“And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.” (Zechariah 14:9)
Some would make the assumption through theological error that Christ Jesus is not yet King of the Kingdom of God.
Now as ridiculous as such a belief may sound, it must nevertheless be dealt with in a Scriptural fashion. If Christ Jesus is not yet King, then there would be no Kingdom; and if there is no Kingdom of God, then we’re still in the kingdom of darkness, dead in trespasses and sins. But thank the Lord, there is a Kingdom with a risen Savior sitting upon its throne, ruling and reigning with the rod of iron, as you will see in the Scriptures.
In the Book of Acts, we get the first accounts of the development of the Church after our Saviour ascended back into the heavenlies. In chapter two, after God pours out the Holy Ghost, the Apostle Peter stands in defense of the truth against the mockers of the people of God.
As he is preaching his message on the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Ghost leads him to touch on the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is proved by the following verses:
“Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.” (Acts 2:29)
“Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;” (Acts 2:30)
“He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.” (Acts 2:31)
What these Scriptures teach us is that the Apostles’ Doctrine has Christ Jesus seated on the throne of David, which is the Throne of the Lord (1 Chronicles 29:23). The Apostle Peter used these Old Testament verses to prove the fundamental doctrine of the Church of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ; which isn’t disputed by many in our modern-day churches. But little do they realize, when rejecting the Kingship of the Lord Jesus Christ, they are rejecting a fundamental doctrine of the faith, being the resurrection of the dead. If Christ be not risen from the dead, then our faith is vain and we are yet in our sins. (See 1 Corinthians 15:14-17.) Jesus Christ’s Resurrection is proven by the Old Testament passages of Scripture that seats the Seed of David on the throne; and to keep ourselves from erring from the faith, it is the writer’s Holy Spirit conviction that we stand in the Apostles’ Doctrine.
Another point of reference in the Scriptures that gives us clear indication that Jesus Christ is presently King of the Kingdom is found in 1 Timothy 1:17:
“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
In writing to his son in the faith, Paul tells Timothy that Christ is “King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God.” These verses point us back to our text passage concerning our Lord being the King over all the earth. When Christ Jesus rose from the dead, He swallowed up death in victory; defeating the prince of this world, even Satan; taking back the keys to death and hell. He is now ruling and reigning upon His Throne, as the Spirit and the bride say, come and drink of the water of life freely.
It is truly heart-breaking to see such beautiful spiritual truth rejected because of the blindness of hearts. To reject Christ in the position that He preeminently deserves is at the heart of all false teaching. We must get back to the Apostles’ Doctrine, and contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
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