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King Jesus!

And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. 

And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:37-40

The moment Jesus was born to be the Savior and King of the world, he was sought after to be defeated, rejected, criticized, and killed.

I don’t think we are living in very different days.

We live in a Burger King type of mindset where we think that “We rule” and “We can have it our way.”

God is rarely first. Many times, he is last…. and that is only if we have time for Him at the end of our day. Many times our snooze buttons have moved Him out of first place because we value late nights more than early mornings. 

If we are not intentional about first, He will always be last.

Anytime we place ourselves, a possession, a relationship, a job, an investment, or anything else in the first position, we are dethroning Jesus as King

There is nothing wrong in any of those items I just mentioned…. nothing! The problem with any of them is when they become first, and God becomes second, or third, or fourth.

Let me put it this way: when those things become king of our lives, and Jesus becomes second… You and I have now dethroned Him.

We have now become like Herod, the Pharisees and others… and we have defeated, rejected, criticized and crucified him afresh!

The ONLY way to change that position is to dethrone the very thing that dethroned Jesus.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

In this chapter, Jesus is clear, the unbelievers that seek these things worry about how their basic necessities will be met. He continues to tell them to take no thought of tomorrow because tomorrow will take care of itself.

What Jesus is saying is, “When I am your King…. when I rule in your life…. when it is done my way….you have nothing to worry about.”

And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. 

And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:37-40

Guzik writes, “The crowd’s praise made Jesus’ enemies uncomfortable; it made them object to the praise being offered. It made them know they were being defeated.

Their praise was filled with remembrance. They remembered all the mighty works they saw Jesus do such as the raising of Lazarus from the dead.  They told of the great things God had done in their life.

A great indictment against much of our praise is that it is mindless. We do not have anything specific in our minds that we praise God for, things that we have seen Him do in our lives. Anyone who says, ‘Praise the Lord!’ should be able to answer this question: ‘Praise Him for what?’”

Making Jesus King and Lord of our life will make our enemies uncomfortable. They will criticize how you live, how you talk, how you act…. all because Jesus is King of our life.

The world will not understand how you prioritize the King and how you prioritize living in His Kingdom.

The world will not understand your praise nor how you worship.

Everyone will worship something, the choice is ours today. Will it be King Jesus?

Will He be Lord of your life? 

Let’s crown Him King!

Kent Elliott

Senior Pastor | Faith Tabernacle | Manchester, CT

Sr Pastor at Faith Tabernacle / President & Lead Consultant, FAITHWORKS Image Consulting. Husband to Crystal & father to Kaylea, Johnny (SIL) & Chase.

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