Messiah ruling in holiness

Christ reigns from between the cherubims. That figuratively was true in the Old Testament tabernacle, but it is fulfilled now in Christ reigning in glory, surrounded by all the angels. He shall reign until His enemies be made His footstool, not only in Heaven, but He is great in Zion, the Church.

We are not to be hesitant in calling upon such a high and kingly Christ, for both priests and prophets did so, and He answered them. Though they were sinners, as we, and though God in justice had to chasten them because of their sins, yet He also forgave them. That is a blessed salve and solace to us, that there is forgiveness with Him. Therefore, let us magnify and exalt Him in the church, His holy hill, for He is holy. Three times it is confirmed, “God is holy.” So sang the seraphims, Holy, Holy, Holy, a Trinitarian tri-hagion.

Psalm 99

   1  Th' eternal Lord doth reign as king,
         let all the people quake;
      He sits between the cherubims,
         let th' earth be moved and shake.

   2  The Lord in Zion great and high
         above all people is;
   3  Thy great and dreadful name (for it
         is holy) let them bless.

   4  The king's strength also judgment loves;
         thou settlest equity:
      Just judgment thou dost execute
         in Jacob righteously.

   5  The Lord our God exalt on high,
         and rev'rently do ye
      Before his footstool worship him:
         the Holy One is he.

   6  Moses and Aaron 'mong his priests,
         Samuel, with them that call
      Upon his name: these called on God,
         and he them answered all.

   7  Within the pillar of the cloud
         he unto them did speak:
      The testimonies he them taught,
         and laws, they did not break.

   8  Thou answer'dst them, O Lord our God;
         thou wast a God that gave
      Pardon to them, though on their deeds
         thou wouldest vengeance have.

   9  Do ye exalt the Lord our God,
         and at his holy hill
      Do ye him worship: for the Lord
         our God is holy still.

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