The psalmist gives a prophetic preview of the Lord coming in power and glory at the close of this age to gather His people to Himself. In so doing, He clearly defines those whom God will acknowledge as His people.
The Mighty one, God, the Lord, has spoken,
and summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
(This is a call to the whole earth.)
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth.
May God come and not keep silence;
Fire devours before Him,
And it is very tempestuous around Him.
(This is a clear prophecy of the coming of the Lord in power, glory, and judgment.)
He summons the heavens above, and the earth, to judge His people:
(This is the judgment of Gods people, before the judgment seat of Christ-not the judgment of the unbeliever, but the judgment of the believer. Not the judgment of condemnation, but the judgment for reward.)
Gather My godly ones to Me,
Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."
(This verse tells us to whom Gods call is addressed.)