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WHEN THE HEATHENS RAGE, THE LORD LAUGHS

IN THE DAYS OF HIS POWER SERIES:

TOPIC: WHEN THE HEATHENS RAGE, THE LORD LAUGHS

SERMON BY-:
Rev. Innocent Chukwudi Peace-Udochukwu
President Living Fountain Ministries Int’l LIFOM

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh:
Psalm 2: 1-4

TITLE.—We shall not greatly err in our summary of this sublime Psalm if we call it THE PSALM OF MESSIAH THE PRINCE; for it sets forth, as in a wondrous vision, the tumult of the people against the Lord’s anointed, the determinate purpose of God to exalt his own Son, and the ultimate reign of that Son over all his enemies. Let us read it with the eye of faith, beholding, as in a glass, the final triumph of our Lord Jesus Christ over all his enemies. Lowth has the following remarks upon this Psalm: “The establishment of David upon his throne, notwithstanding the opposition made to it by his enemies, is the subject of the Psalm.

According to Acts 4:25, 26, David is the author of this Psalm. Chapter 2 is what we refer to as a Messianic Psalm, meaning that it refers to and speaks of Christ, the Messiah. Here in these 12 verses, David describes the rebellion of nations and the coming of Christ to establish his kingdom. And when you read this passage, you cannot help but realize that it speaks of the day in which we live–a time of rebellion against God and His people. The nations of the world have turned against Him. They seek to free themselves from His rule.

People often think that if they can just get away from God and remove any reminders of Him they’ll be free. They join together in one voice and say, Let us break their bands and cast away their cords from us (vs. 3).

Listen, the only real freedom is found in Jesus Christ: In John 8:36, the Word of God declares, If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. How sad, the only One who can truly free them is the same One they reject.

Today a person would have to be asleep to not notice that there exists an evil, driving force behind the on going effort to intimidate Christians and remove any reminders that we were once a secular nation We are witnessing the erosion of those values and traditions right before our very eyes.

Some elements of Nigerian society are waging a war against Christianity and the freedom of Christians to be involved in public life.

The just concluded presidential election where the least popular candidate running on Muslim-Muslim ticked was foisted on the people via a barefaced electoral robbery by the islamist jihadists led by the outgoing president buhari is one clear indication that they’re bent on islamizing the country.

“The nations are in an uproar”–2. “The peoples devise a vain thing”–3. “The kings of the earth take their stand”–4. “The rulers take counsel together against Him”

The truth is that these terrorist, heathen, stands in rebellion against the Lord God

The world is full of mockers and scorners. People laugh and make fun of God, of Christianity, of old time worship, of old fashion standards and modesty. God has a few things to say about that crowd.

When God laughs!
When God laughs, it won’t be funny.

Mark the quiet dignity of the Omnipotent One, and the contempt which he pours upon the princes and their raging people. He has not taken the trouble to rise up and do battle with them—he despises them, he knows how absurd, how irrational, how futile are their attempts against him—he therefore laughs at them.

There are at least three different reasons in the Scripture that indicates to us that when God laughs, it will not be funny. Those that laughed will one day be laughing out of the other side of their mouth!

Psalm 37:9, 13 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

They raged against God’s anointed, and they laughed at God’s guidelines. God Will Also Laugh!!

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision
Psalm 2:4

*They plot against the just
They gnash on them with their teeth – (Stephen)

*They lie in wait – (Paul having to be let down from the wall in a basket)
They target innocent people – prepare themselves without my fault (suffer for well-doing)

*They make noises like dogs – growling, barking, yapping, non-stop noise

*They belch (spew ferment) out with their mouth

*They have swords in their lips – cutting words, backstabbing, character assassins…

Psalm 2 is a picture of God’s great plan of redemption. It shows that no evil imagination of Satan to destroy humanity through the demonic manipulation of kings and rulers of nations will ever work. The thief has come to steal, kill and destroy people, but actually he is coming against God.

Remember how Satan worked through kings to kill all the baby boys when both Moses and Jesus were in infants? I can imagine God sitting in the Heavens and laughing at that failed plan.

Your laugh of triumph is sweet smell of victory to Christians and at the same time, defeat to the enemy!

God Got the Last Laugh
Jesus was betrayed by Judas, abandoned by His friends, beaten and sentenced to death by the Jewish religious and Roman government authorities of that day. Mark 15:1 says the whole council of Jewish scribes, elders, and chief priests held a meeting and decided to destroy Him.

What they did fit into the plan spoken by prophets by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit many years before. God got the last laugh when He raised Jesus for the dead! In fact, Paul said that if the princes of this world would have known what was happening when Jesus was crucified, they would have never crucified the Lord of Glory. (1 Cor. 2:8)

Enforce Your Authority!
When you release your authority as a believer, declaring the Word and laughing in derision at your trouble, you are sharing in the victorious power of God over every foe!

Nothing stirs a man more than when his children are assailed; the most quiet and inoffensive individual grows angry if his little one is touched, the blood flies to his cheek, and all his manhood is aroused to defend his child.

Psalms 2:1-4 also has reference to Revelation 11:18 and Revelation 19:15. These verses refer to the culmination of God’s plan of redemption and how He will take care of business in end times.

Every victory you win in your life is hinged to the great plan of redemption that continues to unfold until Satan is bound. Ephesians 3:10 says, “…now unto principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.”

Your laughing and rejoicing is a sign to the unseen in Heaven and hell, that what God has planned will all come to pass.

Laughing at your enemies such as sickness, poverty, and fear is one way to enforce the authority Jesus gave you. Your enemies are His enemies and you are to tread on serpents, scorpions, and all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19, Psalms 110:1).

His (Christ’s) victory is still unfolding. God is the great Judge of all, Who through Christ’s work on the cross, has destroyed principalities and powers and made a show of them openly (Col. 2:15).

Romans 16:20 says, “And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly…” There is a constant unfolding of the victory won at the cross. When you put the enemy under your feet by laughing in derision you are overcoming.

Every battle you win is part of the great plan of redemption that will ultimately see every knee bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord (Phil. 2:10-11).

From Heaven’s perspective, there is complete victory! That victory is big enough to cover your situation! Nothing can compare to the triumph of Christ! In view of these facts, we who have been raised to sit with Him in heavenly places, can laugh with Him out of deep respect for His great wisdom and power.

Laughing at your enemies such as sickness, poverty, and fear is one way to enforce the authority Jesus gave you!

I tell people that if Almighty God is laughing, you should laugh out of respect, even if you don’t understand the joke.

If you were with the president of your country and he told a joke and was laughing, you would laugh with him even if you didn’t understand the joke. How much more should we laugh when God is laughing?

He sees the big picture and knows the end from the beginning. He is the God who knows the end from the beginning. He is the God who never says, “uh-oh!” He is never surprised by our situation. He always sees ahead and makes provision for us. Ha, ha, ha! All things work together for good! Glory to God!

SHALOM!

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