The King

02 Jan The King

The story of the Birth of Jesus is a story that most are familiar with. The three wise men, the evil king Herod, the manger, the star, and more! In the beginning of Matthew chapter 2, the three wise men asked a question that a lot of us are still asking today, “Where is the King?” 

Have you ever wondered why the United States doesn’t have a King? Is it because we simply do not have / want a monarchy, or did history pave its way for our nation? Or maybe it was because we are to have one King and one King only? It’s hard to understand why we as Americans, constantly try to create kings and queens for ourselves.

I believe we tend to worship and idolize the wrong king because we quickly forget that we are not of this kingdom.

 

Colossians 1:13-17 says,

           “For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.  The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

 

There are many kingdoms on this earth and two that are not of this earth. The two kingdoms that aren’t of this earth is the kingdom of darkness and the kingdom of Heaven. The kingdoms of this earth would range from politics, to media, to medical, to business, and more.

We are called to influence the kingdoms of this earth for the kingdom of Heaven.

“Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.

As this scripture in Colossians continues, we read that, “The Son is the image of the invisible God”. If we were created in the image of Christ, this means we are to be physical representations of God, just as Christ was. Now the question is, where is the King and what does He look like? Many people get a skewed vision of who God is and what He stands for. Scriptures are often taken out of context and misinterpreted which leaves people who don’t have a firm foundation in Christ, very confused or very hurt.

 

It’s time for us believers to demonstrate the love and compassion of Christ to a broken world, that they might come to know and receive Him.

 

To answer the question of: “Where is the King?” for everyone, the simple answer is: He is right there with you. Deuteronomy 31:8 says, “God is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t worry.” If you want to begin to see the manifestation of the Kingdom unfold in your lives, all you have to do is reach out to Him and seek Him first.

Pray this today: God, thank you for being the King in my life. Thank you for sending Your Son to be the image of You so that I may come to know and understand You more. I denounce any other idol, king, or queen that I have placed before You in my life and ask for forgiveness in doing so. Thank you Lord for being a loving, accepting, and forgiving God. Amen.

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