THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD

Psa. 110:1 ¶ The Lord says to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.”

This is the passage that Jesus quoted to refute the Pharisees. Of course this Psalm was written by David and Jesus pointed out that David called the Messiah (the son of David) the Lord in this verse. This enraged the Pharisees but there was no way to refute it, it was right there in the scripture. This passage is absolutely stunning to me. We are allowed to listen in to a conversation between the Father and His Son. This is a glimpse into the holiest of a all, the love and fellowship enjoyed by the Father and Son for eternity. This brings home the radical life we have been called in to. We have been called into this fellowship, it is the very results of Calvary, that we could enjoy the relationship Christ has enjoyed with His Father for eternity. This is the extreme blessed life we have been called into. Here is how Spurgeon describes this verse.

“What wonderful intercourse there has been between the Father and the Son! From this secret and intimate communion springs the covenant of grace and all its marvelous arrangements. All the great acts of grace are brought into actual being by the word of God; had he not spoken, there had been no manifestation of Deity to us; but in the beginning was the Word, and from of old there was mysterious fellowship between the Father and his Son Jesus Christ concerning his people and the great contest on their behalf between himself and the powers of evil. How condescending on Jehovah’s part to permit a mortal ear to hear, and a human pen to record his secret converse with his coequal Son! How greatly should we prize the revelation of his private and solemn discourse with the Son, herein made public for the refreshing of his people! Lord, what is man that thou shouldest thus impart thy secrets unto him!”

This is what Paul had in mind when he said we are seated together in heavenly places in Christ. This is our portion, our inheritance purchased by the redeeming blood of Jesus. The great revelation of this was the prayer Jesus prayed in Gethsemane recorded in John 17. Jesus is appealing for oneness with the Father for those He was about to die for. Not only are our sins washed away, we are brought into the community or fellowship of the Trinity – this is too big for words !!!

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