IS CHRIST THE SON OF DAVID?
IT WAS TIME FOR CHRIST TO ASK THE PHARISEES A QUESTION:
"While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying; WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE CHRIST? WHOSE SON IS HE? They said unto Him, The son of David. He said unto them, HOW THEN DOES DAVID IN SPIRIT CALL HIM LORD, SAYING, THE LORD SAID UNTO MY LORD, SIT YOU ON MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL. IF DAVID THEN CALLED HIM LORD, HOW CAN HE BE HIS SON. And no man was able to answer Him a word, neither did any man from that day forth ask Him any questions" (Matthew 22:41-46).
The Pharisees, knowing some believed Jesus was the very Messiah Christ to come, and called Him Christ, did not want to say the Christ was from or the son of God, as some admitted Jesus was; so they said the Messiah would come from David, a physical man, a physical lineage only.
Jesus goes to the Scriptures about the Messiah, the Pharisees knew it well: Psalm 110:1.
"The Lord said unto MY Lord, sit you..."
The SECOND "Lord" here, David calls him "MY Lord."
Now in the Hebrew the first LORD is YHVH or as some may say it Yahway. It is number 3068.....a proper name of the one true God [Strongest Strong's Concordance].
The second LORD in Hebrew is donay or Adonay as some say it. "the Lord, a title of the one true God, with a focus on his majesty and authority..." [The Strongest Strong's Concordance].
BOTH Hebrew words refer to the true God - obviously the ONE true God, David knew was TWO individuals, both as God, named as God, but one speaking to the other to sit on His right hand. The New Testament proves this was fulfilled with Jesus going back to heaven from where He claimed to come from, and to sit on God's right hand [not on top of him, or inside him as some silly ideas of a "trinity" doctrine have it].
Jesus is making it clear to the people, that David addressed the second LORD as God, the one the Pharisees knew was the Christ to come. David calling Him LORD or God, would not do so, if the second LORD was just a physical descendant of David. This LORD of David was also God, had the right to have the word "God" upon Him. David thought of Him way way more than just a physical man from his physical line.
The Pharisees knew exactly what Jesus was getting at, and that is why they had no answer for Him. They were STUCK!
THIS SECTION IS IMPORTANT FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.
THERE ARE SOME TODAY WHO CLAIM CHRIST DID NOT EXIST UNTIL CONCEIVED IN MARY'S WOMB. THERE ARE SOME WHO CLAIM CHRIST IS NOT GOD, DOES NOT HAVE THE NAME "GOD" UPON HIM. SOME CLAIM CHRIST WAS JUST AN PHYSICAL MAN WITH MORE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THAN ANYONE ELSE.
NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER.
IN THIS PASSAGE IN MATTHEW, THERE IS ONLY ONE WORD USED FOR "LORD."
"HE SAID UNTO THEM, HOW THEN DID DAVID IN SPIRIT [inspiration mind] CALL HIM LORD [THEOS], SAYING, THE LORD [THEOS] SAID UNTO MY LORD [THEOS] ..... IF DAVID THEN CALLED HIM LORD [THEOS] HOW IS HE HIS SON?" (vs. 43-45).
THEOS is the regular word in the Greek New Testament for LORD or GOD.
JESUS ONLY USED ONE GREEK WORD HERE..... GOD SAID TO MY GOD.....IF DAVID THEN CALLED HIM THEOS - LORD - GOD - HOW CAN HE BE HIS SON?
THE MESSIAH OR THE CHRIST, WAS WAY MORE THAN JUST A PHYSICAL MAN FROM THE SEED OF DAVID.
THIS PROVES JESUS THE MESSIAH CHRIST WAS THEOS - LORD - GOD, AS WAS THE FIRST THEOS - LORD - GOD. THE NEW TESTAMENT INTERPRETS PSALM 110:1.
OH HOW EASY TO UNDERSTAND IT ALL WHEN YOU LET THE BIBLE INTERPRET THE BIBLE.
PSALM 110 SAYS IN SIMPLE NEW TESTAMENT TERMS, "THE GOD SAID TO MY GOD......" IF DAVID THEN CALLED THE SECOND GOD, "MY GOD" - HOW CAN THIS GOD JUST BE A PHYSICAL MAN ONLY?
THE ANSWER AS THE PHARISEES KNEW WELL IS, HE CANNOT JUST BE A PHYSICAL SEED FROM DAVID, FOR DAVID CALLED HIM "GOD"!
THE MESSIAH WAS TO BE MORE THAN JUST HUMAN; HE WAS TO BE GOD IN THE FLESH; BOTH HUMAN AND DIVINE. THE MESSIAH EXISTED BEFORE HE BECAME A PHYSICAL MAN. DAVID IN THE SPIRIT SAW GOD TALKING TO GOD; GOD SAYING TO DAVID'S GOD, SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL.
AH, SO THE WORDS OF JOHN, IN HIS GOSPEL, RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING, "....AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD, AND THE WORD WAS GOD; THE SAME WAS IN THE BEGINNING WITH GOD.....AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US...." (vs. 1-14).
NOW IT IS ALL SO CLEAR!
THE MESSIAH CHRIST WAS GOD! WAS WITH GOD, BUT WAS ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL PERSON, WITH THE NAME "THEOS" - GOD!
THIS THEOS OF DAVID'S WORDS EXISTED AS GOD, BUT WAS SPOKEN TO BY GOD [THEOS].
THE CHRIST WAS NOT THE SON OF DAVID, BUT WAS DAVID'S GOD.....
SO THE ANSWER AS TO WHOSE SON IS THE MESSIAH, WAS, HE WAS THE SON OF GOD, HENCE ALSO GOD.
AT THIS THE PHARISEES WERE SPEECHLESS, THEY COULD NOT ANSWER. AND FROM THIS "ACE" QUESTION, THIS "BULL'S-EYE" QUESTION NO ONE DARED ASK HIM ANY MORE QUESTIONS - JESUS HAD PINNED THEIR HIDE TO THE WALL!
THE MESSIAH CHRIST WAS GOD IN THE FLESH!