Long-range Forecast (2)
Lord Jesus, I bow before You as the Lord and King over all creation and I praise You!
Read PSALM 110:1-7
 Of David. A psalm. The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”  The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion; you will rule in the midst of your enemies.  Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy majesty, from the womb of the dawn you will receive the dew of your youth.  The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”  The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.  He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.  He will drink from a brook beside the way; therefore he will lift up his head. Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. All rights reserved throughout the world. Used by permission of International Bible Society.
ReflectWho is the overshadowing and controlling one in this psalm?
This little psalm is a miniature of the scenes we witness at the very end of Revelation.
This psalm looks forward prophetically to Jesus ruling and reigning at the right hand of God the Father. He will have complete authority over his enemies and mete out justice among the nations. In vs. 5 and 6 we see omens of the coming destruction John details for us in the chapters we read last week. On his day of wrath, the Lord will crush rebellious kings and judge the nations.
Jesus is Ruler, Judge, Priest, Messiah and King simultaneously. That explains the reference to Melchizedek, who holds a special place in the Hebrew mind as uniquely both a king and a priest (Gen. 14:18-20; Heb. 7:1-3).
The fact that these are David’s words makes this psalm even more poignant. Imagine having a prophetic revelation that one of your descendants would be the reason your entire people would be released from slavery. That’s a trace of what David is certainly feeling here.
Think on the titles for Jesus given above. What does each mean to you? Worship Jesus for who he is!
Thank You, Lord, that You use all kinds of people to carry out Your purposes and herald the coming Kingdom.
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