OUR NEED FOR A KING

OUR NEED FOR A KING- Lets discuss the spiritual truths about our KING-stonegableblog.com
 
 
Let’s talk about our KING! Yes, we have one. And even if many people don’t recognize Him, he still is KING… OF EVERYTHING including us!!!
The bible is replete with scripture that identifies and shows us just who our King is and what He has done for us!  One of my favorite biblical books for giving us a wonderful view of Jesus as King is the book of Matthew!
 This book is so full of the imagery of the “kingdom of God” and what this everlasting kingdom will be like… no wonder the theme of Matthew is “behold, the KING OF THE JEWS”… for every kingdom needs a king!
 The Jews of Jesus day knew that there would be a time when they were no longer under the bondage of another nation and they would have a kingdom that would have no end… and that it would be ruled by a great KING. 
 
 

I think it is hard for us as 21st century modern western philosophical thinkers to relate to the words and customs of the 1st century ancient oriental orthodox world that the book of Matthew was written in.  So much of the history, background, and mindset of the time needs to be understood to fully get a grasp the weight of why the Jews… and all of us need a king…
 
 In the world of Jesus’ time and before all nations were headed by a king or queen or someone who was in complete charge. A king was responsible for the people. The kings word was final. The decisions about war and allegiances and taxes and land rights and slavery and justice and judgement and the minutiae of the day to day was in the king’s hands. Life itself was in the king’s hands!
 
How well the people of a land fared was directly related to how the king ruled. There were some good kings… but mostly kings gave themselves over to their wanton and selfish ways. When things got so bad in a kingdom the people could not “vote” their king out… usually when things got to the tipping point the king would be assassinated or occasionally booted out of the country.
 
But a bad king was better, most of the time, than no king at all. Anarchy is a more than horrible thing…worse than having no king. Without a king a country would fall easy prey to another country’s king and their lot was unspeakable!
 
People were always longing for a just, merciful concerned king. One who would be a champion for the little people of the nation! There was no such thing as “upward mobility” or a “self-made man”. A woman’s lot in life was more grim yet. The masses needed a king who would put them first and elevate their station and situation.
 
They needed a king who would rule with a fist of iron in justice and pour mercy and love out to all the people of the land! One that would rule a kingdom in which everyone would do well and serve the king out of their grateful hearts. A trustworthy king… a faithful king… a servant king!
 
God has just the “man” for the job!
 
He is called the MESSIAH… and CHRIST!
 
 He called himself…
 “THE SON OF MAN”.
 
He was and is the SON OF GOD… Jesus!
 
He is EMANUEL… GOD WITH US!
 
Jesus has the authority, the lineage, the right, the will and the desire to be this great KING.
 
He is coming… and will rule and reign on planet earth. HE will set things straight, the way God had originally intended! He will be completely just and completely merciful and completely loving… perfection in every way! All the subjects of the kingdom will live in complete peace, having everything they need, not in fear of war or want, serving the king with unending joy!
 
He is KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS! (Rev 19:16)
 
A king needs a kingdom.. and a kingdom is filled with people. Those people are the king’s subjects. Are you one?
 
My very very favorite description of this  KING is from Dr.SM Lockridge. He describes MY KING in a way that pierces my heart. I cannot watch it without being a puddle of grateful tears. It brings me to my knees in love and allegiance…

Please, please I  beg you to take time to watch this video and share it if you are moved to… DO YOU KNOW MY KING? I pray that you do!

  

35 Comments

  1. Never heard it this way before. Gives me chills! Thank you for bringing this to us this Sunday!! Feeling blessed. You have a blessed day also!

  2. I am blessed each and every Sunday when I read your post. Thank you for sharing your heart each Sunday. Friday, there is an awesome movie coming out. War Room is about the power of pray!! It will be a great movie to see next weekend.

  3. I’ve been following your blog for quite a while and I must say it’s beautiful in many ways. This tops them all–to be grateful for the King of Kings, in our lives, Jesus Christ the Son of God. Blessings to everyone!!

  4. Yvonne,
    Some Sunday’s I do not make it to church,and I try to find and watch or read about OUR KING!.
    This was fantastic. I always enjoy your Sunday messages. I feel you explain things to people in a easy way and make it more understandable to those who may question. This passage this morning brought tears to my eyes. And THIS IS EXACTLY what our kingdom on earth needs right now. (Btw, if you do not teach a Sunday school class, you need to). This was so powerful yet easy to comprehend. Thank you for sharing! I loved it!

  5. How awesome HE is! Thanks for sharing this with us. I am humbled when I realize HE called ME and that I am a citizen of HIS kingdom. Praise the Lord!

  6. Knowing the truth sets us free to serve the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Thank you, Yvonne. I look forward to your devotional thoughts each Sunday.
    A sister in Christ,
    Sherry

  7. Yvonne, I so look forward to your Sunday post, your knowledge of the Bible is most rewarding, I feel God has placed you here to write and bring forth his message in a very unique way. Thank You and May God Bless You and Your Family.

  8. AMEN,,, Thank you Sister for spreading the gospel of the KING this Sunday!!!! I love every Sunday reading your blog to read about the “ALMIGHTY” This video was great……tears of joy!!!! Love you, Sister

  9. Yes He is my King!! Yvonne, I can’t wait until Sunday’s to see what you have in store for us. You are such a blessing and it humbles me so much. Amazing video!

  10. I love that sermon! It gives me chills every time I watch it. And I feel like you, humbled and brought to my knees over the mercy and love of my King! Have you listened to the full sermon? Very good.

  11. AWESOME… TRULY BEAUTIFUL.. SUCH ENTHUSIASM IN THE VOICE OF THIS MAN… WHO SPEAKS ABOUT THE GREAT. ” I AM”.. WE TRULY NEED THE GRACE OF GOD.. EVERY SECOND OF OUR LIVES..AND I THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS! WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS…WITH LOVE AND HUGS, JUDY

  12. Thank you for sharing your heart and sharing our beautiful ‘Jesus’ we are truly blessed each and every day ❤️

  13. Your Sunday posts are always such a blessing! Thanks so much for sharing them! How amazing to think, that with all that is so broken in our world today, Jesus, our King, will make it alright! Very reassuring! ~Rhonda

    PS… Wanted to let you know, I came across your post on Knob Pumpkins. Made a few, with a little different twist, but shared my inspiration source (your post)! 🙂

  14. I heard & saw this video a few Easters ago, at the end of the church service….you could have heard a pin drop in that building! Very powerful & meaningful.

  15. I love the line, “centerpiece of society”. How I pray that more people would feel that way. Thank you for sharing this! Many blessings.

  16. I thank the Lord everyday that he has brought you into our lives, you are such a wonderful example for all of us. Never leave us ,you are the one who blesses our hearts. It’s like we have known you forever. We LOVE YOU so much and will have the rest of eternity to be dear friends

  17. Love your Blog and love your Sunday morning inspirations. What a joy to witness your love and your sharing of The Gospel of Jesus Christ. What a blessing to read your boldness for our King. May God bless you and give you a mighty platform for Him.
    Vicki

  18. Could listen to this every day! I heard this sermon live over 35 years ago from Dr. Lockeridge as a student at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
    Thank you dear one for sharing.

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