Sunday, December 31, 2006

Christ Is All Glorious

Christ is all-glorious:
  • glorious in his throne, which is at “the right hand of the Majesty on high”
  • glorious in his commission, which is “all power in heaven and earth”
  • glorious in his name, a name above every name—“Lord of lords, and King of kings”
  • glorious in his scepter—“a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of his kingdom”
  • glorious in his attendants—“his chariots are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels,” among them he rides on the heavens, and sends out the voice of his strength, attended with ten thousand times ten thousand of his holy ones
  • glorious in his subjects—all creatures in heaven and in earth, nothing is left that is not put in subjection to him
  • glorious in his way of rule, and the administration of his kingdom—full of sweetness, efficacy, power, serenity, holiness, righteousness, and grace, in and toward his elect—of terror, vengeance, and certain destruction toward the rebellious angels and men
  • glorious in the issue of his kingdom, when every knee shall bow before him, and all shall stand before his judgment-seat.
Owen, Communion with God.