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Psalms 110:1 Mat.22:44; Mark 12:36; Luke 20:42; Acts 2:34; Heb; 1:13
Psalms 110:4 Heb.5:6; 6:20; 7:17, 21
The Great King-Priest of Psalm 110
Psalm 110 is the most quoted Psalm in the New Testament: verse 1 (at least 25 times) and
verse 4 (5 times). CHRIST shines as bright as the noon-day sun here. There is a revelation of the Coming MESSIAH that joins hands with Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53.
Matthew 22:42-46 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. 43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? 45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? 46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions. (KJV) . . . Our LORD in a confrontation with the Pharisees, turned the tables on them by citing this Psalm when He asked, What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?
Here with distinct clarity JESUS: (1). confirms Davidic authorship of Psalm 110,
something some liberal scholars reject, and (2). confirms the inspiration of the HOLY SPIRIT in Scripture and (3). makes it quite clear that MESSIAH, a human descendant of David, would be more than just a man. So critical, and important was this event in the life of JESUS that all 3 synoptic gospels record it (Mat. 22:42-46; Mk. 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44).
Psalm 110 is a purely MESSIANIC, a prophetic Psalm with GOD as the speaker
throughout. The language and themes are so exalted and magnificent they cannot be
properly applied to any mere human.
The LORD is a KING-PRIEST, and sits at Jehovah’s right Hand, watches Jehovah (Ex.6:3; Ps.83:18; Isa.12:2; 26:4) strike down all His enemies and is the eternal HIGH PRIEST after the order of Melchizedek (Gen. 14:18-20). Yes, CHRIST is human (Jn.1:14), for He
descends from David (Mat.1:1-6). And yes, He is GOD for He has co-authority with the LORD (Jn.10:30) and His priesthood is of eternal duration (Heb.7:3,17). The Psalm sparkles with latter day hints as GOD’S people look forward to the great and climatic victory of their KING-PRIEST.
Even the Jews of JESUS’ day believed Psalm 110 was MESSIANIC, but they just did not see
how the awesome MESSIAH could truly be both GOD and Man in His person and His work.
This Psalm is all about a divine KING who has been installed at the right Hand of GOD in Heaven, and who is presently engaged in extending His spiritual rule throughout the whole Earth. It also tells us that this divine MESSIAH is also a PRIEST, performing priestly functions, and that in addition . . . He is a JUDGE who at the end of time will execute a final judgment on the nations and rulers of this Earth (Mat.25:31-46; Jn.5:22-27; Rev.20:11-15).
In this Psalm, GOD makes it plain just how He would fulfill His great Promise to David, that He would through David’s SON, establish the throne of His Kingdom forever. 2 Sam. 7:13-14 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. 14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: (KJV)
Psalm 110:1 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. (KJV)
The LORD said unto my Lord . . . GOD said unto my Lord. David's LORD is the MESSIAH, and is confirmed by our LORD Himself and by the apostles Peter and Paul, as we have already seen, above (Mat.22:42-46). The phrase my Lord refers to someone who is superior in rank to the author of the psalm; one whom he could address as his superior. So, the Psalm cannot refer to David, as if GOD had said to him, Sit thou at my right hand. Nor was there anyone on Earth in the time of David to whom it could be applied. So, the Psalm was written by David, but it has reference to the MESSIAH . . . to One whom he owned as his superior, his LORD, his Sovereign. The reasoning of the SAVIOUR, therefore, in Matthew 22:43-45, was founded on a fair and just interpretation of the Psalm, and was so plain and conclusive that the Pharisees did not even try to reply (Mat.22:46).
Sit thou at my right hand . . . to be at the right hand means a position of honor and of rank (Ps.16:8; 45:9; Mk.14:62; Lk.22:69; Heb.1:3; 8:1). The phrase is properly applied to the MESSIAH as exalted to the highest place in the Universe . . . the right hand of GOD.
