Matthew 2:1-2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him.
Revelation 19:16 And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written,
KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS
Paradoxically, kings are meant to be born in highly exalted places and not a manger, but this King humbled Himself right from birth: He gave up His royal bed for a basket full of straws, His crown for thorns, His throne for a manger and eventually ended on the cross. This act of sacrifice is to make out of every believer a king just like Him that will reign in His stead when He departs the world. So His mission as a King is to come and make new kings out of us all according to the Scriptures in Revelation 1:6 ‘And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.’ Also, Revelation 5:10 ‘And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.’
Jesus is the King who made us kings so that we might reign and that is where He got His appellation as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. So, while we celebrate the birth of the King at Christmas, we should also note that the celebration is also the enthronement of Kings: it’s your coronation as a king to reign on earth.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:
Remember, Jesus was to rule the world, but His own style of leadership was to make leaders out of His followers and He delegated and gave them power and authority to rule in His place. He is the Leader of leaders, and the King of kings. By this, His dominion is everlasting and there is no end to His kingdom. He reigns and rules everywhere indirectly through His kings who was first created in Genesis 1:26, he was created for Dominion – ‘Let them have dominion.’
A king has a domain where he exercises his authority called his kingdom. We lost this dominion in Adam but got it back through Jesus Christ. As many that will believe in this Jesus as the King of Kings, to them He gives power to become sons of God: meaning He empowers them and enthrones them as kings to reign and perpetuate His kingdom. As believers, we have been enthroned as kings to reign in this earth. God has placed us in various strategic positions in our places of work, in politics, in government, in ministries, in education, in business and everywhere we may find ourselves. We have a mandate from the King of kings to establish His kingdom in such places and enforce His ideals and values, replenish the place with like minded people, make new disciples and subdue every other opposing kingdom.
If you are a believer and you are not reigning and in charge of your domain, then somebody is in charge. By default, the devil is in charge of this world based on the fact that Adam relinquished his authority to the devil but we have this back in Jesus, but if you, as a believer, don’t stand and take authority, the devil will usurp your authority and remain in charge as there cannot be a vacuum in leadership.
Friend, this is a wake-up call. While celebrating, we must know that the time has come for us more than ever before to take charge and begin to enforce our dominion. It’s time to put the devil where he belongs and ensure that the Kingdom of Jesus is established in our domain and to discharge this effectively, we must trust and follow His leadership and allow Him to lead us and guide us into our places of enlargement.
For Further Study:
Luke 11:2, Luke 22:25-30
Questions for Reflection:
- Can I be at a point of not being led by anyone?
- Am I willing, just as Jesus is willing, to manifest my kingship?
- Have I weighed the value of surrendering to Jesus?
I will follow You, Jesus. I surrender to Your authority. I am led by your Word in the wisdom of your Spirit.