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Psalms 2 – Part 1

The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom

This is a Messianic song written by David. It does not carry the usual assigned name of David prior to the beginning of the song; however, the Apostles of Jesus Christ would render him the author in Acts 4:25-26. There can be little doubt of its Messianic intent in title, substance, and fulfillment in the New Testament (Acts 4:25-26; 13:33; Hebrews 1:5; 5:5; Revelation 2:27). Messianic simply means that the content of the song is directed at the prophetic direction of hope in the work of God’s Messiah.

“Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot 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 bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”

4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
6 “Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.””

The first portion of this song envisions an ongoing rebellion and hatred against God’s Anointed, who as we established by New Testament prophets in the above mentioned passages is Jesus the Christ.

There is a strange and even erroneous impression that many teach concerning the reign of the Messiah and the period of His kingdom. They set forth that the period of His reign would be for the earth a universal time of happiness, contentment, prosperity, delight and righteousness (also as an earthly kingdom). This is absolutely a falsehood, not just by this prophetic song, but by the Spirit inspired teaching of the New Testament as well.

From Acts 4:25-26; whereby the Apostle acknowledge the antagonist work of the Sanhedrin (4:1-22), Herod and Pontius Pilate, and the Gentiles, they only did what God had fore-ordained against His Son (Acts 4:27-28); to 1 Corinthians 15:25 Hebrews 10:13, which portray the enemies of the Messiah as completely active until He makes them all His footstool!

It is absolutely true that from the Apostles first recognition over two thousand years ago to this very day, the enemies of God’s Anointed have been actively engaged in warfare against the very gift of God; from within and without! This is additionally why those of us who have been called to wear His name are always in conflict against these forces as well – See: 2 Corinthians 10:3-6; Ephesians 6:10-12; 1 Timothy 1:18-19; Jude 3.

Make no mistake about it, the reign of the Messiah would bring, for those who wear His name, a time of peace, joy, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, longsuffering, gentleness, and self-control; but only to those who are trained by the Spirit of God in the revelation of the doctrine of Christ – Galatians 5:22-23. This was to be a blessing between man and his Creator through Jesus Christ; however, in the process of knowing this blessing of relationship, they would additionally know suffering because of the nature of the enemies of God’s Anointed – 1 Peter 1:21-25; 4:12-16.

Many of us, can without much help, see the forces mounting against the Anointed and His teaching to His saints. The conflict, turmoil, and rebellion is alive and ongoing as we speak!

The second thought in this first portion of this song is portrayed in the fact that God laughs at their effort, as if they could in any way affect His great plan, or change the proclamation of the victorious Messiah!

One of the most glorious workings of God’s great prophecies rendered especially about His Messiah for man, is the fact that they were spoken in the past as if they were already done! Note Vs.6.

Man attempts to rebel, to deny, even to war against his Creator; yet, God merely laughs at the frail attempt and holds these in derision.

They denied Jesus while He was in the flesh (John 1:11), but God openly acknowledged Him (Matthew 3:17; 17:5; Acts 2:22). His enemies plotted to kill Him; yet, only succeeded to fulfill the will of God (Acts 4:28). This would bring forth the greatest demonstration of validation in vindication of God’s great Messiah; the resurrection from the dead (Acts 13:31-33; Romans 1:4).

In the midst of those determined to rebel against the Anointed of God; God would set Him on the throne of His holy hill – Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:30; 1 Timothy 6:15.

Established now on His throne, this Messiah will be declared to a world in need!

Next: “Blessed are All those who put their Trust in Him!”