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.
Psalm 110 is a Messianic hymn. It is the most often quoted Psalm in the New Testament (Matthew 22:42-45; Mark 12:36-37; Luke 20:42-44; Hebrews 1:13) and introduces Jesus Christ as King, Judge and Priest. This Psalm also contains two short prophecies and several promises for victory (vs.1-3 and 4-7) which have been fulfilled for the first time in the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, while the complete fulfillment will come at the end of the great controversy between good and evil and the final victory of the Lamb.
If those who were attending His trial and mockery would have been allowed to look into the future, they would have been shocked. Had they been able to see the huge number of His followers, the vast throng of martyrs giving their lives for Him, and the unstoppable march to conquer the whole planet by the powerful words and generous actions of His faithful, they would have stepped back in shame.
Open our eyes to see, as the Psalmist did, who You are-- our King, our great heavenly High Priest and our Judge. Give us the courage, the power and the determination to be part of your victorious army. Amen.
Romanian Union Conference