The Fate Of The Nations…Psalm 9 pt 6

The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.  Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.  Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.(Psalm 9 :17-20)

Many people miss the full import of the Psalms of the Bible, because they limit their understanding of them to being divine poetry, or as wisdom literature.

Some correctly go further and realize that the psalms are also Messianic prophecies, describing the mission and triumph of the Lord Jesus. But few realize that the Psalms of the bible have an eschatological aspect. They speak of the events and conditions of the end-times, and of the coming of the Lord.

Psalm 9 celebrates the cataclysmic judgment that falls upon the nations of the world, who hate and trouble Israel. They have digged a pit for her, but they themselves have fallen into it. They are guilty of innocent blood, but the LORD comes to make inquisition.

In our final passage, there are two categories of nations discussed. The wicked nations are those who are and always have been twisted. These are those whose very essence has been shaped by false religion, such as Islam, or Hinduism, or the more recent Atheistic nations(communist).

At the core of every “culture” is a “cultus”, a religion, which informs and undergirds the culture so pervasively that few even consciously realize it. If the religion is false, the culture is by definition deeply flawed.

There are nations which can only be described as “wicked”. Injustice is written into the very fabric of the culture, let alone the laws which reflect that culture. Because of the religion that undergirds those nations, informing their cultures, there must of necessity be a “caste system”, or a “Jizya” tax.

Muslim nations have to be hostile to christians, one would expect them to top the world lists of the most repressive nations, to women, minorities and religious minorities. Sharia is of necessity a twisted parody of justice. These nations are “the wicked”!

But there is another category of nations suggested here, “all of the nations that forget God”. These are the nations who once had some semblance of Freedom, true justice, and human rights. They were never perfect, but for a time were not oppressor nations, although they wielded unprecedented power to be so.

I speak of the west, Europe, the English-speaking world, and wherever they colonized and thrived. How is it that such nations developed into such freedom loving, human rights guarding, private property respecting cultures? Because our culture developed out of the soil of Judeo Christianity.

It is the secret of our prosperity in the West, as well as of our sense of fairness, respect for life, willingness to sacrifice, our work ethic, insistence on checks and balances in Government, and a host of other traits which have brought refugees from every other culture streaming into the West to enjoy those freedoms.

But the West has forgotten God, for the most part. Certainly our leaders have, many of them are working hard to erase all traces of the Judeo Christian influence from our past, present and future. They have repudiated God, they are actually proving to be hostile to God!

The nations are headed for Tribulation, they are about to be cast into an unbelievable pit, a Hell of biblical proportions!

For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. ..

The “poor and needy” that God will not forget, in this case, are not the “political poor”, nor is this a reference to general poverty.

Here the “poor and needy” are the remnant of God’s people, who have been isolated by the nations, hated , and lied about and who have no natural resources or power  to successfully answer the charges. They cast themselves on God for they have no other options in a hostile world.

Israel’s enemies are gathering in size and influence, and her friends and lovers are abandoning her. Vicious hate groups such as Hamas, Hezbullah, and Al Queda are losing their fear of Israel, realizing that her former friends are aloof.

But she is about to learn the age-old lesson that it never was the USA or the IDF that saved and preserved Israel. Israel’s help and champion has always been her God.

The last verses of this Psalm are a prayer about the nations, in which the Psalmist by the Holy Spirit exposes the twofold problem with the modern nations of the world and which has led to this coming cataclysm;

*”Put them in Fear,O LORD…”- Certainly America, Britain and Europe have lost the fear of the Lord. Is it any mystery why Wisdom is so far from our leaders? They are godless and thus have no knowledge.

When nations lose the fear of God, they lose the power to have a just and moral society. There is no reason to restrain any appetite, no matter how depraved when God is forgotten, as Pau testifies;

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:(Romans 1:28-31)

How terrible to live in a time like that!

* “That the nations may know that they are but men…” When people forget God, they never really remain godless, they instead deify man on some way. Usually man is deified in the form of making government into something all-powerful.

The Kings of the earth and the rulers come out in open opposition to “the Lord and His Christ” according to the second Psalm and Revelation 19. They have forgotten, to their own destruction, that they are not gods, but men in need of God.

Jesus prophesied to Capernaum and the surrounding areas where He had done most of his miracles, that they were guilty of the same thing when he warned them….