Until I make thine enemies thy footstool . . . until they are entirely subdued (Mat.22:44). The enemies here referred to are the enemies of the MESSIAH considered as KING (Ps.2:1-12); and the Promise here is, he must reign until he shall have put all enemies under his feet (Mat.22:44; Mk.12:6; Lk.20:42-43; Acts 2:34; 1 Cor.15:25; Eph.1:22; Heb.1:3; 10:12-13). JESUS shall reign until all His enemies are subdued under Him. CHRIST JESUS, as GOD, ever dwelt in the fullness of the GODHEAD (Jn.1:1-3); but it was as GOD-MAN that, after His resurrection, He was raised to the right Hand of the Majesty on high, forever to appear in the Presence of GOD for us as ADVOCATE (1 Jn.2:1). http://www.judgmentcoming.org/j_c_is_jesus_god.htm
This Psalm is remarkable because it sets forth the deity of CHRIST. You cannot in any way consider this Psalm and still deny He is GOD! This Psalm is referred to many times in the New Testament (Acts 2:34-35; Heb.1:14; 5:6; 6:20; 7:21; 10:12-13). At the time the enemies of JESUS were making their final attack on Him, the Herodians, a political party (Mat.22:16; Mk.3:6; 12:13), tried to trap Him by forcing Him to make a political statement that would mark Him as a traitor to Rome. When they failed, the Sadducees, a liberal religious party (Mat.22:18; Mk.12:18; Lk.20:27), tried to trap Him with a ridiculous question regarding the Mosaic Law. When they failed, the Pharisees, a religious-political party (Mat.22:15; Mk.12:13-17; Lk.20:20-26), tried to trap Him. JESUS' answer really bewildered the Pharisees; so while they huddled again to plan further strategy, JESUS asked them a question: What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They told Him, The son of David. Then He asked them: How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? (Mat 22:42-45).
JESUS asked a direct question: What think ye of Christ? The Pharisees answered that He was the son of David. Hearing this answer, the LORD pointed them to Psalm 110, to show them they had insufficient knowledge of that specific portion of Scripture which the Jews interpreted as MESSIANIC. This Psalm, written by David, shows GOD the FATHER talking to the MESSIAH. David calls MESSIAH my Lord; and any Jew who admitted MESSIAH was David's descendant was faced with this Psalm, where David calls MESSIAH his Lord and claims that HE is superior. This revealed that MESSIAH would be more than just a king who would merely be a political ruler on a throne. BUT, since David called Him LORD in this Psalm, how can CHRIST be his son? CHRIST JESUS cannot be his son by natural birth . . . so . . . it had to be by supernatural birth (Isa.7:14; Mat.1:23; Lk.1:35). This Psalm is telling us that the Lord JESUS CHRIST, Israel's MESSIAH, was virgin born . . . and this sets forth the deity of JESUS CHRIST, and it could not be given to us in any stronger way. When people say that the Bible does not teach that Jesus is GOD, they are not acquainted with this section of the Word of GOD.
*****Verse one, in particular, played a very important role in the New Testament . . . for the
Identity of JESUS as the MESSIAH is quite clear!
(1). Jesus cited this verse to prove that MESSIAH is MUCH more than a mere physical descendant of David (Mat. 22:41-45; Mk.12:35-37; Lk. 20:41-44).
(2). Peter quoted Psalm 110:1 on the Day of Pentecost to demonstrate that JESUS is the MESSIAH (Acts 2:34-36).
(3). The writer of Hebrews quoted the verse to argue that the MESSIAH (JESUS) is greater than the angels (Heb. 1:13).
(4). The writers of the New Testament quoted the verse to show that after JESUS’ crucifixion, resurrection and ascension (Acts 2:33-35; Heb.6:20), He is now seated at the right Hand of GOD the FATHER in Heaven.
(5). New Testament writers also stated that GOD the FATHER places His enemies under His Son JESUS’ feet (1 Cor.15:25-28; Eph.1:22; Heb.10:13).
