Read 129.) Psalms 2, 22 and 27. With these last 2 readings in the Psalms, we find at least 8 that are prophetic in nature, in that they go to the One who was to come; the Anointed One of God, Messiah. These speak of Jesus! Psalm 2: There are 12 verses here, obviously by one who was under a prophetic influence of the Holy Spirit. These run to the time of the yet-to-come 1,000 year millennial reign of Christ over all the earth. The entire psalm points right at Revelation chapter 19, verses 11 thru chapter 20, verse 3. Verse 9 of Psalm 2 is even quoted in Revelation 19:15, so as to tie these 2 passages together! Psalm 2 was written 3,000 years ago, of a 1,000 year kingdom to come, and which may be as close as 7 years away! Come, Lord Jesus! If Psalm 2 was of Jesus’ glory, when He returns a second time to rule and reign, then Psalm 22 is also of Messiah, but of a different time, and of entirely different circumstances! Psalm 22: We read 31 verses here from David that go to the day of Christ’s crucifixion on the Cross at Calvary. Jesus quoted the first verse while nailed there in Matthew 26:46, so as to bring their attention to what they were doing to Him. Verses 7 and 8 foretell the mocking we see in the gospel accounts of His crucifixion. Verses 14 thru 17 are descriptive of the very pains He physically endured for our sake. And, verse 18 was literally fulfilled at the foot of the Cross by the Roman soldiers, as we read of in John’s Gospel in chapter 19, verses 23 and 24. With verses 19 thru 24, we have the hope of the resurrection, and with verses 25 and 26, allusion to eternal life. Then, verses 27 and following go to His eternal reign in His Kingdom, while the closing verse, 31, tells us of the spreading of the Gospel, which brings the necessary righteousness to all who will believe, that they may be received of Him into His Kingdom. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved!
We close with Psalm 27. Where is Messiah in Psalm 27? Psalm 27: These 14 verses are all about Messiah! Psalm 27 is entirely about God’s salvation and the very assurance of the hope of the resurrection for all those made righteous by Messiah, Jesus the Christ! “The Lord is my salvation. I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Favorite key verses are 8 and the first line of verse 9. These speak of the inestimable worth of true faith. While others think religion has to do with rules, and do’s and don’ts; we who have believed upon the Lord, in accordance with the Gospel, know that it goes so much deeper, and has everything to do with entering into a true relationship with the living God, that we may walk with Him in the very assurance of the hope of eternal life with Him in His everlasting Kingdom! It’s what the Book is all about!
Harold F Crowell