LA Marzulli on his blog today broke down Psalm 2 and while it was interesting I actually saw more there than what he pointed out. He may have seen more as well and just decided to keep it short…but it made me want to expand on what he was pointing out. So lets begin:
1 Why do the nations rage? Why do the people waste their time with futile plans? La points this out: Here we see that the nations are raging and plotting what the most high God considers, a vain thing. Why? Because He knows that all of their plotting will amount to nothing. He knows this because He can see the future! I agree of course. But I also wish to add that this could also go deeper into our everyday lives. Why do the people waste their time making futile plans…vacations, entertainment, a night of drunkenness, studying in college for careers that you won’t be able to find jobs in and running up a debt you won’t be able to pay…and so forth. They need to spend their time learning about Yahuah and our Messiah, about His second coming and the snares of Satan in this day. All else in the Fathers site is vain and futile.
2 The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against his anointed one. 3 “Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from this slavery.” LA says: The nations rage because they believe that they somehow can alter the rule of the Messiah, hence the reference to the Lord and his ANOINTED one. I believe that those who are mentioned here are deliberately casting their lot in with the Anti Christ, the Beast and the False Prophet. This passage refers to the gathering in the last days when the ANOINTED one, Jesus returns with the armies of heaven and defeats, Satan and the armies that he has gathered in Israel at the battle of Armegeddon. And I would add that the demons inhabiting so many today who are unsaved see Yah’s laws and ordinances as chains and slavery. This is not the human part of them seeing this but their eyes are blinded by the demons and Yah allows it because they have turned their backs on Him and will not even consider what His word says. The Laws and Ordinances of Yah places a hedge of protection around His creation and wards off the darkness and their works.
4 But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them. LA says: This is pretty straight forward in that all of the machinations of the enemy and those who follow his wickedness don’t amount to much in the eyes of the most High God. In other words, He is not threatened in the least by what I would consider Satan’s last stand. I agree completely:)
5 Then in anger he rebukes them, terrifying them with his fierce fury. LA says At some point the armies realize that the jig is up and they are about to get clobbered. In other words Satan has deceived them, it’s one of his attributes, that of deception, and the Kings of the earth come to a sobering conclusion that they have placed their allegiance on the wrong side! I agree that at the end they will eventually come to that conclusion but it will be too late. But I believe this line is speaking of the wrath that Yah is going to release to rain down upon the lawless…ALL of them. Whether they are rulers, or people who call themsleves Christians but are not or those who call themsleves Jews but are not….ALL of them will see and experience HIS wrath. This will be quite a surprise to the New Agers who are following their “ascended masters” and the “ishtar command” who are none other than demons…NOT aliens. These folks see Yah as a BIG bundle of fluffy, universal love! That is ALL that is real says the “course in miracles”. Well I think Yah is going to show them all just how REAL His wrath is.
6 For the LORD declares, “I have placed my chosen king on the throne in Jerusalem, my holy city. ” LA says: I believe that this is direct reference to Jerusalem! The Holy Hill in Zion is where the temple mount exists today. Jerusalem has been called the apple of God’s eye, it is why the Messiah will return to Jerusalem, not New York or Paris! Hmmm, I amy have to part ways with LA on this to some degree. Yes, Yah is referencing Jerusalem…yet I don’t believe He is speaking of the earthly Jerusalem but rather the New Jerusalem which will descend from the heavenlies with Yahshua’s second coming. Exactly where on earth He will set down His Holy city is not clearly revealed. It maybe over the old Jerusalem…or it maybe in a completely new place…only the Father and Yahshua know that for sure right now:)
7 The king proclaims the LORD’s decree: “The LORD said to me, ‘You are my son. Today I have become your Father. LA says: Here we see a direct reference to the Messiah, Jesus. Again, I believe this goes deeper…I think Yah is saying this to all of His new family who have been “changed”…had their DNA restored to the original. Those who followed Yahshua and His Fathers laws and ordinances to the best of their ability, who repented and changed their walk, who communed with Yah and had a real relationship with Yahshua. These will be His family, to these He will say: Today I have become your Father.
8 Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the ends of the earth as your possession. 9 You will break them with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.'” LA says: We know from the book of Revelation that when He returns he will rule in Jerusalem for 1000 years. This is called the Millenium and I hold to the position that it is literal and that we will reign with him. Here’s a scenario to think about. We are told in Revelation that one-third of the earth, water, and air is destroyed, burned up, poisoned. I would pose to you that a good part of the 1000 years may be one big clean up operation, with you and me doing the cleaning! Another dynamic is that the curse between the animal kingdom and mankind will be lifted. How would you like a pet polar bear? I agree and I add that as in previous scriptures we see the “only ask” scenerio again. Nothing…and I mean NOTHING can be given to us without us asking for it! THIS is very important to remember because we tend to think and feel He knows what we need and will supply it. Yes He does and yes, He will…but NOT UNLESS YOU ASK. He will not tread on your free will. You want the gifts of the Holy Spirit…ask. You want to be closer to Him…ask. ASK and you shall recieve!
10 Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth!11 Serve the LORD with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling.12 Submit to God’s royal son, or he will become angry, and you will be destroyed in the midst of your pursuitsfor his anger can flare up in an instant. But what joy for all who find protection in him! LA says: At some point in our history this event will happen. He will come back and establish the long-awaited kingdom on earth. Human history will end and we will be in the presence of the King. As the closing line of the Psalm indicates, those of us who put our trust in Him are to be blessed! The question that is posed in Peter, where is the promise of His coming, will be answered dramatically as Jesus defeats the system of Satan with all of its misery, deception, lying and brokenness and wipes away every tear. This is our blessed hope! And ALL the people say: AMEN!
1 Why do the nations rage? Why do the people waste their time with futile plans?
2 The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against his anointed one.
3 “Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from this slavery.”
4 But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then in anger he rebukes them, terrifying them with his fierce fury.
8 Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the ends of the earth as your possession.
9 You will break them with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.'”
10 Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
11 Serve the LORD with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Submit to God’s royal son, or he will become angry, and you will be destroyed in the midst of your pursuits
for his anger can flare up in an instant. But what joy for all who find protection in him!