Sunday, April 9, 2017

CHRIST - The King of kings & the Lord of lords

When Julian the Apostate, who sought to light again the fires on the altars of the pagan gods & thus destroy Christianity, was on the march with his army in the campaign against Persia, in the year 363, one of the soldiers of his army said to a Christian who was being abused by the soldiery, "Where is your carpenter now?"

"He is making a coffin for your emperor," was the reply of the Christian.

A few months afterward Julian received a mortal wound in battle. The rumor spread through the army that the wound was inflicted by a Christian soldier in the ranks of the Roman army.

Julian, realizing that his death was near, dipped his hand in the blood of his wound & threw the blood toward heaven, exclaiming as he did so, "Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!"

Yes, the carpenter of Nazareth, exalted to the right hand of God, is making a coffin for all the kings & kingdoms of this world. One by one they flourish & are gone. But Christ's is an everlasting kingdom.
All that is not obedient to Him & subject to Him shall perish. That alone endures which belongs to Him.

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Phil 2:11 (CSB): “And every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

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