Why Do the Nations Rage?
Psalm 2:1-5, (King James Bible)
1 "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure."
I love Psalm 2 because it summarizes and speaks about the futile and vain plan
of Satan and those who follow him, and it also reveals God's attitude toward their attempt to dethrone Him and to come against His beloved people.
Those that have pushed themselves up into positions of power are the kings and rulers in our societies. They have a strong desire to break down the influence of The real King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is a deterent and a threat to their voracious appetite to control and gain all power over the people.
This anti-Christ spirit has grown over these many years, and it is now being culminated at the end of this age. There is a complete conflict of interests between Jesus Christ, and His anointed, and the anti-Christ and his followers.
Jesus Christ came to give us an abundant life. Satan comes only to kill, steal and destroy.
Jesus Christ is the awesome Lord over all, as He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omnicient. Satan can only try and deceive people into believing that he is as powerful as almighty God, but there is no power that even compares with the power of our Lord, Savior and coming King of kings, Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ came to this earth and died on the cross to redeem mankind from their sins, selfish ways and their evil. Satan is in the business of trying to lure humanity into every type of evil sin in order to bring them down and into the slaughter.
Satan is powerless to force human beings to follow him, and so he uses deception, trickery, lies and empty promises to ensnare people (who do not have the knowledge of our great God) to fall into his web of eventual horrors.
Satan is delusional concerning his future and about the power of almighty God. He goes around as a roaring lion seeking those who he can devour and lead into an eternal hell.
Rev. 19, describes the horrible end of the anti-christ, the false prophet and the beast.
19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.
The Lord has to laugh at the arrogance, the sheer gall and the confusion of His enemies and the enemies of His anointed. All of their energies, time, resources, and attempts are destined to be thwarted. Everything that satan does to come against the Lord and His people will be dissolved and brought to nothing.
We are always hearing about the plans of satan and his dupes, but our God has a far greater plan that will come to fruition. God's plan will never fail.
6 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 rod 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.
God has a solution for fallen mankind, and that is an awesome plan of redemption.
We do not deserve it, but the Lord proved His love for each human being by dying on the cross for our sins, even when we were in sin. His love is unspeakable.
God, The Father sent His only begotten Son to this evil earth, and He allowed Him to be stalked, tortured and finally crucified for our salvaton, deliverance and our eternity to be with Him. This was the ultimate sacrifice for even one human soul.
Our wonderful God warns all of those who oppose Him to be forewarned that they will be eventually annihilated if they persist in their vain and futile plans to take over all of the world and the people in the world.
He admonishes these evil empire rulers to be wise. However, only those people who have the fear of God have wisdom. These leaders have no fear of God, as they beleive in the erroneous deception that they are gods.
They are very mentally deranged in their thinking, and that is why many of them are able to kill even their own family members and many innocent people to gain more power for themselves. They are totally self-centered and ego centric.
Some that claim to be "Christians" are also involved in this evil empire, and they are being used to spread disinformation, propaganda and satan's heinous plans to the world. They are on the radio, the TV, the Internet, and you will know them by their fruit which is to bring hopelessness, terror and lies to God's people and the innocent people who do not know The Truth, The Way and The Life.
These false teachers, false prophets, false apostles, false prophetesses, false pastors and false evangelists, etc. are always talking about the exploits of our enemies, and they are not talking about the glorious plans of our Lord Jesus Christ. Before The Lord returns; He will have His beautiful bride. She will be without spot, wrinkle or blemish. This is a wonderful hope and prospect, and we, God's people are to be in the process of making ourselves ready to be part of His glorious church.
We are hearing from many about the plans of Christ's enemies, but the Bible tells us that the gates of hell will "not" prevail against the Lord's Church. Praise God for those men and women of God who are teaching the real Word of God.
We, Christians have so much to look forward to on this earth in these last days. The Lord is allowing a great time of truth to be revealed, as the wheat and the tares are coming into maturity. People will have no excuse, as to which way they choose to go, and who they will serve.
Those that choose to go the way of the world and the anti-Christ system will be gathered up and thrown into the fire, but those who choose to serve the Lord will be gathered into His barn of safety and protection.
When the Bride is prepared to meet Jesus Christ, and when Jesus returns; what a tremendous time of joy, blessings and restitution that will be. It will be a time when The Lord's Kingdom will come on this earth for 1,000 years.
At the end of that time, satan will be released for a season to be allowed to tempt those who were not tested in the previous time on earth. After that period of testing, hallelujah, satan will be bound up, and sent to hell for all eternity. What a great day that will be for all of God's beloved people.
The heathen are raging along with satan, because they know that their time is very short to try and deceive the people and to lead them to the slaughter.
This is a wonderful time in history when we will see the fulfilment of the plans and purpose of almighty God. Keep your faith and trust in Him very high, and He will bring you through everything very victoriously.
He always causes His people to triumph. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. There is none other that is even to be compared to Him.
Let's rejoice and praise God that we have been counted worthy to be part of this glorious grand fanale. Pray that you, yours and all people will be counted worthy to escape what is to come, and to be able to stand before the Son of man.
We are not to surrender to the plans of satan and his dupes. Instead, we are to praise God;, stand in prayer, spiritual warfare and the power of The Holy Spirit.
My prayer for this evil age:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for Your great and mighty promises found in Your precious Word. You will always be with us even unto the end of this age. You will never leave us nor forsake us.
We pray that all the evil deeds of darkness in this world will be exposed, and that all of the works of satan will be destroyed, along with his hiding places, weapons, devices, vehicles, and everything that is being used against You and Your anointed.
We pray that all of those evil works will be replaced with the works of our Lord Jesus Christ. May His Kingdom come, and His will be done, in earth as it is in heaven.
When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Lord will raise up a mighty standard against him. Please raise up the men and women of God who will have the spirit of Joshua, Caleb, Josiah, Jehu, Joseph, John, Peter and Paul, and those who have served You victoriously over these many years.
May Your Name be lifted up and glorified on this earth. For Thine is the Kingdom, power and glory forever and ever. In Jesus' precious Name we ask these things and all for Your glory. Amen, amen and amen.
Peggy Kannaday is the Managing Editor of "Church Growth International" which is the English outreach of The Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, Korea.
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