By Bill Randles
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. (Psalm 2:1-4)
There is a ruling elite that has emerged in this modern world, which is at war with the God of the Bible and of Christ. The second Psalm is a prophecy of these men, calling them the “Kings of the earth and their rulers”. It is important to note at this point that this description is not limited to political figures, presidents, prime ministers or leaders. “The Kings of the earth and their leaders” refer to political and governmental figures indeed but is not limited to them.
What the Psalm is referring to is what we would call the “ruling elite” in all areas of influence in society. These men are the leaders in education, religion, entertainment, banking and finance, economics, the cultural movers and shakers, the shapers of men’s opinions, the gatekeepers in modern life.
The Psalm tells us that in the last days these “cultural guardians” will “take counsel together against the LORD and his Christ”. Where have they taken this counsel? How have so many of our elites come to an Anti-Christian consensus? It turns out that they received that counsel in our institutions of higher education.
The Psalmist also warns us that the “Kings of the earth and their rulers” are carrying out their counsel against the LORD and his Christ, by conducting a “liberation movement”, breaking Judeo/Christian society away from all of the former strictures and constructs which once formed western society.
The Kings of the earth and their rulers have been on a long march through every one of our institutions, tearing down or plucking out by the roots the moral and spiritual foundational supports of our culture; the value of life, the meaning of humanity, the definition of marriage, Judeo/Christian sexuality, the differences between Genders, they destroy the unity of Society by agitating and exploiting disaffected identity groups.
These cultural elites have foisted upon the people of the west a philosophy of Nihilism.
This philosophy has been evolving in academia and has seeped into the mainstream of our society through the media, entertainment, and education is called Multiculturalism. Multiculturalism seemingly started out as a celebration of the “diversity” of humanity, and the recognition of the contributions of cultures other than western.
This philosophy evolved into the manifestly erroneous idea that all cultures are in fact equal in value, and that any assertions of cultural superiority in any area (by Westerners),is proof of bigotry.
The end point of the evolution of this errant philosophy (Perhaps it was the goal all along), is that all cultures; i.e. Third World, African Tribal, Islamic, Bhuddist, Hindu, communist , etc, are superior to classical Western Culture.
Western Culture, the most successful, humane, reasonable,liberating,reductive, just, humanly elevating,merciful civilization the world has ever seen, is now portrayed as racist, exploitive, bigoted, greedy and murderous. The “left” has succeeded in slandering the West in spite of the manifest success of the culture. The youth of our culture especially, have been indoctrinated into this diabolical lie.
I believe the reason for this “Vain Imagination” is because of the fact that it is Western Civilization which is associated with Christianity, having sprang pout of it.
Thus the cultural flavor of the day, (In the face of the mysogeny brutality, hatred, open bigotry, blood lust and fervent murderous expansionism) is Islam. In the face of universal Islamic “Rape waves”, murder, assault, terrorism in astonishing magnitude ,Our cultural elites not only insist upon the “Peacefulness of Islam”, but seek to engorge our formerly civil and orderly societies with millions of Muslims who openly hate and want to kill us.
This was all prophesied in the second Psalm. The Kings of the Earth feature in end times predictions in both old and new Testaments. For example Isaiah tells us that one of the reasons for the final devastating judgments coming on the earth, s that the Kings of the Earth have broken the “Everlasting Covenant”.
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant….It shall come to pass in that day That the Lord will punish on high the host of exalted ones, And on the earth the kings of the earth.( Isaiah 24:5, 21)
The Hosts on high refer to the judgment of the Principalities ,powers and rulers of the darkness of this age but the Kings of the Earth refers to the human ruling elite. The Lord will soon punish them for what they have made of this world.
The Kings of the Earth have participated in a world wide rebellion, against the LORD and his Christ. Psalm 48 tells us that their rebellion also involves resistance to God’s plan for Jerusalem…
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. God is known in her palaces for a refuge. For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. They saw it, and so they arveled; they were troubled, and hasted away. Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.(Psalm 48:1-6)
The Kings of the earth are already assembling against Jerusalem. The U.N. is nearly unanimous of its condemnation of Israel’s possession of Jerusalem, and The Pope recently prayed openly that Jerusalem would remain divided! The same Pope announced himself at the 70th UN general assembly in 2015 by saying, “I have come in my own name and the name of the Catholic church!” .
Make no mistake, Pope Francis is one of the powerful “Kings of the Earth” which hav taken sides against the LORD and His Christ.
This is a direct defiance of God himself and will soon bring the final judgment. But they are all being led by Satan and his evil Spirits and in many cases do not realize it.
Revelation 16 tells us that demons , in the form of frogs will come out of the AntiChrist’s mouth to bring all of the Kings of the earth into war.
“ And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”(Revelation 16:13-14)
When Jesus actually returns, out of the shadow to resist Him personally, will step the Beast, the Kings of the earth and their armies…
“And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.”(Revelation 19:19)
But they will not be able to face the amp of God in his full wrath…
“And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”(Revelation 6:15-17)
These “ruling elite” are one of the ways Satan makes war on the Saints.