“Kingdom” Pt 1

I’m posting from the kitchen table of my wife’s brother’s family home in Brookfield, Wisconsin. It’s early and no one is up yet. Lot’s of fun stuff to do, and family to be with, so it’s all good. Took in a Brewer’s game last night, going up to Green Bay today. Just a quick update on the Garrett travels for those who might be interested. Now on to the post….

For a quick intro to what this post is about read this.

Here goes.

Lift up your heads, O gates!
   And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
   that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
   The LORD, strong and mighty,
   the LORD, mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
   And lift them up, O ancient doors,
   that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
   The LORD of hosts,
   he is the King of glory! Ps 24:7-10

And Samuel prayed to the LORD. And the LORD said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them. I Sam 8:6,7

Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousnessfrom this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this. Isa 9:7

And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever…. Dan 2:44

Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is my throne,and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? Isa 66:1

For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. I Cor 15:25

I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. I Tim 6:13-16

They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.” Rev 17:14

On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. Rev 19:16

“If Christ is the King, everything, quite literally, every thing and every one, has to be re-imagined, re-configured, re-oriented to a way of life that consists in an obedient following of Jesus…A total renovation of our imagination, our way of looking at things–what Jesus commanded in his no-nonsense imperative, ‘Repent!’–is required.” ~ Eugene, Peterson, The Jesus Way

“If Christianity should happen to be true — that is to say, if its God is the real God of the universe — then defending it may mean talking about anything and everything. Things can be irrelevant to the proposition that Christianity is false, but nothing can be irrelevant to the proposition that Christianity is true. [All] things not only may have something to do with the Christian God, but must have something to do with Him if He lives and reigns.” -G.K. Chesterton

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? Luke 6:46

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