Reflections in Psalms – Day 43 – Priest and King


Psalm 110

A Psalm of David.
1 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
2 The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
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.
4 The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
the conquest
5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

What a beautiful prophetic Psalm! David outlines both of the Messiah’s roles as Priest and King! No Old Testament King was ever a priest as well. Jesus fulfilled the priestly role in that He died for our sins, arose from the dead and now sits in Heaven making intercession for us! The Book of Hebrews explains Christ as our High Priest so well:

~Hebrews 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

~Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

~Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

~Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens.

~Hebrews 10:11-13 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

~Hebrews 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God;

Christ is our High Priest who offers Himself as the sacrifice for our sins (Heb. 2:17). He did this once for all who would accept Him as Saviour. His sacrifice is not one that has to be offered daily or annually (Heb. 10:12). His sacrifice is perfect because He is perfect.

The Christian has more to look forward to! We long for the day when Christ will reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (1 Tim. 6:15, Rev. 15:3, Rev. 17:14, Rev. 19:16)!

How love the Word of God is from cover to cover! Within the pages of Psalms, we can see what God has in store for us and it brings encouragement to our spirit! Praise ye the Lord!

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4 Responses to Reflections in Psalms – Day 43 – Priest and King

  1. Vicky Albert says:

    “We long for the day when Christ will reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (1 Tim. 6:15, Rev. 15:3, Rev. 17:14, Rev. 19:16)!”

    Oh Dear Sister, how we all LONG for the day when the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, will rule in majesty, power, and glory!! What a day that will be!!! Rev 11:15b; “…The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” AMEN!!

  2. Jerry Bouey says:

    Great thoughts and Scripture verses. Your readers may appreciate this song on the theme of the return of the King of Kings:

    The End Of The Fight

    This world is getting darker;
    The saints are in disarray;
    The trials seem almost endless,
    And we long for the break of day –
    A time of no more struggles,
    No more warring with this world,
    No more wrestling with the darkness –
    Into Hell, Satan will be hurled.

    Chorus:
    Oh, Jesus is coming again
    To judge the children of men;
    Then our Saviour will reign –
    The King of kings from Jerusalem.
    There’ll be no more reason to fight;
    No more need to lead to higher ground.
    That’s the end of the night;
    The final division of lost and found.
    Faith will be turned into sight,
    And we can lay our armour down;
    All the wrongs will be made right,
    When God’s people dwell safe and sound.

    One day we will see that lightning flash,
    Shining from the east to the west;
    The trumpet will sound at last,
    And weary Christians will be at rest;
    We’ll be caught up to meet our Lord
    At that time – whether night or noon.
    Keep looking up to the skies –
    Our Redeemer is coming soon!

    Chorus

    Evil will be no longer;
    All tears will be wiped away;
    God will dwell among His people
    On that bright and glorious day;
    Eternity is approaching
    Fast on the wings of the wind;
    Jesus Christ is returning –
    Are you ready to meet with Him?

    There’ll be no more reason to fight;
    No more need to lead to higher ground.
    That’s the end of the night,
    The final division of lost and found;
    Faith will be turned into sight,
    And we can lay our armour down;
    All the wrongs will be made right,
    When God’s people dwell safe and sound.

    September 21st/08
    Jerry Bouey

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