Jesus is King.
King over America.
And not just King in some hyper-spiritual, intangible “out there” sense in some (safely) distant heaven or in some (safely) future kingdom. Not in some way that limits Him to church buildings or to choir lofts or to the precious little hearts of His sheep.
Nope, He is Lord right here and right now over every physical thing that you can see, touch, taste, smell, and ponder…including America.
He owns it all.
And He’s in the process of purging all rebellion against His rule, restoring all of His creation even as you read these words through the power of His Gospel-fueled Great Commision. (See: Christ really is conquering EVERYTHING. How cool is that?)
So this King title is what you might call “a big deal”.
Even in politics.
Especially in politics.
As we approach tonight’s big Republican “debate” and begin once again to make our way down the well-worn System-serving path we’re programmed to travel each four years here in the “land of the free” and the home of the NSA, it seems like a good time to remind ourselves and our countrymen who, exactly, is really in charge around here.
And that’d be Jesus.
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All authority on earth has been given to Him:
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
~ Matthew 28:18 (emphasis added)
Please notice the past tense there.
He commands our obedience to all that He has lovingly revealed of His Nature in His perfect Word:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
~ Matthew 28:19-20 (emphasis added)
He commands us to take every legal, political, governmental, artistic, and educational thought and pursuit completely captive to Him:
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ
~ 2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV)
To this end, He has provided us with His Spirit and His perfect, sufficient Word, which has even more than we need to rightly understand, define, and pursue any “good work” anywhere or in any realm of in His creation, including art, law, politics, economics, science, language, and everything else:
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (emphasis added)
So as we listen to the “debates”, ads, speeches, spin, and System-generated talk radio saturation, let us remember that we have been placed here in this time not to fear and obey men, but to fear and obey the Lord.
Let us remember who rules.
Let us then think and act in accordance with that reality, all by God’s grace, all for His glory, and all to our eternal benefit.
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God doesn't need your campaigning, either. Repent of dead works and believe the gospel.
God doesn't need anything or anyone.
His Gospel-fueled Great Commission – which touches every area of life (including politics, of course) and proclaims His lordship in every realm of His creation – is a mission entirely of His grace, not out of His necessity.
That said, those who pitch a phony little non-Lord Jesus and, through that pathetic counterfeit Christ, an abandonment of (or even opposition to) the true Gospel-fueled Great Commission, are just the sort of lawless, false-converts that Jesus addresses in Matthew 7:
"“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’" – Jesus (as recorded in Matthew 7:21-23)
Christ IS King, and he WILL rule what is left of this world. Glory to GOD in the highest. His will be done.
You can say that Christ is King, but this lot of "Christians" won't believe it. I'm sick of the whole bunch of them personally. I haven't set foot in a 'church' literally in years because of all the garbage teaching. How does one get it through these thick-headed pseudo-Believers' skulls that Christ IS King? I suspect it will take being invaded by a foreign power, or perhaps an economic collapse, but that's just me. What do I know after all?