Friday, October 9, 2009

Psalm 2 (part 3c)

Psalms 2:8-9 - The Universal Reign of Christ

"(8) Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

(9) Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."

Who really owns this world? Who really rules on high? It is the Lord Jesus Christ. While these verses speaks of the future Millennial reign and the Lord Jesus’ rule in Eternity future, we can know that He is ultimately in charge. As saved Christians, we are His possession. We are saved because He keeps us, or in essence, He does the keeping. Here we also note that God intends to bless the Gentiles and bring them into His Kingdom, even though it was revealed during an older dispensation. V.9 speaks of the judgment that Christ the King will deal with the unsaved. The picture captures the ease by which Christ will execute judgment upon those who reject His authority. Many people offer creative excuses for not being saved and yet here they stand no chance. No recourse, no retort, and no remedy.

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