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.
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!