Psalm 2

Psalm 2 (ESV)

End of Time Prophecies

The speaker’s message

The Direct Speech

1 Why do the nations rage[a] and the peoples plot in vain? 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 burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.

Comment

The kings of the entire earth are plotting against God and against his anointed. This might be an end of time prophecy about the rulers of all countries who will be coming together to abolish the faith that God’s anointed represent; which is Judaeo Christianity. These rulers are acting on behalf of Satan and want to come between Father and Son.  This might mean that they want to inflict the anointed one to bring him to dis-trust God’s faithfulness.
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. 5  Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, 6 “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.

Comment

He who sits in the heavens: This could mean God the Father. God of hosts. This could also mean that God the Father always sits in the Heavens and God the Son is the One who comes in this physical realm.

God knows what the kings will be plotting but He takes that with humour. Obviously, they don’t truly know who they are, and who God is. Then, God of hosts gets serious, and warns these rulers and instruct them to stop their planned schemes against the coming Messiah.

God of hosts spoke saying that He has already appointed His King. This King might be the coming Messiah who will be the King of Israel.
7 I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me: “…
… “You are my Son; today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. 9  You shall break[b] them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

Comment

Decree: an official order that has the force of law.  God of hosts is reading out the decree to the Son.   “today I have begotten you”: this could mean the sonship was sealed at the time of the reading of the decree, due to something King David has done to deserve God’s reward, but there is a problem with this interpretation. God is not saying, ‘now’, but today. So, what could ‘today’ mean in ‘eternity’s’ terms?  ‘today’ could mean: forever, from the beginning. Even the word [now], in eternity’s terms could mean forever. God wants to give the whole earth to his Son. He said: ‘ask of me’. This doesn’t only mean that He is willing. It also means that this is His desire and His plan.

This decree explains why the rulers of the earth would be trying to plot against the Son. It is because they are sensing danger. Their interests are at risk. They know that God has given the whole earth to the Son and that they will all be dethroned.

Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Comment

Although this is considered to be outside the speech marks, I think this could be a continuation of God’s message to the kings of the earth. And the fact that the title ‘the Lord’ is there, means that God is calling the Son by the title the nations know Him by. We know Christ, the creator of this realm, as the Lord, and we know the Father as God of hosts.

Kiss the son, lest he be angry: kissing the son means accepting, repenting and surrendering to His authority.