Philippians 2:9-11 KJV
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
On this day, May 6th, 2023, we watched the coronation service for the king of England, and from a historical perspective, it was worth watching in all of its pomp and ceremony. It is considered an ancient and sacred custom by a majority of the English people, with the blessing of the Anglican Church given.
Each time we see something like this ornately choreographed ceremony, it never fails to bring to mind our ONE TRUE KING and the absence of pomp and ceremony for Him. (Please refer to the lesson titled “King Of Kings” dated 9/20/22)
Except for His triumphant entry into Jerusalem, there was no ornateness or treatment fit for our one true King.
Even though this short lesson is similar in tone and nature to “King Of Kings”, it is always spiritually important to revisit often.
OUR ONE TRUE KING
1 Timothy 6:15 KJV
15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
Revelation 19:16 KJV
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.
The monarchies of this world today are primarily symbolic in nature, but there is one true King, not of this world, who reigns forever.
Our one true King was born in a manger and He had no earthly home.
As our one true King walked this earth, he desired nothing in the way of pomp or splendor.
Our one true King desired no palace.
Our one true King desired no servants to attend to Him, but rather, His servants/disciples were to serve others.
Our one true King desired no ceremony.
Our one true King came to serve, up to and including His death.
Our one true King never wore a crown. He would have never thought of wearing a crown, but because He was mocked by some as “king of the Jews” the Roman soldiers made Him a crown out of thorns.
Matthew 27:29 KJV
29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
John 19:19 KJV
19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was Jesus Of Nazareth The King Of The Jews.
Our one true King didn’t command an army but allowed Himself to lose so that we might win.
Our one true King did what He came to this earth to do. He died on a cruel cross, shedding His blood as atonement for our sins. Through His blood, we are redeemed and cleansed of all unrighteousness in the eyes of God.
Our one true King, Jesus Christ, gives us redemption & atonement for our sins under God’s New Covenant with humankind, and He is our ONLY hope for reconciliation with God our Father.
Our one true King’s throne on this earth was the cross of Calvary.
Our one true King is the King of Kings, who will reign forever with the children of God.
Finally, please meditate on the words of the great song “He’s The Only King”, written by Phil Cross.
Who is this king? Who would not wear
A golden diadem or a rob of royalty
Who is this king? Who would not take
An earthly kingdom throne as a sovereign majesty
Who is this king? Who sits among
The common man to eat
Who is this king who humbly bows
To wash his servants feet
He's the only king, who had to die for his kingdom to begin
The only king who surrendered to win
He's the only king, every king would will bow before and sing
Jesus Christ is Lord of Lords
He is the only king