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in His holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven"; he also summarizes in verse 6 the
plagues of the Revelation, "Upon the wicked He shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and
an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup."
The cluster of Psalms 93:- 99: are worthy of close study in relation to our subject;
we can only give one or two notes as specimens.
"The Lord reigneth, He is clothed with majesty" (Psa. 93:).
"O Lord to Whom vengeance belongeth. . . . shew Thyself" (Psa. 94:).
"O sing unto the Lord a new song. . . . for He cometh, for He cometh to judge the
earth" (Psa. 96:).
"The Lord reigneth, let the earth rejoice. Righteousness and judgment, are the
habitation of His throne" (Psa. 99:).
"The Lord reigneth, Let the people tremble.
He sitteth between the cherubim, let the earth be moved" (Psa. 99:).
The balance of thought between the "reigning" and the "sitting between the cherubim"
is suggestive, especially in the light of Rev. 4:
Dan. 7: 9-14 seems to speak of this throne.
"And I beheld till thrones were set, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment
was white as snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool: His throne was like the fiery
flame, and His wheels as burning fire. . . . the judgment was set and the books were
opened. . . . . I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came
with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought Him near
before Him, and there was given to Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all
people, nations, and languages, should serve Him."
The importance of the vision of the throne "set" will be appreciated in proportion as
we realize the awful character of the time of the end. To us, believers of an entirely
different dispensation, the passage is not wanting in its lesson, surrounded as we may be
by wickedness and strife. It is our peace to know that unseen and unknown, the Lord is at
the right hand of the majesty on high. To us, as to all of every time, the words come, "Be
still, and know that I AM GOD," not merely, I am a Deliverer, or a Provider, or a King,
or a Consoler, but I AM GOD--to know this, is to reach the goal of our being, and to
have learned the lesson of the ages.