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Psalms 2 – Part 2

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.

Vs. 7-12:

““I will declare the decree:
The Lord has said to Me,
‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”

10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
12  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.”

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 first six verses is Jesus the Christ; however, God would place Him on His throne in spite of their futile efforts to rebel against God’s Anointed!

Although David is the author of this Psalm by the Spirit of God (Matthew 22:43); the second half of this song begins with the Anointed of God speaking of the promise that God had made to David; but the fulfillment of it being in Him!

This declaration of Son-ship (spoken here in prophecy as if it has happened), was declared at the resurrection of Jesus, as God’s final powerful vindication of His claims to the mantle of Divine Kingship – Acts 13:30-37; Romans 1:4. 

This demands that we see the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth; not as failure (as some have prescribed in falsehood), but ultimately the final established sign of God to the authenticity of Jesus as the Christ (the Anointed High Priest and King).

Colossians 1:13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love 

In everything to follow:

First, there can be absolutely no doubt that this Psalm is not speaking of David; as the work prescribed in the text cannot apply to him; only the Messiah.

Second, none of the language used in the final portion of this Psalm can be applied to an earthly kingdom. It is used of those who specifically are of the Lord’s House (spoken in the same style of language as in Isaiah 2:2 – speaking prophetically of the Messianic house of the Lord; see also: Ephesians 2:19-22; Hebrews 3:6; 1 Peter 2:5), the heavenly Zion of Hebrews 12:22-24, that consists of all who come to God through the Christ; Him having been preached to every nation – Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 1:8.

Third (vs. 9), along with all nations being given the opportunity to be an inheritance to God in the Messiah’s work, He would additionally bring judgment. Jesus would reveal through His angel to the Apostle John, that those who hear and keep the Lord’s works till the end, would in fact rise above this judgment (Revelation 2:27); however, for repentance and judgment, the Messiah would be sent – Acts 17:30-31.

Fourth, since it is futile to rebel against God’s anointed; the Messiah beseeches the rulers of this world to be wise, instead acting in folly, “Serve the Lord with fear”.

Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.”

Finally, “Kiss the Son”. This was an acceptable act of adoration, submission, and homage as used in the text. The alternative to acknowledging the accredited Anointed of God, was to embrace His discipline, to receive His instruction unto discipline. This is the indictment of sin, which is the founding principle of the preaching of Jesus as Christ, to make all know the need to repent and be baptized for the remission of sins (Romans 3:23 – for all are in need!) – Acts 2:38.

Happy are you All (“Blessed are All”); this is truly the crux of everything this song is designed to promote in the hearts of men, provided that we put our trust in God’s Anointed, realizing the power of His work!

1 Peter 1:10-12 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. 12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.”

Consider: This was prophesized almost a thousand years before the Christ of God came to fulfill it; it was fulfilled over two thousand years ago; and men are still able to be the precipitants of the benefits of Jesus the Christ’s great victory to this very day – only the power of God could have accomplished this great work in Christ!

This is how men participate in the Messiah’s triumph and His kingdom!!!