February 22, 2024     3:40 pm
233. Week of Sixth Sunday after Trinity - Monday
His Kingdom of Power.
          I am a King   John 18:37
          Thus the Lord said to Pilate. And truly, He is a King. He is a King whom no king can equal. All majesty on earth is but a faint, paltry, insignificant shadow of His majesty. His majesty is the divine majesty. For "in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily," in a human body. (Col. 2:9) So according both to His divine and His human nature He is King over all. His kingdom and His power extend over heaven, earth, and hell. Heaven is His throne, earth is His footstool, hell is the prison-house of His kingdom. "By Him were all things created that are in heaven, and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether they are thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist." (Col. 1:16,17) "He upholds all things by the word of His power." (Hebr. 1:3) He rules and reigns over all. All things are subject to Him. Great and small, things present and things to come, death and life: He holds all things in His hand, and guides them according to His counsel with divine omnipotence and omniscience. What a King! We do not now see that all things are subject to Him; He still allows Himself to be despised and derided. But what is this present time? A brief moment. Soon and everlastingly it will appear that He is the King. - O Christian, this King is your Saviour, your dear, faithful, merciful Saviour, who loves you with unutterable and inestimable love. How safe, how blessed are you in His keeping! - This was speaking of His Kingdom of Power.
          PRAYER: - Almighty Lord and Saviour, King and Lord over all, who will prove Yourself to be strong and terrible to Your enemies: I thank You that You are my Jesus, my dear Saviour! Behold, I commend myself into Your strong hands for time and eternity. And I know that these Your hands will receive me and keep me. Amen.

Second Part : Catechism Lessons
February 22, 2024     3:40 pm