Jesus of Nazareth declared that the time had come for the kingdom of God. Through His resurrection from the dead, He became King of that kingdom.
His coronation ceremony was like no other. He was jeered before and during His crucifixion. No king was ever crowned with such contempt. Yet He was vindicated completely in the spirit and raised far above every earthly and heavenly power.
Before Jesus was raised from the dead, He demonstrated how we are to live – that is, selflessly. He loved – and died for – the very people who were jeering Him. As He lived with His Father as King, so we are to live with Jesus as King.
If someone is your king, you revere them and do what they say. This is how we are to relate to Jesus Christ.
Many people say that Jesus is their king (or Lord), but do not obey Him. This is mere lip service. Jesus is not interested in this. If you would have Him as your king, then do what He says. What does He say for us to do:? Love Him above all else, and our neighbor as ourselves.
The kingdom of God is a personal relationship with God. It’s living moment by moment being subject to your king. Going to church has nothing to do with it; walking with God has everything to do with it.
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