by Jeff Schreve

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Crown Him King of Kings (9 of 9)
Series: Future Shock - What in the World Is Going On?
Jeff Schreve
Revelation 20:1-10

In 1422 Charles VI of France died. His son, Charles VII, took over. And that was the year that a phrase came into being that is still used today, translated, obviously, from French to English, but it was the first time, according to this report that I read, that this phrase was used. And the phrase is this: ''The king is dead. Long live the king!'' I remember as a kid the first time I heard that, I thought, Well, that's just dumb. That doesn't make any sense at all. The king is dead. Long live the king. That's going kind of like ha-ha, you're dead. Hope you live a long time. But do you know what that means. It means the old king had died, now the new king. Charles VI is dead, but long live his son, Charles VII. ''The king is dead. Long live the king!''

In the Book of the Revelation the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to John on the island of Patmos and He said, ''I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I was dead and, behold, I am alive forevermore.'' The King died on the cross 2,000 years ago. He rose again from the dead. He is alive forevermore.

Now we have been studying in our series, ''Future Shock: What in the World is Going on?'' And we've been looking at things that are going on and things that are coming in the near future. And today as we've been marching through different passages in the Book of the Revelation, we find ourselves in Revelation chapter 20. It tells us what happens after the battle of Armageddon. In Revelation chapter 19 Jesus comes back to the earth and He does business and makes war with the antichrist and with the false prophet and with all the armies of the antichrist, and He defeats them through the power of His Word, the sharp sword that goes out of His mouth. And then He sets up His kingdom. You know, the Lord promised that He would return. And the Old Testament is just filled with promises of ...

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