I have a message for our leaders.
by Pastor Ed Tarno
There is an Unholy War going on at this present moment. It is between the "kings" and "rulers" and the Lord Jesus Christ - God's Anointed One - authorized and qualified by Him to rule and reign over all the earth.
Psalm 2:2, David described the warfare in this manner - "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against His anointed." Look around you...read the front page headlines...or catch the breaking news on TV - and you will have to agree that there is an unholy war going on right before our very eyes. What antagonism there is - which is aimed at the rise of Christianity...the adherence to God's Holy Word as the only rule book for mankind...or the salvation message found in One Person and One Person alone - the Lord Jesus Christ.
What we see is a specific and definite plot stirred up by a determined malice and deep-seated hatred against the Lordship of Jesus Christ over every life. These leaders have combined...resolved...become firm, determined, or fixed in their purpose...taken a resolute and obstinate stand...and set themselves in an array - so to speak. Their faces are as flint and their hearts as an adamant in their defiance against all godly and sound reasoning. They have absolutely no Fear of God whatsoever. They "take counsel together." In other words, they animate one another in their opposition. By means of utmost vigor, they are deliberate with such unanimity on schemes and plans of preventing the establishment of the Kingdom of God on this earth in the hearts of men, women, boys, and girls. Notice which David defined as their major opponent - "against the LORD, and against His anointed."
Oh! They might fight certain individual believers or churches that are zealously preaching the Gospel Truth, but ultimately, their "case" is with God. As we read between the lines, we see that the devil's problem is not with the wishy-washy, spaghetti-spined "Christian." No! No! No! Furiously he fights those who are just like their leader - "Anointed" - those who are kicking down the gates of Hell and rescuing sinners from the grasps of demons and evils...those who are so dead to self and allowing Jesus to be increased while they are decreased...those who are more interested in the advancement of the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus than their own reputation, honor, and name. These "kings" and "rulers" - who are demon-inspired - are actually envious of the Lord Jesus' advancement on this earth.
They are exasperated with His authority over their lives and the lives of their subjects. They despise - with an unholy passion - the spirit of holiness which the Gospel message perpetrates and promotes. They "rage" (Psalm 2:1) at the discovery of their sins. They gnash their teeth to think of the possible obscuring of their glory. They fret at the thought of their dominion being usurped by another - even though he is worthy of all praise, honor, dominion, and power. What word would God have for such leaders? What word of instruction could possibly stop this insane madness? David offered it in Psalm 2:10 - "Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth." Amen