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God Is the King
God is the King.
He brings unity to all nations and becomes the King of kings (Eph1:10; Rev17:14), and
He is the King eternal who is immortal and rules over all nations (1Ti1:17).
Faith is enthusiastically welcoming God as my King (Ps74:1-2; cf. Lk19:17) and
The life of this faith is, in order to reign with Christ forever (Rev20:4-6, 21:24), giving one’s life for the
kingdom where Yeshua reigns as Christ.
For a king is the greatest ruler, judge, he can do whatever he pleases (Ecc8:3).
The fate of a kingdom and its people depends on who becomes its king.
While all nations and peoples want peace
In history there has never been a time on earth without wars,
Because it is kings’ ambition to expand their territories and
Many people were killed in the name of “for the kingdom.”
The history of the Bible is the dispensation to reveal God as the King.
In the beginning God created all things (Jn1:1-3; Col1:16), that is,
Angels, powers, thrones, principalities, death, life, height, depth etc (Rm8:38-39).
Satan was an archangel who attempted to raise his throne above the angels and become king,
But he was cast down to Hades until the great day of judgment (Is14:12-15; 2Pe2:4; Jude1:6).
Deceived by him, Adam sinned (Ge2:17, 3:4-6), and as a result,
The devil became the prince of the world who rules over all mankind (Ps89:48; Jn14:30).
Crushing Egypt, the super-power nation at the time, Israel was delivered for
It was the kingdom of Jehovah:
Jehovah/ their king, the Law of Moses/ their land and the promised land/ their land (Is33:22).
Once they arrived in Canaan, however, they rejected Jehovah as their king (1Sa8:6-20) and
By the kings they chose, their suffering continued as recorded in Kings and Chronicles.
Finally, the kingdom divided into the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah
Both of which eventually fell (720 and 586 BC).
Having lost their sovereignty,
They longed for the coming of the Messiah, the King of glory mighty in battle (Ps24:9-10, 136:17),
Coming as David’s descendent according to the prophecy (Is32:1; Jer23:5).
Thus, the Temple of Jerusalem was the focus of their interest (Zec9:9).
When Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days,”
He was hated by the Jews but
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-21),
He would be not an earthly king but the Ruler of the heavens and the earth (Ps47:7; Mt28:18; Jn18:36),
For He is the Word in the beginning who came as the Son of Man (Jn1:1-2, 14),
The kingdom of heaven, to judge and drive out the prince of this world (Mt4:17; Jn12:31).
So He urged repentance for men who were enslaved by the devil and
Promised the disciples who followed Him the thrones (Mt19:28).
By a ruler who misunderstood His kingdom as part of this world and the people (Jn19:12),
In a crown of thorns, He hung on a cross with a sign that said, “the King of the Jews,” for
He died as a king. And as He died, He said, “It finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that:
1) The Father who brought Christ the Son into submission is the King of kings (Jn10:17-18);
2) With His authority to die He destroyed the ruler of death, the prince of the world (Jn10:18, 16:11; He12:14); and
3) With His blood redeemed all men who had been slaves of the devil, making them the people
of the kingdom of Christ and the spiritual heaven His territory (Rev5:9).
After He resurrected, He ascended to heaven and sat on the throne.
He is the eternal King who reigns forever (Rev11:15).
The Holy Spirit came in the name Yeshua to the church, the kingdom of Christ on earth (Ac5:42).
The Christian is he who loves the kingdom where Yeshua reigns as Christ,
For it is the kingdom which the King established through His own sacrifice,
The kingdom where He reigns with justice and peace (He7:2), and
The kingdom where forgiveness, tolerance, rest and prosperity are guaranteed forever.
For he longs for the day when he would reign with Christ (Rev21:24), he:
1) Sincerely believes the gospel of Christ and absolutely submits to Him (2Co9:13);
2) No longer lets sin reign over his mortal body (Rm6:12);
3) In suffering goes before the throne of mercy for the throne is the bottle of his tears (Ps56:8; Rm5:3; 2Th1:4; He4:16);
4) Is willingly watched over by the overseer made by the Holy Spirit (Ac20:28); and
5) Gives his life for the expansion of the kingdom of Christ for a multitude of people is the King’s glory (Pr14:28).
My God the King, I love my King and His kingdom very much!
When the kingdom where Yeshua is Christ comes,
Let our Church of Jesus be absorbed into it. Amen.