JESUS - THE KING! 12-6-2015

posted Dec 14, 2015, 3:18 PM by Dale Barnes

“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?  We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” (Mt.2:2 NIV)  These men had traveled very far to see and honor this king. Others, in Jerusalem, would not even go about 5 miles to find this one. The established religion was thriving but they had no time to find the King.

This one born as a Jewish king was destined by God to expand his rule. “For to us a child is born (his birth in Bethlehem), to us a son is given (God giving his Son), and the government will be on his shoulders...Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD almighty will accomplish this.”(Is.9:6-7 NIV)  He will rule, and his rule will continually increase with no end.  It is a kingdom established on justice and righteousness.  AND, the wonder of it all: God is going to make it happen!

This Kingdom of Jesus Christ is not only open to Jewish people, but has been thrown open to all the peoples of the World. The apostle writes to the Colossian Christians; “For he (God) has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son (Jesus) he loves…” (Col.1:13 NIV)  Even today, Jesus’ kingdom is expanding has the gospel is being carried all over the world.  

In the midst of all the world turmoil, God is doing something that will last forever. In this season of the year when thoughts turn to the birth of the Son of God, it is very worthwhile to stop and consider our relationship with him: Jesus, the King!