20
Aug
14

Jesus Is The Messiah King

Jesus quotes Psalm 110 in Luke 20:42-43 about the identity of the Messiah.  David, in Psalm 110, says that the Messiah was his Lord.  The Messiah was going to be the son of David in lineage and there was hope that the Messiah would be a king like David.  This was faulty thinking.  Jesus, the Messiah, truly was the Son of David in lineage, but He was so much more than the king of Israel.  Jesus is the King of kings.  He is the Lord of lords.  He is the One who sits and reigns at the right hand of God the Father.  He is the Lord of creation.  He is the King of the universe.  He was crucified and buried and on the third day after His crucifixion, He did the seemingly impossible as God raised Him from the dead.  He is greater than any earthly king.  He is more powerful than any earthly ruler.  One day soon, presidents, prime ministers, kings and rulers of every sort will bow before Him.  Every knee will bow as it says in Philippians 2.  Every tongue will declare that Jesus Christ is the Lord!  You can do this willingly during your lifetime and bow gratefully at His feet when He returns.  Or you can reject Him and reject His lordship in this lifetime.  When He returns, you will have no choice but to bow before Him in awe and reverence.  The difference is that for the one who bows willingly, you are bowing before your Redeemer.  For those who reject Him, they will be bowing before their Judge.  The choice is yours.  Will you bow now and be saved?  Or will you bow then when it is too late?

Luke 20:41-47 (NIV)

41 Then Jesus said to them, “Why is it said that the Messiah is the son of David?  42David himself declares in the Book of Psalms:

“‘The Lord said to my Lord:
    “Sit at my right hand
43 until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet.”’

44 David calls him ‘Lord.’ How then can he be his son?”

45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples, 46 “Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. 47 They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.”

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