The Lord Said to My Lord

In the previous post, I began an examination of Psalm 110.  Jesus, Peter, Paul, and the writer of Hebrews all refer to the Psalm as Messianic.  Ancient Jewish scholars also believed the Psalm was Messianic.  Jesus used Psalm 110 in Matthew 22:41-46 when He asked the Jewish leaders about the descent of the Messiah from David. 

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The Son of David

Psalm 110 is a key Messianic prophecy cited by Jesus, Peter, Paul, and the writer of Hebrews.  For our purposes, I would like to examine three aspects of the prophecy over the next three blog posts, if the Lord is willing:

  1. The Messiah is the Son of David

  2. The Messiah is superior to David

  3. The Messiah is a priest

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You Will Be Witnesses

As I noted in a previous post, the Old Testament contains a strong Messianic undercurrent.  In the first century, the men who followed Jesus of Nazareth claimed He fulfilled the predictions of Moses, Samuel, and those prophets who followed.  The antiquity of these documents and the faithfulness of their transmission down through the centuries assure us that the disciples of Jesus did not alter the prophecies in order to fit Jesus.  The number of instances where these Scriptures predict the life events of Jesus rules out the probability of coincidental fulfillment

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