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Bible Story of the Day: Holy King

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 14:29
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Bible Story of the Day

Scripture is the story of Jesus, from Genesis to Revelation. There are over 400 prophecies and representations of Jesus in the Old Testament alone. The Old Testament pointed forward to the coming Christ, and the New Testament points back to Jesus. The Bible is a record of redemption through Jesus Christ who conquered sin and death when He died on the cross and resurrected three days later. The New Testament was written almost 2000 years ago. Some of the Old Testament was written over 4000 years ago. The Bible Story of the Day not only shows Jesus throughout scripture but shows how scripture is relevant to our lives today. Seeing Jesus in scripture is a major step into understanding who our God is, and how He impacts and affects our lives in every moment. I pray that the Holy Spirit opens your mind to understanding the verses and how they affect your life and gives you a better understanding of our Lord Jesus Christ. I will post a link to the chapter that each passage is from, so that you can read further on your own.

Holy King

Psalm 2:1-6

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!”

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, saying,
“But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.” (NASB).

Where is Jesus and What Does This Mean to Us?

The last verse of this passage tells us that Jesus is the King placed upon the mountain over all other kings. Only the holy can go into holy places. Jesus is the Holy King that sits upon the holy mountain. Revelation 3:7, “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens, and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:” Jesus is the King of kings and the ruler of all. The added verses (v1-5) provide us a great backdrop behind the understanding of why Jesus is placed on the mountain above all others, and why we should put our faith in Him alone.

Psalm 2 was written over 3000 years ago, yet the issues written in the first verse have a striking resemblance to today. Israel vs Iran. U.S. vs North Korea. Yemen vs Saudi Arabia. Russia vs Ukraine. The list goes on and on. Country leadership bickering and fighting with another country and at times multiple countries. We can say we live in scary times, but as evident in the first verse this is nothing new. The kings and rulers of countries have their own plans and schemes that do not always (if ever) line up with the word of God. The leaders of our time and times of old have tried to stomp out God and desired to create a world in their image. They may attempt this by killing believers such as in Roman times of persecution or enslave them such as when Babylon took over Israel and took many of them as slaves, or more subtle actions such as banning the Bible in California by calling it hate speech. God’s people have been under attack from kings and rulers from the beginning, but as verse 4 tells us, all their effort is in vain because there is a King above all of them that rules them all.

The point is that we have a Heavenly King that has decided our fate. We do not have to trouble ourselves with fear and worry over the decisions of those that do not believe in Jesus. We may face troubling times, but in the end, we will be saved, and their efforts will prove to be futile. Our confidence in the Holy King allows us to endure. This is not a call to allow bad things to happen or to not stand up against oppression, rather it is a reminder that we are on the winning side and our efforts will not go unnoticed. Our Lord sits high on the mountain and sees all. Persecution or not, we will all face death. The difference is whether we face death with Jesus by our sides or we face it alone with Jesus judging us. Stay confident that your faith in Jesus Christ will be rewarded, and that no king or ruler on this earth can take your faith away from you. We will all face difficult times and persecution from those that oppose God, but if God is with us, who can stand against us?

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