1: There Is A King
Posted: Thursday, May 29th, 2014Print
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Who is the King of kings? Join Martha as she discovers in the scriptures Jesus as John met Him on Patmos: King!
We know our Jesus as babe in the Christmas manger. Or as a Man in a rough homespun robe, walking in sandals. We behold Him as Bloodied Savior slain by his priests, as a Beautiful Man in white robe, rising to heaven.
These are our pictures of Him – our movies – because this is our containment of Him, safe and mild. This is our comprehension of Him, confined to our stilted understanding, and painted inside the lines of our limited revelation. We can only sketch Him as we see Him…by the portraits of His Visible Past. But for now, His throne is invisible. His crown seen only by an individual invitation to His own unveiling.
We do not know Him as He is…as He came to John on Patmos—in Splendor and in Terror. John – the one who laid on His breast, who drank of intimacy with the Man in the homespun robe, and was comfortable with Jesus as with a brother. This Patmos-Jesus of John’s encounter, laid him on the floor as a dead man!
Read carefully about your Gentle Savior:
I turned to see whose was the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands.
And in the midst of the lampstands (One) like a Son of Man, clothed with a robe which reached to His feet and with a girdle of gold about His breast. His head and His hair were white like white wool, (as white) as snow, and His eyes (flashed) like a flame of fire.
His feet glowed like burnished bright bronze as it is refined in a furnace and His voice was like the sound of many waters.
In His right hand He held seven stars, and from His mouth there came forth a sharp two-edged sword and His face was like the sun shining in full power at midday.
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as if dead.
Rev. 1:12-17 AMP
Christian, you serve a Monarch. Believer, the One you love is in Majesty, incomprehensible and dazzling. Yesterday He walked a common path and wore His crude robe of one piece. Yesterday He died, as would a common criminal at the hand of human envy. Yesterday He came as one without appeal, ordinary and easy-to-miss. Today He is King, King of Kings and of all kingdoms of kings. The Only King.
We need to know Him as He is: a King, fearsome in power, splendid in shining dominion. A King walking among the beaten lampstands of His Church, demanding His Holy Standard with threatening sovereignty.
Today He is Actual King, though hidden to the world’s kingdoms… Known only to His true subjects, He is KING! Tomorrow, all will see Him as He is, the manger empty, the cross…disappeared, the robe…cut in pieces and sold. Though ever true and mysteriously present, these appearances are finished…over.
Tomorrow, the world that ignores Him, will tremble with awe and groan with recognition that from all eternity past to all infinity future, Jesus Christ is King of All.
There is a King…and only One.
Copyright © 2001 Martha Kilpatrick, Kingdom of the Son of His Love