Jesus the King
Acts 17: 7
“These men who have caused trouble all over the world have now come here, 7 and Jason has welcomed them into his house. They are all defying Caesar’s decrees, saying that there is another king, one called Jesus.”
There is another king. They were right. It was a correct accusation. The believers were announcing this. There is another king! His name is Jesus!
Philippians 2: 9-10 “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.”
|Sing we the King who is coming to reign,
Glory to Jesus, the Lamb that was slain;
Righteousness, peace then His empire shall bring,
Joy to the nations when Jesus is King.
|Come let us sing: Praise to our King,
Jesus our King, Jesus our King:
This is our song, who to Jesus belong:
Glory to Jesus, to Jesus our King.
Colossians 1:14-17 “In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 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. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
Jesus is the redeemer, the creator and the sustainer of life!
Jesus has power over nature.
He has power over demons.
He has power over sickness.
He has power over sin.
He has power over death.
Today storms can be stilled, demons can be cast out, sicknesses can be healed, sins forgiven, death can be overcome.
The Old Testament speaks of God as:
Jehovah-tsidkenu (Jer 23:5-6 God our righteousness) = This name reveals how only He can restore mankind to Himself. This name is found in Jesus.
Jehovak-m’kaddesh (Lev 20:8 The Lord who sanctifies) = He lives within us to empower us to live holy lives. This name is found in Jesus.
Jehovah-Shalom (judges 6:24 God is Peace) = God has brought peace and contentment and satisfaction between Himself and us. This name is found in Jesus.
Jehovah-Rophe (Isaiah 53 God heals) = He cures or heals not only in physical terms but spiritual and moral. This name is found in Jesus.
Jehovah-Jireh (Genesis 22:14 The Lord who sees) = He knows our needs and makes provision. This name is found in Jesus.
Jehovak-nissi (Exodus 17:18 God my banner) = God is our battle deliverer. This name is found in Jesus.
Jehovah-rohi (Psalm 23 God my Shepherd) = He feeds, leads, protects and cares for us. This name is found in Jesus.
All these names are found in Jesus. Yes, He is another king. But the truth is, He is the only King. He is the King of Kings. And you wake to His presence every day!