Are You Opposing the Kingdom of the Messiah?


Almost a month ago, I submitted a post titled Someone is Plotting Against You. In it, I also stated that the Freedictionary.com provides an explanation of the idiom “plotting against someone”. It defines plotting against someone as to make a scheme against someone or something. All this led me to ask, why would someone want to plot against you or me? By virtue of the definition, the connotation is that the scheme or plan is not for edification but for harm or maltreatment. One who wants to hurt you is one who has no regard for you. Simply put, that one does not care, like or love you.

In actuality, the bible says “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” This is described in essence in Psalms 2. In this psalm, the prophecy of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, is provided. While that is the focus, it also identifies that God and Christ would have His opposers, those who would scheme in vain against Him.

Let’s see that opposition in Psalms 2.

“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.”

He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
“Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.”

You might say, ‘ who opposes God?.  Colossians 1:21 says that we are enemies of God because of our evil behavior. Evil in this sense is behavior that is not consistent with what God has asked us to be and do. Basically, we disobey God. We live like we want, or we justify our non-compliant behavior. The people mentioned in this psalm actually scheme and plot against God to do what they want and to stop what He wants or esteems.

God says that He will laugh at them and hold them in contempt (v4). He will speak to them in His wrath and distress them in His displeasure. In our court of law, people held in contempt are thrown in jail. Spiritual jail is eternal separation from God – the lake of fire, Hell.

Today, God has given us all an opportunity to escape His wrath through Jesus Christ. John 3:38 says, “36He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”” Are You Opposing the Kingdom of the Messiah?

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