The King of the universe. Unfettered, principled, and an ‘unable to be pinned down’ type of person. His ways are unchanging and they leave no room for error. For he is perfect, holy, majestic, and all-encompassing.
Would you want to listen to a King? He is the one in authority who knows best and does things that are right for his kingdom. He is like an everlasting vessel and never being able to exhaust him of his depth, wisdom, and knowledge. He knows how to steer the world! His faith, loyalty, and righteousness are perfect. And if he is perfect you know he has to be a God of love! And he has great motivation. Motivation to save the world from the enemy. Wow, what a King!
The King’s beauty is like the best masterpiece imagined, but then surpassing it! It is like having that perfect world you’ve always dreamed of HERE right now, because you have this relationship with a heavenly King and father, who through a relationship with you (and vice versa), keeps you learning and growing and becoming more like him! He pulls heaven down in a sense to you through this continuing relationship that continues to change, twist, and shape you into someone more and more Christlike as the years go by. You become more and more like this pure, heavenly masterpiece full of beauty, love, and truth.
Who wouldn’t want to listen to a King, of all people, who does these things for you? I can’t ever imagine and nor will I believe that there will EVER be any other king who rules the world and is interested in me at the same time!
This King wants to help keep people safe from harm, keep them nourished and fed, and teach them about his kingdom. Teach them about his kingdom and how to stay safe until he comes back to literally show the world HE comes. Revelation 22:20 states, “He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.” He is coming to get the record straight for all people everywhere. And the enemy is powerless before God.
Jesus, the King, wants us to know that he is warning us to remain watchful for his return and how you should be ready for it. Again he wants to keep people safe from harm, hence why he has gotten The Word into our hands. Listen to the words in Matthew 24:38-41, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.” To those people who denied Him in their own hearts that He had always been the King it will be a tragic scene telling of their wasted time, defiance, and pride. They will not get to be one of his chosen subjects since they had chances. “In the King we trust!” shout the others who by childlike faith trust in Jesus, Lord and King.
Kings can be merciful or unforgiving. Some are ruthless and can chop heads off. They can be selfish and think only of themselves and what they want from this world. Their hearts are as hard as stone. They think and believe their minds are the sharpest. I’m so thankful and glad that the real King and ruler of this world is not of that type. The real King of this world is one of mercy, one who cares very much for justice, and one of second chances (forgiveness). I shudder to think who wants to listen to a ruthless, uncaring King? Isaiah 30:18 says… “For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!”
What person gets to see the King let alone speak to the King? How likely would a King take the time personally for you? At the very least you’d need an appointment far ahead and even when granted how much time would you get? If it’s like a lot of doctor’s offices you’d feel like it’s all an unsatisfying and hurried process. And most importantly did you get down to the truth or the right answer?
There is a King that has time, truth, and any answer you could ever want to know. Again it is in The Word if you desire to know. I hope and pray you will have access to one and read it. His word will be a light unto your feet.
Now what King treats you like you want to be treated? Who pursues you because he’s that interested in you? Who loves you unconditionally so you can approach him as a little child would with all your concerns, stresses, and hurts? Matthew 11:30 states, “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” You can approach him as a child open to an all-knowing father. The bible teaches us the Lord’s prayer, “Our father, who art in heaven…” This King tells us that he is our father and wants to be treated as one. Approach him in every sense that a father should be; hearing you, listening to you, being patient with great love for you as you bear all to him. You can with full honesty of heart tell him all of your sins, be seriously repentant, and ask him for his forgiveness. The cross of Jesus Christ is a gift of great love he gave you because that is how much he thought of you. Jesus took our sins upon the cross and died for us. He did this so we might have eternal life with him one day. He is the bridge that fills the gap between God and man.
1Tim. 6:15 calls Jesus the “King of kings and Lord of lords.”Some of the other names Jesus is addressed by in The Word are The Truth, The Alpha and The Omega, The Light of the World, The Word, Deliverer, Mediator, Head of the Church, and Everlasting Father.
We are in this story that is currently being played out. Those who have lived in the past have already had their part played out. Our life plays a significant, definite, and all-encompassing part. This King, who is not of this world will one day come back and make this world whole again as it should be. You see the world leaders left in charge of this world have tried but failed. Some have failed miserably. Rulers who were ‘allowed’ to run their own countries have not succeeded because they have been far away from the one true King, the King who knows all and is all. Revelation 1:8 states, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Our story is told in one place only, the bible. The story is a continuing one that started with the creation of the world recorded in Genesis and is continuing with each of us playing our part until our time here is done. Go there and see for yourself the significance you play and can play! And to read and find out what our true King has done and will do!
In Revelation 19 it talks about the rider on the white horse who is Jesus coming and verse 16 states, “On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”
I pray he guide your heart and mind by his word today. Amen!
Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have and I will be happy to help you.
Whether you are a Jew or a Gentile, Jesus is coming back one day!