Good morning everyone and welcome to yet another Sunday Morning Go-to-meeting-bun. Today we’ll take a look at Psalm 2. This is what is called a messianic Psalm, in that it points to Jesus. I believe it also points to Revelation where we see the Kings of the earth assembled by the spirit of the Anti Christ on the plains of Megiddo! Let’s look at it verse by verse to gain an understanding of what this psalm is telling us.
Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? 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!
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.” 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.
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision. This is pretty straight forward in that all of the machinations of the enemy and those who follow his wickedness don’t amount too 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.
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure: 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!
“Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.” 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!
I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, ‘You [are] My Son, Today I have begotten You. Here we see a direct reference to the Messiah, Jesus.
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 [fn] them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ” 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?
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, [fn] 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.
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!