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Is He the King of the Jews or the King of Kings?

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July 11, 2020
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In this final message of our special series; we learn all leaders are doomed to failure – only Jesus is worthy of our praise and adoration.

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Is He the King of the Jews or the King of Kings?

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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Many say,"I know about Jesus."
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  • You may know about Jesus,but do you know Jesus?
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  • Do you know him personally?
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  • The study of Jesus,
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  • as revealed to usin the New Testament Scripture,
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  • shows he ismore than just a man,
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  • more than a martyr,more than a revolutionary,
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  • more than a movement,more than a superstar.
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  • So, who is Jesus?
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Jesus isthe mystery of the ages
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  • and the marvel of history.
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  • He is personal and knowable,and he longs to know you more.
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  • Discover how your lifewill overflow
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  • when the Jesus you may not know
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  • becomes the Lord and Savioryou will always love.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ We've waitedfor this day ♪
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  • ♪ We're gatheredin your name ♪
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  • ♪ Calling out to you ♪
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  • ♪ Your glory like a fire,Awakening desire ♪
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  • ♪ Will burn our heartswith truth ♪
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  • ♪ You're the reasonwe're here ♪
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  • ♪ You're the reasonwe're singing ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the heavens,We want to see you ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the floodgates ♪
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  • ♪ A mighty river ♪
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  • ♪ Flowing from your heart ♪
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  • ♪ Filling every partof our praise ♪
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  • ♪ Your presencein this place ♪
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  • ♪ Your glory on our face ♪
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  • ♪ We're lookingto the sky ♪
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  • ♪ Descending like a cloud ♪
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  • ♪ You're standingwith us now ♪
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  • ♪ Lord, unveil our eyes ♪
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  • ♪ You're the reasonwe're here ♪
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  • ♪ You're the reasonwe're singing ♪
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  • ♪ So open up the heavens,We want to see you ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the floodgates ♪
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  • ♪ A mighty river ♪
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  • ♪ Flowing from your heart ♪
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  • ♪ Filling every partof our praise ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the heavens,We want to see you ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the floodgates ♪
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  • ♪ A mighty river ♪
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  • ♪ Flowing from your heart ♪
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  • ♪ Filling every partof our praise ♪
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  • ♪ Show us, show usyour glory ♪
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  • ♪ Show us, show usyour power ♪
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  • ♪ Show us, show usyour glory, Lord ♪
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  • ♪ Show us, show usyour glory ♪
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  • ♪ Show us, show usyour power ♪
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  • ♪ Show us, show usyour glory, Lord ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the heavens,We want to see you ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the floodgates,A mighty river ♪
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  • ♪ Flowing from your heart ♪
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  • ♪ Filling every partof our praise ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the heavens,We want to see you ♪
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  • ♪ Open up the floodgatesA mighty river ♪
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  • ♪ Flowing from your heart ♪
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  • ♪ Filling every partof our praise ♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • female announcer:In today's message,
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  • Dr. Jeremiah answersthe question,
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  • "Is He The King of the Jewsof King of kings"?
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah:The Bible says,
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  • out on that same mountto which he will one day
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  • appear the second time,Jesus ascended into heaven
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  • and the angel saidto the disciples,
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  • "Why are you so upsetabout this?
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  • The same Jesus thatyou have seen go up
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  • is going to come back."
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  • announcer: Stay tunedfor Dr. Jeremiah's series,
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  • "The Jesus You May Not Know",today on. "Turning Point."
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  • announcer: Isn't it timeto take the journey
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  • from knowing about Jesusto deeply knowing him?
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  • You may know Jesus,but are you experiencing
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  • his unfailing compassion,his all-encompassing strength,
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  • and his life-changing guidance?
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  • Does he fill each of your dayswith hope and does he direct you
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  • in the decisions thatare shaping your destiny?
