SATURDAY, JANUARY 15
Scripture: Revelation 1:5,6
Since the fruit of the Kingly Christ is in the book of Revelation, Revelation 1:5,6 says, “…and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth, To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Jesus rules over the kings of the earth and He has made us kings and priests to our God. We are much more developed on the Priestly side than we are on the Kingly. Like the church at Galatia we have some growing to do. We can talk about Jesus the Savior. We can talk about the Jesus who asks us at times to turn the other cheek when we want to win people. But we are missing a vital dimension of the character of Jesus. Many of us do not represent the Kingly Christ. We can call down the sword in faith. Jesus made us kings and we are not living up to it. That is the problem. A king rules righteously by both judging and if needed making war. That is what kings do! That is what King Jesus does in Revelation 19:11. If we cannot judge and war with Him, we are not representing Jesus the King. No wonder Paul had doubts about the Galatians. Does Jesus have doubts about us? The good news is Paul did not stop there. He said, OK I may have doubts about you but that just means I have to labor again. I have to go back through the elementary principles of who God is. We need to go back to basics. It is time to start at the beginning so we can all represent the King!