The King Eternal

02 June, 2019

This message is mainly from the studies made by Miles Monroe. The opening verse for this sermon is 1 Timothy chapter 6 and verses 13 onwards. These verses are a very powerful declaration by Paul. And he urges Timothy to keep the commandments of God until the coming of Jesus. Paul also proclaims how Jesus Christ is the only King of Kings and Lord of Lords who is immortal. He also makes known of the glorious radiance of Jesus that we mere mortals cannot face. Our God therefore we can be assured is the true King. Jesus taught many a times on various matters like love, peace, forgiveness, blessings etc. But the only principle He ever preached on was the Kingdom of God the Father (Matthew 4.14).

Now what is a Kingdom? A Kingdom is the government of a King or a Ruler. It is the sovereign rulership and government infrastructure of a King over his territory impacting it with his will, his intent and his purpose manifesting a culture and society regulating a King’s nature, value and morals.

There are 7 things that constitute a Kingdom:

  1. King – He is the focal point of a Kingdom
  2. Territory – A region to command
  3. Subjects or Citizens – People to rule over
  4. Laws or Constitutions – Guidelines to rule the people
  5. Economy – Wealth and resources for the production and consumption of foods and services
  6. Culture – arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively
  7. Language – a method of communication

In John 18:33 – 37, we see Pontius Pilate standing up and enquiring with Jesus if He was the King of the Jews. But Jesus declares that His Kingdom is not of here but a Heavenly one! When Pilate still persists and asks Jesus if that meant that He was indeed a King, Jesus replied, “You have said that I am!” Even when He was covered in dirt and bruises and wearing a crown of thorns Jesus said that He was indeed King! He is the King Eternal! He is not there to serve for a term or a period but for eternity. But none who heard this proclaimed was ever able to comprehend it fully!

12 Characteristics of a King:

  1. A King is King by birthright – A King’s power is inherent. Kings are born into Kinghood.  This is why during the birth of Jesus wise men from east came looking for a King! Jesus was undoubtedly born a King. He is royalty! Unlike a president who can be voted in or out of power or serves only for a specific term, a King’s rule is eternal. Revelation 11:15
  2. A King’s authority is absolute – The Kingdom of God is not a Republic or a Democracy. A President or Prime Minister may change their mind about policies based on attacks by media and people. But a King speaks absolute authority, what He says is L His authority is inherent to His Kingship. And He is your Lord and Adonai. He is the one who is going to regulate and rule over our lives.
  3. A King’s word is law – In our government they formulate laws after several consultations and debates. It is subjected to change or new laws may be implemented when facing pressures from the people or the different political parties. And in the end to make a law the procedure is a long and time consuming one. However, in a Kingdom what the King speaks is law. This is why in several instances when Jesus spoke He said Moses told you this, but I tell you this! This is also why the people were intrigued by His teachings compared to the scribes because He taught like one with authority, unlike the scribes who taught based on studies, commentaries and arguments. And no one can attack His laws, statutes and decrees; His word is ultimate! If you obey the King you are greatly rewarded and if you disobey Him you are charged with severe punishment (Psalm 19:8-11)
  4. A King owns everything in His domain – Presidents or Prime Ministers do not own the country they rule for a period. They are also simply citizens of the country that got elected to do the job. On the other hand the King owns everything that is in His Kingdom. Psalm 24:1 we are all owned by our Lord and God. We are mere tenants on this Earth but all of the World and everything in it and around it belongs to our God Psalm 50:10.
  5. A King’s decree is unchanging – A decree once passed by a King is set and cannot be changed by anyone. In a democratic government laws can be amended, revised or revoked; but it is not the case with the decrees passed by a King. Isaiah: 40:8 and Matthew 24:35 says that even the Heavens and the Earth will pass away but the word of the Lord  will remain.
  6. A King chooses the citizens of His Kingdom – In a democracy the citizens vote to elect their leader. In a Kingdom, the King chooses the citizens and hence He may choose them according to the standard that He wishes to achieve. In John 15:16 onwards Jesus makes it clear that we did not choose Him instead He chose us!
  7. A King embodies the government of His Kingdom – This simply means a King and His government are inseparable, wherever the King goes His Kingdom goes with Him. Matthew 18:19,20 mentions of how when He is in our midst the Kingdom is there also and hence whatever we ask in His name we will receive.
  8. A King’s presence is the presence of His authority – When a King is present His full authority is present. The authority and power of a King resides in him and not in his country or office or documents. This is why we can exercise Kingly authority because the King of all ages now lives in us; Matthew 18:18.
  9. A King’s wealth is measured by his property – The richer the resource of his Kingdom the richer the King, because everything belongs to him as compared to a President who does not own the country. However unlike many politicians a King acquires wealth to bring progress to his entire nation and for the welfare of his people. That is why the wealth of a Kingdom is known as common wealth. The Kingdom of Heaven has the greatest common wealth ever known and if you are a citizen of the Kingdom of God you can have a share in that common wealth!
  10. A King’s prosperity is measured by the status of his citizens – If the people of a Kingdom is poor the King is also considered poor and if a kingdom is wealthy so is their King! Jesus never preached prosperity but He preached the Kingdom of God. Jesus asked us to seek first the Kingdom of God and everything else will simply be added unto us.
  11. A King’s name is the essence of his authority – A King can delegate his Kingly authority to anyone he pleases. And they can achieve it by using the name of the King, because it carries power just as much as him. This is done by issuing a certificate that bares the royal name and seal. So when you carry this certificate you carry the authority of the King. This is why we pray in the name of Jesus! Mark 16:17 the King is seen delegating His authority to His disciples!
  12. A King’s citizenry represents his glory – The greater the prosperity and wellbeing the people in his Kingdom enjoy the greater is the glory to the King who provides for them. The Kingdom of Heaven takes care of its citizens, Revelations 37.

The original plan of God was to have His Kingdom here on Earth. Jesus preached the same and before Him, John the Baptist preached it. No matter what country you live in and the type of government that runs your country always have a Kingdom attitude so you may align your life with that of the Kingdom in Heaven. Therefore, have and develop a Kingdom mindset. And the reason Jesus came to Earth was because only a King can come and establish a Kingdom! For now Jesus is King in our lives, but soon when He comes a second time the Kingdom and the true King will be manifest in all its power and glory. His Kingdom will then be established everywhere and His will fulfilled completely. Let us look forward to those glorious days to come!

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About the Author

Ps. Damien Antony 

BRev. Damien Antonyorn and brought up in a Christian family, Ps. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.