robe of CHRIST'S righteousness (1 Cor.1:30), which He has wrought out for His people (Gal.3:26-29), the FATHER imputes and bestows to them. NONE are brought to CHRIST, except those whom the FATHER brings (Jn.10:27-30). Only those that cleave strictly to CHRIST, loving Him in singleness of heart (Acts 2:46; Eph.6:5; Col.3:22), are companions of the bride, who partake of the very same grace, enjoy the same privileges, and share in ONE common salvation. ALL these, every last one, shall be brought to the KING; not one shall be lost or left behind. Let us always remember that CHRIST JESUS is our ONLY WAY to the FATHER Who is in Heaven (Jn.14:6, above), and convey the remembrance of Him to succeeding generations, that His Holy Name may endure forever.
Psalm 45:10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house; (KJV)
Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear . . . hearken, O daughter these words are either spoken by (1). the author of the Psalm; or (2). by the KING, the Bridegroom Himself; or (3). some think, by GOD the FATHER, whose daughter is the church, or (4). maybe it is an speech of the honorable women, the KING’S daughters, the virgins and companions of the bride, delivered by them to her under the character of the daughter of Zion, the KING'S daughter, as she is called (45:13), to incline her ear and listen to her LORD and KING, to His Gospel, and its doctrines, which are His Voice and His Words, and to all His precepts and commands; and to consider and behold the goodness of God (Ps.52:1; 68:10; Rom.2:4) unto her, the greatness, excellences and glories of her Husband; to look to Him by faith, and to Him only and that continually as He is held forth in the Holy Word and ordinances, and which is well pleasing to Him. Consider, and incline thine ear . . . several words, suggest the same thing, to show His serious and passionate desire for her good, and the great importance and difficulty of practicing the following advice.
Forget also thine own people and thy father's house . . . CHRIST JESUS is to be preferred before any and all natural relatives. JESUS must be FIRST in our lives (Deut.6:5; 10:12; 30:6; Mat.6:33; 7:21-23; 22:37; Mk.12:29-30, 33; Lk.10:27), or we are NOT worthy of Him. Converted persons are NOT to have fellowship with wicked unbelievers, even though they are closely related, and former falsehoods and superstitions are to be buried with the sinful self (Rom.6:4; Col.2:12). By these words he seems to foretell, that not only the superstitious inventions, traditions and commandments of men (Mat.15:9; Mk.7:7; Heb.13:9), but even the legal worship appointed by Moses, and delivered to them from their parents successively for many generations, should be abandoned and ended by the believing Jews, by CHRIST’S Sacrifice on the cross.
Psalm 45:11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him. (KJV)
So shall the King greatly desire thy beauty . . . which lies in the beauty or righteousness of CHRIST put upon her. The holiness of CHRIST is reckoned to her; in being washed from all sin in the precious Blood of CHRIST (1 Pet.1:19), by the grace of the SPIRIT being implanted in her (Rom.8:9-11; 1 Cor.12:13; Tit.3:4-6), in which the beauty of holiness lies (1 Chron. 16:29; 2 Chron.20:21; Ps.29:2; 96:9; 110:3), in the redemption she is interested in, and beautified with; in enjoying the order and ordinance of CHRIST, and in having the Presence of GOD and CHRIST with her (Rom.8:9). This beauty is not natural, nor can it be acquired by her, but is freely given to her . . . it is not outward beauty, but a deep, heart-felt inward beauty . . . it is not false or untrue but real! It is perfect through the beauty of her LORD within her (Jn.14:16; 2 Jn.1:2); and it is durable as the olive tree.
For he is thy Lord . . . not only by Creation, but by redemption, and in right of marriage, as well as because of other relations He stands with her, as Father, Head, King and Master; and it is her privilege that He is her LORD.
And worship thou him . . . both internally by faith, hope and love upon Him; and externally, by praying to Him, praising Him, and keeping all His ordinances, and doing everything in a willing, heartfelt way, in His Name, according to His Word, and by His authority . . . such worship should be in spirit and in truth (Jn.4:23), in sincerity, without hypocrisy, in righteousness and true holiness and with reverence and godly fear.
Psalm 45:12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour. (KJV)
And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift . . . the daughter of Tyre is the people or citizens of Tyre. The Tyrians are mentioned partly because they gave presents to Solomon (1 Ki.5:1). At this time, Tyre was the greatest maritime and commercial city in the world, it may be here taken as representing those places which lay on the coasts of the sea, and carried on much traffic such as parts of Syria, Egypt, Asia Minor, Greece, Italy, France, the British Isles, etc., which first received the Gospel of CHRIST and were the instruments of sending it to all the other nations of the Earth.
