The Once and Future King
David’s throne will be established by love.
From that throne a faithful king will reign, one who always does what is just and right.
ISAIAH 16:5 NLT
Scripture repeatedly records a resounding promise I intend to keep—
the King of kings will ascend David’s throne in the new Jerusalem.
He will do what other monarchs have not been able to do—reign fairly.
When My Son takes control of the world, righteousness will prevail.
When Christ is sovereign over all, Truth will rule the day.
He came to earth the first time to reign as King of hearts—
wise men understood it and worshiped Him;
a Roman governor recognized it but caved in to compromise;
a criminal on a cross beside Him acknowledged it and repented.
He will come to earth the second time to reign as King of the universe—
angels will rejoice when He inaugurates His righteous kingdom;
unsettled nations will unite when He wages holy war against sin;
the world’s intractable problems will finally be solved when He rules.
In the midst of a dirge, there is a note of gladness and optimism.
In the darkest night, there is a ray of hope.
In the most desperate situation, there is inspiration.
How can this be? Through the Living Lord of glory, the Immortal King.
Even a prophet of doom and gloom wrote of a brighter time to come.
Love, faithfulness, and justice will be the Messiah’s standing order.
One day the One whose Name is above all other names will reign supreme.
The entire universe will acknowledge His right to absolute lordship.
If you honor and obey the King in time, you will be ecstatic in eternity.
With Him in charge of your life, you have a bright future indeed!
(c) Pastor Johnny R. Almond
Day 266, Gentle Whispers from Eternity