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ You are alwaysfighting for us ♪
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  • ♪ Heaven's angels all around ♪
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  • ♪ My delight is foundin knowing ♪
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  • ♪ That You wearthe Victor's crown ♪
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  • ♪ You're my helpand my defender ♪
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  • ♪ You're my Saviorand my friend ♪
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  • ♪ By Your grace I live andbreathe to worship You ♪
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  • ♪ At the mentionof Your greatness ♪
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  • ♪ In Your NameI will bow down ♪
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  • ♪ In Your presencefear is silent ♪
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  • ♪ For You wearthe Victor's crown ♪
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  • ♪ Let Your gloryfill this temple ♪
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  • ♪ Let Your power overflow ♪
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  • ♪ By Your grace I live andbreathe to worship You ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ You have overcome ♪
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  • ♪ You have overcome ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ Jesus, You have overcomethe world ♪
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  • ♪ You are ever interceding ♪
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  • ♪ As the lost becomethe found ♪
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  • ♪ You can never be defeated ♪
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  • ♪ You You wearthe Victor's crown ♪
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  • ♪ You are Jesusthe Messiah ♪
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  • ♪ You're the Hopeof all the world ♪
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  • ♪ By Your grace I live andbreathe to worship You ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ You have overcome ♪
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  • ♪ You have overcome ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ Jesus, You have overcomethe world ♪
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  • ♪ Every high thingmust come down ♪
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  • ♪ Every strongholdshall be broken ♪
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  • ♪ You wear the Victor's crown ♪
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  • ♪ You have overcome,You have overcome ♪
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  • ♪ Every high thingmust come down ♪
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  • ♪ Every strongholdshall be broken ♪
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  • ♪ You wearthe Victor's crown ♪
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  • ♪ You have overcome,You have overcome ♪
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  • ♪ At the cross the workwas finished ♪
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  • ♪ You were buriedin the ground ♪
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  • ♪ But the gravecould not contain You ♪
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  • ♪ For You wearthe Victor's crown ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ You have overcome ♪
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  • ♪ You have overcome ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ Jesus, You have overcome ♪
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  • ♪ Every high thingmust come down ♪
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  • ♪ Every strongholdshall be broken ♪
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  • ♪ You wear the Victor's crown ♪
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  • ♪ You have overcome,You have overcome ♪
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  • ♪ Every high thingmust come down ♪
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  • ♪ Every strongholdshall be broken ♪
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  • ♪ You wearthe Victor's crown ♪
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  • ♪ You overcome,You overcome ♪
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  • ♪ Every high thingmust come down ♪
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  • ♪ Every strongholdshall be broken ♪
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  • ♪ You wearthe Victor's crown ♪
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  • ♪ You overcome,You overcome ♪
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  • ♪ Every high thingmust come down ♪
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  • ♪ Every strongholdshall be broken ♪
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  • ♪ You wearthe Victor's crown ♪
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  • ♪ You overcome,You overcome ♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah,hallelujah, hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah,hallelujah, hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ For the Lord Godomnipotent reigneth ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ For the Lord Godomnipotent reigneth ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ For the Lord Godomnipotent reigneth ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ For the Lord Godomnipotent reigneth ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ For the Lord Godomnipotent reigneth ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ The kingdomof this world is become ♪
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  • ♪ The kingdomof our Lord ♪
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  • and of His Christ ♪
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  • ♪ And of His Christ ♪
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  • ♪ And He shall reignfor ever and ever ♪
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  • ♪ And He shall reignforever and ever ♪
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  • ♪ And He shall reignforever and ever ♪
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  • ♪ And he shall reignforever and ever ♪
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  • ♪ King of kings foreverand ever ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ And Lord of lordsforever and ever ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ King of kings foreverand ever ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ And Lord of lordsforever and ever ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ King of kings foreverand ever ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪♪ Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ And Lord of lords ♪
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  • ♪ King of kings and Lordof lords And he shall reign ♪
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  • ♪ And he shall reign,And he shall reign ♪
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  • ♪ He shall reign, and heshall reign forever and ever ♪
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  • ♪ King of kings foreverand ever ♪
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  • ♪ And Lord of lords,hallelujah, hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ And he shall reignforever and ever ♪
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  • ♪ King of kingsand Lord of lords ♪
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  • ♪ King of kingsand Lord of lords ♪
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  • ♪ And he shall reignforever and ever ♪
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  • ♪ King of kings and Lordof lords, Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah,Hallelujah, Hallelujah ♪
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  • ♪ Hallelujah ♪♪
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  • Now here is Dr. Jeremiahwith his message,
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  • "Is He The King of the Jewsor King of kings"?
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: You know,among the historic figures
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  • that have dotted the landscapeof history over the years,
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  • a chosen few have beencalled great.
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  • These characters are likemonuments on the pages of time,
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  • and they're kings who wieldedextraordinary power
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  • or left an unusual mark.
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  • In the time of the Bible,we have Cyrus the Great,
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  • we have Darius the Great,Xerxes the Great,
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  • Herod the Great.
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  • Between the Oldand New Testaments,
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  • the world was changed forever bythe rise of Alexander the Great,
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  • and Europe also came underthe sway of Charles the Great.
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  • There have actually beenquite a few greats.
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  • Encyclopedias list more than130 characters in history
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  • known as the Great.
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  • But here'sthe interesting thing,
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  • the greatest King that the worldhas ever known is Jesus,
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  • and he is never once inthe Bible called great.
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  • There's no Jesus the Great,there's no Christ the Great.
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  • He's not on the list with130 other greats because
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  • his greatness isn't derived froma comparison with other people.
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  • He is in a class by himself.
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  • He stands absolutely alonein history.
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  • He is Jesus Christ,the King of kings
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  • and the Lord of lords.
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  • He's the king whose poweris absolute,
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  • whose reign is infinite,whose throne is incomparable.
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  • He's an indescribable King,for he eternally reigns
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  • without beginning of daysor ending of life.
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  • Yet he is said to have beenborn a King and he died a King.
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  • He's the epitome of humilityand the Bible calls him
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  • the ruler over the kingsof the earth.
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  • He's our Messiah.
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  • He's our intercessor,the compassionate servant,
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  • the humble teacher,the selfless Savior.
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  • But never forget, along withall those relational terms,
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  • he is the King.
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  • Without his supremeand sovereign rule,
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  • our lives would sink into chaos.
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  • Nothing can stabilizeour emotions
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  • like rememberinghis royal reign.
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  • He commands and he controls,and nothing is exempt
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  • from his preeminent powerand that's why so many people
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  • find him the anchorof their soul.
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  • He is the King of kings.He's the Lord of lords.
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  • He is the Sovereignof all the earth.
