111. Proclaim Jesus as King

Moses is still continuing with his speech and as he is, more and more life lessons are presented to us. Even though this speech is directly for the Israelites, we in the 21st century can still learn and benefit from it.

In Deuteronomy 4:32-40 Moses proclaims how great God is and that there is no other. He recounts the awesome miracles that God did and how God had helped the Israelites to come as far as they have. And in verse 39 he says:

"So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: The Lord is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other god!"

This made me realise once again how amazing our God is. He is God in heaven and He is God on earth. Everywhere He goes, He is God. And today is no different, even though it may feel as if another force is prevalent on the earth. I don't know about you, but sometimes I cannot help but feel that things are spinning out of control in our society. Women are raped, children are used as sex slaves, human trafficking is prevalent, corruption is at the order of the day, governments are not following God's ways, people are killed for their faith, the poor is only getting poorer and the rich richer, the internet is full of pornography and so I can go on. And when I see these things happening all around me, I cannot help but feel that God is not in control.

I actually have a whole CD on this topic. I ask the question whether God is in control or whether the devil is in control. But I don't have enough time to focus in detail on that today. Today however I want to console you and reassure you that God is still the God of heaven and the God of this earth as He was in the Old Testament. God never changes and is always the same. Jesus came to show us just that and with His death on the cross He obtained victory over the sinfulness of this world and the Father placed all things under His authority:

"Now He is above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else in this world or in the world to come. And God has put all things under the authority of Christ, and He gave Him this authority for the benefit of the church. And the church is His body; it is filled by Christ, Who fills everything everywhere with His presence." Ephesians 1:21-23

Notice that this authority was given to Jesus for the benefit of the church because we are His body. And remember when the Bible talks about the church, it means believers, not the physical building or congregation. And now this authority has been given for our benefit and what a responsibility it is. That means that we are now Jesus' hands and feet here on earth. I recently heard a song where the singer asks God when is He going to do something about this evil world? And then God answers, 'I already did, I created you."

And because He did we cannot participate in the evil of this world, we simply cannot. We are not allowed to read questionable magazines, we cannot look at pornography, we cannot dodge the tax collector, we cannot speak even a white lie, we cannot participate in corruption, we simply cannot. We need to be His body on this earth, walking around with His authority and helping where we can. But if sin still has a hold over us, we will slip and fall and not be the representatives that we are supposed to be.

We need to proclaim Jesus as King over this world and we should show the world what it means to follow the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. We need to attract them to a better world, one without pain and sorrow and one where we can all live in harmony. That is our purpose in life, make sure that you do not miss it!

Father thank you that You are in control. Thank you that we can know that. Thank you also that we can be part of the body of Christ. Please help us to be good representatives of Who You are and to let go of the sin that strangle us. We love You and want to proclaim You as King over our lives and King over our countries and the world. In Jesus' Name. Amen  

1 comment for “111. Proclaim Jesus as King”

  1. Gravatar of HenriHenri
    Posted Friday, 21 November 2014 at 11:39:11 AM

    There is an old saying: "for evil to flourish is that good men do nothing". We as christians need to be vigilant by the way we conduct our daily lives as well as speaking out against injustices in our society.

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