22:27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
22:28 For the kingdom is the LORD’s: and he is the governor among the nations.
22:29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
22:31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
Psalm 22 is seen as a prophetic declaration of Christ’s crucifixion and ascension. In fact the very first verse is quoted by Jesus just before His death on the cross. Our theme verses depict the state of reality just after His resurrection and the subsequent animation of the Church.
Notice the universal, comprehensive, global dimensions of Christ’s rulership by virtue of His ascension!
1) All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord
2) All the families of the nations (ethnic groupings) shall worship before Him
3) He (Christ) alone is the ruler among the nations
Therefore the resurrected Christ has rightful rule over all men, and all nations by the dynamic of His finished work upon death’s tree, the cross. His resurrection is the key in advancing his reign upon the earth. While this is the season for the Incarnation or Christmas, it is an impossibility to separate Incarnation from Resurrection unless one is attempting to create cute fables akin to Santa Claus. Christ’s finished work means He need not perform any other work or act in order to have rightful rule over all the earth! Incarnation and resurrection are forged together! the ramifications of the same demands rulership over all men, all nations, all cultures and guarantees victory for the Church of Christ in time and history!
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