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  • And today as we lookinto his royalty,
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  • we're going to examine itin two ways.
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  • First of all, we're gonna talkabout five of his royal titles,
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  • and then we're going to lookinto his regal throne.
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  • First of all, he is calledthe King of the Jews.
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  • He is calledthe King of the Jews.
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  • Let's begin with our Lord'sunusual title.
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  • There are two periodsin the life of Jesus
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  • when he is referred toas the King of the Jews,
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  • hardly any time in betweenthose two periods
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  • and never in the Old Testament.
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  • He has called the Kingof the Jews at his birth.
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  • Matthew says, "And after Jesuswas born in Bethlehem of Judea
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  • in the days of Herod the king,behold wise men came
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  • from the east to Jerusalem,saying,
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  • 'Where is He who has been bornking of the Jews?'"
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  • Local rabbis told themabout Micah's prophecy
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  • of Bethlehem asthe birthplace of Christ.
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  • And so, the magi traveledon to Bethlehem,
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  • "And when they had comeinto the house,
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  • they saw the young childwith Mary his mother,
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  • and they fell downand worshipped him.
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  • He was the King.
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  • And when they had openedtheir treasures,
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  • they presented himkingly gifts of gold,
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  • and frankincense, and myrrh."
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  • We've all seen 1.000Christmas cards of the scene,
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  • but try to picture itin your mind.
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  • Strange visitors fromEastern lands bowing
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  • down in regal robes,excitedly opening gifts
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  • and worshiping Jesusas the King of the Jews.
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  • Even in his infancy,Jesus was a King.
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  • Others become kingsupon the death of another,
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  • but Jesus was born a Kingthat he might die for another,
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  • for you and for me.
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  • That leads to his deathwhere he is also referred to
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  • as the King of the Jews,almost without exception.
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  • No mention of that titlebetween his birth and his death,
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  • but when you get tothe passion narrative,
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  • we see Jesus standingbefore Pontius Pilate.
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  • He asked Jesusthis question he said,
  • 00:28:08.570 --> 00:28:11.139
  • "Are you the King of the Jews?"
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  • And Jesus replied,"It is, as you say."
  • 00:28:14.375 --> 00:28:18.680
  • Addressing the mobs before him,Pilate shouted,
  • 00:28:18.713 --> 00:28:21.883
  • "Do you want me to releaseto you the King of the Jews?
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  • What then do you want meto do with him
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  • who you callthe King of the Jews?"
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  • They responded as you know,"Crucify Him.
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  • Crucify the King of the Jews."
  • 00:28:35.063 --> 00:28:38.867
  • Pilate handed over Christfor crucifixion,
  • 00:28:38.900 --> 00:28:41.569
  • along with a strange orderfor the executioners.
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  • A sign was nailed to the topof the cross bearing the words,
  • 00:28:44.806 --> 00:28:47.575
  • "King of the Jews."
  • 00:28:47.609 --> 00:28:50.879
  • If you had passed thecrucifixion scene that day,
  • 00:28:50.912 --> 00:28:53.214
  • you would have seen that signon top of the cross,
  • 00:28:53.248 --> 00:28:56.851
  • "King of the Jews."
  • 00:28:56.885 --> 00:28:58.820
  • And the chief priests objected,and they demanded that Pilate
  • 00:28:58.853 --> 00:29:02.123
  • change the inscription from the"King of the Jews," to "He said,
  • 00:29:02.157 --> 00:29:07.562
  • I am the King of the Jews."
  • 00:29:07.595 --> 00:29:09.798
  • And I love what Pilate said,he said,
  • 00:29:09.831 --> 00:29:12.700
  • "What I have written,I have written."
  • 00:29:12.734 --> 00:29:17.539
  • This was our Lord's titlein his birth and at his death.
  • 00:29:17.572 --> 00:29:21.743
  • Uttered by the magi,and the magistrates,
  • 00:29:21.776 --> 00:29:24.379
  • and the mob, and the markingsover his cross,
  • 00:29:24.412 --> 00:29:27.515
  • and the master himself,Jesus was King of the Jews.
  • 00:29:27.549 --> 00:29:32.887
  • The Bible also tells usthat he is King of Israel.
  • 00:29:32.921 --> 00:29:36.391
  • In a similar way, Jesus iscalled the King of Israel.
  • 00:29:36.424 --> 00:29:39.961
  • First personwho ever called him that
  • 00:29:39.994 --> 00:29:41.696
  • was a disciple named Nathaniel.
  • 00:29:41.729 --> 00:29:44.065
  • One day in John 1:49he said to Jesus,
  • 00:29:44.098 --> 00:29:46.568
  • "Rabbi, You are the Son of God,you are the King of Israel,"
  • 00:29:46.601 --> 00:29:51.372
  • John 1:49.
  • 00:29:51.406 --> 00:29:54.108
  • Approximately three years laterat the Lord's triumphal entry
  • 00:29:54.142 --> 00:29:56.911
  • on Sunday, large numbersof people celebrated
  • 00:29:56.945 --> 00:30:00.348
  • his arrival in Jerusalem,and what did they say?
  • 00:30:00.381 --> 00:30:03.284
  • "Hosanna, blessed is he whocomes in the name of the Lord,
  • 00:30:03.318 --> 00:30:06.387
  • the King of Israel."
