Posts Tagged ‘King of Kings’

Verses 9-11: “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

I remember when I was a young boy, I saw a production on TV of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”; this was the version with Stuart Damon and Lesley-Anne Warren. In this musical was a song called “The Prince is Giving a Ball”, which contained the following lyric of the Queen dictating to the Herald the announcement:

Lionel take this down:
His royal highness,
Christopher Rupert,
Windmehr Lademehr,
Carl Alexander,
Francois Reginal,
Lansalot Herman….

(Lionel) Herman?

(Queen) Herman.
Gregory James… (he’ll thank us for it later) Is giving a ball!!

I found this version of the lyrics at http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/rodgers_and_hammerstein/the_prince_is_giving_a_ball.html

Even though I was a little boy, I remember my first impression was “that’s a long name!” Royalty, as I later discovered, had long names and long titles.

As Paul writes here, there is a name that is above all names, given to God the Son: Jesus Christ. He was the perfect sacrifice, the atonement offering of mankind’s sins, and is the free gift to all who would accept Him as Lord and Savior. You see, one day, every knee WILL bow, and every tongue WILL confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. His titles are many, but in short, He is the Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords, sitting at the right hand of God the Father. To Christians, He is our Advocate. Unlike the untouchable royalty of fairy tales, He is real and He lived on this earth as a man and died for us and rose from the dead. Now, that’s a name.

Have a blessed day in the Lord!

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verse 2: “‘Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east, and have come to worship Him.'”
verses 9-11: “And having heard the king, they went their way; and lo, the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them, until it came and stood over where the Child was. And when they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And they came into the house and saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell down and worshipped Him; and opening their treasures they presented to Him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.”

How far would you go to see a once-in-a-lifetime event?

In January 2010, tens of thousands of people descended on Washington, D.C. The event was the historic inauguration of the first African-American man to be elected President of the United States, Barack Obama. There were many who came great distances to witness in person this event; some believing that the day would never come where a black man would hold the highest office in the United States. That day came.

How far would you go to see a once-in-a-lifetime event?

I have a co-worker who is ecstatic about our alma mater being in the BCS National Championship. He is furiously trying to make plans to afford to travel to Glendale, AZ, to see the football game. His comment to me about wanting to go was, “The last championship we had was in 1957. I may never see this again in my lifetime!”

How far would you go to see a once-in-a-lifetime event?

Three experts in the study of the stars traveled an incredible distance…by camel (an animal not known for fantastic acceleration, as in 0 to 60 in 5 seconds!). They traveled this distance to witness an event foretold in prophecy. Their study of the stars revealed the invitation to this event: “His star”. They didn’t have any fancy GPS system to find their way…they followed His star. You think we get excited at football games? These men “rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” Now they were EXCITED! When they arrived and entered the house where the King of Kings was….they worshipped Him; they gave Him their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh; and they went home (by another route, having been warned by God in a dream, so as to avoid Herod).

How far would you go…to meet Jesus? He is as close as a prayer away, if you ask Him into your heart.

Merry Christmas!

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