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the opportunity for grace to aboundto the glory of God in the church!
Seated with Christ!
The Second Psalm, perhaps morethan any other Bible text,accurately portrays the spirit of ourtime. Indeed, it also proclaims ourcorrect response to Satan's boldadvance. Although it was quoted by the early church (see Acts 4:25-26),God has set its full realization forthe end of this age.
Why are the nations in an uproar and the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, 'Let us tear their fetters apart and cast away their cords from us!' Ps. 2:1-3
Although "the rebellion" revealsitself worldwide in many ways, inAmerica many of our leaders havecertainly been counseling together"against the Lord" in theirdecisions. We see it in the legalprotection offered the gay movement and the shelter providedfor satanic rock music. Again, ouranti-censorship laws, like armorplating, have been established todefend sin against the Lord,shielding the perversity of ourentertainment industry. Thevirulent cry of those in rebellionhammers relentlessly upon thefetters of moral restraint! This railing against God has notgone unnoticed in heaven. Is theAlmighty confounded? Has fearconcerning recent developmentsgripped the Lord's heart? No. ThePsalm continues,
He who sits in the heavens laughs, the Lord scoffs at them. Then He will speak to them in His anger and terrify them in His fury.Ps 2:4-5
The Lord laughs at the foolishnessof those in full revolt, as they imagine God's judgments cannotreach them. Why then, you ask,does the Lord delay His full judgment? In part, the Lord waitsfor us, His church. For while theworld shall demand, and receive,the reign of hell, the goal of thepraying church shall be for thereign of Heaven. You see, all of God's prophecies shall be fulfilled:those concerning evil and alsothose concerning righteousness. The Lord has purposed to have a"bride without spot or wrinkle" anda "kingdom" of wheat without tares. The transformation of the churchwill be fulfilled as surely as every other prophecy occurring before theLord's return. Thus, with great fear and holy trembling, we must review whatGod has promised concerning us.Let us remember, the Lord is notalone in the heavens. According to