Have You Seen the King?
February 4. 2007
1. A Forceful Contemplation!
A) His Unmistakable Power
B) His Undeniable Purity
2. A Fearful Consideration!
A) He Faces the Depravity of Man
B) He Finds the Remedy for Man
3. A Faithful Consecration!
A) The Answer Given by a Willing Man
B) The Assignment Given to a Working Man
In 1851, a man by the name of Matthew Bridges, an Anglican pastor, composed words which he desired to exalt our "suffering, now victorious Lord." It was specifically written for a man named George Elvey, a noted organist at St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England, where British royalty would often attend.
It is one of the great hymns of the faith depicting the Lord Jesus as the reigning monarch of Heaven. Bridges wrote the words:
Crown Him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark! How the heavn'ly anthem drowns all music but its own.
Awake, my soul and sing
Of Him who died for thee,
And, hail Him as they matchless King
For all eternity.
There is coming a day when everyone's vocabulary will be reduced to 4 final words. These words will sum up what many have lived their lives for; yet, sadly they will be what many have had to die to admit. At the appointed time, however, it will be all that there is to say. Those 4 final words will be: JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!
There has been much debate, down through the years, concerning the doctrine of the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Some claim that He is Lord, and will always be Lord. Others claim that He is only Lord as someone yields to His Lordship.
The truth of the matter is that HE IS LORD! The question of His Lordship has already been asked, and answered for all eternity. The fact remains, both now and forever, JESUS CHRIST IS LORD.
The name Jesus is His human name. The name Christ is His holy name. The name Lord is His Heavenly name. He is our Master, we are His slaves. He is our Sovereign, we are His subo ...
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