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Originally published in "The Lord's Coming Herald & Wesleyan Bible Prophecy Advocate," Fall Edition 1995

Christ's Day Of Power

Psalm 110 is the favorite and most often quoted proof-text for apostolic preaching in the New Testament.

Now from the several contexts in which we find it used, there is always that element of complete fulfillment, a fulfillment which came fully and finally in the resurrection and exaltation of Jesus Christ two thousand years ago. Since the glorious day of Christ's power began to be manifest on that first Pentecostal Sunday long ago, Jesus has continued to rule and reign on earth through the ages, by the Holy Spirit, in the midst of His enemies (Psalm 110:2).

"In the beauties of holiness" describes the reign of Christ in the hearts of the wholly sanctified. Cleansed from inbred sin, they bear mighty witness to the triumph of their unseen Lord. Does Jesus Christ reign on earth today? He most certainly does. As a Christian, the Bible teaches me that I am a member of the "body" of Christ. I am on earth. Christ reigns in me. Therefore Christ reigns on earth through his corporate body, the Church, including me. And He will through you too, if you will but allow Him to do so.

"From the womb of the morning," that is, from the beginning of Christ's day of power at the dawn of the Apostolic Age. "And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all" (Acts 4:33).

"Thou hast the dew of thy youth." Being cut off at about the age of thirty three years old the vigor of His manhood was forever enshrined in retainment via His resurrection experienced.This means Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever vigorous! He has not grown old and decreped with the passage of time, as all other men did (Hebrews l3:8). Christ's day of power is a long day (see II Peter. 3:8), and it is not yet over, for He must reign until all enemies have been made His footstool (I Corinthians 15:24-28).

"Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power." God has no favorite people other than the obedient who constitute Christ's Church. True holiness of heart and life means yielding, availability, and willingness. Do we dare to believe that today is still the day of our Messiah's power!

And if we confess not Jesus Christ as Lord on earth today, can we be Christians at all?

Think about it.

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