|BEHOLD YOUR KING !!|
Our Bible Study teacher was reminding us of the Table of Show Bread with its ornate crowns around the top of the table. The crowns represented Jesus being crowned King.
The table itself was made of Acacia wood. The Acacia tree has large spikes that it has been thought were crafted into a crown of thorns when Jesus was crucified. From my notes I present an edited lesson for you.
Today our teacher wanted to emphasize Jesus as King of Kings, and because of what he did, he has made us kings and priests in His Kingdom.
David asks; Who is He? Psalms 24:8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
In John chapter 18 Pilot asked Jesus: “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world: To this end was I born, and for this cause I came into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth
After Jesus was beaten the soldiers made fun of Him by mocking, putting a purple robe on him, a crown of thorns, and laughing saying “Hail, King of the Jews!”
Pilot presented Him to the people saying to the Jews, Behold your King! But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him.
Jesus paid the supreme price, giving His life for us so that we might be saved. All that happened was fulfillment of Old Testament prophesies.
The prophets of old said: Zachariah 14:9 And the LORD will be king over all the earth; in that day the LORD will be the only one, and His name the only one.
In Exodus chapter 19, God told the Children of Israel to remember what he had done to the Egyptians as He delivered them out from under bondage - - now obey me and keep my covenant and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
David reminded us that those who desire to shall stand in His holy place must come with clean hands, and a pure heart; that has not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
The enemy attacks our thoughts, so we are to protect our heart and think on things that please God. We can learn to walk daily in repentance as the Holy Spirit brings to our mind, things that need to be changed. Pay attention and be obedient.
1 Timothy chapter 6, Paul advised us to be content with what ever situation we find ourselves in; to practice gratitude and being thankful for God’s blessings. Money in its self is not wrong, but Paul warned to guard against the “love of money.” Being “rich” is not a sin, but if you are blessed financially do not be high minded and haughty; but be ready to distribute to those in need. You will be storing up treasures in heaven by doing so.
It is okay to clean up, dress up, but not to be puffed up. God is pleased with a heart that loves and is kind, but sometimes we need the Holy Spirit to teach us.
John was imprisoned on the Isle of Patmos, and while there he received visions and messages from God. Revelations 1:5-6 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loves us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And has made us a kingdom and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Jesus has given us dominion and authority and as it says in Revelations 5:10 And have made us unto our God a kingdom and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
We are to rule and reign over our self and our household with wisdom and grace realizing that we are called to act as royalty in all our behavior.
Romans 5:17 For if by one man's offense death reigned by one; much more they who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a called out people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Consider what Jesus has accomplished for you; Who He is, and Who we are in Him.