If you've never been to a Passion Play (reenactment of Jesus' life, death and resurrection, usually performed with special music and narration), I encourage you to attend sometime. My favorite part of the Passion Play is the Triumphant Entry scene. The way Easter week began, all was as it should be. Jesus the King of Kings rode into town on the back of a donkey, and everyone laid down their coats or palm branches and shouted, "Hosanna in the Highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord." This is the way Jesus our King of Kings should be greeted by the world.
But, in all their excitement, and in Jesus humility, the crowds forgot the feeling they had that day when they first saw Jesus riding into Jerusalem. They didn't protest when Jesus was wrongly accused and sentenced to death on a cross. Perhaps even some who had laid down a palm branch that Sunday were also shouting Crucify Him that Friday.
We too, will sink to deepest despair if we forget that Jesus Christ is the King of Kings. Revelation 19:16 says; On his robe and on his thigh he has the name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The glory due His name is beyond my finite mind's ability to conceive. Jesus is a king whose reign will never end. Even now He sits on His throne, completely in charge though His kingdom may not be recognized by ruling authorities of earth. Satan seeks to overtake Jesus' kingdom. He believes it is possible to force Jesus off the throne. It is not.
You can rejoice in the truth that Jesus is reigning over His kingdom and that His rule will never end. There are many kingdoms in this world. But there is only one that matters. You pay taxes to the government in which you reside, but remember as a citizen of heaven, you belong to another kingdom. There may be times when you are not proud of your governmental leadership, you can always be proud of your King of Kings. Do you live with an awareness of your heavenly kingdom? Do you believe in the wisdom of your King? The disciples were looking for Jesus to set up an earthly kingdom. Jesus' kingdom expands beyond the boundaries of this earth.
This week ponder the Kingdom of God and visualize Jesus seated at the right hand of God ruling in power and majesty. Think about the fact that He is poignantly aware of the troubles and despair the citizens and noncitizens alike are enduring. Recognize that in His divine wisdom Jesus is withholding the full force against those that are opposing His reign. Know that when the time is right, the King of King and Lord of Lords will return to this earth in another Triumphant Entry to take home to heaven all the citizens of His kingdom. Will you be going with Him? Will you have lots of good news to report about your battle for the kingdom here on earth?
Yes, Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.