Even the rich among the people shall entreat thy favour . . . the most powerful and wealthy empires, kingdoms and states, shall embrace Christianity, and plead the favor of CHRIST.
In the latter days, the richest of the nations shall make court to thee with gifts. In due course, this will be true in regard to the MESSIAH. The wealth of the world will yet be laid at His Feet, and, placed at His disposal (Ps.68:31; 72:0-11; 138:4; Isa.49:23; Rev.21:24-26). The effect of TRUE conversion is always to make people willing to dedicate to the SAVIOUR all that they possess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/true_children_of_god.htm
There are three kinds of faith. Which one do you possess?
Psalm 45:13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold. (KJV)
The King's daughter is all glorious within . . . the King's daughter is the same as the queen (45:9); the church, who is the KING'S daughter, the daughter of the King of kings (Rev.17:4; 19:16), through adopting grace, by marriage to CHRIST the KING'S SON, and by regeneration, or being born of GOD (Jn.1:13; 3:3-8; 1 Jn.3:9; 4:7; 5:1, 18), and she is all glorious within; in the inner chamber of the KING, where being brought, she enjoys fellowship with Him, which
Her clothing is of wrought gold . . . this is different from internal grace, which is sometimes spoken of as a clothing (1 Pet.5:5). I think this speaks of spiritual clothing, the robe of CHRIST'S righteousness, which He has wrought out for His church, the FATHER imputes to her, and bestows upon her.
Psalm 45:14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee. (KJV)
She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needlework . . . she shall be directed to the KING in the marriage procession, and be presented to Him, clad in this magnificent raiment. She will not be in her sins and guilt of them; as souls are first brought to CHRIST, at conversion, nor in the filthy rags of her own righteousness (Isa.64:6); but in the robe of righteousness and garments of salvation (Isa.61:10). The change of clothing CHRIST has put upon her, having before this made her iniquities pass from her. She, the church, being as a bride adorned and prepared for her husband, will be brought unto Him, and presented to Him, a glorious church, without spot or wrinkle (Eph.5:27; 2 Pet.3:14), and she will be introduced, either by the angels, who will be employed in gathering the elect from the four winds; or by the ministers of the Gospel, who will be their joy and crown of rejoicing.
The virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee . . . virgins, because of their spiritual purity and chastity (2 Cor.11:2), those who are betrothed as chaste virgins to CHRIST, who firmly and persistently stick by Him and love Him in the singleness of their hearts (Acts 2:46; Eph.6:5; Col.3:22). They are pure and upright in their faith, worship and lifestyle (Rev.14:4), and are her companions in the church (45:9), who partake of the same grace, enjoy the same privileges, and share the same salvation (1 Cor.8:8; Eph.4:5). Everyone, shall be brought unto the KING, not one shall be lost or left behind: where they shall be brought, and in which manner, are expressed in (5:15).
*****Thy honourable women (45:9), them that attend the spouse, as the manner was in marriage, as men attended upon the bridegroom, where called friends (Jn.3:29). In reference to CHRIST, as the spouse or queen is the church in general . . . so these honorable women, the virgins, her companions . . . are specific believers, who are added daily to the church (Acts 2:47), and willingly submit themselves to it. And even though the church is made up of individual believers, yet she, the spouse or queen, is distinguished from them, as the whole is often distinguished in our minds from the parts of which it consists. And these believers may be said to be KINGS' daughters, either because among others many persons of royal races did embrace the faith, as was prophesied of them (Isa.47:7; 60:10-11), or because they are in a spiritual way kings unto GOD (Rev.1:6).
Psalm 45:15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace. (KJV)
With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought . . . with joy unspeakable, and full of glory (1 Pet.1:8), because of they shall be delivered from all their outward troubles and afflictions; from all inward sufferings, from darkness, doubts and fears, from sin, Satan, and spiritual enemies; and because of what they shall enjoy, fellowship with GOD and His saints, with great joy and peace of heart, mind and soul.
They shall enter into the King's palace . . . into Heaven, the palace of the King MESSIAH, the KING of kings (Rev.17:14; 19:16) and King of saints (Rev.15:3); where He is preparing mansions (Jn.14:2-3) for them, suitable to them as the daughters of a KING . . . where they shall enter, not just to see it and leave, but to dwell there eternally with their Lord JESUS, their Head and Husband.