  • 00:30:06.421 --> 00:30:09.123
  • Five days later as he sufferedon Golgotha,
  • 00:30:09.157 --> 00:30:12.994
  • one of his enemiesshouted sarcastically,
  • 00:30:13.027 --> 00:30:15.163
  • "If he is the king of Israel,let him come down
  • 00:30:15.196 --> 00:30:19.067
  • from the cross andwe will believe him."
  • 00:30:19.100 --> 00:30:22.570
  • As the king of Israel, Jesus isthe ultimate fulfillment
  • 00:30:22.604 --> 00:30:26.307
  • of the covenant that Godmade with David.
  • 00:30:26.341 --> 00:30:29.911
  • In 2 Samuel 7:12 and 16we read these words,
  • 00:30:29.944 --> 00:30:34.582
  • "I will set up your seedafter you who will come
  • 00:30:34.616 --> 00:30:39.053
  • from your body, and I willestablish his kingdom,
  • 00:30:39.087 --> 00:30:43.391
  • and your house andyour kingdom
  • 00:30:43.424 --> 00:30:45.526
  • shall be establishedforever before you.
  • 00:30:45.560 --> 00:30:47.662
  • Your throne shall beestablished forever.
  • 00:30:47.695 --> 00:30:50.465
  • The throne of Israel would beoccupied by the king of Israel,"
  • 00:30:50.498 --> 00:30:55.703
  • said the prophecy of Samuel.
  • 00:30:55.737 --> 00:30:59.107
  • According to thisand other Scriptures,
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  • Jesus Christ is the onlyrightful everlasting heir
  • 00:31:00.842 --> 00:31:04.746
  • to the throne of David.
  • 00:31:04.779 --> 00:31:06.714
  • And in a passage we oftenagain quote at Christmas,
  • 00:31:06.748 --> 00:31:09.150
  • I'm not getting the head start,but here it is.
  • 00:31:09.183 --> 00:31:12.186
  • From the prophet Isaiah we read,"For unto us a Child is born,
  • 00:31:12.220 --> 00:31:16.658
  • unto us a Son is given,and the government will be
  • 00:31:16.691 --> 00:31:19.661
  • upon His shoulder, and his namewill be called Wonderful,
  • 00:31:19.694 --> 00:31:22.597
  • Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father,
  • 00:31:22.630 --> 00:31:25.900
  • Prince of Peace."
  • 00:31:25.934 --> 00:31:27.302
  • Now, listen carefully,"Of the increase
  • 00:31:27.335 --> 00:31:29.070
  • of His government and peace,there will be no end
  • 00:31:29.103 --> 00:31:31.306
  • upon the throne of Davidover his kingdom,
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  • to order it and establish itwith judgment and justice
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  • from that time forward,the zeal of the Lord of hosts
  • 00:31:37.845 --> 00:31:40.715
  • will perform this."
  • 00:31:40.748 --> 00:31:42.183
  • Jesus is the rightful heirto the kingship of Israel
  • 00:31:42.216 --> 00:31:47.221
  • because he comes through thelineage of David and he now,
  • 00:31:47.255 --> 00:31:50.558
  • according to the Bibleduring that particular time,
  • 00:31:50.591 --> 00:31:53.795
  • occupy the throne of David.
  • 00:31:53.828 --> 00:31:56.965
  • He's the King of the Jews.
  • 00:31:56.998 --> 00:31:58.933
  • He's the King of Israel,but the Bible also says
  • 00:31:58.967 --> 00:32:01.269
  • he's the King of kings.
  • 00:32:01.302 --> 00:32:03.271
  • This is our Lord'sultimate title of royal honor.
  • 00:32:03.304 --> 00:32:07.275
  • We learn in Revelation 19 thatwhen he comes the second time,
  • 00:32:07.308 --> 00:32:11.946
  • this is how it will go.
  • 00:32:11.980 --> 00:32:14.615
  • "I saw heaven standing openand there before me was
  • 00:32:14.649 --> 00:32:17.118
  • a white horse, whose rider iscalled Faithful and True.
  • 00:32:17.151 --> 00:32:20.788
  • With justice he judgesand wages war.
  • 00:32:20.822 --> 00:32:22.991
  • His eyes are like blazing fire,and on his head are many crowns.
  • 00:32:23.024 --> 00:32:26.594
  • He has a name writtenon him that no one knows
  • 00:32:26.627 --> 00:32:29.797
  • but he himself.
  • 00:32:29.831 --> 00:32:31.265
  • He is dressed in a robedipped in blood,
  • 00:32:31.299 --> 00:32:33.434
  • and his name is the Word of God.
  • 00:32:33.468 --> 00:32:36.004
  • The armies of heavenwere following him,
  • 00:32:36.037 --> 00:32:37.872
  • riding on white horsesand dressed in fine linen,
  • 00:32:37.905 --> 00:32:40.141
  • white and clean.
  • 00:32:40.174 --> 00:32:41.943
  • Coming out of his mouth isa sharp sword with which
  • 00:32:41.976 --> 00:32:44.679
  • to strike down the nations.
  • 00:32:44.712 --> 00:32:46.714
  • 'He will rule themwith an iron scepter.'
