RESURRECTED AS MESSIAH: THE RISEN CHRIST AS PROPHET, PRIEST, AND KING BY GAVIN ORTLUND

Sometimes Jewish people don’t see the significance of the  resurrection and the messianic work of Jesus. Overall, this is an excellent explanation.

In it, the author says:

“At what point does Jesus enter into his Davidic kingship? When does he actually sit down on his throne and being his rule? It may be tempting to answer this question with the and himself (John 18:36) during his earthly life. In the letters and preaching of the apostles, however, it is not the incarnation but the resurrection that marks the inauguration of Christ’s Davidic rule. Though always a king, Jesus enters into the full operation of his kingly  and authority at his resurrection and subsequent ascension into heaven.”

What is the picture that emerges from the OT of this Davidic King’s rule?
First, his rule is universal:
Ps 72:8: “May he have dominion from sea to sea, and from the River
to the ends of the earth!”;
Isa 9:7: “Of the increase of his government and of peace there will
be no end”;
Zech 9:10: “His rule shall be from sea to sea4and from the River to
the ends of the earth.”

Second, his rule is everlasting:
2 Sam 7:16: “Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure
forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever”;
Ps 21:4: “He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days
forever and ever”;
Ps 72:17: “May his name endure forever, his fame continue as long
as the sun!”;
Ps 89:36–37: “His o5spring shall endure forever, his throne as long
as the sun before me. Like the moon it shall be established forever, a
faithful witness in the skies”;
Jer 33:17: “David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the
house of Israel.”

Third, God’s enemies are subdued and destroyed during his rule:
Num: 24:19: “One from Jacob shall exercise dominion and destroy
the survivors of cities”;
Ps 2:9: “You shall break [the nations] with a rod of iron/and dash
them in pieces like a potter’s vessel”;
Ps 89:22–23: “The enemy shall not outwit him; the wicked shall not
humble him. I will crush his foes before him/and strike down those
who hate him”;
Ps 110:1–2: “’Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your
footstool.’ The LORD sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter.
Rule in the midst of your enemies!”;
Ps 132:18: “His enemies I will clothe with shame, but on him his
crown will shine.”

Fourth, God’s people are delivered and protected under his rule:
Ps 72:12–14: “For he delivers the needy when he calls,/the poor and
him who has no helper. He has pity on the weak and the needy,
and saves the lives of the needy. From oppression and violence he
redeems their life, and precious is their blood in his sight”;
Isa 11:4: “With righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide
with equity for the meek of the earth”;
Isa 42:3: “A bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning
wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice”;
Jer 23:5–6: “He shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall
execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah
will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by
which he will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness’ ”;
Ezek 34:23:

Fifth, righteousness and peace and saving knowledge of God is spread to  all nations during his rule:
Gen 49:10: “To him shall be the obedience of the peoples”;
Ps 72:16–17: “May people be blessed in him, all nations call him
blessed”;
Zech 9:10: “He shall speak peace to the nations”;
Isa 11:20: “Of him shall the nations inquire”;
Isa 42:1: “He will bring forth justice to the nations”;
Isa 42:4: “The coastlands wait for his law”;
Isa 49:6: “I will make you as a light for the nations

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