Psalm 24 - Advent 1 Midweek - November 30, 2011
Christ Comes as our King
For our midweek Advent services this year, we’ll consider a three-part theme by taking a look at what is often called the three-fold office of Christ, known as Prophet, Priest, and King. The Old Testament is filled with prophets, and priests, and kings. Sometimes these offices would even overlap. Moses, for instance was a prophet and a priest. David was a king and a prophet. God appointed various men to these positions throughout Israel’s history, and He did so always for a specific purpose: to point them to Christ who was to come as their Redeemer. When we talk about how Jesus fulfills the Old Testament, we usually think about all the explicit promises that were made about Him. But Jesus also fulfilled the very offices that God instituted and filled for the life of His Old Testament Church. The offices of Prophet, Priest, and King, were once so necessary for the existence of God’s chosen people in the Old Testament. Well, they still are for us in the New Testament. But today we find them all revealed in Christ alone.
In the next couple weeks we will consider how Christ comes to us as our Priest and as our Prophet. But today we consider what Psalm 24 teaches us about how Christ comes as our King.