INTRO: I have mentioned to you the experience of the two who were on the way to Emmaus after Jesus has been crucified. They were sad. They had fully set their hope on the teaching that Jesus Christ was the Messiah, the One their Scriptures so often spoke of.
Later, when He ate with them He revealed to them who He was. And verses 44-45 say this:
44 Then He said to them, "These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me."
45 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.
Now notice in verse 44 that He said that while He was with them He had told them that all things must be fulfilled where were written in the Law of Moses, the prophets, and the Psalms concerning Himself. And then He opened their understanding that they might comprehend the Scriptures. If they had known these Scriptures they would have known that He had to die and be raised the third day. But none of them understood that.
From our brief look at a few Psalms, we are beginning to see how they speak of Christ. Unless we give ourselves to these and learn some of the keys to understand these prophecies, we will miss much of what the OT says of the future. It has many, many, passages that speak of the tribulation and of the millennium.