ASK OF ME!
Yesterday we discussed the Great Revolt occurring in our world against the ways of God. The Second Psalm accurately portrays the moral breakdown of our times; it also proclaims our correct response to Satan’s bold advance. It reads,
“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!'” (Ps. 2:1-3).
Although the great rebellion reveals itself worldwide in many ways, in America many of our leaders have actually been counseling together “against the Lord” in their decisions. We see it in the efforts to mainstream perversion and give shelter to satanic rock music. Again, our anti-censorship laws, like armor plating, in many ways now defend sin against the Lord. The virulent cry of those in rebellion hammers relentlessly upon the fetters of moral restraint!
This railing against God has not gone unnoticed by the Most High. Is the Almighty confounded? Has fear concerning recent developments gripped the Lord’s heart? No.
The Psalm continues:
“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” (Ps. 2:4-5).
The Lord laughs at the foolishness of those in full revolt; they imagine God’s judgments cannot reach them. Even while the world shall demand, and receive, the increasing reign of hell, the goal of the praying church shall be to ask for and receive the full reign of Heaven. You see, ALL prophecies shall be fulfilled: not only those concerning evil but also those concerning righteousness. The Lord has purposed to have a “bride without spot or wrinkle” and a “kingdom” of wheat without tares. The transformation of the church will be fulfilled as surely as every other prophecy occurring before the Lord’s return.
Thus, with great fear and holy trembling, we must review what God has promised concerning us at the end of the age. Let us remember, the Lord is not alone in the heavens. According to His Word, He has “seated us with Him in the heavenly places” (Eph. 2:6). It is time for our identity as Christians to shift. Our nationalities only define our ambassador status; our true citizenship is in Heaven (see Phil. 3:20). And if God is laughing at the mocking of those in the rebellion, let us also, as His subjects, share His confidence!
The Lord commands us to sit with Him in the completeness of His purpose. He requires us not only to live without fear but to stand in prayer for these very nations that defy Him!
Listen again to this Second Psalm, for in the very context of worldwide rebellion against the Lord, it records the most remarkable discourse:
“Ask of Me,” the Father says to the Son, “and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Your possession” (Ps. 2:8).
As Christ’s heirs and representatives, in His name and virtue, we ask of the Father for our nation! We stand in prayer for the church to become one, filled with Christ followers from every ethnic background! Our prayer is not only an act of faith, it is an act of obedience: We are commanded to ask God for the nations!
Therefore, while the perverse strive toward complete rejection of God, even as their mocking words fill the air, the Almighty’s unchangeable promise to His Son (and by extension, His church as Christ’s body) is
“ASK OF ME, AND I WILL SURELY GIVE THE NATIONS!”
As violence and immorality flourish in our schools, ask God for this nation! While all restraint is removed from the entertainment industry, ask God for this nation! While perversity dresses in normalcy, ask God! While abortion remains protected by laws, ask God with confidence, with boldness, and with faith for this nation! Where you see injustice in any form, ask God for His kingdom to manifest on earth!
Put away fear and discouragement; repent of fretting. “He who sits in the heavens laughs.” The more we accept our place seated with Christ in the heavens, the more we shall laugh at the utter foolishness of the enemy’s plans. The faith that relentlessly asks God, pleases God. Now, as the fullness of the times unfolds, as the world around us clothes itself in prophetic fulfillments, let us put away unbelief. It is a time to boldly ask of God for that which He has promised: Lord give the nations as an inheritance to Christ
From The Days of His Presence