Excerpt from Land of Promise, VIII. Gibeah–Redemption, Forgiveness and the Love of God
Gibeah, you hold not only the workings of the “Mystery of Iniquity” (cp. II Thessalonians 2:7); you hold also the “Mystery of the Gospel” (cp. Ephesians 6:19, and the “Mystery of God’s will” (Ephesians 1:9). For out from iniquity, ruin and sin, from the shameful death of the concubine (Judges 19:1-30) has come forth the virgin daughters of Shiloh to be joined to the Benjamin of God, the Son of the Right Hand (cp. Genesis 35:18; Psalms 80:17; Ephesians 1:20). “For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ” says the Apostle (II Corinthians 11:2).
“Sing, O daughter of Zion, shout, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem” (Zephaniah 3:14). “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion, shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, thy King comes unto thee: He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding upon a donkey, and upon a colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9).
Yes, enter in you wise virgins. Your Bridegroom has arrived! The cry has gone out, “Behold, the Bridegroom comes, go out to meet Him!” The wedding feast has been prepared and the marriage of the Lamb has come (cp. Matthew 25:1-13).
“I will bless the LORD, Who has given me counsel; my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my right hand (Heb. Yamiyn), I shall not be moved. . .Thou will show me the path of Life; in Thy Presence is fullness of joy; at Thy Yamiyn there are pleasures forevermore” (Psalms 16:7-8,11). Yes, the Yamiyn (the Right Hand) is the place of the King, and the Ben-Yamiyn, the Benjamin of God, the Son of the Right Hand. He has become our King who reigns forever, even the One Who became sin and Who as an offering for sin was cut off from the Land; but Who was also raised again to Life and given a Kingdom with all authority and power over all the kingdoms of the world, “For the kingdoms of this world have become the Kingdom of our God and of His Christ” (Revelation 11:15; cp. 12:10).
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