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The King and His Kings

We are heirs of the Kingdom.

Week 11, Tuesday: Reigning with the Lamb
The Kingdom which Christ has obtained with His blood is not limited to heaven in its power or reach. The rule of Christ is over the kings of the world and all creation. He has given His Kingdom to His saints, and calls us to rule with Him unto righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit (Rom. 14.17-19).

Read Revelation 2 and 3

Meditate on the following passages from Revelation

1.      Revelation 1.20, Daniel 7.13-27: How can you see in the passage from Daniel a kind of outline of the book of Revelation? Given what we see there, especially in verses 23-25, why is it important that Jesus should present Himself to John and his readers as He does in Revelation 1.20? How do we experience the implications of this vision?

2.      Revelation 5.8-10; 20.6: Jesus has given His Kingdom to His followers and has made them kings and priests to “reign on earth.” You and I are called to “reign.” What are the implications of this calling for how you organize and prosecute your daily life?

3.      Revelation 11.17: Jesus reigns by His “great power.” What is the “great power” of Jesus? Since we are called to “reign” with Jesus, should we expect to know this “great power” (cf. Eph. 3.20; Phil. 2.13)? How may we, as kings and priests, access this great power for our daily lives?

4.      Revelation 12.10, 11; 2.26: What seems to be the primary focus for wielding the power of Jesus as His kings and priests? Under what circumstances do we need to be ready to wield this power?

5.      Revelation 12.17; Revelation 6.1, 2: Can you see that the white horse represents the people of God, the Church? It is through the Church that Jesus wields His rule for righteousness, peace, and joy in the world (Rom. 14.17-19). Every day Jesus rides forth in His Church to advance His Kingdom on earth (cf. Ps. 45.3-5). Do you think many churches see themselves in this way? Why or why not?

My Reflection
In what ways can you regularly see the power of King Jesus at work in and through your life? Are there any places in your life where that power needs to be more present?

The Glory of God
Jesus is glorified on earth as He shines within and rides forth in His Church. What does it mean for a local church to glorify Jesus in its community?

Glory to Glory
Jesus came to earth to glorify God, and to create a people who would glorify Him and make known the knowledge of His glory as the waters cover the sea (Jn. 17.4; 1 Cor. 10.31; Hab. 2.14). What are the primary obstacles to this happening in your church?

Let’s look more closely at our memory verse, Revelation 15.3, 4. Recite your memory verse aloud. What do these verses contribute to your understanding of the Gospel?

Closing Prayer
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One,
With Your glory and Your majesty.
And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility, and righteousness;
And Your right hand shall teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King’s enemies;
The peoples fall under You.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. 

Psalm 45.2-6

T. M. Moore

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The book of Revelation is the culminating episode in the story of God’s covenant. To learn more about that covenant, and to discover the way it integrates all of Scripture into the Gospel of Jesus Christ, order a copy of T. M.’s book, I Will Be Your God, by clicking here.

Except as indicated, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. © Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in the Champlain Valley of Vermont.
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