143: Psalms 110:1b


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365 Prophecies: Prophecy 143

The Messiah will be resurrected from the dead and ascend back to the right hand of the Father.

Old Testament Prediction:

Psalms 110:1b The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”

New Testament Fulfillment:

1 Corinthians 15:25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.

Mark 16:19 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.

Matthew 26:64 Jesus said to him, “It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.

Mark 16:6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.”

Mark 16:9 Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene

Acts 1:9-11 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”

Application:

Psalms 110:1b describes the Messiah as sitting at the right hand of God. This is an Old Testament allusion that indicates the highest position of honor, power, and glory—reserved only for God. The testimony by those who saw Jesus rise to heaven, describes Him sitting at the Right hand of God.

Mark 16:19 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.

The principle of honor—being given to those who were permitted to sit at the right hand of the king, is established in the Old Testament Book of 1 Kings:

1 Kings 2:19 Bathsheba therefore went to King Solomon, to speak to him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her and bowed down to her, and sat down on his throne and had a throne set for the king’s mother; so she sat at his right hand.

In the New Testament, Jesus is described as: exalted to the right hand of God, and sitting at the right hand of God:

Acts 2:32-33 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.

Acts 2:34-35 For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: “The LORD said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.’ ”

Ephesians 1:20 …which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places…

Colossians 3:1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.

Hebrews 1:3 …who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that Jesus is a created being, like one of the angels in heaven.[1] Paul wrote in the Book of Hebrews that Jesus is not one of the angels; He is the unique, eternal Son of God.

Hebrews 1:13 But to which of the angels has He ever said: “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”?

The fact that Jesus is: exalted to the right hand of God, is an important confirmation that He is in fact Jehovah God, not a created angel.

This highest place of honor, has been given to Jesus as our Great High Priest, as described by Paul in the book of Hebrews.

Hebrews 8:1 Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens…

Paul also describes Jesus as a man who sat down at the right hand of God.

Hebrews 10:12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God…

Sitting on the throne of God today, at His right hand—is a man, the author and finisher of our faith.

Hebrews 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

He has gone into heaven to sit at the right hand of God, all other authorities are made subject to Him.

1 Peter 3:22 …who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.

When Jesus rose from the dead, He was seated at the right hand of God.

Ephesians 1:20 …which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places

From these verses of scripture, we see that it is certain that the writers of the New Testament believed that Jesus was the object of this 143rd Old Testament Prophecy. The Messiah would die, be raised back to life, and then sit at the right hand of the throne of God. This was a special place of honor reserved only for the Messiah. Jesus was given this place of recognition because of the sacrifice that He made for the sins of all people.

Jesus fulfilled this 143rd Old Testament Prophecy by the testimony of witnesses who saw Him ascend back to heaven, to the right hand of God.


NOTES:
[1] Reasoning from the Scriptures,
1985, p. 306

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