7 LIFE CHANGING KEYS FOUND IN PSALM 110
The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom
Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord (God the Father)
and against His Anointed (Jesus), saying,
3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away their cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
6 “Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.”
7 “I will declare the decree:
The Lord has said to Me,
‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ”
10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
Today, the nations are raging against the LORD and against His Anointed (Jesus).
Governments are organizing laws that are contradictory to God’s Holy Word. Humanistic unity movements are amassing 1000s of discontent young adults, because of a REAL desire for peace. But of the many preachers of tolerance and hope, let me ask one question, “do they know the Word of God? DO THEY HAVE A HEALTHY FEAR OF THE LORD?” How do we know who is right? How do we know who to follow for such a time as this? How do we know what God’s will is?
In order to answer this, consider the Father’s Divine plan for world peace. In Psalm 2:6 “Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion.” This is God the Father’s plan for world peace. His Son, the One that died upon the cross to take away the debt of your sin, He alone can bring PEACE. He brings peace to you and to the nations. He gives peace to you by setting you free from your past sins through the power of the cross: Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, ascension all lead to His future a KING upon a Throne in Jerusalem, where all you will be a voluntary friend of God, and the Nations willingly come to Jerusalem and submit to His world government (there will no longer be corrupt governments that try to control the people day and night). Let’s consider the cross of Christ and the goodness of God.
Do your sins make you feel distant from God? Does your sinful past haunt you daily? The cross of Christ has the power to restore you to worship God; to love Him and be loved by Him. The cross reveals the character of God: His love and justice. He loves the lost sinner, and His justice is perfect in your life. At the cross, those who turn to Him are delivered from the penalty of sin and from the power of sin. Likewise, the cross is the place where the pain of sin is healed; the cross is more powerful than what has been done to you. If you suffer from ANY emotional problems—guilt, anxiety, depression, anger…etc.—there is healing in the cross of Christ (1 Peter 2:24; Heb. 12:2). If you are going through tragedy or suffering, there is absolute healing and peace as you meditate upon the cross: The Lamb that was slain for you. You receive God’s righteousness and favor because of what Jesus did on the cross, not because of your good works (Rom. 3:21-31). To receive God’s saving grace, it is necessary to sincerely repent. When we repent we are saying yes to Jesus as our Savior from our sins and yes to Him as our KING eternal.
Only Our Father, can set (and has set) the KING upon the Holy hill of Zion. Jesus, the Jewish man, is the KING, who has been set by the Father to rule and reign from Jerusalem. But before He comes, God calls us to be watchful and He calls us to be a voluntary army that arises, in the midst of the tyrannical chaos of our day.
So how can we say yes to Jesus today? How do you answer the call to be watchful? How do you say yes to being a part of this voluntary army? Jesus, quoted Psalm 110, time and time again. Why? To share His heart and plans. If we are to be found watchful and in His voluntary army we then we must take the time to search these ancient truths.
1 The LORD (Yahweh; the Father) said to my Lord (Jesus), “Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
2 The LORD (the Father) shall send the rod of Your (Jesus’) strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies!
3 Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power; in the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth.
4 The LORD (the Father) has sworn and will not relent, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”
5 The Lord (Jesus) is at Your right hand; He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath.
6 He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies, He shall execute the heads of many countries.
7 He shall drink of the brook by the wayside; therefore He shall lift up the head.
INTRODUCTION (7 Keys found in Psalm 110)
- David heard the conversations between the Trinity. David heard two Trinitarian dialogues about the human reign of the Messiah (Ps. 2; Ps. 110). In Ps. 110, God showed him, a weak human, who was prone to failure, that one of his future descendants would be his Lord. This refers to Jesus in His humble humanity as the Son of David being exalted to God’s right hand. TODAY, make it your goal to actually meet with God in your quiet time (Matt. 6:5-6). Let’s hear the conversations of heaven.
- The Father invites Jesus to be King and a Priest. This is astounding! The two main themes in Psalm 110 are Jesus’ eternal kingly and priestly ministry (Profoundly, Jesus also makes a way for you to be a king and priest to His God and Father; Rev. 1:6) In Ps. 110, the Father speaks two divine oracles to Jesus. First, the Father invites Jesus to sit with Him as a King (v. 1). Second, He gives Jesus spiritual responsibilities as a priest forever (v. 4). TODAY, Profoundly, Jesus also makes a way for you to be a king and priest to His God and Father; Rev. 1:6. You are called to rule (steward of the land) and reign (priestly prayers) just like David.
- David saw his descendant as a heavenly King who would conquer His enemies on earth (v. 1-2). He would be empowered by God and assisted by those who willingly love Him (v. 3). TODAY, Jesus as a high priest will enable His willing servants to maintain their effectiveness by relating to them in tenderness (v. 4). Those who refuse His priestly kindness will be considered His enemies. In the End-Times, Jesus will execute all His enemies as He establishes His worldwide empire (v. 5-7).
- Psalm 110:1-3 describes Jesus’ ministry through the Church after His resurrection and exaltation. This is off the charts amazing!! Psalm 110:5-7 describes His ministry at the time of His Second Coming in context to a great war. Jesus, the victorious King, leaves His place at the right hand of Father in heaven at the time of His Second Coming when He will sit on His Throne of Glory in Jerusalem (Mt. 25:31).
- Jesus refers to Ps. 110, when He asks how the Messiah could be David’s grandson and still be his lord. The answer is that He must be both human and divine. David saw the Messiah as his grandson thus, as a human King and as sitting at God’s right hand, thus a divine King. David called Jesus “my lord” to indicate that he saw Jesus as much greater than he. A mere descendant in a David’s royal family would not be called David’s lord. 43 He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying: 44 ‘The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool” ‘? 45 “If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son?” (Mt. 22:43-45)
- Psalm 110 is the OT passage that is the most quoted in the NT. Hello, Jesus quotes a song that David sang more than any reformer, politician, or famous twitter celebrity. Psalm 110 is directly quoted six times in the NT (Mt. 22:44; Mk 12:36; Lk 20:42; Acts 2:34; Heb. 1:13; 10:13; with a total of 25 direct or indirect allusions to Ps. 110). David set His ear to hear the conversations of heaven. TODAY, are you setting your life to hear what the Father is saying to the Son, and what the Son is responding to the Father (anyone can write tantalizing songs that attracts the attention of earthly chatter. But can you hear the heavenly voices that are actually some earthly good).
- Psalms 110 invites us into Jesus’ heart. As you mediate up this passage of Scripture, your eyes will be open to the majesty and grandeur of Jesus. God is on your side. You made it in the Bible (Psalm 110). TODAY, set your gaze upon heaven & run with Him…the best is yet to come!