Strang Psalm Prophecy

How a 3,000-Year-Old Psalm Predicts What’s Happening Today — Charisma Magazine

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These are certainly uncertain times politically, culturally and spiritually. On my Strang Report podcasts I invite Christian leaders to help put things into perspective. One with Mike Bickle was so good I want to devote this month’s column to showing how the current crisis was actually foretold 3,000 years ago in Psalm 2.

Mike Bickle is a longtime friend and the founder and director of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri. He believes this Scripture helps us understand why Christians are experiencing increasing levels of bias and even persecution for their beliefs. It seems this occurs not just in America but around the world, not just with goverrnments but powerful corporations and institutions that seem to work in tandem to censor the role of Christianity in public life.

“I’m convinced it’s already starting in a mild way,” Bickle says in our podcast interview. “For the folks who are getting hit, it doesn’t feel mild, but it’s a small number right now. But I see that number increasing dramatically.”

Bickle wrote about this topic several years ago in his book, God’s Answer to the Growing Crisis, which details the Psalm 2 prophecy by King David: “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us'” (Ps. 2:1-3, ESV).

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“The kings of the earth” and “the rulers” who will come together, Bickle says, are “the leaders of the culture, not just smaller political leaders and the kings, but the leaders of academia, the media, marketplace, economics, military, sports—all of those rulers of the culture, they will come together, not 100% of them, but enough of them for David to say, ‘They will come together.'”

What those leaders will do, he says, is work together to “plan and scheme.” Their goal is laid out in verse 3, where King David “in essence says they’re going to drive the influence of the Word of God out of the culture.”

“Now he doesn’t use the words ‘the influence of the Word of God,'” he says, “they’re going to break God’s bonds off the people and cast away God’s cords. God’s bonds are God’s cords. To the secular mindset, God’s Word is bondage, and it stifles our human potential—old archaic laws in the Bible that are keeping us back from our full potential.

“The kings of the earth are going to plan—together with the rulers of the culture—to take the bondage of God’s Word, from their point of view, and break it off of cities and nations, break it off the culture,” Bickle says. “That means to get rid of, dismiss the Word of God in the public square in every way possible. And that has really accelerated in the last 12 months and then much faster in the last 12 weeks.”

Bickle says this increase is due in part to the internet, which, he says, “has given language and accessibility for all kinds of people to voice their opinions and in essence to validate and embolden the people who are like them. … People who would have never thought of certain things are now not only thinking about them, they’re enraged about them, and they see themselves as experts on them.”

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