“Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe according to the working of his mighty power” – Ephesians 1:16-19
LIGHT FOR NOW: In the resurrection of Jesus, there was exaltation. He is Lord forevermore.
Paul here in our key text opens our eyes to see the accomplishment of Jesus’ work of redemption; after he was risen he sat at the right hand of God (Ephesians 1:20). Paul’s words here about Jesus being seated on the father’s right hand upon resurrection was already in prophetic utterances in the Old Testament. David himself who was a prophet, in speaking of the glory Jesus was to enter in said in Psalm 110:1 “The LORD said unto my Lord, sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool”. Without a doubt, Psalm 110:1 was quoted by Paul in our key text (Ephesians 1:20). Psalm 110:1 was often quoted in the four gospels and epistles. We must understand the meaning of David’s words in Psalm 110:1. Note that it is a prophecy fulfilled.
Jesus in Matthew 22:42-45 quoted it, it reads “Saying, What think ye of Christ? Whose son is he? They say unto him, the son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in the spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?” In Acts 2:2-36, Paul also quoted this prophecy of Psalm 110:1 and he explained that the prophecy could not have been speaking about David himself but concerning Jesus. In Acts 2:36, Peter made a very important statement, it reads “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ”. Jesus whom they crucified was made both Lord and Christ. Jesus was anointed in the four gospels. His being called Lord here (Acts 2:36) has to do with his exaltation. Glory!
INSTRUCTION: Fix your gaze on Jesus.
CONFESSION: My gaze is fixed on Jesus who is the author and finisher of faith; He is Lord forevermore, in Jesus name, Amen.
QUOTE: Jesus’ exaltation was in the resurrection.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: ACTS CHAPTER 2 EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 22