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  • 1. Jesus’certainvictory
  • 2. Psalm 2 / The nations reject the LORDand his Christ1Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? 2 The kings of theearth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD Let usand against His Anointed [Christ], saying, 3 “break Their bonds inpieces cast away Their andcords from us .”
  • 3. French Declaration of the Rights ofMan and of the Citizen 1779 LawArticle 6: is the expression ofthe general will ….
  • 4. US Constitution 1787We thePeople…
  • 5. Exodus 18 / Representationalgovernment under God17Moses father-in-law [Jethro] said to him, “…Youshall represent the people before God…20 and youshall warn them about the statutes and thelaws... 21…look for able men…, men who fear God,who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and placesuch men over the people as chiefs of thousands, ofhundreds, of fifties, and of tens. 22 And let themjudge the people at all times. Every great matterthey shall bring to you, but any small matter theyshall decide themselves…”
  • 6. Deuteronomy 17 / Representationalgovernment under God [again]14 “When you come to the land which the LORDyour God is giving you, and possess it and dwell init, and say, ‘I will set a king over me like all thenations that are around me,’ …16 But he shall notmultiply horses for himself… 17 Neither shall hemultiply wives for himself…nor shall he greatlymultiply silver and gold for himself.18 “…he shall write for himself a copy of this law in abook…and he shall read it all the days of hislife, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God andbe careful to observe all the words of this law andthese statutes.
  • 7. BUT the nations don’twant to be ruled butmen or women whorepresent God and hislaw.
  • 8. Psalm 2 / God laughs at the wicked4 He who sits in the heavens shallLord shall hold them in derision. 5 laugh Then He shall speak to them in His ; thewrath deep , and distress them in Hisdispleasure: “Yet I have set My 6King [Jesus] on my holy hill ofZion.”
  • 9. Psalm 2 / “Resistance is futile”7 “I [ Jesus ] will declare the decree: The LORD has said to I willMe, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. 8 Ask of Me, andgive You the nations for Yourinheritance , and the ends of the earth for Your possession. 9 You shallbreak them with a rod of iron ; Youshall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel .’”
  • 10. We are privy to theeternal counsel ofthe Father to theSon!!
  • 11. Psalm 2 / Warning and promise10 Now therefore, be wise , O kings; Be instructed, you judges 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, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those whoput their trust in Him .
  • 12. Acts 4They [Peter and John] raised their voice to God…: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and allthat is in them, 25 who by the mouth of Your servant David[b] have said: ‘ Why did the nations rage, And the people plot vain things? 26 The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together Against the LORD and against His Christ.’27 “For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles andthe people of Israel, were gathered together 28to do whatever Your hand and Yourpurpose determined before to be done. Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant 29to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that 30signs and wonders may be done through the name of… Jesus.”31And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filledwith the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
  • 13. Acts 1326“Men and brethren, sons of the family ofAbraham, and those among you who fear God, toyou the word of this salvation has beensent. 28…they asked Pilate that He should be put todeath. 30 But God raised Him from the dead. 32 Andwe declare to you…that promise which was madeto the fathers. 33…[a]s it is also written in thesecond Psalm: ‘ You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.’
  • 14. Hebrews 15 For to which of the angels did He ever say: “ You are My Son, Today I have begotten You”?
  • 15. Hebrews 55So also Christ did not glorify Himself to becomeHigh Priest, but it was He who said to Him: “ You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.”
  • 16. Revelation 226And he who overcomes, and keeps My worksuntil the end, to him I will give power over thenations— 27 ‘ He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like thepotter’s vessels’—as I also have received from My Father.
  • 17. Revelation 123And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragonhaving seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His taildrew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And thedragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her She bore a maleChild as soon as it was born. 5Child who was to rule all nationswith a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up toGod and His throne. 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where shehas a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousandtwo hundred and sixty days.
  • 18. Revelation 1913He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood,and His name is called The Word ofGod….15 Now out of His mouth goes asharp sword, that with it He should strike the He Himself will rulenations. Andthem with a rod of iron. HeHimself treads the winepress of the fiercenessand wrath of Almighty God.
  • 19. U2 Sunday bloody SundayAnd the battles just begunTheres many lost, but tell mewho has won…The real battle just begunTo claim the victory Jesus won.
  • 20. Can youhear thesong?