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(See Isaiah 42)

The background is in David's conquest of Jerusalem over the Jebusites, and overthrow of all his enemies after their attempt to depose him and destroy his Kingdom at birth (2Sam.5, Acts 4,27) and is a fulfilling of the terms of 2 Sam.7.12, 14,-16, God's promises to David.

Pslm 1 and 2 go together: show the beginning and the ending, the Alpha and Omega.

1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

This is a rebellion and rejection, at the outset, of Gentile powers against Christ's righteous rule, announced from Jerusalem, (after the march of the Rainbowed Angel, the Olivet earthquake, battles of Bozrah and Armageddon, and final liberation and conquest of Jerusalem) (Rev. 14.6-1 I, 18- 20).

Rage - Hb rageshu "the gnashing of teeth, and tumultuously rushing together of those indignant and cruel people" (Adam Clark) (Palm 118.10-14, Is.2.19-22, Rev.5.I0). They will tremble. It is a global challenge by all the corrupt and degenerate nations and institutions who realise the game is up, but are unwilling to surrender (imagine a vain thing with their depraved carnal minds), in particular of the goat nations, the Man of Sin Antichrist system, that sitteth upon the 7 hills (papal system), having polluted and defiled the earth, claiming to be Christ's vicar on earth, and intoxicating the nations with the wine of her fornication (Rev.17.1-6).

The Germanic Beast will support the Harlot and the 10 horns give power to the Beast for one hour, rising up against Christ and the saints (Rev.17.l2-14, Rev.18, Rev. 19), to be cast into "the lake of fire" and smoked out everywhere, till every sceric of Catholicism is removed from the earth (takes 40 years of war) (Hbk 3.8-19, Zech 14.6-9,12-21).

This will be a terrible time for the nations (Dan, 12. 10, Jer. 25.33), slaughter of billions across the earth.*

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yahweh, and against his anointed, saying,

3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: Yahweh shall have them in derision.

6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

Foreshadowed in David bringing the Ark up to Zion (Pslm.68.17 ,24-31, Pslm 132.13-18). This a long established decree which nothing can overturn, the true day of Christ's begettal, when he is crowned in Mt Zion (Pslm.47, 48, Lk.l.32). Cheyne - a society of superhuman beings.

Bro Richard Lister -

The Apocalyptic Messenger, Jan 2017


It is true Christ was rejected in his claims as king of Israel; but it is very far from being true that he "laid aside his title" in consequence of that rejection. The very opposite of this is indicated in the language of the 2nd Psalm...

When God (by Jesus,) has spoken in wrath, and vexed in his displeasure, the adversaries of Jesus, which he has not done yet in the way he predicted -(Isaiah lxiii, 3-6; Zeph. i ii, 8; Joel iii, 2; Zech. xiv, 16; Rev. xix, 16.) Jesus will be installed, in the throne of David, as king of Israel, and ruler of the whole earth. -(Is, xxiv, 23; Jer. xxiii, 25; Micah iv, 2-8 ; v, 2-4; Zech. xiv, 9.)

At the same time, it is perfectly true that "God's salvation," by Christ's rejection, "has received a wider circle (than Israel,) viz., the whole earth;" Yet this was no accident; it was part of the plan fore-ordained and made known to the prophets, that Christ should become the salvation of Yahweh to the ends of the earth. In fact this was the principal feature of the promise to Abraham, that in his seed all families of the earth should be blessed.

But are we to say that because Christ's operations are to bear upon the whole earth, therefore they are not to have their centre in the Holy Land? that because he is to rule all nations, therefore he won't be king of the Jews? that because the Gentiles are admitted to the privilege of Israel's commonwealth, therefore Israel's commonwealth is abolished? By no means. No one truth destroys another. We must find a place for every feature.

You are right in saying that Jesus is not king of "the church." Christ's brethren are his associates, not his subjects; his particular friends, not his servile attendants.

Ambassador of the Coming Age, Dec 1867. p317

7 I will declare the decree: Yahweh hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

According, therefore, to the analogy of nature, the second stage in the process of raising, answers to the interval between the begettal, or conception, in the dust of sheol, and the quickening after judgment. This interval is perceptible in the case of the last Adam. He was

begotten in the tomb, in fulfilment of the second Psalm, " this day have I begotten thee " (Acts xiii. 33). But, when Mary afterwards saw him in the garden, he had not been quickened ; for he told her then not to touch him, because He had not yet ascended to His Father, who was His AIL, strength or power (John xx. 17).


God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee - Acts 13: 33

...I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. John 20: 17