WEDNESDAY, MAY 30
Scripture: Psalm 2:1-6
Psalm 2:1-3 says, “Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.’” It is obvious in Psalm 2 that David understood judicial, kingly warfare. He describes God’s heart and God’s response when the enemy rises up and says, “We resist everything you stand for.” At that point the Living Christ is ready to go into verse 4 and 5. He sits on His Throne and laughs and then He speaks to them in His wrath and will distress them in His deep displeasure. The Hebrew word for wrath is aph and it is used by God when He comes down the mountain and says, “Get out of the way, Moses, and let my wrath/aph burn against the people. I will start over with you.” That meant the utter removal of the entire group. When He uses the word “distress,” it is used for what happened to Job. There is a wide swath of destruction. Is it any wonder that we find the judicial Christ is necessary for an end-time harvest? The question is, can we represent Him to gain that harvest?