Psalm 47:5-9 (NKJV) 5 God has gone up with a shout, The Lord with the sound of a trumpet. 6 Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises! 7 For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding. 8 God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne. 9 The princes of the people have gathered together, The people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; He is greatly exalted.
Let me give you what I think is Michael W. Smith’s take on this psalm: “With a mighty hand and outstretched arm. His love endures forever. For the life that’s been reborn. His love endures forever. Sing praise, sing praise. Sing praise, sing praise. Forever God is faithful. Forever God is strong. Forever God is with us. Forever and ever, forever” (Lyrics from “Forever”). Psalm 24 foretold of the Ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ. God the Son came to earth over 2000 years ago. He was born of a Virgin in Bethlehem, in fulfilment of the Scriptures. Jesus stepped down from heaven and clothed His deity in human flesh. He was fully God and fully man. Jesus came to fulfill the Father’s plan of Salvation. Jesus was our substitute on the Cross. He bore our sins and gave us His righteousness that we may be reconciled with God. God reconciled the world of lost sinners unto Himself with the shed blood of His Son Jesus Christ. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16-17 NKJV). After Jesus completed His work of salvation here on earth, He ascended to heaven. Psalm 24 certainly refers to Jesus first coming. Psalm 47 is a foretelling of Jesus second coming when He will come down from heaven to defeat His enemies, all who rebel against Him and all who reject Him. After Jesus has subdue His foes, He will ascension to His throne in the New Jerusalem amid the elated shouts of His people. The trumpets will announce His overwhelming victory. The faithful remnant of Israel will wholeheartedly accept Jesus as their Messiah. They will sing songs of joy and praises to the One who they had rejected so many years ago. But now they sing praises to their Messiah, their King, and their God. He is the One who reigns over all the earth and whose throne is established on holiness. What a glorious day that will be.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.