That's My King!

Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.” Psalm 2:5-6

After the nations have joined together and plotted against the Lord, you would expect for the Lord to respond in fury. He does. The interesting thing about this passage is it goes back to the power of God's word. God doesn't raise up an army or send a plague when the nations rise up against him, he speaks a word.

One word has the power to destroy the nations. It has the power to terrify them. The word of the Lord has the power to build or to destroy. In this case, it brings a holy terror on the nations who are joining together in rebellion against Him. He speaks a word in anger towards them and terror follows it.

What is the word that the Lord speaks? He says he will set up his king in Zion. Now in context, Zion is the often referred to as Jerusalem, the city on his holy hill. However, I believe this passage to have prophetic significance. I believe this is actually referring to the New Jerusalem, or in other words, heaven. And that is why terror has enveloped these nations, they know they can do nothing to overthrow a heavenly king. While they may be able to kill an earthly king, a heavenly king would be impossible to overthrow, instead they would be subject to Him and His rule.

Jesus is that heavenly king. After the ascension, he took his rightful place on a throne at the right hand of the Father. He rules and reigns from Zion today. And the nations are in terror. Sure, there may be a veneer of confidence in them today as we look out across the political landscape, but their confidence will fail in the face of this Holy King of Zion. That confidence will turn to terror as they see that their rebellion has been turned to ruin. There is only one King and that's my king says the Lord! Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Prayer - Father, thank you for the promise of victory in your word. You have declared that even though nations will try to rise up against you, you will ultimately win. Thank you for revealing your love to me in setting up Jesus as the king of this world. Help me to trust in you and your assured victory in the face of our current world's political and social landscape. Thank you for bringing about your rule on this earth. And to that, we say even more come. Come and do on earth as you are doing in heaven. Amen.

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