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Psalms about the Lord’s Advent
Jehovah Anoints His Son to be King
Why do the nations fume,
And the peoples meditate on emptiness?2
The kings of the earth stood forth, and the rulers consulted together,
Against Jehovah, and against His anointed:3
“Let us pull off Their bonds,
And cast away from us Their ropes.”4
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.5
Then He shall speak to them in His anger,
And in His fierceness vex them.6
But I have anointed My king
Upon Zion, the mountain of My holiness.7
I will declare the statute: Jehovah has said to me,
Thou art My Son; today I have begotten Thee.8
Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for Thine inheritance,
And for Thy possession the ends of the earth.9
Thou shalt break them up with a scepter of iron;
As a vessel of a potter Thou shalt scatter them.10
And now, O ye kings, have intelligence;
Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.11
Serve Jehovah with fear,
And rejoice with quivering.12
Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
For His anger will burn shortly.
Happy are all they who confide in Him.
AE 684:10. “The Anointed of Jehovah” here means the Lord in relation to the Divine Human.... In the sense of the letter this indeed is said of David, but in the Word “David” means the Lord in relation to Divine truth, or as a King.... It is evident also that the Lord’s coming and finally the Last Judgment by Him, and afterwards His sovereignty over all things of the world, are here treated of.
TCR 102. Here no Son from eternity is meant, but the Son born in the world; for this is a prophecy about the Lord who was to come. Consequently it is called a “decree” which Jehovah declared to David; and in the same psalm it is said previously:
I have anointed my King upon Zion (verse 6);
and further on:
I will give to Him the nations for an inheritance (verse 8).
Therefore “today” does not mean from eternity, but in time; for with Jehovah the future is present.
AE 176:5. ... By “the iron rod” ... the Lord is to rule the nations, that is, chastise the evils that are in the natural man.... When... the spiritual and the natural are conjoined, the Lord chastises the evils and falsities that are in the natural man, and [He does] this by means of the knowledges of truth and good. But with those with whom the internal and external man are not conjoined, evils and falsities cannot be chastised and scattered, since they receive nothing from heaven through the spiritual man, but all things they receive are from the world; and their rational favors them and supplies confirmations [in favor of them].
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