As we read Psalm 110, which is all about Jesus, immediately this song is playing in the background of our minds this morning!  “Only King Forever” by Elevation Worship…

Our God, a firm foundation
Our rock, the only solid ground
As nations rise and fall
Kingdoms once strong now shaken
But we trust forever in Your name
The name of Jesus
We trust the name of Jesus

You are the only King forever
Almighty God we lift You higher
You are the only King forever
Forevermore, You are victorious

Unmatched in all Your wisdom
In love and justice You will reign
And every knee will bow
We bring our expectations
Our hope is anchored in Your name
The name of Jesus
Oh-oh, we trust the name of Jesus

You are the only King forever
Almighty God we lift You higher
You are the only King forever
Forevermore, You are victorious

We lift our banner high
We lift the name of Jesus
From age to age You reign
Your kingdom has no end

You are the only King forever
Almighty God we lift You higher
You are the only King forever
Forevermore, You are victorious…

Colossians. Hebrews. 1 Peter. Psalm 110.

THIS psalm of all songs is prophetic and proclaims Jesus, Son of God, sitting at God’s right hand on the throne.  Jesus, King of kings and Lord of lords will rule forever!   Jesus and Peter both stated that David wrote this psalm (Matt. 22:43Mark 12:36Luke 20:42Acts 2:33-35), and since David was a prophet, he wrote it about the Messiah (Acts 2:302 Sam. 23:2). He certainly did not write about any of his own descendants, for no Jewish king was ever a priest, let alone a priest forever (v. 42 Chron. 26:16-23). Also, no Jewish king ever conquered all the rulers of the whole earth (v. 6).

This psalm is quoted or alluded to in the New Testament more than any other psalm, verse 1 at least twenty-five times and verse 4 another five times. Ten of these quotations or allusions are in the book of Hebrews alone. Jesus used verse 1 to prove His deity and silence the Pharisees (Matt. 22:41-46) and also to answer the high priest during His trial (Matt. 26:64).

The psalm presents two pictures of Messiah from the past–His exaltation as King (vv. 1-3) and His consecration as Priest (v. 4)–and a third picture from the future, His victory over the enemies of God (vv. 5-7).

Jesus IS coming back, you know…

Worship and Wisdom, Psalms and Proverbs

Psalm 110, The Message

1-3 The word of God to my Lord:
    “Sit alongside me here on my throne
    until I make your enemies a stool for your feet.”
You were forged a strong scepter by God of Zion;
    now rule, though surrounded by enemies!
Your people will freely join you, resplendent in holy armor
    on the great day of your conquest,
Join you at the fresh break of day,
    join you with all the vigor of youth.

4-7 God gave his word and he won’t take it back:
    you’re the permanent priest, the Melchizedek priest.
The Lord stands true at your side,
    crushing kings in his terrible wrath,
Bringing judgment on the nations,
    handing out convictions wholesale,
    crushing opposition across the wide earth.
The King-Maker put his King on the throne;
    the True King rules with head held high!

TRUTH:  God gave the Word and He won’t take it back.  God’s promises are true.  Jesus is coming back one more time to claim his own and set up His Kingdom forever.  Are we ready?  I am!! 

Proverb 30:1-6, The Message

1-2 The skeptic swore, “There is no God!
    No God!—I can do anything I want!
I’m more animal than human;
    so-called human intelligence escapes me.

3-4 “I flunked ‘wisdom.’
    I see no evidence of a holy God.
Has anyone ever seen Anyone
    climb into Heaven and take charge?
    grab the winds and control them?
    gather the rains in his bucket?
    stake out the ends of the earth?
Just tell me his name, tell me the names of his sons.
    Come on now—tell me!”

WISDOM:  The believer replied, “Every promise of God proves true;
    he protects everyone who runs to him for help.
So don’t second-guess him; he might take you to task and show up your lies.”

Abba Father,

You have shown your glory so many times in our lives.  You have protected us from our enemies.  You have provided for our needs enough to share.  You have given us Your Word of assurance and promises that come to realization before our eyes and before those who came before us.  Your Word is truth.  You are Truth.  You are also love, mercy and grace.  You are healer.  You are sustainer of life.  You are God and we are not.  Thank you, Jesus for leaving your throne of heaven to save us.  Thank you for your promise to come back again to bring all believers in you to where you live forever as King of kings and Lord of lords!  Continue to teach us and prepare us here for life forever there.

In Jesus Name, Amen

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe in Me as well. In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am.…”John 14:1-3

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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