Psalm 110:2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. (KJV)
The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion . . . the rod of thy strength is the scepter of His power; with which He shall rule. His strength, this power will be given to CHRIST by GOD His FATHER. His royal and powerful scepter, called the scepter of righteousness (Ps.45:6), is none other than the Gospel, the power of GOD unto salvation; and which is mighty through Him, for the bringing souls to the obedience of CHRIST, when it comes with power, and works effectively. This Gospel was first preached in Zion (Jerusalem), and went out from there into all parts of the world.
Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies . . . or thou shalt rule, in the hearts of those who, in their unregenerate state, are enemies: but the arrows of His Word being sharp, are brought to submit to Him . . . making the everlasting doors to open. CHRIST enters and takes possession of their hearts, and rules there. This is a commission to set up a kingdom in the midst of those who were His enemies; those who had been and were rebellious. His Kingdom is set up not by destroying them, but by subduing them so that they become His willing servants. They yield to him, and He rules over them. It is not here a commission to cut them off, but one much more difficult . . . to make them his friends, and to have them submit to His authority. Mere power can crush people; it requires a loving power to make rebels willingly submit, and have them voluntarily obey.
*****This verse speaks of the Coming of CHRIST to the Earth to rule in Zion. Concerning this time Isaiah said: Isaiah 2:3-4 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (KJV) . . . Jerusalem, Zion, will be the center of the government on earth in the latter days. God does have a purpose for Israel in the future.
Psalm 110:3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. (KJV)
Thy people shall be willing in the day of that power . . . Thy people are all those who are given to Him (Jn.10:27-30); all over whom He shall rule. Shall be willing, literally Thy people are willing offerings. The word willing means spontaneous, voluntarily, and so it means of a willing offering (Ex.35:29; 36:3; Lev.7:16; 22:18, 21, 23; 23:38; Num.15:3; Num.29:39; Deut.12:6, 17; 16:10; 23:23; 2 Chron.31:14; Ezra 1:4; 3:5; 8:28; Ps.119:108; Eze.46:12; Hos.14:4; Amos 4:5). It does not occur elsewhere. The idea is that of freeness; of voluntarily; of doing it from choice, doing it of their own will. They did it in the exercise of freedom. There is no force, no pressure in Christian religion. People are not forced to do what they are not willing to do. No one is forced to go to Heaven against his will; no one is saved from Hell against his will; no one makes a sacrifice against his will; no one is forced to serve the REDEEMER in any way against his will. The acts of worship are the most free that people ever perform; and no one will ever say that becoming a follower of the CHRIST JESUS was not perfectly voluntary. All His TRUE people are to friends of GOD, and they never saw the time when they ever regretted the choice. http://www.godcannotlie.org/true_children_of_god.htm
In the day of thy power . . . the power given to the MESSIAH to accomplish the work of His mission; is the power to convert people, and to save the world (Mat.11:27; 28:18; Jn.17:2).
It is power that is consistent with freedom. It is power used to make people willing, not a power of compelling force, causing them to submit to Him. This power which the MESSIAH uses is that to bring people to Himself.
In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning . . . this does not plan the place where these willing subjects of CHRIST would appear; either in Zion (Jerusalem), the Holy City, or in the Temple, in which strength and beauty are said to be; or in the church, the perfection of beauty . . . but the dress in which they would appear, even in the beautiful robe of CHRIST'S righteousness and holiness; the robe of righteousness, and garments of salvation; the best robe, the wedding garment; and which is on all them that believe: as also the beautiful graces of the SPIRIT; the beauty of internal holiness, by which saints are all glorious within; for that holiness is the beauty and glory of GOD Himself, and of angels and glorified saints. From the womb of the morning seems to stand in connection with the beauties of holiness; and the sense is, that as soon as the morning of the Gospel dispensation dawns, these people would be born again, and appear holy and righteous.
