Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.
I. CHRIST IS A KING.
1. He was prophesied of in the Old Testament under this character (Genesis 49:10; Isaiah 11:1, 2, 3).
2. He was of old promised to His people under this notion.
3. He has all the ensigns of royalty, Sword, Sceptre, Crown, Escutcheon (Revelation 5:5), Throne.
4. He sealed this truth with His precious blood.
II. THE NATURE OF CHRIST'S KINGDOM. Christ has a two-fold kingdom. An essential kingdom, and an economical or mediatory kingdom. The administration is either external (general or particular) or internal in the hearts of. His people.
III. THE ACTS OF CHRIST'S KINGLY OFFICE. Subduing sinners to Himself, ruling and governing them, defending and protecting them, restraining His own and their enemies, and conquering them. Christ exercises His kingly office in ruling and governing His subjects: both externally, by laws, officers, and discipline; and internally, writing His law in their hearts, and persuading them by His spirit.
IV. PROPERTIES OR QUALITIES OF ZION'S KING. He is of ancient, glorious, and honourable extract. He is an absolute King, who makes laws for His subjects, but is not bound by any Himself, His will is His law. He is a wise, powerful, just, merciful, meek and patient, beautiful, opulent, everlasting King. Improvement.
1. The kings of the earth have no ground to grudge the kingdom of Christ its freedom in their dominions, seeing it is a spiritual kingdom.
2. There is a government of the Church distinct from and independent of the civil government.
3. The government of the Church is not alterable by any power on earth, civil and ecclesiastical.
4. The Church shall ride out all the storms that can blow upon her, whether from earth or hell.
(T. Boston, D. D.)
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