Psalm 110:1-3 (NIV)
“The Lord says to my Lord: ‘Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.’ 2The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion; you will rule in the midst of your enemies. 3Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy majesty, from the womb of the dawn you will receive the dew of your youth.”
The first three verses of this Psalm represent the kingship of our Lord while the rest of the division deals with His priestly offices. Martin Luther once said about this Psalm, “It is the true Psalm of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
THE TERMS FOR REVIVAL: vv. 1-2
1. Jesus must reign with unquestioned supremacy. v.1
“Sit at my right hand. . .”
“Let it come, O Lord we pray
Let the showers of blessings fall
We are working and expecting
O revive the heart of all.”
2. Jesus must rule with undisputed authority. v.2
“Revival is the extraordinary work of God among His people
causing extraordinary results in and through the church.
– Dale Schlafer
THE BENEFITS OF REVIVAL: v.3
“Your troops will be willing. . .”
1. God’s purpose is fulfilled in revival.
2. God’s power is revealed in revival.
“A revival is nothing else than a new beginning of
obedience to God.”
– Charles Finney
THE COST OF REVIVAL: v.3
“volunteer freely” (Amplified Bible)
1. There must be earnestness in our praying .
II Chronicles 7:14
2. There must be holiness in our living.
3. There must be perfectness in our loving .
I John 3:1
4. There must be winsomeness in our evangelism .
5. There must be generosity in our giving.
6. There must be power in our living. Acts 1:8
“The essence of revival is that the Holy Spirit comes down upon a number of people together, upon a whole church, upon a number of churches, on districts, or perhaps a whole country. It is, if you will, a visitation of the Holy Spirit.”
– Martyn Lloyd-Jones