7 I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. 8Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations forYour 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 trem- bling. 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.
IN PSALM 2:9, the Lord, speaking to His Son, tells Him that He will “break the nations with a rod of iron [and] crush them like pottery.” When did that ever hap- pen? Never, to our knowledge. This leaves us with only two options: either the Bible is wrong, or the Son of God is still to return. What must we expect for the future? It is this: The only way to stop the advance of human evil is final divine judgment.
Just as the Lord had said to Noah, “I will destroy man whom I have created . . . both man and beast . . . for I am sorry that I have made them” (Genesis 6:6-7). “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord” (Genesis 6:8). And God did as He had said. A flood destroyed the entire planet. Everyone died except for Noah and His family, whom God had promised to save.
Is our world reaching the point of such wickedness that there is no hope of stemming the tide? Some are finding grace yet today when they look to the Lord, but the overall moral condition of the world has brought it to the point of no return. Though we pray for revival, the sad truth is this: man will only become more evil as he continues to reject the God of the Bible. There is only one way to stop the down- ward spiral. Jesus must come and break the nations “with a rod of iron,” just as the psalm above indicates.
To believers, the Holy Spirit says, in essence, “Wise up! Repent of the constant rebelling and rejection of the will and plan of God.” Remember: God will forgive any and all sins committed against Him except the sin of rejecting Jesus. If Christ is rejected, as the Bible says He will be, there is no hope of reconciliation with God. We must search our own hearts in the days ahead, remembering the Apostle John’s plea at the end of the book of Revelation, when Jesus says, “Surely I am coming quickly”: Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
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