...Let Earth Receive Her King".
I recall as a small girl singing that chorus to a Christmas carol. Little did I know the significance of that statement. Today I am thinking of my King Christ Jesus and his rule over this earth and I would like to share my feelings of gratitude and love for him with you my readers.
For most of my life I lived in what the Bible refers to as darkness alienated from Jehovah God (Isaiah 42:7), unable to see the truth about Jesus. Jesus was depicted in many different ways to me, for instance, during Easter and for most of the year I saw Jesus hanging on a cross looking down at me with a saddened and agonizing stare. However, by the end of the year at Christmas he became an angelic helpless infant lying in a manger in the nativity scene. So I never gave it much thought as I sang along with others the Christmas carol mentioned at the beginning. I imagined as most do that the composer was referring to Jesus miraculous birth to the earth, and he or she probably was. Thanks to Jehovah I have learned through a personal Bible study that Jesus is not hanging on a cross or any object and that he is far from being an infant, he is as the Bible teaches a mighty King in Heaven who is sitting on a throne over the earth. Since learning this bible truth, I have been actively involved in a worldwide teaching campaign. I go door to door wholeheartedly teaching others about the rightful leader of humankind. The world is looking for superhuman leaders and refuses to acknowledge Jehovah's appointed leader Jesus. Why is it they miss the true significance of Jesus rulership over the earth? When did his rule begin? and Where is he ruling from?
First, what is the true significance of Jesus rulership over the earth? Believe it or not it was promised by Jehovah to King David known as the "Davidic Covenant" that Jesus would be a King in the manner of David to time indefinite.
Jehovah went on to make this covenant with David: “Your house and your kingdom will certainly be steadfast to time indefinite before you; your very throne will become one firmly established to time indefinite.” (2 Samuel 7:16) Plainly, God was thus establishing a kingly dynasty for Israel in David’s family. It was not to be just a constant succession of Davidic kings. Eventually, someone in David’s line would come to rule “to time indefinite, and his throne [would be] as the sun in front of [God].”—Psalm 89:20, 29, 34-36; Isaiah 55:3, 4.
It is evident, then, that the Davidic covenant further narrowed down the line of the Seed. Even the first-century Jews realized that the Messiah would have to be a descendant of David. (John 7:41, 42) Jesus Christ, the primary part of the seed of the Abrahamic covenant, qualified to become the permanent Heir of this Davidic Kingdom, as an angel testified. (Luke 1:31-33) Jesus thus gained the right to rule over the Promised Land, the earthly realm over which David had reigned. This should increase our confidence in Jesus; he rules, not by illegal usurpation, but through an established legal arrangement, a divine covenant. (Refr. w89 2/1 pp.14-15 para. 21-22).
Also, Jesus rulership is referred to as a heavenly government or the Kingdom of God. This brings me to another point, most of us can recite the Lord's prayer (Matt. 6:9-13)by memory. How many of us though can identify the Kingdom Jesus was teaching his disciples to pray for? Honestly I never gave it much thought myself until I studied the Bible and learned that the Kingdom of God is an actual government. It has a designated ruler or in this case a King Jesus Christ who will bring about peaceful conditions to the earth. Jesus rulership is not visible to earth's inhabitants in a physical way, since he is ruling from heaven. In other words Jesus is affecting the affairs of humankind from the spirit realm. No one nor any enemy including Satan can thwart his rulership. He is out of their reach, yet they are not out of his. Soon he will administrate his authority over all the affairs of mankind and will demonstrate his God-given power over all the governments ruling on the earth. They will all have to submit to his rulership or be annihilated forever at the Great War of GOD Almighty Jehovah the war known as Armageddon. It is at Jehovah's appointed time that he will give Jesus the command to go conquering all who refuse to obey and submit to Christ rulership.
Surprisingly, many are unaware of Jesus rulership and that he has been ruling for some time now since 1914, 96 years. He has more power now than when he lived on earth as a human. At that time he controlled the natural forces, he cured the sick and resurrected the dead, how much more can he do as a spirit Leader in Heaven. Furthermore, Jesus rules out of love for humankind and desires to give them true peace and security forever. He loves and always obeys Jehovah his Father and Exemplar. What a beautiful King Jehovah has given us to lead us to eternal life, my heart is full of love for Him and His Son my Lord and King Christ Jesus.
Sadly though many today do not recognze Jesus as thier Leader and ignore the visible signs given to the disciples by Jesus found at Matt. 24:3-14. They are fulfilling the prophecy that Jesus himself made at Matt.24:37-39, not caring and overly consumed with their own selfish lives to pay any attention to the world scene around them. They are presumptuous and expect a miraculous delivery from Jesus whom they think they are worshipping. ( note Matt. 7:21-23). In addition, they have ignored the will of Jehovah the God and Father of Jesus Christ whom they do not know nor desire to know. The visible signs of Jesus rulership are not visible with the naked eye as many suppose, no they are visible only with the eyes of discernment. In order to understand and see the presence of Jesus as King one must come to an accurate knowledge of Jehovah and HIS inspired Word. If you would like to learn more of Jesus role as King of God's Kingdom contact the nearest Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses or visit them at www.jw.org. Taking in this true knowledge about Jesus present identity is vital and it means coming out of the darkness and into the light of truth, please do not delay!
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