Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? (verse 1)
The word “rage” is H7283 ‘ragash’ meaning tumult (unrest, mayhem, noise, chaos), rage, commotion, conspire, plot.
Imagine a vain thing – the word ‘imagine’ has to do with meditating, speaking, thinking, planning, plotting, calculating – working out plans that will not bear righteous fruit.
Father, we have transgressed against You in our generations and in our communities, and I come to take responsibility for our rebellion against You. We have plotted and planned against Your kingdom, not wanting to do Your will, wanted our own desires. We have sought to overthrow Your principles and have produced chaos, unrest, mayhem on the earth. Our communities, our families reflect our wickedness and the rebellion against You. God we have sinned against You and I come to repent.
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. (verse 2 & 3)
The word “set” is about positioning or taking a stand on an issue or standing with someone, being aligned.
Counsel is the word ‘yacad’ H3245 which is about laying a foundation, setting something in place, an establishing;
Oh God, what can we say to You, help us to repent Holy Spirit – cause a true repentance to become an aroma before God, may our hearts become broken for our transgressions, for we and our generations have sinned against You, Father. We have sat with Your enemy and plotted against Your purposes. We have positioned ourselves in covenants of idolatry and witchcraft and desired to overthrow Your purposes and Your laws. We have attempted to lay a different foundation and established a rebellious kingdom on the earth and we repent for having done this willingly and unwillingly.
He that sits 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. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. (verse 4-6)
Father, You are the One and only True God and everything that was made, was made for Your glory. For You created all things in heaven, in earth, visible and invisible for Your glory and Your righteous and just in all Your dealings with mankind. (Colossians 1:16)
We are guilty God and You laugh at us in our endeavours to overthrow Your principles and kingdom. Please Father, forgive us our wickedness against You. Every decision I have made to destablish Your King upon Zion, I repent. Every decision my family generationally has made against Your Son and Zion, I repent. Every decision my community has made to destablish Your King upon Zion, I repent Father – please forgive us, wash us, cleanse us. Establish me in Your way in Zion and may Jesus Christ reign in me, in my generations and in the community represented.
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. (verse 7 & 8)
Jesus, The Father has given the nations for Your inheritance – have mercy on us today, Lord Jesus – cleanse us, redeem us by the power of Your Blood. Change us, transform please Lord, that we can become part of Your inheritance. We are not looking for our own inheritance, we are not seeking our own desires, Lord make us part of Your inheritance and Your possession. Have mercy on us, Oh Lord!
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 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. (verse 9 – 12)
Father, You would be righteous in Your judgments and we would be shattered through Your judgments. Proverbs 1:7 says ‘the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction’. Father, I repent for being foolish and wicked and thinking I am wise. My wisdom has misled generations and communities into wickedness and rebellion and I repent for I have blood on my hands. My transgressions have led others into transgression against You Father, against Your Son and against Your Holy Spirit and I repent and acknowledge my guilt today against You.
Please Lord Jesus, forgive and cleanse me. I come to kiss Your Son, I come to bow my knees and come to serve You. Please redeem and transform us, redeem the generations and communities represented and be glorified in us, Father. May You redeem and transform us to become part of Your inheritance and Your possession for Your glory through the finished work of Your Son through the Cross of Calvary and mercy of the Blood of the Lamb.
Father have mercy on us by the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Spirit according to Your word in Titus 3:5.
I trust You Oh my God and I am grateful for Your lovingkindness and mercy in Jesus Name.