David Couper on the glory of Christ’s rule over his temple

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The glory which Christ thus bears as Ruler in the temple is represented in Scripture as the fruit of his sufferings. This honour was secured to him in the Covenant of Redemption, as the stipulated reward of his obedience unto death—”He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross; wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.” Thus, in the very act of laying the foundation of the temple, he earned his mediatorial right to rule in it, and thus also he earned that universal dominion which as Mediator he possesses. He who died upon the cross now sits and rules upon his throne, as “Head over all things to the Church.”

How glorious the majesty of his kingdom, and the exercise of his royal power! He stretches over his people a golden sceptre of righteousness and love. He sends forth his angels as ” ministering spirits to minister to them who shall be heirs of salvation.” With the rod of his strength he controls the hosts of hell, and sets a bound to their malignity which it cannot overpass. ...

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