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Psalms 2:8

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8 Ask [sha'al] of me, and I shall give [nathan] thee the heathen [gowy] for thine inheritance, [nachalah] and the uttermost parts ['ephec] of the earth ['erets] for thy possession. ['achuzzah] KJV-Interlinear



8 'Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Thine inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Thy possession. NASB



This is God, all members of the Trinity, who are all in total agreement with the divine plan, speaking to God the Son, the one to whom the title, Son, was given, the one who is designated to become the sovereign over all things.


Ask of me, is a statement in which the one who is being asked, has the power and authority and resources to answer and/or grant the thing being asked.


What is being asked? To be given the nations and the ends of the earth.


Back in those ancient days, the ends of the earth referred to all things everywhere. Today we would refer to the entire universe and heaven combined.


Therefore, the question indicates and reinforces that God owns all things, possesses all things, and has the power and authority and right to give what He has, to anyone He pleases. The one who pleases Him is in effect Himself, or more specifically the Son, because it is of His work in truth, in creation, in salvation, in spiritual growth, in providing for all of eternity, that pleases God.


Man cannot do any of this, nor even come close.  Even though man presumes power and authority and self determination over himself.


All nations, is a reference to all groups, organized or otherwise, right down to the very last individual.


The ends of the earth, is a reference to all of creation and beyond.


This comment was recorded in eternity past, before the angels, before the universe, before humanity ever came into existence.


The destiny of that which God possesses, creates, and controls, belongs solely in His and only His sovereign will.


The reference to inheritance utilizes the common practice or giving ones estate, to ones heir.


In ancient times it was common to bequeath ones estate to the first born son, and if there were more than one son, then the first born received a double portion to maintain the bulk of the estate intact, and the rest was distributed to the others in equal portions. There were even instances when daughters received a portion or all of an estate.


If some of the children turned out to be incorrigible or otherwise rebellious to the parents, then they might not receive their portion of their inheritance, and then the other children would receive more as the bad ones were cut out of the will.


The heathen, is a reference to all who reject God, truth, Christ, the spiritual life as defined by God, and so forth.


All unbelievers will be cut out of the will and the family entirely.


Jesus Christ will receive as His inheritance all that exists. This does not imply that God is going to die, but is a statement that God has owned and controlled everything since eternity past, and will continue to own and control everything into eternity future. There will be nothing and no one who will change that fact, not Satan, not man, no one.


All of the inventions and designs of humanity will never change Gods plan.


Believers will also receive an inheritance, jointly with Christ. Some, mature believers, will receive more, others, immature believers will receive little if anything.


All believers will be in heaven. All believers will have resurrection bodies. But, all rewards and blessings for eternity will be dependent on each individuals productive use, not works, of their spiritual life.


God has announced the plan. It has been in existence since before all of creation. The plan will not ever change.


God started out owning and controlling everything.  God will end up owning and controlling everything.


You can be a part of that plan, or not.




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