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Surrender always wins

posted Jul 27, 2013, 11:52 AM by David Gerhart   [ updated Jul 27, 2013, 2:20 PM ]
Jesus, during the last few days of his life has been grilled by the Temple Rulers in Jerusalem.  Finally, to tie up all the loose ends, to affirm his identity he askes them an unprovoked question "What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?"   The Pharisees answer correctly -- "The son of David."  A low risk answer, and completely unenlightened.  The were looking for the warrior son of a warrior. 

Jesus continues...  

"How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him 'Lord'? For he says, (Quoting Psalms 111) " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." Mat 22:44

Unpacked, the Psalm says: God the Father said to Jesus (God the Son)  ... the Father says to the son: "sit at my right hand" -- the place of power and authority -- but wait there until I put your enemys under your feet.  Which a father would do for his son.  But David calls Jesus Lord -- Who by definition, is his son.  Lordship of a son over a father among Jewish kings could never happen.  The only way is by the son being the Messiah.

Yet even so, sitting in the place of power and authority, Jesus the Messiah will submit to the will of his Father.  Just as David submits to the will of the Messiah -- because our Lord is our protector.  And each is in service to his Lord.

Remember Gideon, whos army was shrunk by the Lord to the point of being an ineffectual force by any worldly standard -- defeated his enemy by the hand of the Lord.  So the Lord did all of this ... leaving no doubt to whom the victory belongs.


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