Jesus said his Kingdom is not of this world. My If it was his kingdom was from this world, his servants would be fighting to keep Him from being handed over to the Jews. Jesus is King. he rose again and is seated and the right hand of the Father. We are seated with Him. We are follow example and have a heart to serve even as kings and priest to the Most High God!
Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Thoughts: Are we living under the authority of Christ? As his kings and priests are we humble to serve? Do we have the Kings heart for the Kingdom? As people are saved they are added to the Kingdom of God.
Matthew our Point guy notes for today:
Being a man after God’s own heart: A King’s heart
A true king’s heart is for his people. He recognizes that with all his power and might, having ultimate authority over everyone and everything in his kingdom, he humbles him self and is a servant of his people.
From the beginning, Kingship was at the heart of the commission that God gives to Adam: he’s granted dominion over all animal life on the earth (Genesis 1:26); he is told to have many children in order to subdue the earth and take dominion over it (Genesis 1:28).
"All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations" (Matthew 28:18-19).
Who can give these kinds of authority?
Only God the Father of all creation
At the end of the New Testament, Jesus Christ is revealed as the “King of kings and the Lord of lords”
In Revelation 19:12 we’re told that “on his head are many crowns”
(Rev. 19:16) On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
(Revelation 19:13) He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. . . .
I can think of no greater example of the saying “word is bond.”
A kings word is decisive, when a king gives the word, action follows.
In righteousness the LORD will speak ‘a word’. ‘A word’ that shall not return – empty.
Qualities of a great king: Faithful and true, trustworthy, loyal, incorruptible, steady, a just ruler, all mighty, all powerful, a righteous leader, wise and using the best judgment
(Revelation 17:14) “They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers”.
He conquers and vanquishes evil
The word Vanquish is a transitive verb that means “to defeat thoroughly,
to overcome in battle : subdue completely,
to gain mastery over (an emotion, passion, or temptation)
Amplified version says: Christ was once dipped in his own blood for mankind’s redemption, but now in the blood of the wicked for mankind’s judgement.
That brings me to the idea of fearing the Lord. His called, chosen, and faithful followers fear him in the sense of having reverence, respect, and awe, the wicked may not fear him now but they will when he issues his perfect judgment and pours out his wrath.
(Philippians 2:9-11) Therefore, God elevated him (Jesus) to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Isaiah 45:23,24) “To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance. It shall be said of me, only in the Lord, are righteousness and strength.”
The word is a declaration of the LORD’s authority and a command that people swear allegiance to that authority.
Our inheritance in Christ:
11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guarantee of our iinheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
My Father is a King so I am royalty. We are seated in heavenly places.
A true king serves his people.
A king has authority and dominion.
Adam was to have dominion over all the Earth.
A kings word is powerful and will not return empty.
Jesus the King has overcome this world.
Fear the King and have reverence. He has a robe dipped in blood. The blood for Sin and death was shed on the Cross. Jesus comes again for vengeance. First dipped in his blood and next to return in the blood the wicked.
In Jesus we have an eternal inheritance. As a son of royalty.
Let’s follow Jesus authority and kingship.
Oh the majesty of Jesus! Imagine the power of his authority in our lives working. He endured to the Cross so he can be King of man’s heart!
The world wants to have pride in their sin. The Christian wants to be humble in their righteousness.
Today is flag day…let us fly the victorious banner of the Lord, today.
Is Jesus LORD of our lives? He is King and must learn to submit to his Will.
As human nature we like to stay busy in agendas. We need to relationship with King so that we can live out Christ lordship in our lives.
We need a kingship relationship with Him.
Jesus was always conscious of the Fathers Will. He modeled for us how we are submit to the Fathers Will.
Put on the armor of God as a servant of the King. His armor is perfect for the spiritual battle we face.
Do we have that warrior Spirit that Jesus had to endure the Cross?
rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:7-11
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;” Philippians 2:1-6
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!”
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalms 23:1-6
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.”
Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, you his servants, the descendants of Israel, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob. 1 Chronicles 16:8-13