Reading the Word this morning I was stopped in my tracks by John 19 v 15.
This is the passage of Scripture running up to the crucifixion of Jesus and really shows the religious powers of the day at their worst.
“We have no king but Caesar” was their cry, and this highlighted to me their main problem and one of the problems with the church today; they do not recognise Jesus as King.
Many people profess to know and love Jesus, yet do not recognise Him as King or recognise His authority in many areas of their lives.
We look to governments, peers, parents and other authority structures to govern our lives, when the authority of Jesus should be paramount.
The Jews of Jesus’ day did not recognise Him for their own selfish aims; even refusing to recognise Him through His many signs and wonder (the raising of Lazarus from the dead for example).
The same is true today, if people recognised Jesus as King (and therefore have Lordship over their lives) they would have to change their lifestyles, and many people (including some in church) do not want to do that.
Yes, Jesus is our friend and brother as described in the Word, but He is also Lord and King and needs to be recognised as so.
The bottom line is that we need to get to grips with what is the most important thing in our lives, is it Jesus or is it things of the world.
If it is things of the world i.e. money, power, status, career etc. then Jesus is not truly King.
Recognise Jesus as King this morning, make Him truly Lord in your life.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ, and thank you that He is King and Lord”.
John 19 v 15…..But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar