Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
-Jesus was accused of treason & the punishment was crucifixion. He rightly answered Pilate that He was King, of course by birthright & for this reason He was born. During His birth, wise men recognised Him as King of Jews & followed the star in the East to worship Him. This scared Herod & all Jerusalem (Mat 2:2-3). Jesus was therefore culpable for treason since Heron was king. Jesus said that He is King but not of this world & those who live in truth hear His voice.
-King in Hebrew is written as melek & it means monarch, sovereign & emperor. Kings have the following attributes: – they inherit kingdoms through birth right, their glory is expressed through his nature & their reputation is determined by the state of citizens, their word becomes law in their kingdom, their power is absolute & their decrees are sovereign.
-When Samuel became old & it was time to hand over his judgment role to his children who did not live according to Gods will. They were not responsible enough thus the people demanded for a physical king which was a sign that they rejected God as their King. According to king Solomon, God should be feared & the earthly king respected. In Gods divine mission for us, He made us kings & priests to operate as His son’s in His kingdom model; that we may serve Him alone. This having been revealed by John in his vision by twenty four elders & four cherubim who offered praise to God & prayers of saints in form of burned incense. The same cherubim have four faces representing the kings present in Gods creation on earth. The eagle is the king of the bird kingdom, lion is the king of the jungle, ox is the king of domestic animals & man is king & priest to God with dominion over all the earth. This vision exposes the redemption work of Christ to us out of every tribe, tongue, people & nation by His precious blood. He has freed us from all bondage in His love for us that we may express the same love for Him, our neighbour & enemies. David was king of Israel & exhibited characteristics of a priest. He understood clearly the power of prayer & praise that God was always present in his life & led his kingdom. Just like king David, we are called to offer our bodies as living sacrifices pleasing to God in priesthood & exercise kingship in dominion by prayer, praise & love.
-Abba Father our King, Your power is absolute & decrees sovereign, we worship You in spirit & truth. We offer our bodies as living sacrifices pleasing to You, help us to live according to Your will. We are kings to You, give us love that we may share it & dominate the earth by Your guidance. Come to our aid we humbly beseech You, Father. Hear our prayers & supplications from the bottom our hearts. We give You all the glory, honour & praise, King of kings & Lord of lords. Amen
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