|The following was sent to an IFB preachers e-mail group I enjoy being part of by Bro. Roy Cardle. Dr. Lockeridge exalts our Saviour. Take a couple of minutes and read it. It will stir you.Bro. Lonnie – John 15:8
“JESUS – THE KING”
During this season of the Christian calendar our thoughts are on our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. In this brief study we will look at His Kingship. In the Old Testament three great offices were created by God to meet the spiritual and material needs of his chosen people. These offices are: the prophet, the priest and the king. In the New Testament Jesus fulfilled all three offices. Jesus fulfilled the ministry of prophet beginning at the River Jordan and ended at Calvary. He fulfills the ministry of priest. This began at the Cross and will end at His Second Coming. He will fulfill the office of the King.
Here are some thoughts of a famous preacher, S. M. Lockridge. I heard him preach this on one of his trips to Alabama to preach to the Pastor’s Conference.
The Bible says that my King is a seven way King.
He’s the King of the Jews – that’s a racial King.
He’s the King of Righteousness.
He’s the King of the nations – that’s an international King.
He’s the King of the ages.
He’s the King of Heaven.
He’s the King of Glory.
He’s the King of kings and He’s Lord of lords.
That’s My King. Do you know Him?
David says that the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork.
My King is a Sovereign King.
No means of measure can define His limitless love.
No far seeing telescope can bring in the visibility of the coastline of His shoreless supplies.
No barrier can hinder Him from pouring out His blessings.
He’s enduringly strong.
He’s entirely sincere.
He’s eternally steadfast.
He’s immortally graceful.
He’s imperially powerful.
And He’s impartially merciful.
Do you know Him?
He’s the greatest phenomena that has ever crossed the horizon of the world.
He’s God’s Son.
He’s a sinner’s Saviour.
He’s the centerpiece of civilization.
He stands in the solitude of Himself.
He’s august and unique.
He is the loftiest idea in Literature.
He’s the highest personality in Philosophy.
He’s the supreme problem in Higher Criticism.
He’s the fundamental doctrine of true Theology.
He’s the core, the necessity of spiritual Religion.
He’s the Miracle of the ages.
He is the superlative of everything good that you choose to call Him.
He’s the only One qualified to be an All-sufficient Saviour.
I wonder if you know Him?
He supplies strength for the weak.
He is available for the tempted and the tried.
He sympathizes and He saves.
He strengthens and sustains.
He guards and He guides.
He heals the sick.
He cleansed the lepers.
He forgives the sinners.
He discharges the debtors.
He delivers the captives.
He defends the feeble.
He blesses the young.
He serves the unfortunate.
He regards the aged.
He rewards the diligent and He beautifies the meek.
I wonder if you know Him? This is my king.
Well, He’s the key to knowledge.
He’s the wellspring of wisdom.
He’s the doorway of deliverance.
He’s the pathway of peace.
He’s the roadway of righteousness.
He’s the highway of holiness.
He’s the gateway of glory.
His office is manifold.
His promise is sure.
His life is matchless.
His goodness is limitless.
His mercy is everlasting.
His love never changes.
His Word is enough.
His grace is sufficient.
His reign is righteous.
And His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
He’s indescribable, He’s indescribable, He’s indescribable.
You can’t get Him out of your mind.
You can’t get Him off your hands.
You can’t outlive Him and you can’t live without Him.
The Pharisees couldn’t stand Him, but they found out they couldn’t stop Him.
Pilate couldn’t find any fault in Him.
The witnesses couldn’t get their testimonies to agree.
Herod couldn’t kill Him.
Death couldn’t handle Him.
And the grave couldn’t hold Him.
That’s My King. That’s My King.
And thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever, and ever, and ever,….How long is that? And ever and ever.
And when you get through with all the forevers, then AMEN.
GOD AND GREAT ALMIGHTY.
AMEN AND AMEN.