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So You Are a King?

March 11, 2016

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So  You Are  a King?

When Jesus was put  on trial  before Pilate,  the Roman governor  of Judea,  where Jerusalem was located,  Pilate questioned Jesus  about whether or not He was the King  of the Jews.     John 18:36-38  then records,

Jesus answered,  “My kingdom  is not of this world.     If My kingdom were  of this world,  then My servants  would be fighting  so that I would not  be handed over  to the Jews;  but as it is,  My kingdom is not  of this realm.”

Therefore Pilate said  to Him,  “So  You are  a king?”

Jesus answered,  “You say correctly  that I am a king.     For this  I have been born,  and for this  I have come  into the world,  to testify  to the truth.     Everyone  who is  of the truth  hears  My voice.”

Pilate said  to Him,  “What is truth?”

It had to be  a mind boggling moment  for Pilate  to try  and grasp the idea  of this lowly preacher claiming  to be the King  of a different realm.     That certainly  was not a crime.    And,  it was true  that Jesus’ followers  were not fighting  to rescue Him.

We Christians today  are not fighting a physical war  to “assure”  that Jesus will  hold His throne  in heaven.     We boldly proclaim the truth  that Jesus is  “King of kings  and Lord of lords”  (Revelation 19:16),  but we don’t physically fight  over it  because Jesus is “King”  in the heavenly  “realm”.

Jesus was  “born”  “into the world”  to fulfill the truth  of many Old Testament prophecies.     It is good  to see  and understand  that  “truth”.     When someone questions us,  we follow 1 Peter 3:15,

But  in your hearts  revere Christ  as Lord.     Always be prepared  to give an answer  to everyone  who asks you  to give  the reason  for the hope  that you have.     But do this  with gentleness  and respect.

Following our King,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank you  for opening our eyes  to Your truth.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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