“Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor questioned Him, saying, ‘Are you King of the Jews?’ And Jesus said to him, ‘It is as you say.’ Matthew 27:11
I love this passage. Jesus didn’t flinch and seek to save His life by swaying the governor to spare His life. He simply spoke the truth as He always had. Jesus never got in people’s faces seeking to persuade them of His legitimacy. The truth is always available for those who want to listen. The Truth is as Jesus spoke. The King and Kingdom are as you say and believe. The question remains, just what do you believe about the King and Kingdom?
Every Kingdom Has to Have a King
Right now Jesus is Lord. I know a lot of people would disagree with that statement. Nevertheless, Jesus is Lord of all. The Bible doesn’t say Jesus will eventually be Lord. The day will come when every knee will bow… Even though everyone is not worshiping Jesus, the truth is Jesus is currently Lord over everything. Why? Because God the Father has decreed it.
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.” Acts 2:36
Kingdoms Need Territories and a Constitution
The territory is the domain over which the King exercises total authority. All its resources and people are the personal property of the King. The King by right owns all and, therefore, is considered Lord over all.
The word “Lord” denotes ownership by right. The very name “Lord” is only given to one who is sovereign owner. The Bible reminds us: “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the word, and they that dwell therein.” (Psalm 24:1 KJV)
This is why Scripture calls us to be “good stewards” of all the resources of the Lord’s earth. Jesus even calls us to manage well our “talents”and “spiritual gifts”. One day we will all give account of that same stewardship.
The Constitution – A Royal Covenant
The Constitution is the covenant of a King with His citizenry and expresses the mind and will of the King for His citizens and the Kingdom. It constitutes the intent of the sovereign for His people and contains the benefits and privileges of the Kingdom. The constitution is the documented words of the
The Bible contains the constitution of the Kingdom of God (and more) which details His will and mind for His citizens. It would benefit us all greatly if we would STOP arguing over what IS and IS NOT Scripture and start obeying the Constitution of God.
- Do you believe that Jesus Christ is King and reigning today?
- Do you believe that Jesus has rights over everything and is Lord of all?
- Do you believe in God’s Constitution? Do you realize you are in a covenant of blood
with God through Jesus Christ?
- Have you realized all the benefits and privileges of God’s Kingdom?
- As a citizen, are you currently in favor with the King?
My goal is to get you to think more broadly about the Kingdom. We sometimes get stuck in our own world of church, small groups, and the Christian circles in which we live. Our Lord is bigger than this. Take a moment and mediate on the Kingdom God and your place in His Kingdom. It will change your life.