Sunday, May 17, 2015

The heir of all things--Psalms 2, expounded (transcribed excerpt)

Hebrews 1:2
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

We are going to look at the issue of heir of all things. In the Jewish culture, the firstborn son is the heir that gets the double portion.

Deuteronomy 21:15-17
If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated:

Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn:

But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.

Israel was that as a nation, so they will get the adoption as sons.

Exodus 4:22
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:

But the one that is the true Israel is the Lord Jesus Christ, he is the Son of God. 

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born [through Mary], unto us a son is given: [that is his deity]

A child is borna son is given, this is his humanity and deity in one.  He is called the “mighty God,” they should have known he was God. 

What does it mean he is the heir of all things?  You’re familiar with the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof (Psalm 24:1; 1 Corinthians 10:26, 28).    Let’s look at Psalm 2

Psalm 2
1 Why do the heathen [Gentiles] rage, and the people [Israel] imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed [ in Acts 4:26, it says “Christ”…this is relating to God, the Father, and his Son], saying, 

3 Let us break their bands asunder [‘Get them off us!  We don’t them telling us what to do], and cast away their cords from us. [This is the attitude of humanity.  They don’t want God telling them what to do and therefore be accountable.]

4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall […’bite his nails and be nervous.’ Is that what it says?  No, he shall] laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.  [‘Derision’ is during the seventieh week of Daniel]

5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.  [Men’s hearts shall fail them for fear as they look after the things which are coming on the earth. (Luke 21:26)]

6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.  [God says:  ‘My Son is going to sit on that throne!’]

7 I will declare the decree [I want you to know there is going to be an official coronation of the Lord Jesus Christ!  Look at the old testament.  When Israel anointed a new king, there was a celebration, a coronation.  It is going to be the same for the Lord Jesus.  The decree shall be declared: ‘Hear ye, O Israel!  This is your King:  Jesus, the Son of God!!]: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son [the “Son!”  That is why he has appointed the Son the ‘heir of all things.’]; this day have I begotten thee.

The word ‘begotten’ has to do with resurrection from [and of] the dead.  The new bibles change John 3:16 and they mess up the doctrine.  They change it from ‘only begotten son’ to ‘only son.’ Christ is not his only son!!  The angels are the sons of God (Job 1:6; 38:7); the nation Israel is the son of God (Exodus 4:22 KJB); the Body of Christ are the sons of God (Romans 8:14).  He has all types of sons, but his only ‘begotten’ son, the only one that ever died and rose again—not from the dead—but, of the dead; never to die again.  Lazarus rose from the dead, but he died again.  Many people died and rose again in Israel’s history, only to die again. 

Begotten means his resurrection of the dead, never to die again.  That is why in John (because John is a book that looks toward the future), Christ said a lot of futuristic things—he is Jehovah, he speaks those things that are not as though they were.  People get all confused with John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Revelation.  They are all future from their author—God has him write about the future.  God, the Holy Spirit, took John almost two thousand years ago, transporting him into a future date, future from us.  He was there, he saw this stuff and put it in words in the book of Revelation that he could use in the first century.   Understand that he was there in the Day of the Lord:   I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, (Revelation 1:10).  That  wasn’t ‘Sunday’ that was the Tribulation.  He saw these things and he fainted (they had to pick him up) because he saw what was going to happen to Israel.  

8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen [the Gentiles] for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness therein!  Can I tell you, that that one thousand year millennial kingdom is the first installment.  What he is going to be doing is what Isaiah 11:9 says when his word will get to every person on earth so they can have a testimony to know the Lord.  He’s going to also reverse the curse and, starting from Jerusalem, there will be healing waters that flow out of the Temple that will turn the Dead Sea into where they can fish.  There are going to be trees of life lining the whole path there where the nations are going to come for healing.  It’s going to be wonderful in the Kingdom.  The earth will go back to how he made it for Adam.  People are going to be living a long life.   A person that dies in his sin at 100 will be considered a youth.  People are going to be living 800, 900 years, if they don’t die under the law. 

The Lord is going to get the heathen, the people and the land—the uttermost parts of the earth for his possession. 

How’s he going to do it?   He’ll rule with a rod of iron. 

9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron [force!  Judgment! Justice applied!]; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. 

He isn’t going to be playing.  Does that mean God wants to destroy them?  No.  He’s giving them some instruction:  be wise now…It’s funny, but when God sent Paul in Acts 9 he said I want you to go to Gentiles and kings. Give their rulers some understanding to flee from the wrath to come.  Because, in my long suffering, I’m holding back that wrath but you don’t know when I’m going to let it out and neither will they.  Now then, it’s been nearly two thousand years.  God is patient and longsuffering.  Patience has to do with waiting patiently without  complaining, peace under pressure.  Longsuffering is holding back your wrath.  Look at Paul, he’s the example.  But it’s not going to be forever. 

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 

11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. [“trembling”…understand this, he isn’t going to play.] 

12 Kiss the Son the one that is going to inherit all things.  This is regarding the earth, but we learn from Paul that it is through the Body of Christ that he is going to possess the heaven, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way they are going to be under that Law and if they don’t perform, they will die and go directly into Hell, then ultimately the Lake of Fire after the great white throne judgment at the end of the thousand years, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

This is a transcribed excerpt from 02 Are These the Last Days,
a study in the series on the book of Hebrews

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