What is the world waiting for?
'For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain
together until now.'
When Jesus was teaching in
Temple, having answered various snares and traps laid for Him by the
lawyers, scribes and Pharisees -
He poses to them a fascinating question to reveal His real identity:
'While the Pharisees were gathered
together, Jesus asked them,
Saying, What think ye of Christ?
whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
He saith unto them, How then doth
David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit
thou on my right hand, till I
make thine enemies thy footstool?
If David then call him Lord, how
is he his son?
And no man was able to answer him
a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more
(Matt. 22. 41-46)
It is a reference to Psalm 110, King David's great hymn on
the coronation of the Son,
Written 1,000 years before Messiah's birth and also still found in any
Jewish Bible today, as the Jews know well,
1 ¶ A Psalm of David.
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
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
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.
It is a theme very often
alluded to in the New Testament:
'But this man, after
he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right
hand of God;
From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.'
What is the exceeding greatness of his power to us–ward who believe,
according to the working of his mighty power,
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set
him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and
every name that is named,
not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
And hath put all things under his
feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Where do you stand with
respect to the King of Kings, the Lord of death and life, the Sinless
Will you fall at His feet Him for mercy and fellowship today - or will
you despise Him and be made His subject as a captured rebel later?
It's simply a matter of timing.
How can you possibly dream of overcoming God's foredetermined purpose
Escape from the fury to come!
Come and follow Me, the Beloved Warner calls.