The Kingdom Age to Come
1 (A Psalm of praise.)
Make a joyful noise unto Yahweh, all ye lands.
(not only Israel - but all nations will be joyful and blessed)
2 Serve Yahweh with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that Yahweh he is Elohim: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Israel alone has been politically adopted
State religions are established upon the hypothesis that the people are God's people, and therefore as acceptable worshippers as the Jews under the law; and 'that they are constitutionally "in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ!" Hence, they call the nations of Europe "Christian nations."
But a greater fallacy was never entertained. There are no Christian nations; neither indeed can there be until the formula of political adoption shall be made known. The nations are now in satan their father, and in his vicegerent the lord pope. Hence, it may be said to them as Jesus said to the rulers and clergy of Israel,
"Ye are of your father the devil, and the works of your father ye do."
The devil is their father by birth and constitution. The nations of Europe became the people of satan by constitution, when they put on the pope as their high priest and mediator according to the Justinian code.
Having received this, they became satan's seed, and the pope's brethren; and being thus, in satan and in the pope, are joint-heirs with them of a "just punishment, even an everlasting destruction" to issue forth "from the presence of the Lord and the glory of His power" (2 Thess.1:8), which hangs over them like the hair-suspended sword of Dionysius, ready to fall with death-dealing vengeance on every side.
Elpis Israel 2.2.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Be Thankful Unto Him
"THANK God!" That should be the most frequent expression on our lips (mostly silently) and in our hearts. It should come spontaneously, frequently, yea, continuously.
Every flower, every star, every cloud, every sunset, should evoke our awe and wonder and thrilling joy of divinely-contrived beauty. Every word of Holy Writ. Every incident in our lives, "good" or "bad" - for faith and love can see the marvel and the wisdom and the purpose of it all.
should be the constant heart-beat of our lives, from which all love and peace and grateful, never-enough service springs. Sad indeed are those who crawl and stumble through an empty life in the cold and in the shadows never knowing the warmth and light and sunshine and perpetual happiness of living in and unto God our Father!
Bro Growcott - Search Me O God
5 For Yahweh is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.