Nations Rage And People Plot In Vain?
VERSE OF THE DAY: ~Psalm 2:1-12 Why do the nations rage, and the people plot 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 bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: “Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion.” “I will declare the decree: the Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’” Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
Reading headlines that declare some aspect of an anti-Christian agenda has become a common occurrence for me these past couple of years. Whether or not the mainstream media and political leaders around the globe are aware of what exactly it is they are doing or who’s agenda they really are promoting is irrelevant. Our Scriptures of the day tell us that when the authorities of this world promote any agenda that opposes the Messiah and His kingdom they are plotting a vain thing! Even if or when the kings of the earth deliberately plot against the plan and will of God it is pure vanity, empty, pointless, that God Himself will hold them in derision! The word means contemptuous ridicule or mockery. That means God has an awesome plan to thwart the agendas of opposition toward His people and His kingdom and He will one day unveil His masterpiece. Yes, we can see that Christ at the center of this master plan because it is He who sits in the heavens at the right hand of the Father and Ephesians 2:6 says we are seated together in the heavenly places in Christ! So what role do we who believe play in this master plan?
Christ is risen! He is the King who sits on God’s holy hill of Zion! We are called and chosen to declare the decree which the Lord has spoken. The kingdom of heaven is at hand! Messiah has come and the principalities of darkness have already been put to an open shame. He rules and reigns now with grace and mercy and we must partner with His prayer “God we ask for the nations as our inheritance and we believe Your word that You will give them to us!” Rise up kings of the earth, serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling! Let those of us who serve Him be an example of these words. “Blessed are those who put their trust in Him!”
PRAYER: “Lord, I surrender myself to Your prefect plan and will. I am thankful that You have always had a better plan and I ask that You begin to reveal Your plans for me. I realize that as a joint heir in Christ I can ask of You for the nations of the earth to be granted as the Christian possession! So I ask for the Kingdom heaven to be established throughout the earth and for Your wisdom and knowledge to revealed to the kings of this age. You are willing that none would perish and that all would have eternal life. I declare Your will to be done on earth as in heaven. Save the lost Lord God and grant revelation of Jesus Christ to those who are otherwise perishing. I ask these things under the authority of Jesus’ name amen.”
VERSE FOR FEARLESS LIVING! ~Deuteronomy 31:8 “And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”