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Psalms about the Lord’s Advent
I wait for Jehovah, and for His Word do I hope.
A song of the ascents.
Out of the deeps have I called to Thee, O Jehovah.2
Lord, hearken to my voice;
Let Thine ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.3
If Thou, Jah,
Shouldest heed iniquities,
O Lord, who would stand?4
But with Thee there is pardoning,
So that Thou mayest be feared.5
I wait for Jehovah,
My soul waits,
And for His Word do I hope.6
My soul waits for the Lord
More than watchmen for the morning,
The watchmen for the morning.7
Let Israel hope in Jehovah;
For with Jehovah there is mercy,
And with Him there is much redemption;8
And He will redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.
I wait for Jehovah... and He will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
AE 179:8. Here the Lord’s coming into the world, and His reception by those who are in the good of love are treated of. The Lord’s coming is signified by, “I have waited for Jehovah; my soul doth wait for the Lord, for with Him is much redemption, and He shall redeem Israel.” And His reception by those who are in the good of love is signified by “more than watchmen for the morning, the watchmen for the morning.” Here “morning” in the highest sense signifies the Lord, and in the internal sense His kingdom and church. And “watchmen for the morning” signify those who wait for the Lord’s coming, who are those who are in the good of love, since to those the Lord is “coming.”
TCR 774. The Lord’s presence, by itself, and the consequent enlightenment of the understanding, may be compared to the presence of sunlight in the world: unless this light is joined with heat everything on earth becomes desolate.
But the coming of the Lord may be compared to the coming of heat that takes place in springtime; and because heat then joins itself with light, the earth is softened, and seeds sprout and bear fruit. Such is the parallelism between the spiritual things that are the environment of man’s spirit and the natural things that are the environment of his body.
Other verses in the psalms about the Coming of the Lord:
Sing ye to Jehovah a new song,
For He has done wonders;
His right hand, and the arm of His holiness,
Has wrought salvation for Him.2
Jehovah has made known His salvation;
To the eyes of the nations He has revealed His justice.
Summary of the spiritual sense of the whole psalm: The Coming of the Lord and the glorification of His Human: He will then have power. From this is salvation. The predictions are to be fulfilled. Song of praise to Him and joy on that account. He comes for judgment.
Who is as Jehovah our God,
Who makes His dwelling lofty,6
Who brings Himself low
To see into the heavens and into the earth?
Summary of the spiritual sense of the whole psalm: Song in praise of the Lord, because He is omnipotent; because He came into the world; because He will save those who will be of His church.
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