Saturday, December 23, 2023


From Psalm chapter 2;

On My Holy mountain

You're crowned King of Zion

Today I'm Your Father

And You are My Son

Ask Me for the nations

I'll give You to rule

Blessed are they

Who take refuge in You


The Lord our God declared to His Son

I  have installed you as the king on Zion, my holy mountain.

 You are my son;  today I have become your father.

Ask and I will make the nations your inheritance

I will make the ends of the earth your possession.

Let us serve the Lord with reverence

Let us celebrate His rule with trembling

For blessed are those who take refuge in him.


The nations of the earth ( both spiritual and earthly ) conspired against the Lord and against the annointed Son of God.

They schemed to shake off the rulership of God and sovereignly determine their own path.

But God the Father declares that the highest throne has been given to the Son of God and that all nations and every territory on earth will be brought under the authority of the Son of God.

The Lord counsels the kings and rulers of the earth ( both spiritual and earthly ) to reverence the One whom God has installed as King because He has been given enough power and authority to shatter all the nations and bring destruction  to the conspirators.

Psalm 2 (NIV)

1 Why do the nations conspire

    and the peoples plot in vain?

2 The kings of the earth rise up

    and the rulers band together

    against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,

3 “Let us break their chains

    and throw off their shackles.”

4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;

    the Lord scoffs at them.

5 He rebukes them in his anger

    and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,

6 “I have installed my king

    on Zion, my holy mountain.”

7 I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:

8 He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father.

Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.

9 You will break them with a rod of iron[b];

    you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;

    be warned, you rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear

    and celebrate his rule with trembling.

12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry

    and your way will lead to your destruction,

for his wrath can flare up in a moment.

    Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Thursday, December 21, 2023


The book of Isaiah chapter 49 verse 12 says this;

See, they will come from afar—some from the north, some from the west, some from the region of Aswan.”

In the chapter, God the Father, speaking to the Son of God, tells Him that the salvation of Israel would be too small a thing but that the sacrifice of His own life make him a light to the gentiles and His salvation would be available to the entire world.

The dominion of the Son of God would extend to the whole world where kings and princes would honor Him.

The desolate inheritances in long-lost territory would be restored and the captives in these lands would be called out of darkness and set  free.

The barriers that impede the approach of all the people of the world to the Kingdom of God are removed and the redeemed people would come from distant lands to be part of the Kingdom of God.

See, they will come from afar—some from the north, some from the west, some from the region of Aswan.”




The book of Ecclesiates chapter 11 verse 4 says this;

Whoever watches the wind will not plant;  whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.

This verse, speaking of the cycle of sowing and reaping, reveals a principle that governs the auspicious time to plant and to harvest.

A person who watches the wind to try to discern when to plant his crop does not know the course of the wind and therefore cannot  predict the correct conditions as verse 5 says;

Just as you do not know the way and path of the wind or how the bones are formed in the womb of a pregnant woman, even so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.

Similarly, looking at the clouds to decide when to put in crops will yield nothing because when clouds are full, they drop rain on the earth which would be optimal for crop growth but when the planting should be underway, there may not be a cloud in the sky and to withhold sowing when there are no  clouds visible would be a mistake.

The metaphor can expanded to mean that in the same way that the path of the wind cannot be known, the way of the Spirit of God cannot be predicted by men and so the advice that the Apostle Paul gives Timothy in 2 Timothy chapter 4 verse 2 is;

Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.

Whether or not we sense the presence and activity of God, we should always sow the seeds of the word of God that they may yield a harvest in their time.

As 1 Corinthians chapter 3 verse 7 says;

So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.



Tuesday, December 19, 2023


The book of Isaiah chapter 13 verse 14 says this;

Like a hunted gazelle, like sheep without a shepherd, they will all return to their own people, they will flee to their native land.

This verse, speaking of the world-dominating Babylonians, details the response of the agents of Babylon when the judgement of God is brought to their civilization.

 Whereas the Babylonians sought to stamp out any reference to the God of Israel and to establish their own mode of existence, they are caught by surprise when the power of the judgement of God tears down their systems of rulership and scatters them.

Their entire goverment system over the whole world is uprooted and its administrators and enforcers are scattered like sheep and they run for safety back to their home lands from where Babylon extracted them for service.

Thus haughty Babylon falls under the judgement of God and is utterly and permanently destroyed.


Monday, December 18, 2023


Psalm 49 verse 11 says this;

Their tombs will remain their houses forever,  their dwellings for endless generations,  though they had named lands after themselves.

The psalmist, speaking of those who trusted in their great wealth, declares that the great wealth they boasted of will be of no help to them.

They sought honor and tried to gain eternal notoriety for themselves by naming lands after themselves but they could not escape death any more than poor men could or even animals. Their wealth would not spare them from being entombed forever.

To pay the ransom for a single life so that that a person is spared destruction and brought into eternal life, as the psalmist says in verses 7 - 9, is extremely costly and no man, even one of extreme wealth, can pay this price.

No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for them—the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough—so that they should live on forever and not see decay.

What is impossible for man, however, is possible for God and God, through His Son, Jesus Christ, not only paid the ransom for a single man but paid enough by sacrificing Himself to die upon a cross to bring salvation to many sons across the world.

The eternal life that wealthy men searched for and could not buy, was in fact given as a free gift to whomever would believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and the death He suffered for our sake.



Sunday, December 17, 2023


Psalm 3 verse 3 - 4 says this;

But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain.

When king David was on the run from his son Absalom who had attempted to usurp the throne of Israel, he cried out to the Lord for help. 

He first recognized the Lord as his shield and protector. He understood the Lord was between he and his enemies and that none could harm him.

He then recognized the Lord Himself to be his glory. David saw that it was the Lord presence in his life that had conferred on him the honor of king of Israel. 

It was the Lord who had elevated David to be a king over Israel and who had lifted his head above all the other sons of Israel to reign over the nation.

Because David had been given these promotions by the Lord, when he called out to God when he was in jeopardy, the Lord heard him and responded to him from the administrative headquarters of the kingdom of God.

Because, as believers, the Lord has made us kings and priests in His kingdom, He gives us protection from threats. He also  confers a measure of glory and honor upon us and lifts our heads to operate in the authority of His presence.

The Lord is also able to hear our calls to Him and to respond to us from His holy mountain.