Thou hast the dew of that youth . . . this seems to express the open property CHRIST has in His people, when made willing; and when they appear in the beauty of holiness, as soon as they are born of the SPIRIT (Jn.3:5-8) and the true light of grace shines in them. Young converts are CHRIST'S lambs; they are CHRIST'S youth and the dew of it. They are regenerated by the grace of GOD, which is compared to dew. The meaning of the whole is, Thy reign shall be like the day, a long bright day. Thy Coming, the morning of that day, shall be like the early dawn, fresh and beautiful, made so lovely by the drops of dew sparkling on every blade of grass. More beautiful by far shall be the beginning of the day of His reign . . . this verse is a most beautiful poetic description of the bright morning when the MESSIAH would come; the dawn of that glorious day when He would reign (Isa.9:1-7).
Every part of this verse is vague, although the overall idea is not difficult to perceive; that being, in the day of MESSIAH’S power, His people would willingly offer themselves to Him, in holy robes of adorning, like the glittering dew of the morning; in numbers that might be compared with the drops of the morning dew. The idea is: (1). He would have a people; (2). that their subjection to Him would be a willing subjection; (3). that this would be accomplished by His power; (4). that they would appear before Him in in robes of holy adorning; (5). that they would be so many that they resemble the dew of the morning.
*****During the day of Thy power in the latter day, there will be the greatest turning to CHRIST JESUS that the world has ever seen. There will be many people saved. It may not look like it today, but we must not be discouraged. We must keep loving Him, and keep telling the world that only CHRIST can save souls from the lake of fire (Jn.14:6; Acts 4:12; Rev.20:15).
Psalm 110:4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. (KJV)
The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent . . . hath sworn; which He did not in the Aaronical priesthood (Heb.7:21), but did here, because GOD had already erected another, and that being an everlasting priesthood (Num.26:13), and given it to Aaron and his posterity for ever, and therefore this needed all possible assurance; and partly that his priesthood might be established upon better promises (Heb.8:6), and made sure and irrevocable, such that GOD neither could nor would repent of it. GOD has confirmed the appointment of the MESSIAH by a solemn oath. CHRIST JESUS was chosen in the divine purpose as MESSIAH; in the eternal counsels of GOD (Ps.2:7). And will not repent . . . will not change His plan.
Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek . . . the word order here correctly means a word, a thing, a way or manner, so the meaning is, that CHRIST would be a Priest after the manner of Melchizedek; or, be such a priest as he was. CHRIST would not be of the tribe of Levi; he would not be in the regular line of the priesthood, but He would resemble this ancient priest-king, uniting in Himself the two functions . . . that of Priest and King. As a priest, He stood alone; not getting His authority and power from any line of predecessors; and having no successors. See this explained: . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_hebrews_ch5.htm
Thou art . . . by GOD’S order Thou shalt be so, and I do hereby make thee so.
A Priest . . . as well as a King. Those offices which were divided before between two families, are both united and placed in CHRIST . . . both being absolutely necessary for the discharge of His office, and for the establishment of His Kingdom, which is of a different kind than the kingdoms of the world, spiritual and heavenly, and therefore needs such a King to minister holy things. This plainly shows that this Psalm cannot be understood of David, as some of the Jews would have it, but only of the MESSIAH. After the order of Melchizedek, so too, as CHRIST was a Priest and also a King, and both without any successor and without end, is the sense intended Heb.7:3).
*****Here is another very important Truth: the Lord JESUS is a High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. This is developed in the Letter to the Hebrews, because it is one of the greatest Truths in the Word of GOD. In the days of His flesh, when JESUS had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared; although He was the SON of GOD, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered; and being made perfect, He became the Author of eternal salvation (Heb.5:9) unto all them that obey Him; He was called by GOD as a high priest after the order of Melchizedek (Heb.5:6-10). The Priesthood of the Lord JESUS is far superior to the Aaronic or Levitical priesthood of the Old Testament. These verses show both the deity and the humanity of the Lord JESUS CHRIST.