Psalm 45:16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth. (KJV)
Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children . . . this is a statement, not to the church, the queen, the King's daughter, spoken to and of in the preceding verses, but seems to be to the King MESSIAH Himself, who was of the Jewish fathers, according to the flesh (Rom.9:4); and even though He was rejected by His people (Lk.19:14; Jn.1:11), yet He had children; not only the apostles, whom He set on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel (Mat.19:28; Mk.22:30), in a doctrinal way, and sent into all the world to preach His Gospel; and which were bestowed with His mighty power, making them triumphant conquerors everywhere; but also abundant children among the Gentiles. Dear one, all the elect of God (Rom.8:33; Col.3:12; Tit.1:1; 1 Pet.1:2), are King MESSIAH’S children, and He stands in a place of revealing the everlasting Father (Isa.9:6) to them (Jn.14:7, 9-11, 20; 12:45) they being given unto Him as such (Jn.10:27-30); and He being concerned about their adoption, by which they become children of GOD by being born again into the family of GOD (Jn.3:3-8).
Whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth . . . not merely assigning them to govern a part of the empire, but in all lands, for His dominion shall be acknowledged all over the world. The reference here no doubt results from the custom usual among kings of assigning portions of an empire as provinces to their sons. However, the meaning here refers to the MESSIAH, and is that His luster and dignity on Earth would not come from a distinguished earthly ancestry, or from an illustrious line of kings from whom He was descended, but from the fact that those who would get their authority from Him would possess the world, and that their authority under Him would extend to all lands (Dan.7:14, 27). I think this may refer to the Millennium, the thousand year Kingdom, in the latter days (Rev.20:1-5).
Psalm 45:17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever. (KJV)
I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations . . . these are the words of the psalmist, spoken to the King MESSIAH, stating what he would do in respect to Him; cause His Name, not any specific name or title of CHRIST, but most likely His Gospel. The psalmist clearly speaks as a man inspired by the HOLY SPIRIT, and that he would sing praises of the King MESSIAH, and would cause His Name to be celebrated in all future ages. This Psalm, song, would go down to future ages, and would serve to keep up the TRUE knowledge of the MESSIAH, the CHRIST in the distant ages of the world. No one can doubt that this has been so far accomplished; no one has any reason to doubt that this Psalm will be among the means of keeping up the TRUE knowledge of the MESSIAH, and of people remembering Him. This Psalm has been on millions of lips, in praise of the MESSIAH; and will be on hundreds of millions more in future times, as expressing the tender love for the REDEEMER.
Therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever . . . because of the excellence of His Person; and above all because of His greatness and glory as a KING; as well as for all His mercies, temporal and spiritual, that we have from Him; the praise we have for Him is just, proper, right and lovely, and is and will be our job, as long as we live in this world, and to all those who follow after us. This does not mean all people, but only GOD'S chosen people (Deut.7:6; 14:2; Ps.33:12; 89:19; 105:43; Isa.43:20; 1 Pet.2:9); those that are given to CHRIST (Jn.10:29) to be His people, and whom He has redeemed and purified, a peculiar people (Ex.19:5; Deut.14:2; 26:18; Tit.2:14; 1 Pet.2:9); and especially His people among the Gentiles.
Therefore shall the people praise thee forever and ever . . . the praise of CHRIST JESUS shall NEVER come to an end, but forever be celebrated. Never will there be a time on Earth when that praise will die away, and in all the eternity after the end of this world’s history there will never be a time when His Holy Name will not be honored, and when praises to Him shall cease to be sung (Rev.4:10; 5:9-13). Happy are they who join in that song on Earth; and happy shall they be who will unite in it in the heavenly world!
Praising the LORD continually: (Ps.28:7; Ps.30:11-12; Ps.34:3; Ps.47:6-7; Ps.50:14, 20; Ps.63:4-6; Ps.69:30-31; Ps.71:23; Ps.96:2; Ps.100:4; Ps.103:1-2, 20-22; Ps.107:21-22; Ps.116:17-19; Ps.118:19, 21, 28-29; Psalm 136; Ps.145:1-2; Col.3:16-17; Heb.13:15; Rev.4:10; 5:9-13).
Summary of Psalm 45:
Here we have a beautiful Psalm which is Messianic. In the address it describes the royal bridegroom in terms of:
(1). The beauty of His Person.