And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.  But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.(Matthew 11:23-24)

I have been taught that the quotation of Isaiah 14 in this verse, “which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: ” is actually a question and answer.

To prosperous Capernaum,  like the modern western world, has seen and benefitted of the works of Jesus, thus has no excuse for its unbelief, and pride. Jesus is literally asking an ironic question, “Will you be exalted into heaven?” , the answer being “No, you shall be brought down to hell”.

Man shall not prevail, the worldwide atheistic, humanistic enterprise is about to go the way of the tower of Babel. The wicked shall indeed be cast into hell and all nations that forget God.

 

 

 

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11 Responses to The Fate Of The Nations…Psalm 9 pt 6

  1. zona says:

    Really enjoyed pt 6 on psalm 9. Thank you very much.I have printed it out so that I can read it with my Bible. God bless.

  2. Could Israel not go the way of Capernaum since she has no excuse for unbelief?

    • billrandles says:

      No she couldn’t, because the Sun and Moon would have to be removed before Israel is removed- see Jeremiah 31

      35 This is what the LORD says,

      he who appoints the sun
      to shine by day,
      who decrees the moon and stars
      to shine by night,
      who stirs up the sea
      so that its waves roar—
      the LORD Almighty is his name:
      36 “Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,”
      declares the LORD,
      “will Israel ever cease
      being a nation before me.”

  3. Didn’t it cease to be a nation between AD 70-1948?

  4. jay martin says:

    Yes it’s all coming to a head and very soon.

    “Usually man is deified in the form of making government into something all-powerful.”

    So timely and so correct! People need to wake up, not only is the government of the USA out of control but the governments of the world as a whole are. Every single one of them are power and money hungry, deceiving politicians with ulterior motives. The talk that some have about elitists etc I cannot prove with concrete evidence, but it’s obvious that “something is not right” as they say.
    We see our beloved country using it’s might and riches to enforce homosexual rights by way of bribery and extortion against the rest of the world:http://www.christianpost.com/news/us-foreign-aid-to-promote-gay-rights-abroad-64295/
    We hear more and more of bailouts and all these catchy names for throwing money at people who don’t deserve it:

    We the see governments of the world labeling everyone who opposes their policy, or anyone they want now as “terrorists”:

    http://www.infowars.com/fbi-paying-cash-for-a-cup-of-coffee-a-potential-indicator-of-terrorist-activity/

    We see news laws for governing and spying on citizens such as SOPA/PIPA and now even worse, ACTA:

    http://www.infowars.com/acta-the-corporate-usurpation-of-the-internet/

    Our president and politcal “highnesses” plot against their own citizens and aim to destry everything that once made this country great- from families, to marriage, to omitting God from everything (the Airforce did it just today), and even guns now:
    “Obama himself told gun control advocate Sarah Brady last year that his administration was working “under the radar” to sneak attack the second amendment, just months before the Fast and Furious scandal leaked, and at the same time as administration officials were blaming violence in Mexico on the second amendment, when in reality the administration itself was responsible for arming the drug cartels.” – http://www.infowars.com/infowars-issues-emergency-terror-alert/
    And perhaps at the very core of treason, we see FEMA camps capable of holding millionsupon millions being staffed, activated and prepared for who knows what because they won’t tell but we are supposed to trust in our government because it’s all “in the name of our safety” – http://www.infowars.com/exclusive-government-activating-fema-camps-across-u-s (KBR’s call for FEMA camp service bids arrives soon after the Senate overwhelmingly passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which permits the military to detain and interrogate supposed domestic terror suspects in violation of the Fourth Amendment and Posse Comitatus.)
    By the way, this happened within 1 month of O-idiot-Bama signing the NDAA in PRIVATE on New Years evening while the country was not paying attention! http://www.infowars.com/indefinite-detention-the-ndaa-and-the-enemy-expatriation-act/
    This is only the tip of the iceburg but bottom line, the elitists who are in control of this world under satan want to be omniscient, omnipresent Gods. They want to control the masses and they are slowly implementing the one worl currency with such reckless financial behavior that the coming depression will make the 40s look like a camping trip! Times will get very hard, but we have hope in our Lord and savior Christ Jesus.

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