We have been studying the future period of time that we call the revolt against the kingdom. This period will be a most strange one on earth, yet it is a very critical one in God’s plans. It is set forth in many passages of Scripture. All the truth regarding Daniel’s seventieth week is related to this period. The entirety of the first nineteen chapters of Revelation is related to this time as well. Yet there are also many other passages that deal with this critical time of testing in the kingdom. Let us examine some of these passages and learn what we can about the revolt against the kingdom.
The first passage we will consider that has to with the revolt against the kingdom is Psalm 2.
1. Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
Psalm 2 opens with a question. It regards the nations at the time of the revolt against the kingdom. After centuries of peace and stability, something has changed, and the nations now appear as a turbulent sea. The sea is a common figure for the nations and their peoples. Consider its use in Isaiah 57:20. Read the rest of this entry »