Ps.2:8 – Ask it of Me, and I will certainly give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth as Your possession.
This is another amazing glimpse into the relationship between the Father and the Son. This verse is a glimpse that the Lord gave to David in that incredible moment when the victorious Christ took His place at the right hand of the Father. Redemption had been accomplished, death had been defeated at the cross and the resurrection, now its time for the results of Christ’s victory to be accomplished. Ask of Me !!! This is the Father’s cry following His famous words, “The LORD says to my Lord:
“Sit at My right hand
Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”
Now it was time for Christ’s heavenly ministry to begin. The harvest of the earth is being called in, the time for the work of Christ to be glorified has come. Here is how Matthew Henry describes this passage.
“The Son must ask. This supposes his putting himself voluntarily into a state of inferiority to the Father, by taking upon him the human nature; for, as God, he was equal in power and glory with the Father and had nothing to ask. It supposes the making of a satisfaction by the virtue of which the intercession must be made, and the paying of a price, on which this large demand was to be grounded; see John xvii. 4, 5. The Son, in asking the heathen for his inheritance, aims, not only at his own honor, but at their happiness in him; so that he intercedes for them, ever lives to do so, and is therefore able to save to the uttermost.”
So how does this effect our world today? This brings tremendous clarity to our moment in history. All of the commotion we see – political upheaval, turmoil in the Middle East, pandemics, crazy weather patterns – these are all part of the birth pangs anticipating the coming kingdom. This age is coming to an end, all that is left is the answer to this prayer “Ask of Me”. This is what the substance of Christ’s prayer has been these last two thousand years – “Bring in my elect from all the corners of the earth, bring my sons and daughters into my house”. So what is our part? We are the answer to His prayer, part of His inheritance. We are also His tool to bring in the final harvest of the end of this age. Let’s join together in our prayers and our actions – “Send in the harvest Lord – this is our inheritance”.