PSALM 110:1 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
110:2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
110:3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.
The Church; in partnership with Christ, participates in the spreading and application of His universal and comprehensive dominion. Herein we have pictured the exalted Christ at the right hand of the Father, He is seated, a position of rest with His work being fully accomplished in ascension. From this position of authority, the rod of His strength (the Holy Spirit) is sent down from the plane of His supremacy to a people (The Church) willing in the day of His power. The purpose? Chiefly; to testify of the victory of Christ co-extensive to all the ends of the earth and to make His enemies His footstool.
ACTS 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
2:35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
The Day of Pentecost, Peter declares what is taking place in the giving of the Holy Spirit. In this context he connects power with purpose by quoting Psalm 110! The rod of His strength (The Holy Spirit) is given to the Church to subdue Christ’s foes. The true question for the church is found in the first part of the 3rd verse of Psalm 110. Meaning a willing, voluntary people who will with strength and vigor, participate for Christ’s purposes in the earth!
Clearly this is not simply the God who in the past did great things, or the God of the future who has vowed to do great things; but the God who is Lord and is Victorious both in the past, the present and the future! Who demands accountability today! Who looks for that “willing” people in every generation! If He is always the God of yesterday or tomorrow but never today; then we are little more than practical atheists; or will-worshipping, ascetic, religionists.