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A White Horse

June 21, 2019

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A White Horse

When Jesus entered Jerusalem  on Palm Sunday,  He came in humility.     Kings ride horses.     Peasants ride donkeys.     But,  Jesus,  the KING of kings,  rode on a donkey and fulfilled the scripture  in Zechariah 9:9  by doing so.     Matthew 21:4 describes Jesus’ entry  into Jerusalem by saying:

Now this took place  that what was spoken  through the prophet  might be fulfilled, saying,    

“Say to the daughter  of Zion, 
‘Behold  your King is coming  to you,    
Gentle,  and mounted  upon a donkey,    
Even upon a colt,  the foal  of a beast of burden.'”

Many times in scripture  we read about Jesus being gentle,  meek,  and mild — and so He is.     He is gentle  with us,  even today,  as we seek Him  for the forgiveness  of our sins.     During His trial,  He meekly allowed people  to  spit on Him,  beat Him,  strip Him  of His clothing,  and nail Him  to the cross.     Jesus is always mild with those seeking  to understand God’s word.     In all these situations,  Jesus shows Himself  as a King willing  to serve His subjects  in love.

In our worldliness,  people seem to prefer a king  with royal robes,  glittering crowns,  and all sorts of pageantry  as they pass through our towns.     We want our king  to look like a worldly king should look.     But,  Jesus humbly finished His job  of saving us first,  so that we would  be enabled  to be His subjects.     Now that our salvation has been procured,  Jesus shows Himself  as our eternal heavenly King  in Revelation 19:11-16,  where we read:

And I saw heaven opened;  and behold,  a white horse,  and He who sat upon it is called  Faithful and True;  and in righteousness  He judges and wages war.

And His eyes are a flame of fire,  and upon His head are many diadems;  and He has a name written  upon Him which no one knows  except Himself.     And He is clothed  with a robe dipped in blood;  and His name is called  The Word of God.

And the armies  which are in heaven,  clothed in fine linen,  white and clean,  were following Him  on white horses.     And from His mouth comes a sharp sword,  so that with it  He may smite the nations;  and He will rule them with a rod of iron;  and He treads the wine press  of the fierce wrath of God,  the Almighty.

And on His robe  and on His thigh  He has a name written,  “KING OF KINGS,  AND LORD OF LORDS.”

We will learn the meaning of  “royalty”  when we see Jesus  for who He really is — the Eternal One,  who rules with true holiness,  righteousness,  a holy humility,  and a holy authority  that will judge us all.     If we haven’t bowed down to Him yet,  we surely will then.

We need  to pledge our allegiance to God’s rule  in our whole lives  right now,  while we still have breath,  because there is no other king  or ruler so worthy,  righteous,  and holy.     All the world leaders  who vaunt themselves now,  as being great,  will have to bow  to the “KING OF KINGS,  AND LORD OF LORDS”.

To whom do we pledge our allegiance?     Is he worthy?

Knowing Jesus is King,  Lord,  and Judge over all,  even right now,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  as our gentle King,  ride into our hearts and minds,  to rule in all righteousness,  that we might serve You now  and forever  to Your glory.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

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This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

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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