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Condemned nations {11}

This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series Psalm one

As he sat in exile on the island of Patmos, John saw a vision from God concerning the nations and the end of the nations and the victory of the saints of the Highest over the kingdoms of the earth through the authority of Jesus Christ.

And to prepare the saints of God he wrote, Revelation 13:1 “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” This was the position of the whole world against the saints of God and God through his saints, who Jesus has sent out into the world to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom of Jesus Christ.

And knowing what was coming, the blessed man took action to prepare for the emerging season. It was clear to him; God was sending a flood to judge the world. It was also clear to him the whole world was condemned to death because of what his ancestors had done. And accepting he deserves this punishment, he quickly upon hearing the message of God took action to save his life. God was judging the world with justice; the judgment of God was just and true. And being a part of humanity who are in rebellion against God, he realizes we were under condemnation, but even so, God was being gracious to all equally.

No one was good or just before God, and because of this revelation found in the law of God. The blessed man upon receiving the law of God acted. He made preparation according to God’s word, and by doing these things, lifted himself from under the condemnation. He was in rebellion against God, and he was apart of a kingdom united against God, but seeing that God has provided a way for him to escape and that to remain in rebellion was self-condemnation. He ran for cover before the day of battle and the wrath of God.

Before the great day of the LORD, the king sent his son to proclaim the judgment, and the King’s son had sent his disciples to the world to proclaim the message of the kingdom and his kingship. But upon hearing the message they killed his servants and mistreated them. This was an act of war, and the nations were bent on going to war. Together they have made a pack to blaspheme the name of God and to challenge his authority.

John wrote, “I saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” But to save those who would believe. The king said through his son, “For God so loved the world, he sent his only begotten son into the world, so that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. Because it was determined that God will destroy his enemies and to find salvation from the coming war and judgment of God, the world needs to repent of its sins and rebellion.

It was through their faith in the king’s son were they going to escape the judgment and penalty of God resting on the world. And it was for a lack of faith in the king’s son, they would remain under the condemnation of death. The king’s son had made this known in the law. He said, “He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name and or authority of the only begotten Son of God.” And discovering these things in the law, that it was and is by faith we would survive the judgment through preparation, the blessed man acted. But because he did not believe in the king’s son, the ungodly man did nothing to save his life, and so condemned himself to death because of his inaction and unpreparedness, he did nothing to escape what was revealed to him.

This is why it is said of the blessed man in Psalms 1:3, “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” It is because he prepared against the day, he guarded himself against the coming season, he rejected the counsel of the ungodly, and he prepared according to God’s revealed blueprint of escape.

And for the ungodly, it is said, Psalms 1:4-5, “The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.” He will not stand because he is in rebellion after coming to the knowledge that his plans will fail and refusing to heed the warning continued in his rebellion. Therefore, he was taken away like chaff in the wind.

God will not take his people out of the earth, but he will guard them according to his promise; therefore, the message of the day is for us to understand the mission and our calling, and what we need to do in order to escape what we as Christians know is coming. The judgment of God against the world which we need to prepare and be ready for so that we might endure the wrath of God against the world and not his saints that we might fulfill the word of God entering into his blessing. Psalms 1:6 reads, “For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” God is counting on us to prepare against the coming day.

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