King of Kings

By Andy Elmes

Revelation 17:14, NIV
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.
Jesus is not just a king! He is the King of kings! The one who is above all other rulers and above all other rule and reign. He is the one to whom every other king will one day bow the knee! (Romans 14:11).

At Christmas, we celebrate the coming of Jesus the King of kings, but we also acknowledge that He brought His kingdom with Him to the earth. Although He rose from the dead, He chose to leave His kingdom here within the hearts of His people.

You see, a king and kingdom are synonymous. If you have one then you have the other. So for us to have the King now living within us means that His kingdom is present too.

What is ‘kingdom’? It is simply ‘rule and reign’! We are now to live daily subject to the rule and reign of the King of all kings who is in our lives. Let us always remember that, first, we must choose to live under His kingdom rule in every area of our lives. The Bible declares that one day every knee will bow and every tongue confess Him as King of all kings and Lord of all, but we as His subjects now have the privilege to live with bent knee here in this life. We are not waiting to get to heaven to acknowledge His great kingship, rather we are celebrating it now, with joy, while living on this earth.

This Christmas time, don’t just acknowledge Him as King for a day or a season but purpose to honour and serve Him as your King long after the decorations are put away. In fact, for all of your days. Have confidence that of our King’s reign there will be no end (Isaiah 9:7)!
God bless,

Andy

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13th December 2019

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