Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Rulers and kings setting up against God
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against His anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure.
Yet have I set My King upon My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto Me, Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten Thee. Ask of Me, and I shall give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession.
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 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.
In the above Psalm we read how the kings and rulers are setting themselves up against God and His Annointed, Jesus Christ and His followers. They want to do away with God's word, as for them it is like a band and a cord, which holds them in place.
In other words, kings and rulers of this world do not want to obey the word of God. They want to eliminate this and live under their own rules. God's word brings them under conviction.
God laughs at them and makes a mockery of them. His wrath will come.
The following Verses picture an ideal divine King, Son and Ruler, which only can refer to Jesus Christ.
These Verses are repeated in Revelation 2:27,28... And He shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of My Father. And I will give Him the morning star.
Next Verses present a solemn warning and the instruction to make things right with the Son, or perish.
At last a blessing and an encouraging to them that trust in God.
This Psalm is a prophetic word, which is coming into complete fulfillment before our own eyes - a total falling away of morals and decency - going against God and nature, condoned and even encouraged by them that are leaders of the nations.
The Psalmist had no idea where he was speaking about. It surely was an inspired word of God.
We know now what the Psalmist was uttering, but we cannot grasp the total depth of it.
Let us, who love to obey God's word, pay attention to the Scripture and draw closer to the Lord.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Revelation 2:29