This week in the morning revival we are getting into Psalms 8, where we see The Excellency of Christ! This Psalms shows us that God’s purpose and His plan for man to express Him with His image and to represent Him with His dominion have never changed! In Gen. 1:26 we see God’s purpose in creating man – image and dominion – and in Psalms 8 we see a man who fulfills God’s purpose! This man in Psalms 8 is not Adam, but the second man, the Lord Jesus, who has recovered man’s lost ordination and has fulfilled God’s original purpose!
At the most, God’s purpose can be delayed in its fulfillment, but it can never be stopped or annulled! Christ as the second Man came and was made a little inferior to the angels – God became a man, finite in time and space. This man named Jesus – God incarnated – was crowned with glory and honor in His ascension(Heb. 2:6-9)! His ascension includes His resurrection, so in Psalms 8 we see incarnation, resurrection, and ascension.
In His ascension, all things were put under His feet – Christ was given dominion over all things! Now Christ has the dominion over everything, He has the lordship, the headship, and the kingdom! And the very fact that it is “under His feet” shows that all things are under Christ’s Body – the church! Christ has a Body, the church, and in Eph. 1:22-23 we see that “God subjected all things under His feet and gave Him to be Head over all things to the church, which is His Body“.
What a rich Psalm – in 9 short verses we have the incarnation, the resurrection, the ascension, the enthronement, the lodship, the kingship, the kingdom, and the Body of Christ! When the Body of Christ – as the enlargement of the Christ who fulfills God’s purpose – is built up, then the whole earth will shout, O Jehovah our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!
People today try to solve the problems among men – the human race has a lot of problems, and the more people try to solve them, the more problems there are! The fact is – no one can solve the problems! We can just wait – just pray – just praise the Lord… Christ will come back and He has dominion over all things to the church! When Christ returns, after the Body is fully built up and consummated, Christ will reign over all the earth for God – through His Body! At that time all the problems will definitely be solved!
This really shows that God’s purpose and plan for man to express Him with His image and to represent Him with His dominion have never changed – God will get His expression and dominion through man, the corporate man, the Body of Christ! How excellent is God’s name in all the earth! [sharing inspired from, Christ and the church as revealed and typified in the Psalms(by brother Lee), as quoted in the Morning Revival on the Crystallization Study of the Psalms – become a fan on Facebook for more updates, or read more portions on the Crystallization of Psalms. Intro: How Excellent is Your name in all the earth]
Lord Jesus, we love You! You are that man who joined our race! You as God became a man – You were made a little inferior to the angels! You submitted Yourself to the suffering of death – and have been raised in glory! In Your ascension You were crowned with glory and honor! Hallelujah, You rule and reign over all the works of Your hands – everything is under Your feet! Praise You, Lord, for making us Your Body, Your increase, Your duplication! All things are under the feet of Your Body – You are the Head over all things to the church! Praise the Lord!
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