[lego] We give [eucharisteo] thee [soi] thanks, [eucharisteo] O
Lord [kurios] God [theos] Almighty, [pantokrator]
which [ho] art [on], [ho on kai ho en kai ho erchomenos] and [kai] wast [en], [ho on kai ho en kai ho erchomenos] and [kai] art to come [erchomai]; [ho on kai ho en kai ho erchomenos] because [hoti] thou hast
taken to thee [lambano] thy [sou] great [megas] power, [dunamis] and [kai] hast reigned. [basileuo] KJV-Interlinear
"We give Thee thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who art and who wast,
because Thou hast taken Thy great power and hast begun to reign. NASB
Psalm two signifies that
the second person of the Trinity was given the title, Son of God, and to Him
was given all authority and dominion over all that exist.
Here in our passage,
that concept and truth is reinforced, in the recognition of the elders of Gods
divine authority and power, referring to the Almighty.
And to the person of
Jesus Christ, referring to the Lord God. The term, Lord, referring to the
second person of the Trinity.
And to the eternal
nature of Jesus Christ, in using the phrase, who is and who was, making
reference to eternity past, now, and eternity future, Rev. 7:2; Deut 5:26; Josh
3:10; 1 Sam 17:26; 2 Kings 19:4,16; Ps 42:2; 84:2; Jer 10:10; Matt 16:16; 2 Cor
3:3; Heb 12:22.
In utilizing His great
power, making reference to His undisputable sovereign authority. See also Psa.
And has begun to reign,
is a reference to Gods final application of judgment over evil and its termination
The ultimate reign of
Christ over all the earth is not dependent on any human event or activity of human
history, nor on the establishment of the current Church, or any other church,
nor on anything affected by humanity.
ultimately begins historically when the final judgments against evil are
initiated, thus defeating and removing evil and its rule.
Jesus Christ controls
history. The plan of God is the blueprint of history, which is never altered
and never changed despite the efforts of humans and angels to cause changes, to
their own liking.
Gods plan reflects all
of Satan’s and mans efforts and plans, and ultimately Satan’s and mans failure
to bring their own destiny into being.
Mans plans destroy
everything. Gods plan preserves and perpetuates blessings, happiness’s, and completeness
in those who subscribe to His will.