Psalm 2

Psalm 2

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Beth McLendon


Psalm 2

is a Messianic Psalm.

That means

it is a prophetic psalm


the coming of Messiah Jesus.

It tells about

Jesus and His Rule


1) All the Foolish Rebellious Kings (and peoples) of the earth

2) The devil and his forces

Psalm 2 

is a warning to those who


God and his anointed.

When the Psalm was written,

the term

"God's anointed"

was easily interpreted as the

King of Israel.

(Today we could substitute any godly king.)


it is ultimately referring to 

Jesus Christ.

Charles Spurgeon

gave these thoughts on

Psalm 2.

He said that

Psalm 2






for it sets forth,

as in a

wondrous vision,

(1) the tumult of the people

against the Lord's anointed,

(2) the determinate purpose of God

to exalt his own Son,


(3) the ultimate reign of that Son

over all his enemies.

The song below

is a 

Psalm 2 song.




Psalm 2:12 b verse:

Blessed are those

who put their trust in Him.


Another song today!

The lyrics in the song below

begins with

Psalm 2 verse 6.

Then the lyrics continue with Psalm 2 verse 1.

Let's examine

Psalm 2 verse 6 NKJV.

It says...

I will set my king in Zion upon my holy hill.

In Psalm 2:6,

Father God is speaking.

And as I have said previously,

the words my king can mean

the King of Israel or it can mean Jesus.

The Bible uses the word Zion in two ways.

Zion can mean  -  Jerusalem,


Zion can mean  -  Heaven. 

The Bible uses the phrase

 My Holy Hill

to mean


(It is high in elevation on a hill.)


It also uses those words to mean

a place in God's heavenly realm.

~ ~ ~

Then verse 1 speaks of

the leaders of the other nations

coming against


King of Israel

and it also refers



King of Kings= God's anointed = Jesus.

Psalm 2 KJV

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.

Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

6    Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.


This is a very good video on Psalm 2.

It gives a very extensive overview of this psalm.


that go with the above video...

God is a Trinity.

God is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We will never be God.

But we are spiritually IN Christ.

So the things the man says in

the video above

about what we can do

refers to the fact that 

we are IN Christ and we follow him.

It is HIS Power, and we are

his hands, his feet, and

his voice in this world.

THE ANOINTED one is Jesus.

THE ANOINTED one gives us anointing.

THE ANOINTED means Christ or Messiah.

Take note: 

Christ is a "Greek" word.

The word "Messiah" is a Hebrew word.

When God speaks the demons tremble.

Speaking of Satan's fallen angels / demons...

The man in the above video said they can't operate
in your presence
if you know who you are.

More accurately -
They cannot operate fully in your presence.

They can operate - just not fully -  if we stand against them.


Psalm 2

will be best understood

if it is viewed

as a four-fold picture.

(In verses 1, 2, 3) the Nations are raging;

(4 to 6) the Lord in heaven derides them;

(7 to 9) the Son proclaims the decree;

(from 10 to end) advice is given to the kings to yield obedience to the Lord's anointed. 

Author unknown

Psalm 2:7

is found 3 times

in the New Testament.

 Acts 13:33 

Hebrews 1:5

Hebrews 5:5

Psalm 2:7 NKJV

“I will declare the decree:
The Lord has said to Me,
‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You."



have some fun with children!


is a video about

Psalm 2

that you can share

with your little loved ones.

Start at 2 minutes 41 seconds.

To get the

fort picture

go to:

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