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6/6/2006

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God Is King

"The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land." (Psalm 10:16)

"I'm king of the mountain!" shouted Sammy, as his younger siblings scrambled up the huge mound of dirt to dethrone him. The Rettus children were spending an afternoon playing King of the Mountain. To be king of the mountain, one person had to stand on the top of a designated mountain (a pile of snow, a sand dune, or a mound of dirt) without letting his siblings push him down. Whoever was the lone person on top of the mountain was king, ruling over all the others.

Scripture tells us that God is King. He is King of all the earth (Psalm 47:7); He is King above all gods (Psalm 95:5); He is King forever (Psalm 10:16); He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Revelation 19:16). God reigns over all, and no man can overthrown His rule.

When playing King of the Mountain, the younger Rettus children would plot to overthrow Sammy. Danny and Joey would use dirt bombs and large reeds to distract him, while the Jon would charge up to overthrow the king. But no matter how hard they tried, Sammy usually ended up on the top of the mound shouting, "I'm king of the mountain!"

Wicked men live their lives as though God could be overthrown. It's like they're throwing dirt bombs and using sticks to try to defeat God – the King over all. They attempt to fight against God. But in the end, God will always be king, and the wicked will perish for eternity.

Do you serve God as your King? Or do you live in rebellion under His rule? Do you humbly follow His commands in Scripture to obey your parents (Ephesians 6:1), to love your enemies (Matthew 5:44), and to submit to authority (Hebrews 13:17), or do you ignore His Word? Each day you have a choice: you can live in submission to God your King, or you can live in rebellion against the King of all the earth.

Because God is king, you must submit to His rule.

My Response:
» Do I obey God as my King? Do I follow all of His commandments?






Truth In Real Life


Description of God

The Lord of Hosts - Jehovah Sabaoth
1 Samuel 1:3 "And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD, were there."

 

Question & Answer

QWhen Adam ate the fruit that God told Him not to, did it cause everybody born after him to be sinners?

AYes, when Adam disobeyed God his sin was upon all of His children and those not born yet. Rom 5:12 -- Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

 

BIG Christian Word

Born again - (born a-gen)

The term "born again" was first used by Jesus as he spoke to "Nicodemus", a ruler of the Jews. Jesus was explaining that in order to enter into the kingdom of God (heaven), that we have two births. One birth is a physical birth, which is of water. The second birth is a spiritual birth which is of the Spirit. The spiritual birth comes when one accepts Jesus as his Lord and Saviour and is adopted into the family of God. (John 3:5-7) "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again."