Tuesday, March 7, 2023
“The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them” (Psalm 89:11 KJV).
Today’s Scripture is part of one of the two “Davidic Covenant” psalms (the other is Psalm 132). Note well Psalm 89:3,4,14,18,20,29,35-37,49 and Psalm 132:1,10-12,17. These are in agreement with the LORD’S promise to King David.
Without order, chaos reigns. Unless there is government, there is anarchy. Genesis 9:6 and Romans 13:1-8 underscore how the LORD God has ordained human government to maintain some semblance of societal stability, that evil be discouraged and, if committed, punished (especially murder meriting the death penalty). Satan’s policy of evil, though widespread, has its limits because of national borders and governments willing to address and discipline criminals (see also Acts 17:26-31). Of course, sin complicates all of this, and politicians tend to oppress and disgrace the very people they have been appointed to protect and benefit.
Observe one of Satan’s offers when he tempted Christ Jesus: “And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine” (Luke 4:5-7). Satan was gloating here, for he was “the god [ruler] of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4) and both he and Jesus knew it. In fact, he tried to entice the Lord Jesus to worship him, and, in exchange, he would hand over the kingdoms of this world to Jesus. How did Satan acquire such dreadful power? Adam, who had God-given governmental authority on the Earth, had relinquished that power to Satan back in Genesis chapter 3 (see Genesis 1:26-28).
The Davidic Covenant is Father God’s purpose and plan to reclaim Earth’s governments from Satan. From the Apostle Paul’s ministry and message, we learn how Christ will take David’s earthly throne and extend it even as far out as the heavenly places in the ages to come….