Psalm 110:1 The Lord says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”
Over the weekend, I read a great little study that linked an old testament passage to the new testament gospel. It taught that the 110th Psalm is one of the most significant of the so-called Messianic Psalms, prophesying of Christ a thousand years before He came. Its very first verse should completely settle the question as to whether or not the Old Testament teaches that there is only one person in the Godhead since it recounts an actual conversation between at least two Persons of the Godhead. This first verse is quoted, in whole or in part, at least five times in the New Testament and was even used by Christ Himself (in Matthew 22:41-46) to prove His own deity.
Two of the Hebrew names for God are used: “Jehovah said unto Adonai”. The name Jehovah is used again in verses 2-4, and Adonai in verse 5. God, in the person of Adonai (God the Son), has gone to Earth on a divine mission to save His people but has been repudiated and renounced by His enemies on Earth. Accordingly, God the Father, in the person of Jehovah, invites Him back to heaven for a time, where He will be at His right hand until it is time for Him to return to Earth to rule, striking through all opposing “kings in the day of his wrath”. Now, that aligns with the gospel story.
Psalm 110:3-4 “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. The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.”
In this coming “day of thy power”, “thy people shall be willing.” The word here is actually the word for “free will offerings.” They will be as priests offering their own lives to Him as freewill offerings when they finally recognize Him as their Messiah/King and eternal High Priest.
Romans 12:1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is our reasonable service.”
Now, although this prophecy applies specifically to the second coming and the future conversion of Israel, there is a beautiful secondary application used in Scripture for His people right now. “Seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God” – Colossians 3:1.