2 Samuel 7:12-16 – Jesus Born to Be King

Jesus Christ was born to be King. His salvation and His Kingdom apply to present-world problems. But His kingship also has future implications. The sovereignty of Jesus Christ extends in an unbroken line throughout the ages. Hidden from view now, He will come again, according to the Scriptures, in God’s time, and He will reign in righteousness.
From His very birth Christ was recognized as King. Something about Him inspired allegiance, loyalty and homage. Wise men brought Him gifts. Shepherds fell down and worshiped Him. And angels, knowing more than men that He was truly King, became celestial minstrels before His manger throne. Herod, realizing that there is never room for two thrones in one kingdom, sought Jesus’ life.
The Old Testament promises the coming not only of a deliverer and sin-bearer but also the coming of the King. This King had been eagerly expected, hoped for and prayed for by the pious in Israel.
By virtue of His kingly office, He was the only one in Heaven qualified to redeem a lost world. Had Jesus Christ been less than He was, He could not have made atonement for our sins. Fully aware of our inability to pay the price of redemption, Jesus Christ gave Himself as a ransom for us.
The Bible teaches that tomorrow Christ will be the King of kings and Lord of lords. There is an hour in God’s time when Christ will return to this world. The Bible is clear in declaring that Christ will some day return.
Every king has a coronation. The Bible speaks of the marriage supper of the Lamb, which will be the coronation of Jesus Christ. What a sight that will be! All of us who have acknowledged Him as King here will be there in that day. My reservation is made. My seat is being saved at the marriage supper of the Lamb. My ticket is in my heart. It is the ticket to the greatest banquet of all time, paid for by the blood of Christ upon the cross. The only thing that it cost me was my sins. I gladly renounce them and pay allegiance to the King of kings before Whom I some day shall stand to give an account of my stewardship on earth.

Billy Graham

Read 2 Samuel 7:12-16. What difference does it make to how we live our lives to recognize the fact that from the beginning Jesus’ birth was about him establishing himself as King over an eternal kingdom? How well do you live in light of this reality?

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Posted on: December 21, 2017 - 10:00PM

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