Messiah, King and Priest

Read Psalm 110

Featured Verse: Psalm 110:1

“The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”

Psalm 110 is arguably the most thoroughly messianic of all the psalms.  The Holy Spirit inspired King David to write of a time in the future when the Messiah, his Lord—he who was superior to David and to whom the king was submissive—would rule the earth as both king and priest (Psalm 110:4), and would rule in wrath and judgment over those who refused his authority (Psalm 110:5-6).

That is what the future holds—for Jesus, for you and me who have willingly submitted to his righteous rule, and for a world that has grown tone deaf to his loving invitation to submit to his rightful authority.  In this present moment, God is preparing Christ’s enemies for destruction (Psalm 110:1), Christ is representing the needs and concerns of believers in heaven before the Father as our high priest (Psalm 110:4, Hebrews 7:24-26), and the Holy Spirit is calling the world to God through Christ by the witness of the church (II Corinthians 5:18-22).

But the day is coming when God will call a halt to this time of gentle persuasion and Jesus will literally and physically return to earth to rule over it in power and glory, and to those who have refused his rule, he will crush them as with a rod of iron.  This time of rule is what we refer to as the millennial reign of Christ—the thousand year period between the Second Coming and the Great White Throne judgment where the Kingdom of God will thoroughly cover the earth from one end to the other.

That time is coming, my friend, and it is coming soon!  I urge you then, in light of God’s unbreakable promise, to lovingly and willingly submit to his thorough rule as Messiah, King and High Priest of your body, mind, and heart today.

Christ’s full and complete rule over you is only right and fitting!

“Jesus must be Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all.”

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