Gavin says "I have in my hands, 2 King James Bibles produced by Cambridge University Press for the Trinitarian Bible Society, & I'm pleased to say that unlike some of their altered King James Bibles, these ones contain both the honorific titular prefix 'Saint' in the 4 Gospels & Book of Revelation, & the Euthalian postscripts. The one with a black cover for Elizabeth II's reign…'…1952-2022;' & the one with a red cover…under a Caroline Crown with a Christian cross on top & the initials 'CRIII' which are Latin for 'Carolus Rex' or 'King Charles the Third,'…'The coronation of…King Charles III…Commemorative Edition.' And some elements of Charles III's coronation…in May 2023 shall be further discussed later in this Sermon 12c…when we consider the Isaiah 11:2 7fold gifts of the Spirit with respect to 'the fear of the Lord,' which as seen in the Revelation 4:5 & 5:6 7fold gifts of the Spirit represented in 'the 7 Spirits of God,' are in a derivative form found in Christian believers; a matter we shall consider in connection with the words of I Peter 2:17, 'FEAR God. Honour the king,' in which in a derivative sense we 'Honour the king,' because we 1st 'Fear God;' & therefore, if & when there is a conflict between our duty to God & king, we further read in Acts 5:29, '…Peter and the other apostles…said, We ought to obey God rather than men'." And "the Coronation Service...was a mix of good & bad" & with "the bad" "I am reminded of the words of Ezekiel 8...'turn thee yet again, & thou shalt see greater abominations'." E.g. Charles' marriage to "Princess Diana…in 1991 [sic. 1981]" & the Camilla scandal with 2 divorces in connection with the Charles & Camilla Parker-Bowles adultery.
Queen Athaliah had seized the throne in a coup and killed all the heirs - all but one, who was hidden. But in the fulness of time, he was revealed! God's promises must be fulfilled, the Prince of the House of David must reign. The Lord Jesus Christ must reign! We see the coup, the coronation, and the covenant.
Matthew 8 is a chapter of "4 wills and 4 shalls". What a contrast between Christ's promises and ours. He promises to heal a leper and does, and to raise the Centurion's servant and did. We therefore take real note of His powerful shalls about our own future.
Read : John 14:15-31
Text : Lord's Day 18 (Heidelberg Catechism)
THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD PROVES HE IS ALWAYS WITH US
He is with us with respect to His divinity
He is with us with respect to His majesty
He is with us with respect to His grace
He is with us with respect to His Spirit
The Resurrected Christ Blessed His Disciples
"The very last thing His disciples see Jesus doing to them is
blessing them. It is the last sight they have of Jesus — it is of Him
blessing them." Ligon Duncan
His Disciples Worshiped the Resurrected Christ
The British Coronation service is intended to set forth an ideal of kingship. But what is this ideal? And Where does it come from? Fundamentally it is the Biblical idea, which is fulfilled in Jesus. We see in Isaiah 32:1-5 the Reign of the King, the Refuge the King is, and the Renewal the King brings.