Christ’s Enemies become His Footstool
“The Lord said unto my Lord, sit thou at my right and until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek” – (Ps.110:1,4).
“But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool” – (Heb.10:12,13).
This footstool is a picture of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, when He returns to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords at the battle of Armageddon and defeats the Beast and his armies – (Rev.19:11-21). He will rule over this earth forever and it will be a righteous, just, and peaceful kingdom. He will be both a king and a priest as Melchizedek typified.
At the time of His return from heaven in power and great glory, all His enemies will be made His footstool. As emperor over the whole earth, His enemies shall be subdued beneath His feet “Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet…” – (Heb.2:8). “And hath put all things under his feet…” – (Eph.1:22). All those who rejected Christ during their lives and would not let Him reign over them will be killed – “But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us, bring hither, and slay them before me” – (Lk.19:14,27). Many kings on earth had their throne’s footstool inscribed with their enemies’ names.
It is written – “Thus saith the Lord, the heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool” – (Is.66:1). The Lord is the King of heaven and the earth that He created. Heaven is His throne and earth is His footstool of His throne and His Son will rule over the whole earth forever and ever – (Rev.11:15). Solomon’s throne was a type of God’s throne – “And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold…” – (2 Chr.9:18). When Christ shall “sit upon the throne of his glory” – (Mt.25:31), then we which have been saved by Him will have the great privilege of climbing those steps to bow down before Him and kiss His ‘feet’ that were pierced for our salvation. “…How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace…” – (Rom.10:15). We have believed His words – “Order my steps in thy Word…” – (Ps.119:133). “…because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps” – (I Pet.2:21). We have followed His steps and we shall share in His glory and be kings and priests on the earth. Christ’s throne at the top of six steps show Him as “the high and lofty One” whom God has “highly exalted.” World peace started with the ‘feet’ of Christ – peace with God.
Not only will Christ’s human enemies be made His footstool, but the Devil and his fallen angels will be made His footstool also. “Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him” – (I Pet.3:22). Lucifer and all the fallen angels that rebelled against God and followed him and all the children of the Devil that follow him will be cast into the lake of fire for eternity – (Rev.20:10-15). “..when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet” – (I Cor.15:25).
On Mar.17, 1972 I knelt down over a footstool in my friend’s house and repented of my sins and believed on Christ in my heart by faith and I was saved and born again. No longer was I an enemy of Christ, but now a friend of Christ and a new soldier in His army. And now I know, that when I knelt over that footstool, I was humbling myself to the throne of the King of heaven and His rule over my life. I was reconciled to God by His beloved Son on the cross – “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ…” – (2 Cor.5:17,18). As I repented over that footstool in tears, I saw a vision of Christ dying on the cross and then it seemed that I was on the cross with him – “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” – (Gal.2:20). His death gives us eternal life.
Born again describes what happens to you when you’re truly saved. Your old man dies with Christ on the cross and you become a new man – (Rom.6,6:7). And (Eph.4:2:2). You have a new Holy Spirit and become a holy man. Your mind and understanding is radically changed. You have a new heart and your ‘feet’ walk in new holy paths. Are you born again? If not, find a quiet place and repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart by faith and you will receive forgiveness of sins and become a new creature in Christ. Jesus said – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7). Be a friend of Christ and not His enemy destined to be crushed beneath His feet. Be saved and follow King Jesus and obey Him. Be saved by His beautiful preacher ‘feet’: the ‘shoeless feet’ of the Redeemer – (Ruth 4:7 and Lk.3:16). O do not spurn the love and grace of God in His beloved Son on the cross or the wrath of God abideth on you.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-