(2). The courage of His conquests.
(3). The stability of His Kingdom.
(4). The joy of His marriage.
(5). The relationship of the Groom to the FATHER.
In the address to the royal bride we see:
(1). The complete devotion of the bride to the Royal Bridegroom.
(2). The delightful Promise of high honor.
(3). A tribute to the bride’s charms or virtues.
(4). The pledge of increasing Divine favor.
The Psalm ends on verse 17 with: I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations. Therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever. GOD has exalted CHRIST and from this anointing, His people praise Him. The Psalm is a song of the marriage of the Bridegroom MESSIAH to the bride who is the church (Gal.3:26-29). GOD is the FATHER of the bride and He is the power that elevates the MESSIAH. He is KING and GOD of both MESSIAH and the bride. The Lord GOD is praised through the beauty of this Psalm and this union.
Psalm 45 Prophecies Fulfilled in New Testament
#1. He is God. Psalm 45:6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy KINGdom is a right sceptre. (KJV) Psalm 89:36-37 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. 37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. (KJV) Psalm 93:2 Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting. (KJV) Fulfilled: Luke 1:32-33 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. (KJV) Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. (KJV) Revelation 19:11-12 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. (KJV)
#2. An exceptional anointing by the Holy Spirit. Psalm 45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. (KJV) Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; (KJV) Isaiah 42:1Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. (KJV) Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; (KJV) Fulfilled: Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: (KJV) Luke 3:21-22 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, 22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. (KJV) John 1:31-34 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. 32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. 33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. 34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. (KJV) John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. (KJV) Hebrews 1:9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. (KJV)
#3. Called the Christ (Messiah or Anointed). Psalm 45:7-8 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad. (KJV) Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (KJV) Fulfilled: Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (KJV) Matthew 1:16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. (KJV) Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. (KJV) Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. (KJV) John 1:41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. (KJV) John 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. (KJV) John 6:69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. (KJV)
#4. His name remembered forever. Psalm 45:17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever. (KJV) Psalm 72:17-19 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed. 18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. 19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. (KJV) Fulfilled: Ephesians 1:20-21Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: (KJV) Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. (KJV)
Psalm 45 is about the MESSIAH and His bride. (A). This Psalm is used by Paul in Hebrews 1:8-9 to prove the deity of the SON (45:6-7). This Psalm is MESSIANIC. (B). This inspired Song of Loves filled David’s heart and mouth with good things. (C). Do YOU adore and desire this Man, JESUS, to be fairer than all others with His perfect grace? (D). Do YOU esteem, respect and serve this mighty and majestic KING more than any and all others? (E). Do YOU forget all others, and love and serve ONLY Him? (F). Are YOU thankful that GOD has applied the righteousness of CHRIST to you, so you can made you perfectly righteous for marriage to CHRIST? (G). Are YOU faithfully committed to make JESUS’ Name to be remembered and praised in all generations?
What is the Shekinah Glory?
What is Shekinah Glory? Is This In The Bible?
Glory of God, Shekinah: (Eze.1:28; 3:12, 23; 8:4; 9:3; 10:19; 11:22-23; 39:21; 43:2, 4-5; 44:4)
Jesus’s glory as God was veiled in human flesh but at times His glory, the so-called Shekinah glory, was revealed. What is the Shekinah glory of God?
What does the word “Shekinah” mean? It is not in the Bible, so why do we need to know what this word means regarding God’s Glory? The word Shekinah is from the Hebrew word “shekinot” and actually is in the Bible where God is said to “settle in” or “dwell with.” This word means where God is dwelling, settling or where His Divine Presence is. This Glory is seen when God’s glory filled the Temple and even in the wilderness where He was a light during the night and the Shekinah cloud of His Glory shaded Israel in the scorching sun of the desert. His Presence was revealed by the intense light that filled the Tabernacle, the Temple in Jerusalem and even in the Transfiguration on the Mount (Mat. 17), where Jesus shone as bright as the sun when He spoke with Moses and Elijah.
Jesus’ Glory of the Transfiguration
Jesus partially revealed His Shekinah Glory on a mountain and allowed Peter, James and John to see this awesome Glory. This is why the Apostle John said that Jesus “dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father” (Jn.1:14); and that Jesus is “the light of men.” John 1:4-7 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. (KJV) . . . Christ Jesus is the very essence and nature of God as light and that is part of His Shekinah Glory which was why John said “we have seen his glory.”
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