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Kingdom of Priests: Kingdoms are Ruled by Kings

Kingdoms are Ruled by Kings

Kingdoms are Ruled by Kings

To understand kingship and lordship, we also must understand the kingdom and what it means. What is a kingdom? A Kingdom is the government of a king. It is a sovereign rulership and governing influence of a king over his territory.

His government’s agenda and policy impacts his territory with his will, his intent, and his purposes. The king also manifests a culture and society that reflects the his nature, his values and his morals.

Plainly spoken, a kingdom is the governing impact of the kings will over a territory or domain, as well as his influence over a people. Simply put, a kingdom is a government led by a king. This definition shows that the heart of a kingdom, is its King.

Kings are Not Voted into Power

As in the game of chess, the game is over at the king takedown; likewise a kingdom is over without its’ king. It is vital to learn about the nature of kings and then revisit Jesus the Holy Messiah as King. This will give us a better understanding of kingship, lordship, and His coming kingdom.

One of the first things that we all will notice about a king, is that a king is never voted into power. A king’s power is inherent from birth. This is the polar opposite to the democratic system where the leaders are elected or voted into power or where a dictator seized power.

A king is born into power. As a king is not voted into power, he cannot be voted out of power. The birthright of a king gives him his rulership for life. In a democratic or republican system, a president can be voted out of office as he was voted into office.

Jesus was Known as the King of Israel

The King’s authority is absolute, unlike that of a president or prime minister. There is no one to check and balance the King’s authority. Kings don’t have to answer to a cabinet. They have counselors, yet they do not answer to them, they get counsel.

Jesus as King, will not have a soul that He has to answer to in the human realm. In fact, there is a scripture that ask who will direct the Spirit of the Lord or be His counsellor (Isaiah 40:13-14). Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, only answers to His Father and does His Father’s will.

The Lord’s title before He died on the cross said Jesus Christ, King of the Jews (Matthew 27:37). Those who were watching out for the coming Messiah in those days, and knew who He was as the Son of God, also knew He was the King of Israel (John 1:49).

Kings Have the Authority of the Law

Thanks to scriptures, we also know He will be King of kings. Jesus Christ is also mentioned to become Lord of lords. This is brought together through the fact that kings rule in territories. Where is Jesus’ territorial rule? It is mentioned in the Psalms, Psalm chapter 24:

1 The earth is the Lord‘s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

The earth is the Lord’s and everything and everyone in it, even the world. His Kingdom, His domain, is right here on the earth. Jesus will not be voted in, He has absolute power and absolute authority, right here on the earth. The King also has the authority of the Law. His law or His word is official and uncompromised.

More to Be Desired Than Gold

See Psalm chapter 19:

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

The law of the Lord is perfect, His statues are right, His commandments are pure, and as we have reverence and fear for the King, we become clean. The law of this King is to be desired more than gold and is sweeter than honey that comes right off the honeycomb.

The Lord’s law is His Word, and His Word is Law. A king’s word becomes law, have you not ever wondered why God’s law or word will never be removed? This is why Jesus taught that He did not come to change or destroy the law. The law is His Word, He cannot destroy His Word or law.

See Matthew chapter 5:

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Israel Displeased the King

Jesus came to fulfill such a perfect law designed to convert the soul. Jesus will fulfill the statutes of God, which are right and they rejoice the heart of the righteous. The Lord was very displeased and disappointed at His people, Israel, because He gave them good laws, so they would be beloved by the nations as an understanding and wise people.

The cupbearer turn governor, Nehemiah, once wrote that God came down on Mount Sinai and gave Israel right judgments, true laws, good statutes, and great commandments (Nehemiah 9:13-14). God taught the house of Jacob His Heavenly ordinances.

He did this in hope that His ordinances would make the children of Israel a wise and understanding people in the sight of the nations. Israel didn’t use what they were being taught (Deuteronomy 4:6). What a shame!

Nothing Taken Away from the Law

This does not mean they (the King’s judgments, laws, statutes, and commandments) were not good or useful. God forbid! The S-Class Sedan of Mercedes-Benz is a powerful handcrafted haven (as they say on their website), it starts out at $95,000.

A King's Car?

If the keys to one of these cars were handed to a five year old, who didn’t know how to unlock the door, yet alone start the car, it doesn’t take anything away from the car.

There is nothing wrong with the car, the problem is with the five year old’s ignorance or stubbornness.

There was nothing wrong with God’s government, the problem was with the people. Jesus will find people who can drive the car, the government. The laws of God, the great King, will not be destroyed, but fulfilled.

Laws Designed to Keep Order

Jesus’ Kingdom is not going to destroy anything from Psalm chapter 19:7-11, especially since there is great reward in keeping them. Laws, primarily good laws, are only designed to help to keep order. They also can be used to advance civilization because a law is a summary of a phenomenon, like with thermodynamics.

Around the world, many people leave their native country to search for a better life in a foreign country. Until recently, many Nigerians were leaving Nigeria to escape the chaos, corruption, and lack of order in the nation.

People all over the world leave unstable, unruly countries, seeking a more stable and ruly one. This is the beauty of the gospel of the kingdom of God. A wonderful counselor, a mighty God, a stable and ruly nation is coming and all people are seeking this kingdom by force, whether they recognize it or not.

Such a wonderful nation will have to have a wonderful ruler, or rulers. This begins with the king. We want to focus on Jesus as King and learn how kings operate.

Selah

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