Yesterday I read Psalm 45, which went along with 1 Kings 3 and Solomon’s first wedding. Unknowingly, I left out some very important prophetic passages from the discussion. Yes, Jesus is the King, before whom nations will bow. However, who is the Bride? Is it the beautiful Egyptian princess that Solomon took as his first wife. (Yes, and there will be more!) No. The Bride is Us, the church, the born-again believers. Let’s dig in….
Psalm 45 Revisited
1 Beautiful words stir my heart.
I will recite a lovely poem about the king,
for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.
2 You are the most handsome of all.Psalm 45:1-5 NLT
Gracious words stream from your lips.
God himself has blessed you forever.
3 Put on your sword, O mighty warrior!
You are so glorious, so majestic!
4 In your majesty, ride out to victory,
defending truth, humility, and justice.
Go forth to perform awe-inspiring deeds!
5 Your arrows are sharp, piercing your enemies’ hearts.
The nations fall beneath your feet.
6 Your throne, O God, (Your Divine Throne) endures forever and ever.Psalm 45:6 NLT
You rule with a scepter of justice.
31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!”Luke 1:31-33 NLT
It is fulfilled in the Book of Revelation…
16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS ANDRevelation 19:16 NKJV
LORD OF LORDS.
5 And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” 6 And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. 7 All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.Revelation 21:5-7 NLT
Psalm 45:7 NLT
7 You love justice and hate evil.
Jesus also said in Revelation….
8 “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”Revelation 21:8 NLT
Therefore God, your God, has anointed you,Psalm 45:7b-8 NLT
pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.
8 Myrrh, aloes, and cassia perfume your robes.
In ivory palaces the music of strings entertains you.
When the angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds, they said…
“Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. 11 The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!Luke 1:10-11 NLT
“Messiah” means “anointed one” in Hebrew. They were Jewish shepherds. “Christ” means “anointed one” in Greek. Jesus is the Christ. Myrrh was one of the spices the women took to anoint Jesus’ body on Easter morning.
9 Kings’ daughters are among your noble women.
At your right side stands the queen,
wearing jewelry of finest gold from Ophir!
10 Listen to me, O royal daughter; take to heart what I say.Psalm 45:9-15 NLT
Forget your people and your family far away.
11 For your royal husband delights in your beauty;
honor him, for he is your lord.
12 The princess of Tyre will shower you with gifts.
The wealthy will beg your favor.
13 The bride, a princess, looks glorious
in her golden gown.
14 In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king,
accompanied by her bridesmaids.
15 What a joyful and enthusiastic procession
as they enter the king’s palace!
In Revelation 19, the Wedding Feast is Described…
For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb,Revelation 19:7b-8 NLT
and his bride has prepared herself.
8 She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.”
For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people.
2 For I am jealous for you with the jealousy of God himself. I promised you as a pure bride (a virgin) to one husband—Christ.2 Corinthians 11:2 NLT
To qualify as a pure virgin bride, the church — the believers — MUST be BORN AGAIN! Remember, Jesus hates evil. Only sanctified people get into Heaven. Therefore, you can ONLY enter by repenting and believing that Jesus took your sins away once and for all time.
16 Your sons will become kings like their father.Psalm 45:16-17 NLT
You will make them rulers over many lands.
17 I will bring honor to your name in every generation.
Therefore, the nations will praise you forever and ever.
Yes, this speaks to the sons of Solomon who will be kings over Israel and Judah, but rulers of many lands? That is bigger. That could only be in the future. See, we believers, when we receive the Holy Spirit, we become children of God.
14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.Romans 8:14 NLT
He also wrote…
11 For it is written:
“As I live, says the Lord,Romans 14:11 NKJV
Every knee shall bow to Me,
And every tongue shall confess to God.”
In the next Psalm, that is also prophesied and it is echoed all over the Old Testament…
“Be still, and know that I am God!Psalm 46:10 NLT
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”
5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
6 Though he was God,
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
he took the humble position of a slave
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,
8 he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honorPhilippians 2:5-11 NLT
and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
And finally in Revelation, in Jesus’ letter to the church in Thyatira, He wrote…
26 To all who are victorious, who obey me to the very end,
To them I will give authority over all the nations.
27 They will rule the nations with an iron rod
and smash them like clay pots.
28 They will have the same authority I received from my Father, and I will also give them the morning star!
29 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.Revelation 2:26-29 NLT
Only a person who’s heart is filled with the Holy Spirit can read that psalm and recognize that back in 970 BC — some 3,000 years ago — a songwriter described the Jewish Messiah — Yeshua Ha-Maschiach — Jesus, the Christ. King of kings, who will rule on His throne forever and ever with His Bride, the Church!
The catch here is that you MUST be Born Again to be included in the Wedding Feast of the Lamb.
If you’re not sure if you’re saved or not, if you truly want to be born again and have the assurance of salvation, receive the Holy Spirit, and get a 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven after you die, or that you won’t be left behind at the Rapture, this is what you have to do…
Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.
- Believe — have Faith — that Jesus is the Christ and He died taking your sins away forever and that He rose from the dead 3 days later.
- Repent of your sins — stop sinning! Do a complete 180 in your life and surrender your life to Him.
- Be Baptized — show the world and yourself that you have died to your old life and are born again in Christ.
- Receive the Holy Spirit in your heart.