  • 00:32:46.748 --> 00:32:48.850
  • He treads the winepressof the fury
  • 00:32:48.883 --> 00:32:51.019
  • of the wrath of God Almighty.
  • 00:32:51.052 --> 00:32:52.754
  • On his robe and on his thighhe has this name written:
  • 00:32:52.787 --> 00:32:58.326
  • King of kingsand Lord of lords."
  • 00:32:58.359 --> 00:33:02.797
  • I can't help but tell youwhat comes to my mind
  • 00:33:02.830 --> 00:33:04.432
  • when I think of that.
  • 00:33:04.465 --> 00:33:05.833
  • You know, if you've ever watcheda professional basketball game,
  • 00:33:05.867 --> 00:33:09.303
  • sometimes college games,they wear warmups.
  • 00:33:09.337 --> 00:33:12.607
  • And often on the outside of thewarmup legs are written words.
  • 00:33:12.640 --> 00:33:19.514
  • Now I'm not accusing Jesusof wearing warmups
  • 00:33:19.547 --> 00:33:21.649
  • when he comes back,but I am saying
  • 00:33:21.682 --> 00:33:24.252
  • it says on his robe writtenon the side of the robe will be
  • 00:33:24.285 --> 00:33:27.588
  • this name, "King of kingsand Lord of lords."
  • 00:33:27.622 --> 00:33:32.226
  • And when you see himyou will know it,
  • 00:33:32.260 --> 00:33:33.795
  • but it will be identifiedbecause the Scripture says it
  • 00:33:33.828 --> 00:33:35.663
  • will be writtenupon his clothing.
  • 00:33:35.696 --> 00:33:38.299
  • I know we livein a disturbed world without
  • 00:33:38.332 --> 00:33:40.535
  • a whole lot of hope sometimesif you look around you.
  • 00:33:40.568 --> 00:33:43.304
  • None of today's politicians,or leaders, or villains,
  • 00:33:43.337 --> 00:33:47.041
  • or rogues will ever,ever gain supreme authority,
  • 00:33:47.075 --> 00:33:49.977
  • not even the coming antichrist.
  • 00:33:50.011 --> 00:33:52.647
  • All of them are gonna falter,all of them are going to fail,
  • 00:33:52.680 --> 00:33:55.516
  • for only Jesus isthe King of kings
  • 00:33:55.550 --> 00:33:57.752
  • and the Lord of lords.
  • 00:33:57.785 --> 00:33:59.287
  • Now, I don't know about you,I sleep better
  • 00:33:59.320 --> 00:34:00.888
  • when I think about that.
  • 00:34:00.922 --> 00:34:03.191
  • I try not to watch the newsbefore I go to bed.
  • 00:34:03.224 --> 00:34:06.861
  • I don't know what the right timeis anymore to watch
  • 00:34:06.894 --> 00:34:09.497
  • the news during the day.
  • 00:34:09.530 --> 00:34:11.766
  • I don't like to watchthe whole thing.
  • 00:34:11.799 --> 00:34:13.201
  • I like those littlecapsule reports.
  • 00:34:13.234 --> 00:34:16.904
  • But what I know is this,no matter what's happening,
  • 00:34:16.938 --> 00:34:19.640
  • I'm glad he's my Savior.
  • 00:34:19.674 --> 00:34:21.876
  • I'm glad he's my Shepherd.
  • 00:34:21.909 --> 00:34:23.845
  • I'm glad he's my Friend.
  • 00:34:23.878 --> 00:34:25.746
  • But I'm also gladhe's the Supreme Commander
  • 00:34:25.780 --> 00:34:28.282
  • of the universe and beyond.
  • 00:34:28.316 --> 00:34:30.384
  • He is King of kings.
  • 00:34:30.418 --> 00:34:32.286
  • He is Lord of lords.
  • 00:34:32.320 --> 00:34:34.822
  • He's King of the Jews.
  • 00:34:34.856 --> 00:34:37.758
  • He's the King of Israel.
  • 00:34:37.792 --> 00:34:40.261
  • He's the King of kingsand the Bible says
  • 00:34:40.294 --> 00:34:42.096
  • he's King over the whole earth.
  • 00:34:42.130 --> 00:34:45.433
  • When he returns,Jesus will be known
  • 00:34:45.466 --> 00:34:47.568
  • as King over all the earth.
  • 00:34:47.602 --> 00:34:50.104
  • If Revelation 19 isthe New Testament's
  • 00:34:50.138 --> 00:34:52.640
  • most dramatic descriptionof the Second Coming,
  • 00:34:52.673 --> 00:34:55.643
  • there's a passageyou may not know about,
  • 00:34:55.676 --> 00:34:57.411
  • you should write downand read it sometimes.
  • 00:34:57.445 --> 00:34:59.280
  • Zechariah chapter 14,it's considered
  • 00:34:59.313 --> 00:35:01.983
  • the Old Testament counterpartto Revelation 19.
  • 00:35:02.016 --> 00:35:07.655
  • Here's what it says,"I will gather all the nations
  • 00:35:07.688 --> 00:35:09.624
  • to Jerusalemto fight against it.
  • 00:35:09.657 --> 00:35:11.125
  • Then the Lord will go out andfight against those nations,
  • 00:35:11.159 --> 00:35:14.695
  • as he fights on a day of battle.
