The Kingdom Hope in Psalms
By Roger Samsel
In Acts 2, the Apostle Peter said of King David,
29 “Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne,
31 he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption.
We are used to thinking of David as the shepherd boy who slew the giant, Goliath. We are used to thinking of him as the “man after God’s own heart.” We are used to thinking of him as the beloved king of Israel. We are used to thinking of him as “the sweet Psalmist of Israel.” But most of us are not used to thinking of him as a prophet. Yet the Apostle says quite clearly that David was a prophet. When once it is recognized that David was a prophet, we discover that the Psalms are loaded with prophetic value regarding both the first and second advents of the Messiah.
The purpose of this series of articles is not to produce a complete commentary on the Psalms but rather to explore the prophetic significance of the Psalms, and in particular, to elucidate the prophetic significance as it relates to the second coming of Christ and His kingdom rule on earth. Not every Psalm will be addressed but we will, as it were, be taking a highlighter and drawing the reader’s attention to those passages that bear on the Blessed Hope.
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