Scofield Reference Notes
 The Lord said unto my Lord
The importance of Psalm 110 is attested by the remarkable prominence given to it in the New Testament.
(1) It affirms the deity of Jesus, thus answering those who deny the full divine meaning of his N.T. title of "Lord." Mt 22:41-45 Mk 12:35-37 Lk 20:41-44 Acts 2:34,35 Heb 1:13 10:12,13.
(2) This Psalm announces the eternal priesthood of Messiah--one of the most important statements of Scripture (Ps 110:4).
See Scofield Note: "Gen 14:18" See Scofield Note: "Heb 5:6". Heb 7:1-28 1Tim 2:5,6 Jn 14:6.
(3) Historically, the Psalm begins with the ascension of Christ Ps 110:1, Jn 20:17 Acts 7:56 Rev 3:21.
(4) Prophetically, the Psalm looks on
(a) to the time when Christ will appear as the Rod of Jehovah's strength, the Deliverer out of Zion. Rom 11:25-27 and the conversion of Israel Ps 110:3 Joel 2:27 Zech 13:9 Dt 30:1-9 See Scofield Note: "Dt 30:3", and
(b) to the judgment upon the Gentile powers which precedes the setting up of the kingdom (Ps 110:5,6); Joel 3:9-17 Zech 14:1-4 Rev 19:11-21.
See "Armageddon" Rev 16:14 See Scofield Note: "Rev 19:17". "Israel" Gen 12:2,3. See Scofield Note: "Rom 11:26". "Kingdom" See Scofield Note: "Zech 12:8". See Scofield Note: "1Cor 15:24". See Scofield Note: "Ps 2:6". See Scofield Note: "Ps 118:22.
See Psalm 118, last in order of the Messianic Psalms.
The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
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 LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
See Scofield Note: "Zech 8:14".
The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.