Have you ever read a question in scripture and actually answered it? Or do you just read it and keep reading? This morning, I read in Psalm 2:1-3 “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!” After I read this question in prayer, sensed the Lord wanted me to answer it and to be honest with you, the answer I gave surprised me for I do not recall thinking about it this way before. Here is what my answer was…Lord, people rise up against You and Your Anointed because they refuse to bow down to You and Your Anointed.
Thinking about this Holy Spirit inspired answer, it is actually true. People, whoever they may be, that refuse to bow down to the Lord and His Anointed will rise up against Him and try to take Him out of culture. Think about all the ways those who refuse to bow down to the Lord and His Anointed have tried to rise up against God in our nation? They do marches, they light up houses, they write laws, all trying to rise up against the Lord and His Anointed. Many times we see the rising up, but we don’t realize it’s because they won’t bow down.
God is strong, He is not moved by people’s unwillingness to bow down. He does not complain, criticize or become fearful because they try to cancel Him out of culture or refuse to bow down to Him. You know what God does? Psalm 2:4-6 “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.” Did you hear that, God tells them that Jesus is King and this terrifies those who refuse to bow down. Instead of being afraid of all you are seeing and hearing about those who are rising up, remember they are refusing to bow down, but Jesus is King of the holy mountain and every knee is going to bow and every tongue is going to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, so God has the last laugh!