The Old Testament reveals that Messiah would come from the House of David. God promised to restore their souls giving them eternal life so He sent His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ died upon the cross which was the actual dying of all His believers rendering unto justice due to God for their sins. Jesus died in their stead and made penance for all their sins.
- Luke 3:23 — (Gen. 5; 11:10-26); Matt. 1:1, Ruth 4:18-22; 1 Chron. 2:1-5; Luke 3:23-38).
- Matt. 18:11 — “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.”
- Luke 1:77-79 – “To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sin.”
- “Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 9 Thou shalt break them with a brod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. 10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.” (Psalms 2)
The Son that David spoke of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. David, according to Jesus, was perfect except for the adulterous relationship he had with Bathsheba and the premeditated murder of her husband. David knew that the price for his sin was being thrust down to hell when his mortal life was over but he would not remain there. David prophesied his redemption and the basis for his faith was in the future appearance of the Holy One of Israel believing for redemption through the blood atonement of Jesus Christ on the cross, (see 22nd Psalm). Here, David actually saw a vision of the crucifixion of the Savior of Israel.
- Drive nails through the Messiah’s hands and feet.
- Crucified on the cross that all of His bones were visible.
- Garments soldiers cast lots.
David looked forward to the Cross for his redemption in the 34th Psalm saying, “He keepeth all His bones, not one of them is broken”; 41st Psalm, Jesus’ death, enemies claiming victory; denying His resurrection; and Judas betraying Him after breaking bread with Him. In the 69th Psalm, is another reference to the Crucifixion of Jesus, saying “He thirsted and was given gall and vinegar to drink by the soldiers”. There are more references to Jesus Christ in the Book of Psalms. Believers today look back to the cross for redemption through Jesus.