1 (To the chief Musician upon Muthlabben, A Psalm of David.) I will praise thee, O Yahweh, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
The heart is the birthplace of Divine life in human flesh, through the channel of the mind illumined by the glorious gospel of Christ.
"Ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine delivered unto you,"
said Paul to the Romans (6: 17).
This form of speech "from the heart'' leads the thought further than an intellectual
comprehension. Although the word "heart" is variously rendered in the Scriptures, it conveys, as in so many other places, the idea of affection, rising from a proper sense of the Divine Truth understood and believed. The Psalmist says,
"I will praise thee with my whole heart",
that is, his full affection and appreciation would be poured out unto God in praise to His name.
The Berean Christadelphian, June 1923
2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.
4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.
5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.
The kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of Yahweh and his Anointed
7 But Yahweh shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
9 Yahweh also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
11 Sing praises to Yahweh, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
14 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
16 Yahweh is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
The march of the rainbowed angel
This New Power of Southern Asia is known to be theocratic, as was that of Joshua and his hosts by the Canaanites, when the walls of Jericho fell at the sounding of Israel's trumpets the seventh and last time. The treading of the winepress in its initiation at Bozrah is accompanied with a great shaking in the land of Israel, by which mountains are overturned, and towers fall, and all walls are prostrated (Ezek. xxxviii. 20); for it is "the day of the great slaughter when the towers fall;" when
"Yahweh causes his glorious voice to be heard, and shows the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering and tempest, and hailstones; for through the voice of Yahweh shall the Assyrian be beaten down, who smote with a rod" (Isa. xxx. 25,30).
But the Rainbowed Angel's pedal pillars of fire may not halt long at Bozrah. Isaiah in vision saw him "coming from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah;" and describes him as
"glorious in his apparel, and travelling in the greatness of his strength" (lxiii. 1).
John's rainbowed angel is symbolical of this traveller, who proclaims himself "mighty to save;" and powerful to tread down the peoples in his anger, and to make them drunk in his fury, and to bring down their strength to the earth (verse 6).
The mutual slaughter of the enemy, the sword called for against him throughout all the mountains of Israel, and the pestilence, make his overthrow coextensive with the land. It reduces the invading hosts to only one sixth of their original force; as it is written,
"I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee" (Ezek. xxxix. 2,4).
This wreck of the invading force falls back upon Assyria, to which the war is transferred from the Holy Land.
A great and marvellous change comes over this country politically, socially, and physically. The peace so long and earnestly prayed for (Psa. cxxii, cxxv, cxxviii), and promised (Psa. lxxii. 3,7; lxxxv. 8,10; Isa. ix. 6,7; xxvi. 12; xxxii. 17; liv. 13; lxvi. 12; Ezek. xxxiv. 25), is at length established; so that "from this day forward" (Ezek. xxxix. 22) there will be no more war in the land of Israel for a thousand years; and the house of Israel will come to know that the ETERNAL SPIRIT is Yahweh their Elohim, manifested in the Lord Jesus Christ and his Brethren, symbolized by the Rainbowed Angel of the Rainbowed Throne.
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
18 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
19 Arise, O Yahweh; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
20 Put them in fear, O Yahweh: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.