Of the 206 sovereign nations of the world, there are currently forty-three where the head of state is a monarch. Have you ever met one of them? Would you like to?
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In the later years of Queen Elizabeth’s life most people could easily name the world’s longest-serving living monarch. With her passing, that place fell to Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei. Yet it’s unlikely that you’ve ever heard of him. Of course, that doesn’t change anything; his reign is unaffected by our lack of knowledge. But there’s actually a different person who can lay claim to the title of the world’s longest-serving living monarch.
Today is celebrated as the Feast of Christ the King in many Christian traditions. It’s the final Sunday of the church calendar. Next Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent, and the Church begins its year anew. With a reign measured in millennia instead of days, Christ gets the title hands down.
Today’s verse proclaims UPON HIS ROBE AT HIS THIGH WAS WRITTEN THIS TITLE: KING OF ALL KINGS AND LORD OF ALL LORDS
As I considered today’s importance, my mind was drawn to a famous message originally preached by the late Dr. S.M. Lockridge in which he describes the characteristics of Jesus, the King of Kings. I don’t often include lengthy quotes, but I couldn’t say it better than he did, and King Jesus deserves the best possible description.
The Bible says my king is the King of the Jews,
He’s the King of Israel, He’s the King of Righteousness,
He’s the King of the ages, He’s the King of the Heaven,
He’s the King of Glory,
He’s the King of Kings and He’s the Lord of Lords, that’s my king.
I wonder do you know him?
My king is a sovereign king no means of measure can define He’s
limitless Love, He’s enduringly Strong, He’s entirely Sincere,
He’s eternally Steadfast, He’s immortally Graceful,
He’s imperially Powerful, He’s impartially Merciful,
Do you know Him?
He’s the greatest phenomenon that has ever crossed the horizon of this world,
He’s God’s Son, He’s the sinners Savior,
He’s the Centerpiece of Civilization,
He’s unparalleled, He’s Unprecedented,
He’s the Loftiest idea in literature,
He’s the highest personality in philosophy,
He’s the fundamental doctrine of true theology,
He’s the only one Qualified to be an All Sufficient Savior.
I wonder if you know Him today?
He supplies Strength to the weak,
He’s available for the tempted and the tried,
He Sympathizes and He Saves, He Strengthens and Sustains,
He Guards and He Guides, He Heals the sick, He Cleansed the Lepers,
He Forgives Sinners, He Discharges Debtors, He Delivers the Captive,
He defends the feeble, He Blesses the young,
He serves the unfortunate, He regards the aged,
He rewards the Diligent and He beautifies the meek.
I wonder if you know Him?
He’s the Key to Knowledge, He’s the Wellspring of Wisdom,
He’s the doorway of Deliverance, He’s the Pathway of Peace,
He’s the Roadway of Righteousness,
He’s the Highway of Holiness, He’s the Gateway of Glory.
Do You know Him?
His Life is Matchless, His Goodness is Limitless,
His Mercy is Everlasting, His Love never changes,
His Word is Enough, His Grace is Sufficient,
His Reign is Righteous, His yoke is easy and His Burden is Light.
I wish I could describe Him but yet He’s Indescribable,
He’s Incomprehensible, He’s Invincible, He’s Irresistible.
You can’t get Him out of your Mind,
You can’t get Him off of your hand,
you can’t outlive Him and you can’t live without Him.
Well the Pharisees couldn’t stand Him but they found out they couldn’t stop Him,
Pilate couldn’t find any fault in Him,
Herod couldn’t kill Him,
Death couldn’t handle Him and the grave couldn’t hold Him
That’s my King
That’s my King!
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Only one question remains — Would you like to meet the King?
I’d love to introduce you. If you want to meet Him, just message me.