“But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God. Since that time
he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool”
Jesus resting – from His labours; Jesus reigning – in majesty and power; and now Jesus waiting.
This understanding was first stated in Psalm 110 and Jesus referred it to Himself. It contains all the elements of resting, reigning and waiting.
- “The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet” (Psalm 110:1)
Whilst He rests and reigns He also waits in the confidant assurance that all His enemies will be subdued and His kingdom will come in all its fullness. It is also clear that this waiting is not a blind and careless assumption that evil will eventually wear itself out. On the contrary the Godhead continues to act.
- “The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit …. until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet” (Psalm 110:1)
So God continues to work in and through and around our lives and situations to answer the prayer that He taught us.
- “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10)
The Revelation given by the Father to the Son, by the Son to John, and by John to the Church, leaves us in no doubt whatsoever.
Lord establish Your Kingdom rule and authority in my life so that I may be a part of the answer to Your prayer. Amen.