  • 00:35:14.729 --> 00:35:16.597
  • On that day his feet will standon the Mount of Olives,
  • 00:35:16.631 --> 00:35:19.066
  • east of Jerusalem,and the Mount of Olives
  • 00:35:19.100 --> 00:35:21.402
  • will be split in twofrom east to west.
  • 00:35:21.435 --> 00:35:24.338
  • It will be a unique day,a day known only to the Lord.
  • 00:35:24.372 --> 00:35:27.341
  • On that day living waterwill flow out from Jerusalem,
  • 00:35:27.375 --> 00:35:31.112
  • half of it eastto the Dead Sea and half
  • 00:35:31.145 --> 00:35:33.314
  • of it westto the Mediterranean Sea,
  • 00:35:33.347 --> 00:35:35.816
  • in summer and in winter.
  • 00:35:35.850 --> 00:35:37.785
  • The Lord will be kingover the whole earth.
  • 00:35:37.818 --> 00:35:41.822
  • On that daythere will be one Lord,
  • 00:35:43.658 --> 00:35:45.293
  • and his name the only name."
  • 00:35:45.326 --> 00:35:47.828
  • Some passages, it appears likethe kingdom of God is
  • 00:35:49.163 --> 00:35:52.300
  • in the future, and some passagesit seems like
  • 00:35:52.333 --> 00:35:55.603
  • the kingdom of God is now.
  • 00:35:55.636 --> 00:35:58.673
  • And I can get into argumentswith some
  • 00:35:58.706 --> 00:36:00.775
  • of my theological friendsabout the kingdom of God.
  • 00:36:00.808 --> 00:36:03.844
  • Is it now or is it then?
  • 00:36:03.878 --> 00:36:08.049
  • I think the confusion clears upwhen we remember the sequence
  • 00:36:08.082 --> 00:36:11.485
  • of the two comings of Christ.
  • 00:36:11.519 --> 00:36:13.554
  • Jesus came the first timeas a redeeming king,
  • 00:36:13.588 --> 00:36:17.792
  • and he is coming the second timeas a reigning king.
  • 00:36:17.825 --> 00:36:22.797
  • He came the first time toestablish a spiritual kingdom,
  • 00:36:22.830 --> 00:36:25.566
  • his church, to take the gospelto the world.
  • 00:36:25.600 --> 00:36:28.402
  • And when he comes again,he will establish a political
  • 00:36:28.436 --> 00:36:31.205
  • and governmental kingdomto oversee the world
  • 00:36:31.239 --> 00:36:33.774
  • for 1.000 years.
  • 00:36:33.808 --> 00:36:35.309
  • The kingdom was inauguratedwhen he came the first time.
  • 00:36:35.977 --> 00:36:38.946
  • It will be consummatedwhen he comes again.
  • 00:36:38.980 --> 00:36:42.516
  • He is King of kingsand the Lord of lords,
  • 00:36:42.550 --> 00:36:45.219
  • and he is my King.
  • 00:36:45.253 --> 00:36:48.990
  • And finally, the fifth namefor his kingship,
  • 00:36:49.023 --> 00:36:51.926
  • he's the King of glory.
  • 00:36:51.959 --> 00:36:54.161
  • This name, I believe,has a specific historic context.
  • 00:36:54.195 --> 00:36:59.734
  • We know that when Jesuswas in heaven before he came
  • 00:36:59.767 --> 00:37:03.504
  • to this earth, he was cohabitingwith the Father
  • 00:37:03.537 --> 00:37:09.844
  • and the Holy Spiritin his eternal reign.
  • 00:37:09.877 --> 00:37:13.180
  • One day, the Father, I'd like topersonalize this a little bit,
  • 00:37:13.214 --> 00:37:17.385
  • came to his Son and he said,
  • 00:37:17.418 --> 00:37:18.819
  • "Son, we need to take careof the problem down on earth.
  • 00:37:18.853 --> 00:37:24.058
  • We need to go take careof the sin problem,
  • 00:37:24.091 --> 00:37:26.994
  • and there's only one personwho can do that, and it's you."
  • 00:37:27.028 --> 00:37:32.233
  • And I believe I hearJesus saying,
  • 00:37:32.266 --> 00:37:34.702
  • "Lord God, my Father,I am willing."
  • 00:37:34.735 --> 00:37:38.272
  • And the Bible says,
  • 00:37:38.306 --> 00:37:40.274
  • "Lo, I come (in the volumeof the book it is written)
  • 00:37:40.308 --> 00:37:43.144
  • I have come to do your will,O God."
  • 00:37:43.177 --> 00:37:46.480
  • So, Jesus came down hereand for 30 some years,
  • 00:37:46.514 --> 00:37:49.350
  • he lived on this earthin perfection,
  • 00:37:49.383 --> 00:37:51.319
  • and they took this onefrom heaven
  • 00:37:51.352 --> 00:37:53.888
  • and they nailed him to a cross.
  • 00:37:53.921 --> 00:37:56.357
  • And he died and he was buried,and he rose again
  • 00:37:56.390 --> 00:37:58.893
  • and for 40 some days,he was on this earth
  • 00:37:58.926 --> 00:38:02.063
  • demonstrating that he was indeedthe resurrected Savior.
