Psalm 2

NATIONAL NONSENSE

MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 2:10: Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Every rejection of Christ and His Word is a foolish act. Since man does not want to obey God, the end time will find all the nations of the world in rebellion against Him.

The second Psalm is a prophecy of that awful conflict we know as the Battle of Armageddon. Writing on this text in his book, "Christ In The Psalms," Dr, William Pettingil explained: "Here we have pictured a League of Nations in solemn conclave asserting their independence of God and His Christ and declaring their purpose to throw overboard their authority and dominion. That this spirit of rebellion had already begun at the time of our Lord's crucifixion is shown by Peter's quotation from the Second Psalm in Acts 4:23-28; but the picture revealed in the Psalm must find its full realization in the end-time. When we reflect upon what has already been done along this line in the single nation of Russia, and of similar manifestations in Germany and elsewhere, it is not difficult to visualize the scene depicted in this Psalm when the nations of the world will unite in an effort to drive God and His Christ out of the world."

The Apostle John reveals the fulfillment of this prophecy as follows: "And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army" (Revelation 19:19).

Such national nonsense seems incredible unless we examine the rebellion against Christ and the Bible on a local level.

And even more revealing is the rebellion that rises in stubborn hearts. Even our own.

Put down personal rebellion. Let the King reign!


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