Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.Matthew 2:2
When the wise men saw the star that was prophesied in Micah 5:2, they were elated to know that the King of kings had finally arrived. Because they were looking for a King, they traveled to the Jewish capital city of Jerusalem and knocked on King Herod’s door. They were expecting an earthly Kingdom representative.
King Herod was troubled by their inquiry and felt threatened that another king was thought to be reigning in his dominion. He then mandated all boys age two and under to be killed. Jesus’ life was in danger not just at Calvary, but also from the very beginning.
Studying more deeply into Jesus being our king, I’ve learned that the Kingdom of God is not a democracy that is governed by the people for the people. Jesus, our humble king, came to earth to seek and save those who are lost, which was contrary to people’s expectations of having a military leader to free them from Roman oppression. Rather, Jesus demonstrates His spiritual jurisdiction by freeing people from the bondage of sin and by manifesting His power by performing miracles in the physical and spiritual realm.
When we operate as kingdom disciples, we will be used as a catalyst to tear down the kingdom of Satan and demonstrate the kingdom of God with power and authority.
Yes, there is a modern culture pervading family structures, educational institutions, and religious organizations with a message that is opposed to the word of God, but there is a Kingdom Culture that supersedes the things of this world.
We serve the King of kings and I desire to focus my energy on investing into God’s everlasting Kingdom. I am so thankful for Jesus, our King of kings!
Prayer: Lord, I desire You to reign on the throne of my heart. There are times when I focus too much on building my earthly kingdom, and for that I pray that You will forgive me. Help me to invest into eternity. Today, I worship You, the King of my heart, the King of the world, the King of kings.