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Mark - Who is Christ?
A Bible Study Course on the Gospel of Christ according to MARK
PART 6 Jesus' Entry Into Jerusalem and His Last Works (Mark 10:46 - 12:44)

10. Are There Two Lords? (Mark 12:35-37)

MARK 12:35-37
35 Jesus responded, as he taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36 For David himself said in the Holy Spirit, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet.”’ 37 Therefore David himself calls him Lord, so how can he be his son?” The common people heard him gladly.

Jesus, as a true man, was a descendant of King David. Members of the old covenant knew that the promised Messiah would come from the seed of this king. David was not blameless. He had committed grievous faults, but repented sincerely, and became a good example to all who repent, having humbled himself before God, and believed in his forgiveness that covers all sin. The Lord granted him the spirit of praise, and he glorified God more than any other prophet of the Old Testament. Even today, we see in his psalms and songs of praise the inspiring power of the Holy Spirit. We repeat his words, and sing his psalms with joy.

God also granted David the spirit of prophecy, for he was open to God's divine voice. The Lord revealed to him that the Son who was to “spring up” from his seed was not just a man, but also divine. This ancient prophecy surpasses all understanding. Thus, whoever accepts the Spirit of God becomes enlightened, and recognizes this great mystery.

Today, we know that Christ was born of God before all ages. He became incarnate through the Virgin Mary, i.e. through the seed of David. His divinity was the vital factor in his redemptive death, his resurrection from the dead, and the power of his ascension to heaven.

By his ascension to his Father, he fulfilled God’s promise in David’s prophecy, which says: “The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.’” (Psalms 110:1).

Christians believe that Jesus Christ lives and sits at the right hand of God. Before his death, Jesus declared clearly: “Hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power.”

You may ask: then there are two Lords!

The answer is no, for the Lord is one. But he appears in two persons. All those who say there is but one unique Lord, or those who say there are two or three gods, deceive themselves, for God is one in three persons, in a complete union. Jesus confessed this truth, and everyone who is of the truth hears his voice.

Today, we find two parties in the world: the sees Jesus as the Son of God, the Savior, the Redeemer, and the Lord, for he is the foundation of their faith and the end of their hope. And the second hotly denies Jesus’ divinity, and views him as a man and prophet who shows great signs and extraordinary gifts. The second group have neither known nor enjoyed the privileges of reconciliation to God, having not accepted the sending of his Son as a fact of history.

Are you a friend of Christ, his brother by adoption? Or do you reject his divinity? The Holy Spirit makes a distinction between the two parties. The angels of God will place all those who do not believe under the feet of the meek Lamb of God. Then what about your future? Will you reign with him forever? Do you recognize this fact? Christ sits at the right hand of his Father, and reigns with him in the unity of the Holy Spirit forever. It is not important what people, parties, and doctrines say, for our Lord is alive, and his glorious coming is the goal of world history. Are you prepared to receive him?

PRAYER: O Lord Jesus Christ, I cry to you, for you are my Lord and my God. I believe that you live and reign with the Father forever, that you redeemed me together with all those who believe in your name. You rescued me from death, and delivered me from the authority of the devil, not with silver and gold, but with your precious blood, and your innocent sufferings, that I might live in your everlasting kingdom as one of your own, submitting to your love, and serving you in righteousness, purity, and happiness. I also believe that you rose from the dead, and that you live and reign forever. Amen.


  1. Are there two lords?

A verse to memorize:
“The Lord said to my Lord,
‘Sit at My right hand,
till I make Your enemies Your footstool.’”

(Psalms 110:1)


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