Rely on God to Shield you

Psalms 1:1-6 Happy is the one who does not follow the path sinners tread. His delight is in the Law of the Lord, he is like a tree that yields its fruit in due season and he prospers in all that he does. The wicked are not like this and when judgement comes, they will fall. The Lord watches over the righteous, but the godless are doomed.

Psalms 2:1-11 The nations are in turmoil, the peoples hatch their futile plots. The leaders conspire together against Y’hovah and His appointed King. Let us throw off their yoke, we will be free of God’s rule, they say. But the Lord laughs, He derides them, then rebukes them in His wrath and anger. He says: My King will reign in Zion, on My holy mountain.

This is the decree of the Lord: You are My Son, I am Your Father, I will give You the earth as Your domain. You will judge the nations and rule them with an iron scepter. Be mindful then you rulers and take warning; that you pay due homage to the King of the World, lest he become angry and you will be struck down, for His wrath can flare up in a moment.

            Happy are all who take refuge in Him!

Psalms 7:6-16 Arise, Lord in Your anger, rouse Yourself in wrath against my enemies. My God, You decreed that justice be done. Awake now and let the peoples assemble, rule over the nations from on high. You pass sentence on the nations, uphold our cause according to our righteousness.  God of justice, who searches the mind and heart of everyone, bring an end to the violence of the wicked and support the righteous.

I rely on God to shield me, He saves the upright of heart. The Lord is a just judge, constant in His righteous anger.

The enemy prepares his weapons and makes ready. His deadly shafts are tipped with fire. They are those who are full of evil and lies, they conceive mischief, but they, themselves will fall into the pit they have dug. Their evil plans and violence will recoil upon their own heads.

Psalm 6:8-10 All my enemies will be ashamed and stricken with terror, they will be disgraced. Leave me alone, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my cry for mercy and He accepts my prayer.                                           Ref: REB, NIV. Some verses abridged.

The main thing that we see in these verses is what happens to those who are good and those who are evil.  The Lord provides for and watches over those who follow Him, but the wicked will fall at the time of judgement. We know for sure that these verses are talking about the Messiah and not just any king. Hebrew for anointed is Messiah who will accomplish God’s purpose.  God has appointed his Son who will rule and judge all the nations with a rod of iron. Peoples and  nations are to worship the Lord with reverence. When the leaders of the nations conspire against God to go against His chosen one, the Lord will rebuke them and the wicked rulers and all those who conspired to do evil, will be struck down by the wrath of the One who sits on the Throne and the Lamb. Rev 6:16-17 ‘The deadly shafts are tipped with fire’, the enemies explosive weapons will be destroyed by the coming judgement of fire caused by a CME sunstrike. This will come upon all the godless nations and entities; ‘while they are saying; ”All is peaceful and secure, then: destruction will come upon them”. 2 Thess. 5:3

Many of us feel as if we are in a place where we do not belong.  We are strangers in a strange land.  The world today has become a reflection of it’s prince.  People follow their own lusts and desires without giving a second’s thought to who created them and how things are supposed to be.  Real justice is a rarity and pride abounds. 

Very soon, God will punish the wicked, but those of us who long for the Day that we will live under the just rule of King Jesus will have nothing to fear.  He has promised that if we seek diligently, we will find Him.  He will answer our prayers.   Malachi 3:16-18