Psalms 2:1-12 NLT
Why are the nations so angry?
Why do they waste their time with futile plans?
The kings of the earth prepare for battle;
the rulers plot together against the Lord and against his anointed one.
“Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from slavery to God.”
But the one who rules in heaven laughs.
The Lord scoffs at them.
Then in anger he rebukes them, terrifying them with his fierce fury.
For the Lord declares, “I have placed my chosen king on the throne in Jerusalem, on my holy mountain.”
The king proclaims the Lord ’s decree:
“The Lord said to me, ‘You are my son. Today I have become your Father. Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession. You will break them with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.’”
Now then, you kings, act wisely!
Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
Serve the Lord with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Submit to God’s royal son, or he will become angry, and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities—
for his anger flares up in an instant.
But what joy for all who take refuge in him!
How many falsely spread lies that grace allows for living an immoral life? How many want to throw off the chains of their condemned brothers and sisters and let hell itself storm the gates of heaven? How many don’t want justice or righteousness to prove the winner, by virtue of changed lives? But instead they would rather fling open the gates wide themselves so that all of the wickedness that they love so much could enter into heaven with them?
And I understand mercy, friend – but do you go to far by twisting the Word of God into lies? Do you deny the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome sin and death? Do you sell lies to the very people who are seeking truth and hope so that your own conscience is clear about your sinful ways, while your pockets and bank accounts are still full with the riches from your real master?
Do you take pride in your number of religious converts? Well, your fathers did too, and Christ told them that these proselytes were twice the child of hell that they were themselves. Even though your tricks have shifted from burdensome religion and law to lawlessness and lasciviousness – do you not recognize the rotten fruit and thorns and wickedness that your lies have produced?
You subtract from the Word of God and think that you are better than those who add to it – because you are blind, naked, and helpless – even though you believe yourself wise because you understand the deep darkness of Satan. You have grasped hold of that enemies words of “Do as thou wilt” and you have coveted so greatly his darkness and loved not the light and righteousness of God’s ways. You are accursed. Repent now before it is too late. He comes with a sword in His mouth to destroy you for your rebellion, your harlotry, your whoredom, your drunkenness, your wickedness, your lies, and your carnal lifestyle of hypocrisy. Take heed, those who have ears to hear.
I too feel victim to these lies for a season. Wake up. Hear the truth. Please. Hear the truth.