Psalm 110:5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. (KJV)
The Lord at thy right hand . . . these words are either directed to CHRIST, at whose right Hand the Lord was, to help and assist him (Ps.16:8), or to the church, consisting of the LORD'S willing people, at whose right Hand He is to save them; is ready to help them, and is a present help to them in time of need (Ps.109:31) or rather to GOD the FATHER, at whose right Hand the LORD, David's LORD, and every TRUE believer's LORD (110:1), and Who is spoken of in all the following clauses; and to Whom the things mentioned are ascribed, and also what immediately follows.
Shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath . . . not only strike them; but strike them through, utterly destroy them. This is to be understood of the kings and princes that stood up and set themselves against Him (Ps.2:2), which seems to refer to Herod and Pontius Pilate (Acts 4:26), who both died shameful deaths; as did another Herod, that set himself against the apostles and church of CHRIST (Acts 12:1), and also of heathen kings and emperors, who persecuted the Christians; as Diocletian, Maximilian, and others; who are represented as fleeing to rocks and mountains, to hide them from the Lamb, the great day of his wrath being come (Rev.6:15-17), and also of the anti-Christian kings, that shall be gathered together to the battle of the Lord GOD Almighty, and shall be overcome and slain by CHRIST (Rev.16:14) which will be a time of wrath, when the vials of GOD'S wrath shall be poured out upon the anti-Christian kings and states (Rev.16:1). And may also reach the last and general judgment; when kings, as well as others, shall stand before him, and receive their awful doom from him; and shall perish when His wrath is kindled against them (Ps.2:9; Isa.11:4; Rev.20:15).
*****This Passage places before us once again the humiliation and exaltation of our LORD. The humiliation is that He drank from the brook in the way. We are reminded of the three hundred warriors of Gideon, who went down on their knees and lapped water like dogs and who were later used and exalted through victory. But our LORD went deeper than that. He drank of the deep waters of suffering and death . . . and therefore GOD has highly exalted Him. What a tremendous Psalm it is! Consider the following Scriptures:
Isaiah 13:9-13 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. 10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. 11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. 12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. 13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. (KJV)
Zephaniah 1:14-18The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. 15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, 16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. 17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. 18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land. (KJV)
Psalm 3:3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. (KJV)
Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (KJV)
Revelation 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. (KJV)
Psalm 110:6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries. (KJV)
He shall judge among the heathen . . . among the nations. He shall set up a Kingdom, He shall rule over the nations of the Earth. He shall come to execute judgment and justice, and shall assign to people what is due to them (Isa.11:3-5). http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_isaiah_ch.11.htm
He shall rule among the Gentiles, making them through His Gospel obedient by Word and deed, reigning in their hearts by His SPIRIT and grace; making many converts and enlarging His dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth (Ps.72:8). These are the Gentiles to whom the outward court is given; the nations that will be angry when the time of His wrath, and to judge the dead, is come; and whom CHRIST will break in pieces with his iron rod (Ps.2:9) and are the heathen that shall perish out of His land, when He is KING over all the Earth (Rev.11:2).
He shall fill the places with the dead bodies . . . He shall make a great slaughter, indicating a defeat, and the overthrow of the world to Himself. It would be as if the bodies of the slain in battle are strewed the ground, that is to say, at the battle of Armageddon; when the fowls of the air shall be called to eat the flesh of kings, captains, and mighty men; of horses and their riders; of all men, bond and free, great and small (Rev.19:17).
He shall wound the heads over many countries . . . the kings over many countries; and him who is the head over a large country; meaning either Satan, the god of this world (2 Cor.4:4), the wicked one, under whom the world lies; and who has deceived the inhabitants of the Earth, and rules them at his pleasure . . . him CHRIST has wounded and bruised, even his head; destroyed him and all his power, policy, schemes, and works, agreeably to the first hint concerning him (Gen.3:15), or else the Antichrist (Rev.13), who is head over a large country, or many countries; and the whore that sits on many waters (Rev.17:1, 15) which are people, nations, and tongues, and reigns over the kings of the Earth; who has seven heads and ten horns; one of whose heads has been wounded already (Rev.13:12), but before long this beast will receive such a wound from CHRIST, that he will never recover from it; for He shall consume him with the breath of His Mouth, and the brightness of His Coming (2 Thes.2:8-9; Heb.10:27). This will be fulfilled only when all the Earth shall be subject to the reign of the MESSIAH ( 1 Cor.15:24-28).
