Return of the King

Have you ever wandered what it would be like to live under the rule of a king? Do you think it would be like the movies you see? Do you envision it being like modern day monarchies, with representation? Would you be surprised if it was neither of those?

Kingdoms have existed as monarchies for thousands of years. Some of them ruled by good kings or queens, while others have been ruthless. Some monarchs desire the best for their people, while others only desire to lord their position over their subjects.

There is a King who will rule forever. He is a not just a good king but a great King. He will rule with love, compassion, kindness, power, peace, and justice. He will not just rule one nation but every nation on earth will submit to His rule. His kingdom will extend to the ends of the earth. In fact, He will create a new heaven, new earth, and new Jerusalem.

Jesus has been crowned the King of kings, and yet, He is a king in waiting. He stands with the scepter in His hands, and yet, the time for His complete rule has not yet occurred. He will come with power and authority, eliminating His enemy, Satan, and set up His kingdom forever.

We sit in a time of waiting. We await His return. We wait for Him to implement His rule over all nations. We wait for God’s perfect timing to set up His throne amongst His people. We serve a rebellious King who is counter-cultural and will institute His kingdom of no fear, no tears, no loss, no frustration, no anger, no hatred, no crime. His kingdom will be a kingdom of love, joy, peace, awe, wonder, serving, worshiping, praising, eternity.

I pray we all look toward the return of our King. I pray we serve Him as He guides us in this life. I pray each one of us fully understand Jesus is King of kings and will institute His kingdom at the right time. Serve the King. Serve Jesus. Be a citizen of His kingdom. Accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. Wait patiently for His return.

Jeremiah 3:17 At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of the Lord, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of the Lord. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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