The Glorious Divine

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Rebellious nations rage,
But their plots are in vain,
Though politicians scheme and plan,
And spin like hurricanes.

For high upon a throne,
Sits One from David’s line,
He laughs at them and speaks His wrath,
The Glorious Divine.

The Father made His will,
And gave all to the Son,
Nations are His inheritance,
Ruled by a hand of iron.

All rulers of the earth,
Come tremble and revere,
Bow down and kiss the Holy One,
Submit to Him in fear.

For high upon His throne,
Christ shall reign for all time,
And blessed are those saved by Him,
The Glorious Divine.

Behind the lines

Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.”

I will tell of the decree: The LORD said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (Psalm 2 ESV)

Jesus Christ is the Offspring of David and God’s Anointed Son. God’s covenant promise to David of an everlasting throne (2 Samuel 7:16, 1 Kings 8:25, Psalm 89:29, Jeremiah 33:17) was fulfilled by Christ.

Is Christ your King?

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The Key

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I carry an old key that no lock needs,
Yet it opens any door,
If I’m standing and it doesn’t quite fit,
I’ve learned to kneel on the floor.

It grants me passage to a holy place,
Where seraphim dare to fly,
But once again I bravely enter in,
The throne room of Jesus Christ.

Behind the lines

[14] Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. [15] For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. [16] Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:14-16 ESV).

Behold Your King

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They beat Him savagely,
Mocked Him in all their scorn,
They crowned Him King with twisted thorns.
They dressed Him in purple,
A royal robe of spite,
Is this your King? “No, crucify!”

Behold the Man! Behold your King!
Suffering…

He is the King of glory,
Son of Man by virgin birth,
He is the King of glory,
Son of God beyond worth.

They gave Him a title,
But they erred on the sign,
He’s the King of kings for all time.
They placed Him in the grave,
But it would not hold Him long,
He appeared then rose to His throne.

Behold the Man! Behold your King!
In victory…

He is the King of glory,
Son of Man by virgin birth,
He is the King of glory,
Son of God beyond worth.

Crucified and risen,
Seated in all wisdom,
He reigns in victory!

Behold your King!
Behold your King!
Behold your King!

Behind the lines

Based on John Chapter 19, these lines attempt to capture how Pilate and the crowd viewed the King of kings and what happened to Him from the time Pilate gave him over to be crucified through His glorious resurrection (Chapter 20).

I wonder how many in the crowd yelling “crucify Him” saw Jesus for who he truly is after the resurrection?

So he delivered him over to them to be crucified.
So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.’” Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.”
(John 19:16-22 ESV)

Today many still struggle with who Jesus is. The Bible says one day every knee will bow to Him and every tongue will confess He is Lord.

for it is written,
“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall confess to God.”
(Romans 14:11 ESV)

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Philippians 2:9-11 ESV)

Is Christ your King?

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