However, I know another King who also died. But this King arose from the dead and established His Kingdom on this earth. His name is Jesus and His Kingdom is the church. Rev. 1:18 says, “I am He who lives, and was dead and behold I am alive forevermore…”
Jesus Christ is presently reigning over His Kingdom as “King of Kings and Lord of Lords”. There are three things necessary for a kingdom to exist:
- There must be a King.
- There must be subjects.
- There must be authority.
When it comes to Christ’s Kingdom, He is the King; Christians are the subjects and the New Testament is the authority.
Those of us who are Christians have a King in Jesus. We are to receive instructions from Him and live as He directs. We are to make Him the Lord of our lives and allow Him to reign over us. When it comes to the Kingship of Jesus, there are three possibilities:
- You can reject Him altogether and say “No” to His Lordship.
- You can admit His right to reign in some areas of your life, but deny Him ruling in other areas.
- You can submit to Him as your King completely.
Everyone fits into one of these three. Where are you? Who rules your life?