  • 00:38:02.096 --> 00:38:06.801
  • And at the end of that time,it was time for him
  • 00:38:06.834 --> 00:38:08.669
  • to return to his home.
  • 00:38:08.703 --> 00:38:10.371
  • He didn't come here to stay.It was a round trip he took.
  • 00:38:10.404 --> 00:38:14.408
  • And he was calledback to heaven,
  • 00:38:14.442 --> 00:38:16.310
  • the Bible says,out on that same mount
  • 00:38:16.344 --> 00:38:19.013
  • to which he will one day appearthe second time.
  • 00:38:19.046 --> 00:38:22.550
  • Jesus ascended into heaven,and the angels said
  • 00:38:22.583 --> 00:38:25.086
  • to the disciples,
  • 00:38:25.119 --> 00:38:26.420
  • "Why are you so upsetabout this?
  • 00:38:26.454 --> 00:38:27.755
  • This same Jesus thatyou have seen go up
  • 00:38:27.788 --> 00:38:30.157
  • is going to come back."
  • 00:38:30.191 --> 00:38:32.193
  • And we often leavethe story there,
  • 00:38:32.226 --> 00:38:34.328
  • but we don't ever stopto figure out what it was like
  • 00:38:34.362 --> 00:38:37.865
  • in heaven when Jesusgot back home.
  • 00:38:37.898 --> 00:38:41.669
  • What do you think it was like?
  • 00:38:41.702 --> 00:38:44.905
  • Well, I think I know whatit was like because I believe
  • 00:38:44.939 --> 00:38:48.809
  • the psalmist propheticallytells us what it is like.
  • 00:38:48.843 --> 00:38:54.248
  • Psalm 24:7 through 10,
  • 00:38:54.281 --> 00:38:57.618
  • "Lift up your heads,O you gates!
  • 00:38:57.651 --> 00:38:59.620
  • And be lifted up,you everlasting doors!
  • 00:38:59.653 --> 00:39:02.289
  • And the King of gloryshall come in.
  • 00:39:02.323 --> 00:39:05.192
  • Who is this King of glory?
  • 00:39:05.226 --> 00:39:06.894
  • The Lord of hosts,He is the King of glory."
  • 00:39:06.927 --> 00:39:11.065
  • And he walked back into heavenand he sat down
  • 00:39:11.098 --> 00:39:14.001
  • because his work was finished.
  • 00:39:14.034 --> 00:39:16.537
  • He is the King of glory.
  • 00:39:17.505 --> 00:39:22.576
  • Years ago, shortly afterI first came here,
  • 00:39:22.610 --> 00:39:27.581
  • someone told me aboutanother pastor in this town
  • 00:39:27.615 --> 00:39:30.518
  • whose name was S.M. Lockridge.
  • 00:39:30.551 --> 00:39:34.321
  • He was known far and widefor his incredible oratory
  • 00:39:34.355 --> 00:39:40.861
  • when he preached.
  • 00:39:40.895 --> 00:39:43.431
  • I was young and hadno fear of anything,
  • 00:39:43.464 --> 00:39:48.669
  • and called him up one dayand asked if I could come
  • 00:39:48.702 --> 00:39:51.739
  • and meet him, and I met him.
  • 00:39:51.772 --> 00:39:55.042
  • And I said, "S.M., I want youto come to my church and preach.
  • 00:39:55.075 --> 00:39:58.479
  • And if it'd be alright, I'd likeyou to bring your choir."
  • 00:39:58.512 --> 00:40:02.516
  • And S.M. Lockridgecame with his choir,
  • 00:40:02.550 --> 00:40:05.686
  • and we had a nightI'll never forget.
  • 00:40:05.719 --> 00:40:09.123
  • I mean, they lit the place up.
  • 00:40:09.156 --> 00:40:12.626
  • And then he got upand he preached
  • 00:40:12.660 --> 00:40:14.495
  • one of his famous sermons.
  • 00:40:14.528 --> 00:40:17.932
  • And the title of the sermon is,"That's My King".
  • 00:40:17.965 --> 00:40:22.603
  • I wish I could show it to you.
  • 00:40:22.636 --> 00:40:24.905
  • I actually tried to findthe video of it,
  • 00:40:24.939 --> 00:40:27.241
  • but video back thenwasn't very good
  • 00:40:27.274 --> 00:40:30.945
  • so I'm gonna give you oneparagraph from his sermon.
  • 00:40:30.978 --> 00:40:34.181
  • This is kind of how it went.
  • 00:40:34.215 --> 00:40:36.150
  • This is what he said.
  • 00:40:36.183 --> 00:40:37.952
  • "He's the centerpieceof civilization.
  • 00:40:37.985 --> 00:40:40.521
  • He stands alone at himself.
  • 00:40:40.554 --> 00:40:42.289
  • He's honest.He's unique.
  • 00:40:42.323 --> 00:40:44.191
  • He's unparalleled.He's unprecedented.
  • 00:40:44.225 --> 00:40:46.460
  • He's supreme.He's preeminent.
  • 00:40:46.494 --> 00:40:48.929
  • He's the grandest ideain the literature.
  • 00:40:48.963 --> 00:40:51.198
  • He's the highest personalityand philosopher.
  • 00:40:51.232 --> 00:40:54.068
  • That's my King.
