Why Do the Heathen Rage?

Psalm 2:1-4 Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.
4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision.

Nothing creates a rage so much as Christ coming forth. When Jesus was born, a rage began in King Herod and in Jerusalem. Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him. When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Matthew 2:1-3. Herod was troubled because he sensed his kingdom was being challenged. When Christ begins to come forth in your life, the kingdoms of your adamic nature will rise up to oppose Him.

When Jesus began His ministry the religious leaders hated Him and wanted to kill Him. If He had stayed in His carpenterís shop, Jerusalem would have been quiet, but He wasnít quiet and turmoil began in Jerusalem. This time it was the religious kingdom that rose up against Christ. Religion ruled in Jerusalem and it wasnít going to relinquish its control. When Christ begins to come forth in your life, you will experience the same turmoil. Some Christians donít however, because while calling Jesus their Lord they remain in subjection to the religious rulers in them.

Christ is coming forth in a people today, and many of those people are in America. The United States is made up of many kingdoms, too. Have you noticed how they are in a rage and are trying to excommunicate God from this country? They plot a vain thing! Let the nations rage; they plot a vain thing! Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God! (Philippians 2:10-11).

Copyright © 2005 by Henry DuBose

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