Summary: Are you biting the Lord’s hand or His anointed?
Daschunds and Dogged AntiChrists
I have a red miniature Daschund named Shiloh. I realize that a miniature Daschund doesn’t seem like the appropriate dog for an old redneck with a pickup truck, but he fits in my home well as I have no real space for a blue tick hound or a Doberman.
Shiloh is ten years old but he is still fairly feisty for his age. In the mornings, he likes to cuddle with my wife and will paw her until she rubs his belly. However, at night he turns into a beast and cannot go to sleep until he takes me on in a fit of savage frenzy. He will grab my hand snarling and biting like he is the most ferocious carnivore on the planet and he is showing me no mercy whatsoever.
He seems oblivious to the fact that he only weighs 14 lbs. and stands about a foot off the ground whereas I am 5’ 9” and suffice it to say that I outweigh him by quite a bit. We will tussle and fight until he tires out or I have had enough and then we both pass out. I often laugh at him because he sounds so intense like he is going to rip my hand and arm off to devour them. I could easy grab him by the neck and break it with the very hand he is biting or throw him across the room but I love the little mutt and would never hurt him.
He has done this nearly every night for the ten years we have had him. He never wins but he never gives up trying every night. No matter how quickly I end the battle or if I let it go on until he is tired he never seems to understand the impossibility of him winning. He reminds me a lot of those who fight against God. Some will even demand that He prove Himself by striking them dead. If I were to hurt that dog of mine and tell folks how I showed him who was the boss people will think ill of me and maybe even call the SPCA. I would prove how small I was not how big I was if I hurt something that small. If a five year old came up and started hitting me I would just hold him at arms length and let him beat the air but I wouldn’t put him in a choke hold or throw him on the ground and jump on him. I might just laugh at him and tell him he needs to grow up or pick on someone his own size. I believe that God looks at the fist shaking scorner demanding to be struck dead in pretty much the same manner.
Scorners will find something in the Bible that maybe cannot be proved currently and they say, “Ah ha, the Bible is wrong!” They will rant and rave and have a good time for awhile and then someone digs up something that proves the Bible was right in that area like the name David or the Hittite Empire. They find something else and rant on that and then someone will “discover” something in the lab that proves them wrong and the Bible right like polonium halos that point irrefutably to Creation. Do they quit fighting God and believe the Bible? No, they just keep looking for something else no matter how many times they are proven wrong. Ray Stevens sang that there is none so blind as he that will not see.
It doesn’t matter if they are atheists, evolutionists, Liberal theologians, or practitioners of cults. Pick a group or title if they are dogged in their unbelief and that makes them AntiChrists. Let them rage and imagine a vain thing. God is aware of them and has a laugh about them.
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
Why are the Goyim or godless heathen nations in such an uproar and involved with conspiracies? Why do they devise useless ideas and philosophies? In a so-called world of open forums and tolerance why is the whole world against the Jews and Bible believing Christians?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
It is because they do not want God and Christ to rule over them. They want to be accountable to themselves or to the religion of works of their choice or to the gods that they have made in their own image since they worship the creature instead of the Creator.
In the context, the anointed one here is the Messiah, the Son of God Jesus Christ that they taking counsel together to find the best way to defeat Him and the Father. However, we can see in Psalm 105:15 (Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.) and 2 Cor 1:21 (Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;) that the Jews and the truly born again Christians are also the anointed of God. If they hate the one who does the anointing they are going to hate the anointed as well.