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Seated and Victorious

By Roderick Breem

Psalm 2 and Psalm 110, both Messianic Psalms, have similar themes that run through them. You can examine them for yourself and see. But I will focus on the “seated in victory part.”

In Psalm 2 we find a tumultuous scene. David foresaw a deeply troubling time.

Why do the [a]nations rage,

And the people plot a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves,

And the rulers take counsel together,

Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,

‘Let us break Their bonds in pieces

And cast away Their cords from us.‘” (vv.1-3)

Do we not see the nations raging and plots to break away the cords of God? Yes we certainly do and in increasing levels. I think of that word “cords.” They are ties that connect. Look at the broken cords. God has been cut away from every part of society. BUT and oh there is always a but.

The response of Jesus:

He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;

The Lord shall hold them in derision.

Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,

And distress them in His deep displeasure:

‘Yet I have [e]set My King

On My holy hill of Zion.’” (vv.4-6)

We see Jesus sitting and laughing. Oh how we can learn from this! He is sitting because He knows the outcome. Ha and so do we!

Now to Psalm 110. It is also set in a troubling time – even our time perhaps. The Psalm starts off

“The Lord said to my Lord,

‘Sit at My right hand,

Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.’

The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion.

Rule in the midst of Your enemies!” (vv.1-2)

The Messiah is instructed to “sit at my right hand.” How long? “Till I make your enemy’s a footstool.” In other words, until his enemies were made useful to him. The enemy thought the cross at Calvary would put an end to Jesus and the kingdom BUT God turned it around and made it useful to further the kingdom.

Now, if Jesus was found sitting and instructed to sit in the midst of turmoil do you suppose we will have different path to take? Are w greater than our Master? No, we must sit. Sit, not in a defeated state, but sit in peace knowing our Father will make OUR enemies our footstool.

Thank you God. We now choose to sit, resting in Your victory. We will choose to not get up in our own strength. You will give us victory and You will get the glory.

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