Psalm 110:7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head. (KJV)
He shall drink of the brook in the way . . . some understand this of the sufferings of CHRIST, compared to a brook, a flow of waters, because of the abundance of them (Ps.69:1), His partaking of which is sometimes expressed by drinking (Mat.20:22) and this was in the way of working out the salvation of His people, and in His own way, to glory (Lk.24:26). If this is the sense, there may be some reference to the black brook Kidron (Cedron); over which David, one type of CHRIST, passed when in distress; and over which CHRIST Himself went into the garden, where His sorrows began (2 Sam.15:23; Jn.18:1), but seeing this clause, standing surrounded with others, only speak of His victories, triumph and exaltation. This could well refer to CHRIST'S victory over all His enemies: sin, Satan, the world and death; and could be illustrated by: Numbers 23:24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain. (KJV) Isaiah 63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. (KJV)
But it seems the clause rather expresses the solace, joy and comfort, which CHRIST, as Man, has in the Presence of GOD, and at His right Hand, having finished the work of our salvation . . . only then did He drink to His refreshment, when GOD showed Him the path of life, and raised Him from the dead, and gave Him glory, where is fullness of joy, and pleasures for evermore (Ps.16:11). By drinking out of the brook, is the result of both CHRIST'S humiliation and exaltation, CHRIST having finished what, according to the divine order was to be finished, glory followed.
Therefore shall he lift up the head . . . as He did at His resurrection . . . He bowed His Head when He died . . . but He lifted it up again when He rose, and too when He ascended on high to His GOD and FATHER . . . when He took His place at GOD’S right Hand; where His Head is lifted up above His enemies, and where He is exalted above angels, principalities and powers, and where He must reign until all enemies are put under His Feet. So shall he lift up his head, for He shall be successful. The head falls when we are faint and exhausted, when we are disappointed and are ashamed, when we are conscious of guilt. It is lifted up in conscious righteousness, in success and triumph, in the excitement of hope. The idea here is, that the MESSIAH would be successful in His work of salvation. He would achieve the victory over all His foes; He would pursue His enemies tirelessly, and He would return from the victory joyous, glorying and victorious. CHRIST JESUS is the image of a victorious hero; all this will be accomplished in the defeat of the wicked world by His Gospel; in the subduing of the foes of GOD and His people; in the final scene when the Redeemer shall deliver up the Kingdom to GOD. 1 Corinthians 15:24-25 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. (KJV) . . . Come, LORD JESUS, come!!!~
Psalm 110 Prophecies Fulfilled in New Testament
#1. Son of David. Psalm 110:1 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. (KJV) Fulfilled: Matthew 22:42-43 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. 43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, 44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? 45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? 46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions. (KJV) Mark 12:35 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David? 36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. 37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly. (KJV)
#2. To ascend to the right-hand of the Father. Psalm 110:1 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. (KJV) Fulfilled: Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. (KJV)
#3. David's son called Lord. Psalm 110:1 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. (KJV) Fulfilled: Matthew 22:41-46 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. 43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, 44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? 45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? 46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions. (KJV) Mark 12:35-37 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David? 36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. 37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly. (KJV) Luke 20:41-44 And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son? 42 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool. 44 David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son? (KJV)
#4. A priest after Melchizedek's order. Psalm 110:4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. (KJV) Fulfilled: Hebrews 6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. (KJV) Hebrews 7:1-3 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; 3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. (KJV) Hebrews 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? (KJV) Hebrews 7:17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. (KJV)
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