The King reigns
1 Corinthians 15:25 -
For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
During the time of Jesus the Jews, even though the Saviour promised by the Lord was with them yet they were on the lookout of the Saviour. They could not recognize Him all because they lacked understanding of the Word. They still are awaiting the Saviour even though He has come and gone again all because they expect the Saviour to be a worldly king who brings back the Jewish kingdom of the likes of David. This may seem foolish but the irony is that Christians too are doing the same foolish mistake.
One may ask 'how are Christians like the Jews, when they have accepted Jesus Christ as their Saviour, Lord and King'?
Most Christians have a very wrong understanding with the events of the end days. The Bible says Christ will come again only once at the end to Judge all mankind but they have made some modifications to the Bible and made Christ to come again at least 2 times. They expect Him to be born again as man and to rule the world for a thousand years. That is why they get fooled by men who come as Christ. I do not know how a man Jesus would rule for a thousand years unless He comes as God yet in a human form. Then there is a question what happens after the thousand years gets over, He dies and is taken up again or is He defeated by Satan and then comes again with His Angels to defeat Satan and judge mankind?
Bible clearly says this world is for a time, time and half - that means approximately 2500years (anywhere between 2300AD to 2550AD). That is also the reason Jesus resurrected on the third day, before the third day got over (spirit world does not go by earthly days). This was to confirm He would come before 3000years gets over (there are many other confirmations for this and they include the mark of the Beast and the 7 stages of the Church). The Bible says the sign of Jonah (after the 3rd day) is for the wicket and evil man. If Jesus were to resurrect after 3 days there would be no hope for mankind to go to Heaven for all those before and during the time of Jesus (when He came as man, like His Apostles, Mary and disciples) who are asleep in Him would not live to enter Heaven (that is why He said there are people during His time who will see Him coming in glory); this a person will understand only when they understand spirit life of man - which is about 3000 years (only God has the ability to live forever and man can live forever if he or she has access to the Tree of Life).
If we look at Church History after 300AD the Church was taken away into the wilderness by the teachings (tail) of Satan; that is when the Catholic Church came into existence. After exactly one thousand two hundred and sixty years the Church came back with the start of the Reformation movement, when the Bible was given to the people. The going and coming back of the Church from the wilderness is not an instant event but a gradual event over a period of time. If one sees it is exactly one thousand years before the end comes and this is the time which today's message talks of where Christ rules. This Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom like the Jews were expecting, a human sitting on a throne made of gold; this Kingdom is of the Lord ruling over the hearts of His people for His Throne is the hearts of His people.
When Jesus left us to ascend unto Heaven He did not leave us alone but gave us His Spirit and His Spirit dwells with us. Jesus Christ is called King and it would surprise all that it is the Word of God and God who are referred to as King of Kings in the Bible. Jesus is the man factor of the God (The Son) who humbled Himself and He is referred as King, but He as Lord and His Word is King of King, Lord of Lords.
If one reads the book of Samuel one would understand man rejected God as King over His people for a human king. Thus Jesus as man becoming King by His Spirit brings back man to the real King that is the Lord and His Word (for the Lord ruled only by His Word). Since man is corrupt and cannot come before God (for he would die if he does) it is His Word that represents Him. It is His Spirit and His Word that prepares us and makes us worthy to come before God and dwell before Him forever.
Do not be like the Jews and miss everything for the lack of understanding. The King is here and His army has already started talking hold of His Kingdom since 1500AD and it is growing day by day. We are in 2013 passed the half mark, with a few hundred years before Christ comes to judge His people. Let us not loose time, but be part of the army of the King and fearlessly, by force win the hearts of His people through repentance, baptism and Truth like John the Baptist did during his days.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, due to the lack of understanding of your Word, your people are missing the opportunity to be part of your army. They fail for experience the power of this army and thus are becoming victims of vanity and later call it persecution. They take pride in enduring this vanity taking your Name, not knowing they are doing things contrary to your Word. Lord, we pray more and more become part of this formidable army which no one or nothing can stop or come against...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
Daniel 12:7 - And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
4 And his tail draweth the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon standeth before the woman that is about to be delivered, that when she is delivered he may devour her child.
5 And she was delivered of a son, a man child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and unto his throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that there they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels going forth to war with the dragon; and the dragon warred and his angels;
8 And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.
1 Samuel 8:7 - And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.
Matthew 2:2 - Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.
2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering saith unto him, Thou sayest.
33 Pilate therefore entered again into the Praetorium, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?
34 Jesus answered, Sayest thou this of thyself, or did others tell it thee concerning me?
35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?
36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as worshipped not the beast, neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years
5 The rest of the dead lived not until the thousand years should be finished. This is the first resurrection.
Revelation 20:6 - Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: over these the second death hath no power; but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
11 And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head are many diadems; and he hath a name written which no one knoweth but he himself.
13 And he is arrayed in a garment sprinkled with blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and pure.
15 And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty.
16 And he hath on his garment and on his thigh a name written, KINGS OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
Revelation 17:14 - These shall war against the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they also shall overcome that are with him, called and chosen and faithful.
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