The Messiah Simeon Waited For

Day 45, Crown Him with Many Crowns

Psalm 2: 1-6 “Why do the nations rebel
and the peoples plot in vain?
 The kings of the earth take their stand,
and the rulers conspire together
against the Lord and His Anointed One:
 “Let us tear off their chains
and free ourselves from their restraints.”

 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord ridicules them.
Then He speaks to them in His anger
and terrifies them in His wrath:
 “I have consecrated My King
on Zion, My holy mountain.”

Psalm 2, in its entirety, is Messianic. It all focuses on Jesus. But it is in a time that has not happened yet.

In this prophecy, it talks about the rebellion of the kings against the holy king in Zion. According to other prophecies, this occurs at the end of time.

So why include it in a Christmas series?

Because Simeon talks about the conflicts that will come because of this child. He will cause the rise and fall of many in Israel. Also, his presence on Earth will cause the thoughts of many hearts to be revealed.

Other posts have talked about Zion and the duality of its nature. It is both earthly and heavenly. But it is also past, present and future.

In this Psalm, God declared His Son, the Messiah, as the ruler of Zion for all time. No matter how people argue with the idea and rebel against his purposes, that is what it is and what will it will be forever.

Even so, people being people, they will rebel. But God says right off the bat that it is in vain. His anger and wrath will terrify those who fight against him.

But for those who love the Son? That is a totally different picture. It is also tomorrow’s post and story.

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Introduction to The Messiah Simeon Waited For

Holding Jesus

Day 3, A Sketch of Simeon

Simeon Was a Godly Man

Day 5, Simeon's Testimony

Day 6, Prophecies for the Gentiles

Day 7, Blessing to Nations

Day 8, A Holy People

Day 9, Welcoming God's Firstborn

Day 10, The Name of Simeon

Day 11, Staying Alive

Day 12, Following the Spirit

Day 13, Taking Up Jesus

Day 14, God's Slave

Day 15, True Peace

Day 16, Seeing Reality

Day 17, The Intent of the Law

Day 18, For All Peoples

Day 19, Making Mary and Joseph Marvel

Day 20, A Blessing

Day 21, Hinting at the Rest of the Story

Day 22, Mary Will Grieve

Day 23, Making Simeon into Simeon

Day 24, Prophet to the Prophets

Day 25, A Priest Like Melchizedek

Day 26, Destined for Sacrifice

Day 27, Jesus and the Passover Lamb, part 1

Day 28, Jesus and the Passover Lamb, part 2

Day 29, Jesus and the Passover Lamb, Part 3

Day 30, Jesus as the Lamb (con.)

Day 31, Simeon as a Man of Gratitude

Day 32, Sacrificing Lambs in the Old Testament

Day 33, The Silent Lamb

Day 34, The Messiah as Light

Day 35, Jesus the Stumbling Block

Day 36, Jesus as the Rock

Day 37, The Precious Cornerstone

Day 38, The Stone in Zion

Day 39, The Cornerstone and the Gate

Day 40, The Stone of Judgment

Day 41, Into Zion First

Day 42, Restoring the Booth of David

Day 43, Forgotten Stones

Day 44, Blessed to Receive

Day 45, Crown Him with Many Crowns

Day 46, Identifying the Son of God

Day 47, The Best Storyteller Ever

Day 48, In Bethlehem, the City of David

Day 49, Born a King

Day 50, The Living Jesus

Day 51, The Mountain Tree (Part 1)

Day 52, The Mountain Tree (Part 2)

Day 53, The Root of Jesse

Day 54, David's Branch

Day 55, The Cursed Tree

Day 56, Time Fulfilled

Day 58 through 60

Day 57, Born David's King