“Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; in holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew”
This prophetic verse about God’s people, through David, came in between David’s declaration of “my Lord” as king in verse 1 and as “a priest forever” in verse 4. Psalm 110 is considered to be David’s great prophetic Psalm concerning our messiah being simultaneously both King and High Priest forever.
Jesus said that this Psalm was about Him in Matthew 22: 42-45.
Peter said this Psalm was about Jesus on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2:32-36.
And the writer of Hebrews referred to this Psalm repeatedly as he wrote of Jesus Christ as our King and High Priest of a New Covenant (Hebrews 1:13, 5:6, 7:17,21).
So, right in the middle of this awesome declaration of Messiah as King and High Priest (perfectly fulfilled for us in Jesus Christ – praise God!), there is this statement about “Your people” volunteering freely.
Volunteering for what?
Well, obviously, volunteering freely to be God’s people but, specifically, “Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; in holy array.”
We have been seeing that, as priests to our God, with Jesus Christ as our High Priest, we have been endowed with God’s “holy array,” that is, with our holy priestly garments (Psalm 29:2, Isaiah 61: 3&10). So, not only does Psalm 110 prophesy of Jesus Christ as our King and High Priest, but this Psalm also prophesies of us, the body of Christ, as volunteering freely in the day of His power “in holy array,” meaning we joyfully receive our new identity as God’s free will kingdom of Priests in which He, Himself, is our King and High Priest forever.
We “volunteer freely” because the Old Covenant is fulfilled in Jesus Christ and we are now in a New Covenant of God’s grace.
May this prophetic word be realized, received, and obeyed in this day, of God’s people gladly acknowledging Jesus Christ as King and High priest, and acknowledging ourselves as His people who “volunteer freely” as His priesthood “in holy array.”
I do believe actually that the true sign of our belief in Jesus Christ as our King and High Priest is when we do volunteer freely in holy array, and this is all joy for us.
Volunteer freely today, beloved. Show up in God’s presence in holy array and bless His holy name. Hallelujah!