If I were to ask you “Where is Jesus”? How would you answer? Would you say “He’s there when I need him.” or “He is in Heaven making interseccion with the Father”?
What I were to tell you that these answers are correct and wrong at the same time.
When we examine Psalms 110 we see that there seems at first a contradiction.
Psa 110:1 A Davidic psalm.
The LORD declared to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies Your footstool.” 2 The LORD will extend Your mighty scepter from Zion. Rule over Your surrounding enemies. 3 Your people will volunteer on Your day of battle. In holy splendor, from the womb of the dawn, the dew of Your youth belongs to You. 4 The LORD has sworn an oath and will not take it back: “Forever, You are a priest like Melchizedek.” 5 The Lord is at Your right hand; He will crush kings on the day of His anger. 6 He will judge the nations, heaping up corpses; He will crush leaders over the entire world. 7 He will drink from the brook by the road; therefore, He will lift up His head.
This passage is a Psalm of David proclaiming the Preistly King. The Israelites knew that they were supposed to be a nation that had a preistly king instead of haveing a nation full of preists and a king. Jesus also recognized this passage and quoted this passage more than any other. The event described also has already taken place. Which is the point of this writing.
The contradiction seems to be that how can the Lord declare to my Lord? If we look closely we see that the first LORD is in all capital letter signifying that this is the Father speaking to the Son. By the way this is an Old Testament proof for the Doctrine of the Trinity. The Father says to the Son or Jesus as we know, “Sit at my right hand”. It is common in most places that the place of honor is at the right hand. I said earlier that this event has already taken place. Have you figured out when yet? This event took place 40 days after the resurrection. Jesus was invited to sit at the right hand of the Father right after he ascended into heaven.
God the Father also promised to make his enemies his foot stool. In the tradition of ancient warfare, the losing king would bend to all fours so that the victorious king could put his feet on the back of the losing king. Also in this passage, there is mention of a scepter signifying that Jesus would be a victorious ruling King.
All this being said, I ask you again. “Where is Jesus?” It still blows my mind when I sit and ponder this thought. When Jesus was crucified His body was broken. I mean broken. Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion”portrayed Jesus literally being broken. But Jesus arose from the dead. He did not get another body, he did not simply dispose of his earthly body and made a heavenly one. No, he arose in the same form as the disciples knew him as. Jesus is in heaven in the flesh. The same body as was when he was crucified. And he is sitting at the right hand of God RULING as KING of KINGS. He is not a little magic that I pull out to make me “feel” better when I need him. He is not something I pray to get something I wan tor to get me out of trouble.
Have you ever visited a king? How about THE KING? When you think of Jesus as KING, you tend to treat Him a little different. Think about this, when you pray you have an audience with the KING of kings, the creator of the universe, the sustainer of life. Even since I really recognizing that Jesus is currently ruling as KING, my prayer life and my worship has changed.
And that is the scoop on Jesus.