Saturday, April 22, 2017

Your Kingdom Come

Jesus’ resurrection helps us believe Jesus’ teachings.  Jesus taught us about a Kingdom that God is building, with Jesus as the King.  Jesus is not just any King.  He is the King above all kings.

On His robe at His thigh was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords. (Revelation 19:16 NLT)

Like with any kingdom, there is a struggle between good and evil, with enemies and allies.  While we see signs of the enemy in the world around us, we don’t see the actual enemy.  That’s because people are not our enemy.  The Enemy is our enemy and people are taken captive by the Enemy to do his will.

One of the seven angels who had poured out the seven bowls came over and spoke to me. "Come with me," he said, "and I will show you the judgment that is going to come on the great prostitute, who rules over many waters. The kings of the world have committed adultery with her, and the people who belong to this world have been made drunk by the wine of her immorality."

A mysterious name was written on her forehead: "Babylon the Great, Mother of All Prostitutes and Obscenities in the World." I could see that she was drunk--drunk with the blood of God's holy people who were witnesses for Jesus. I stared at her in complete amazement.

The ten horns of the beast are ten kings who have not yet risen to power. They will be appointed to their kingdoms for one brief moment to reign with the beast. They will all agree to give him their power and authority. Together they will go to war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will defeat them because He is Lord of all lords and King of all kings. And His called and chosen and faithful ones will be with Him." (Revelation 17:1-2, 5-6, 12-14 NLT)

A cataclysmic war is going on in the spiritual realm.  Jesus, the King of Kings, is leading his troops into battle.  He has called all of us to join Him.  He has chosen us to win the war with Him.  The only question is whether we will be faithful to Him.  That is the decision left into our hands.  The war wages on.  The battles have begun.  Which side will we choose to join?  Jesus taught us how to join the battle with Jesus as our King.  He taught us to pray…

…Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13 KJV)

How about you?  Do you allow Jesus to be your King?  Are you among the faithful?  Do you pray to God, “Your Kingdom come?”