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God Laughs

Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot 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 bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us
.’” (Psalm 2:1-3)

These “kings” represent the present spiritual forces of darkness that rule the air. They “counsel” together and “set” themselves against Christ and His followers. But see God’s beautiful response:

He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision
.” (v.4)

Why does God laugh? And can we laugh with Him? Yes! He laughs because He knows the plans of the “kings” will be brought to nothing. Satan thought he won when he tricked Adam and Eve in the garden. He thought he won when Christ was crucified.

Maybe he thinks he is winning right now when there are wars, disease and chaos. But let’s remember the words of Jesus: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for [a]all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” (Matthew 24:6)

Let’s go back to Psalm 2. Here is God’s response to the enemy’s aggressive attempts to “cast Their cords away.”

I will declare the decree:
The Lord has said to Me,
‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession
.” (vv.7-8)

God’s answer was His one and only Beloved Son! The answer was us having an intimate relationship with Jesus. Do you see the contrast. The wicked forces of darkness seek to set themselves, to take counsel together, to break the bonds, and to cast the cords away. God, on the other hand, through His Son, draws us close to Himself.

“I drew them with gentle cords, With bands of love, And I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck. I stooped and fed them.” (Hosea 11:4)

Right now we see the nations raging under the power of Satan. But we need not be held in that sway. We can, along with the Father, laugh. We know the end and we know Christ has the victory. Not only do we laugh with God but we also “sit” with Him. “and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Eph 2:6) Sitting means resting in His authority, in His strength.

Like never before it is time to get to know the Son. He is the answer and the reason for it all. Allow His cords of love to draw you in. Reject all forces that seek to chew away at those cords. Its time to return to our first love.

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