2 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.
In today’s culture when someone mentions
"the king" many people think about Elvis Presley. In his heyday, Elvis earned between 5 and 6 million dollars a year. It is estimated that he grossed 100 million in his first two years of stardom. He lived the life of a king and even today there are those that have not accepted the fact the Elvis died at the young age of 42. There are Elvis look-a-likes and tabloids reporting Elvis sightings. It is said that there are now at least 85,000 Elvis Impersonators.
But Elvis Presley, the
"King of Rock-N-Roll", died and was buried on August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee. This time of year, you will hear him singing,
“I’ll Have A Blue Christmas Without You”; but make no mistake about it; Elvis Presley, the
"King of Rock-N-Roll" is dead and buried.
Michael Jackson was called the
“King of Pop”. He was a singer, songwriter, and dancer and was one of the most popular entertainers in the world; one of the best-selling musical artists of all time.
But Michael Jackson, the
“King of Pop”,died on June 25, 2009 at the young age of 50 and was buried in Los Angeles, California. This time of year, you will hear him singing,
“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”; but make no mistake about it; Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop", is dead and buried.
Jesus Christ, the
"King of the Jews", died in AD 33 at the young age of 33 after being crucified. He was buried in Joseph's tomb. This time of year His birth is celebrated around the world. But make no mistake about it; Jesus Christ, the
"King of the Jews", is NOT dead and He is NOT buried!
Jesus Christ is not the
“king of rock-n-roll” or the
"king of pop"; but He is the
"King of Kings" and
"Lord of Lords"! King Jesus is alive and well and He is coming back to earth again!
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.
While we celebrate His first coming at Christmas, we also look for His Second Coming!
When an earthly king or president comes to a city, he’s escorted by a huge entourage and crowds are anxious to receive him.
When King Jesus comes back to earth to set up His kingdom; He’s not coming on Air Force One surrounded by secret agents but He’s coming back on clouds surrounded by angels.
The sad truth is that while the world celebrates Christmas and His first coming; they are not making preparations for His Second Coming. In fact, the world does not believe He's coming again at all. But rest assured, when He does come, the whole world will stand at attention!
7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Things might look bleak now, but there is a wonderful day on the horizon!
The familiar Christmas carol declares:
“Hark! The herald angels sing, Glory to the new born King!”
The first time Jesus came:
- He came in Poverty – But next time He’s coming in Power!
- He came in Shame – But next time He’s coming in Splendor!
- He came as the Lamb of God – But next time He’s coming as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah!
- He came to be Judged of Men – But next time He’s coming to Judge all Men!
- He came as the Man of God – But next time He’s coming as the God Man!
- He came to be a Sacrifice for the Sins of the World – But next time He’s coming in Sovereignty, as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
His Second Coming to this earth will be visible; every eye shall see Him!
"Our Lord is coming back to earth again!
Satan will be bound a thousand years we’ll have no tempter then.
After Jesus comes back to earth again!"
This Christmas we celebrate His first coming but we also looking forward to His Second Coming!
Hebrews 9:28 b
28 Unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.