Thank you for joining me. I don’t know about you, but I have enjoyed looking at the Scriptures about the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament. Today, we look at another prophecy fulfilled by the Messiah, anointed and eternal. At the same time, I am saddened that so many Jewish people over the years have missed the Messiah’s coming. Many are still looking for the Messiah today.
We have also heard that a few were proclaiming to be the Messiah as recently as a few months ago in Israel. From the Bible, we know many, not just a couple, will see the Messiah.
Let’s take a look at our next prophetic Scripture from the Old Testament.
Psalm 45:6, 7; 102:25–27
“ Your throne, oh God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness; you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions; “
“ Of old, you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end.“
Hebrews 1:8-12, “But of the Son, he says, “your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore, God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.“
And, “you Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment, like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end.“
What is a scepter? According to the Bible dictionary, a scepter is a rod held in the hands of a king as a token of authority. When Christ was mocked as a king before his death, they placed a reed or branch in his hand for a scepter.
The psalmist shifts back to his personal circumstances, and while he feels weakened and of little strength, he praises the Lord as his creator. He acknowledges that the Lord will be forever and ever. He has been, he is, and he will be.
It is comforting to know that even when those we love perish, God is still an ever-living God and that, therefore, if he is ours, in him we may have everlasting consolation, and that should be a comforting thought for us today.
“Christ will be the same in the performance as he was in the promise, the same to his church in captivity as he was to his church at liberty. Let not the church (you and me) fear the weakening of her strength, or the shortening of her days, while Christ himself is both her strength and her life. Christ is the same and has said, “Because I live, you shall live also.”
Those who hope to wear out the saints of the Most High will be mistaken. Jesus Christ is anointed and eternal. His Words will never pass away.
It’s been a hard year, but the Lord still sits on the throne, and one day he is coming back. My hope is in him!
Blessings to you and your family.
The Teaching Lady