Psalm 110 is the most quoted portion of scripture in the New Testament. Jesus used Psalm 110 to ask the question of the Pharisees, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?” Their reply, “The Son of David” (Matthew 22:41-42, NKJV). Jesus then answered with Psalm 110 in His classic form of asking questions, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying: The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool?’ If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son?” (Matthew 22:43-45, NKJV).
No one could answer Jesus, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore. Matthew 22:46, Jesus had stopped their mouths.
Peter on Pentecost invoked the same portion of Psalm 110 in describing the exalted place that God had given Jesus at His resurrection. “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.’ Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ” (Acts 2:34-36, NKJV).
This prophetic seeing by David in the Spirit also includes another foundational truth. Jesus, seated as Lord and Christ at the Lord’s right hand, is now sworn in as High Priest. “The Lord has sworn and will not relent, ‘You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek’” (Psalm 110:4, NKJV).
Lord, Christ, High Priest, Jesus, the resurrected Son of Man, now pours out the glorious Holy Spirit upon His body and begins His reign from heaven through Holy Spirit and His bride. Between “Sit at My right hand, and a Priest forever,” there is a glorious movement of strength and the beauty of holiness which will finally result in the nations of the earth judged as Christ reigns. Psalm 110 is short (only seven verses), but it holds a cornerstone place in the foundation of the house of God. Take a moment a read, meditate, imagine, and see the salvation of the Lord in this prophetic Psalm.