Sermon Follow Up- Week 42, 2021
In Psalm 110, we get to see the beautiful panorama of God’s plan of salvation that was promised in the Old Testament and fulfilled in the New Testament. From this psalm you will be able to see in one sweep God’s promises of redemption from creation, to their fulfillment in the Jesus, all thy way into the future of final consummation. This Psalm will help us put the story of the Bible together like no other psalm.
This psalm is important because it is quoted in the New Testament more than any other Old Testament passage. This psalm also contains significant truths that are at the core of the Christian faith. We see glimpses of the Trinity, the kingship of Jesus, the death resurrection and ascension, the church, final judgment, and eternal life.
But, the most important reason this psalm is important is because from it we gain insights about God’s plans and purposes which will be an anchor to our troubled hearts as walk through the trials and temptations in this life. The realities expressed in this psalm can give us the needed confidence that all is well because Jesus is the King of Kings. Are you fearful about the future? Are you weary in your struggle against sin? Are you wondering if the suffering you are walking through will ever cease? Consider how this psalm shows us Jesus, our priest-king vanquishes our deepest fears and conquers our greatest enemies.
1 The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”
2 The Lord sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies!
3 Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power, in holy garments; from the womb of the morning, the dew of your youth will be yours.
4 The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
5 The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
6 He will execute judgment among the nations, filling them with corpses; he will shatter chiefs over the wide earth.
7 He will drink from the brook by the way; therefore he will lift up his head.
Through his rule and reign, Jesus, our priest-king vanquishes our deepest fears and conquers our greatest enemies.
PROMISES AND THIER FULFILLMENT IN PSALM 110
Promise (v.1-3): The Messiah will be an exalted king
Fulfillment: Jesus our exalted king is establishing his kingdom through Spirit empowered people in the church over all the nations of the earth
- How does the reality of Jesus current rule and reign vanquish your fears about the broken circumstances in the world today?
Promise (v. 4): The Messiah will be a better high priest
Fulfillment: Jesus is the perfect high priest who saves his people through his sacrifice and his intercession before the throne of God forever
- How does our great high priest give you hope in your struggle against sin?
Promise (v. 5-7): The Messiah will be a conquering king
Fulfillment: Jesus our conquering king will return to establish his perfect kingdom through judgment of the wicked and eternal salvation of his people from among all the nations of the earth
- Are you ready for Jesus to return as a conquering king?
- Do you love and long for Jesus to return as a conquering king?
Which portrait of Jesus do you struggle to believe and cherish today?
- Jesus the Exalted King – who is ruling and reigning now
- Jesus the Better High Priest – who has perfected us for all time
- Jesus the Conquering King – who will return to crush his enemies.
Jesus, you are my good and gracious king. I thank you for all that you have done to deliver me from the kingdom of darkness and bring me into your kingdom. Help me today to believe and delight in the sure and steadfast love of God for me. I praise you that you are my sympathetic high priest who as ensured my perfection forever. Would you empower me by your Spirit to expand your rule and reign through the power of the gospel in my life, my family's life, our church, and among the nations. I need your help to be a bold ambassador of Christ to those who need to see you as Savior and King. Lord, I look forward to that day when you return and make all things well. Help me wait with expectation and anticipation of your righteous rule and reign on this earth.
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