Bowie Apostolic Church
Day 7: He is the Son of God
by From the Pastor's Desk on March 8th, 2013

Psalm 2: Why do the nations rage 
and the peoples plot in vain? 
    2     The kings of the earth set themselves, 
and the rulers take counsel together, 
against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, 
    3     “Let us burst their bonds apart 
and cast away their cords from us.” 
    4     He who sits in the heavens laughs; 
the Lord holds them in derision. 
    5     Then he will speak to them in his wrath, 
and terrify them in his fury, saying, 
    6     “As for me, I have set my King 
on Zion, my holy hill.” 
    7     I will tell of the decree: 
        The LORD said to me, “You are my Son; 
today I have begotten you.  
Romans 1:3 concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh 4 and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, 
In reference to the Messiah, “the nations” did rage against Him. In the Old Testament context, “nations” means the gentiles or non-Israel. The Romans ultimately were the ones who killed Him. In the early church, again the Romans would be one of their chief persecutors (of course Israel did the same). But His King, His righteous, human (and divine) King has been established to reign from Jerusalem. In particular, Zion is the hill from which David reigned in Israel. Look at the situation in John 5.

Verse 7, declares that God Himself would bear witness to the One who sits on the throne. In fact, in the Jewish mindset, calling Him the Son of God makes him God. 

John 5:17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.” 18 This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. 

The mere fact that they would react to Jesus in such a way shows that they were not seeing all the scripture would say about the Messiah. When He was revealed, Israel rejected Him.

Posted in Bible 2013, Messianic Prophecies    Tagged with Son of God


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