Words from the Heart for Monday May 22nd, 2017
In your majesty, ride out to victory, defending truth, humility, and justice. Go forth to perform awe-inspiring deeds!
Psalm 45:4 (NLT)
In Your Majesty
This psalm is telling us about a victorious king. It is a foreshadowing of our glorious King Jesus who will come. Today in our nation we celebrate a ruler from our history who many admire for her righteous reign. Queen Victoria was very involved with our country. Her actions may not have been perfect but we stop today to remember and thank the Lord for the nation He has made. We look to Him alone as the perfect Ruler.
The designation Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) is applied as a prefix to surface ships in the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Joint Operations Command. The similar designation of Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarine is applied to submarine vessels. When Queen Elizabeth passes away, and King Charles takes the throne, the designation will change to His Majesty’s Canadian Ship. HMCS Rainbow was the first ship with the HMCS designation. It transferred from the British Royal Navy to the Naval Service of Canada in 1910. HMCS Haida became the first Canadian ship commissioned under a Queen during March 1952. Many Royal Canadian Navy shore facilities also bear the designation, and all Royal Canadian Sea Cadets summer training centres, such as HMCS Quadra. Shore maintenance and mooring facilities bear the name Her Majesty’s Canadian Dockyard.
Canada celebrates Victoria Day today. Named after the Queen that signed our nation into being, most of us have lived our entire lives under with the longest reigning monarch in history, Queen Elizabeth II, as our head of state. A human monarch may be addressed as Your Majesty, but there is only one true source of majesty. His majesty, King David, even acknowledged this. In Psalm 45:4 he writes “In your majesty, ride out to victory, defending truth, humility, and justice. Go forth to perform awe-inspiring deeds!” David sees the Lord God of the Universe as the King of kings, riding out with this troops. But the battle isn’t one that is fought on the earth, but in the heavenlies. And He isn’t fighting human enemies. He is fighting spiritual forces that deny truth and mistreat others. Jesus goes forth in the battle for truth and justice. The battle continues in our day. There are many who argue there is no truth and in their pride they cause injustice. So Jesus, who it the Way, the Truth and the Life, rides forth with the angel armies to wage war against the powers of darkness. The Bible tells us our battle isn’t against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. And His Majesty, King Jesus, will be the victor in the battle. There is no doubt. So walk in victory today.
These have been words from the heart.