Psalm 9 Psalm 97
Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the
habitation of his throne. A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled. The hills melted like
wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
Psalm 97:2ff (Inner Cycle: Spoke 9, Cycle 5)
I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy
name, O thou most High. When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at
thy presence. For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in
the throne judging right. Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the
wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever. O thou enemy, destructions are
come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.
But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
Psalm 9:2ff (Inner Cycle: Spoke 9, Cycle 1)
And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be
revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that
know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be
punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the
glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to
be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
2 Thessalonians (Bible Wheel: Spoke 9, Cycle 3)
These three passages, two from Spoke 9 of the Inner Cycle of the Psalms, and one from Spoke 9 of the Bible
Wheel, have many things in common.
As with many elements of Spoke 9 (= 3 x 3), we find the origin of the idea of being
driven from the presence of the Lord in the Fall recorded in Genesis 3. This is the true horror of
the Mystery of Iniquity - there are those who freely choose to reject the Light and Truth of the Holy
Gospel! And so they are destined for judment. How Chirst weeps for these souls!
Note the common theme of the Throne of Judgment (Psalm 9). This integrates
with the prophecy of the Birth of Christ (Isaiah 9) who was
destined to sit upon the Throne of David links strongly with Book 9 (God estblished His Kingdom
in I Samuel, when also David was
annointed King) and Psalm 9 where God speaks plainly about the establishment of His Throne of Judgment.