Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Lord of Lords

 Scripture:  Revelation 19 v 11 - 16: "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

12  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."

Unique in the Universe is the One we follow in the paths of salvation.  There is no other who can save our souls, forgive our sins, restore us to full stature and love us so freely.  He is the LORD OF LORDS!  HE IS THE KING OF KINGS!  His name is Jesus, Son of the Living God.

He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, He is perfection, absolutely Holy.  We are so privileged to know Him.  We are being changed to be like Him.  Are we changing quickly enough?  Are we resisting change to rather fit in with worldly friends?  

He is Jehovah Rapha.....The Lord who heals us.  Everyone He ever touched on Earth was healed and delivered from demons.  He didn't check if there were any strangers or other faiths in the crowd.  He healed them all.  Hard to argue with success.

I was helping a blind physiotherapist a while back.  I used to drive him to various hospitals to help those with lung infections like TB and Emphysema.  We had returned to his home and an Indian couple were waiting for treatment.  

She was in pain in her neck and shoulder.  I took her to one side and said I could pray for her.  She said she believed in Lord Krishna, Hindu God.  I told her that Jesus was the Lord of Lords so Krishna was subject to Him.  She agreed for prayer and Jesus healed her.  I often wonder if it opened her heart to seek His face too.

We are ambassadors for a mighty Kingdom that will never end.  We have only scratched the surface of its might and splendour.  We need to portray our Kingdom in a beautiful light by the way we live, love, dress, speak and behave.  At home and everywhere we go.  People should notice that we are different from the world and desire that difference in their own lives.

We belong to the Lord of Lords.  He bought us with His own Blood and gave us free will to follow Him or not.  If we don't read the Bible enough we will not know what He likes, loves or dislikes.  How does He treat the poor?  He really didn't like the Pharisees, Jewish Priesthood, calling them hypocrites full of dead men's bones.

He hated the moneylenders outside the Temple in Jerusalem. He overthrew their tables and all their profits went flying into the dirt.  He had compassion on the woman about to be stoned by sinners for being caught in adultery.  Always wondered where the man she was caught with was hidden. Why wasn't he being stoned too?

Daniel 7 v 13 - 14: "I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
14  And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed."

Daniel saw the Lord in His true light and honoured Him all his days.  He left a legacy of glory for us to examine and learn about the coming of Jesus 2000 years ago plus things like his 70 weeks prophecy which reaches into the end times.  

There are 333 Old Testament prophecies that were all fulfilled in One Man, Jesus Christ.  Prophecies spanning 3000 years by over forty different people, that all came true.  He was so powerful that His birth changed our calender into B.C. and AD.  Before and after He came.  How do we calculate the odds on the fulfilment of 333 prophecies being wrong?  

Strange how so many can just dismiss Him or blaspheme His name or persecute Him.  Or persecute His followers.  There is no other name but Jesus by which mankind can be saved.  No amount of persecution can change the facts of His reality.  Let us rejoice and sing praises to the Great I AM.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, we are Your children and Your wonderful Son created us then bought us back out of the hands of our enemy with His own Blood.  So we are twice His.  And very thankful.  Give us the ability to draw in those who are watching and waiting for us to tell them.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.