  • 00:40:54.101 --> 00:40:56.370
  • He had no predecessor,and he'll have no successor.
  • 00:40:56.403 --> 00:40:59.607
  • There's nobody before him,
  • 00:40:59.640 --> 00:41:01.342
  • and there'll be nobodyafter him.
  • 00:41:01.375 --> 00:41:03.410
  • You can't impeach himand he's not gonna resign.
  • 00:41:03.444 --> 00:41:06.180
  • That's my King."
  • 00:41:06.213 --> 00:41:08.649
  • Tell you what, men and women,you can do a whole lot less
  • 00:41:08.682 --> 00:41:11.619
  • in your life than getting toknow who Jesus is as your King.
  • 00:41:11.652 --> 00:41:15.856
  • He's in charge.
  • 00:41:15.890 --> 00:41:17.224
  • On those days when you feel likeeverything's gone
  • 00:41:17.258 --> 00:41:19.460
  • every which directionbut the one
  • 00:41:19.493 --> 00:41:21.762
  • you thought it should go,you just need to stop
  • 00:41:21.795 --> 00:41:24.064
  • and look up into heaven and say,
  • 00:41:24.098 --> 00:41:25.699
  • "Thank you, dear God,that Jesus Christ is in control.
  • 00:41:25.733 --> 00:41:29.870
  • And I might not understandwhat's going on right now,
  • 00:41:29.904 --> 00:41:32.172
  • but he's my King."
  • 00:41:32.206 --> 00:41:35.309
  • Those are his royal titles.
  • 00:41:35.342 --> 00:41:38.579
  • Let me talk with you secondlyabout his regal throne.
  • 00:41:38.612 --> 00:41:42.283
  • Wouldn't you love to see howit looks in heaven right now?
  • 00:41:42.316 --> 00:41:46.820
  • Wouldn't you like to seewhat Jesus is doing there?
  • 00:41:46.854 --> 00:41:49.156
  • Wouldn't you like to be ableto have a little short
  • 00:41:49.189 --> 00:41:51.358
  • video clip of what's goingon in heaven right now?
  • 00:41:51.392 --> 00:41:54.662
  • Well, I can't give youa video clip,
  • 00:41:54.695 --> 00:41:56.330
  • but I can give you a pretty gooddescription because
  • 00:41:56.363 --> 00:41:58.799
  • our Lord is in heaven enthroned.
  • 00:41:58.832 --> 00:42:03.170
  • I wish I could take the timeto read to you
  • 00:42:03.203 --> 00:42:06.006
  • from Isaiah chapter 6or Revelation chapter 4,
  • 00:42:06.040 --> 00:42:09.910
  • how he is described,but you can do that.
  • 00:42:09.944 --> 00:42:11.879
  • It's pretty impressive.
  • 00:42:11.912 --> 00:42:14.515
  • No video could ever capturethe majesty
  • 00:42:14.548 --> 00:42:18.719
  • of the enthroned Jesus.
  • 00:42:18.752 --> 00:42:21.121
  • And the Bible says that you andI are to not lose sight of that.
  • 00:42:21.155 --> 00:42:25.926
  • Colossians 3 says, "If you areraised with Christ,
  • 00:42:25.960 --> 00:42:29.730
  • seek those thingswhich are above.
  • 00:42:29.763 --> 00:42:32.499
  • Where Christ is sittingat the right hand of God,
  • 00:42:32.533 --> 00:42:35.636
  • set your mind on these things."
  • 00:42:35.669 --> 00:42:38.339
  • So, let me ask you a questionI had to ask myself this week,
  • 00:42:38.372 --> 00:42:40.774
  • when was the last timeyou meditated
  • 00:42:40.808 --> 00:42:42.409
  • on the enthroned Christ seatedat the right hand of the Father?
  • 00:42:42.443 --> 00:42:46.714
  • Just sat there and allowedyour mind to picture
  • 00:42:46.747 --> 00:42:49.883
  • that the God of the universewho created us
  • 00:42:49.917 --> 00:42:53.654
  • with the word of his mouthand his Son Jesus Christ
  • 00:42:53.687 --> 00:42:56.924
  • seated together in glory,in all of their majesty,
  • 00:42:56.957 --> 00:43:00.494
  • totally in controlof all that happens,
  • 00:43:00.527 --> 00:43:07.468
  • and I talked to himthat morning,
  • 00:43:07.501 --> 00:43:11.939
  • and I know thathe's in my heart.
  • 00:43:11.972 --> 00:43:16.610
  • I echo the wordsof S.M. Lockridge,
  • 00:43:16.644 --> 00:43:18.512
  • He's my King andeverything's all right
  • 00:43:18.545 --> 00:43:23.350
  • 'cause he's still on the throne.
  • 00:43:23.384 --> 00:43:27.488
  • So, if that's true,if we have a royal regal King
  • 00:43:27.521 --> 00:43:32.126
  • seated on the throne in heaven,what should that mean to us?
  • 00:43:32.159 --> 00:43:35.095
  • Let me just give youtwo or three things
  • 00:43:35.129 --> 00:43:36.764
  • that kind of takeawaysfrom all of this.
  • 00:43:36.797 --> 00:43:38.899
  • First of all,we should praise him
  • 00:43:38.932 --> 00:43:41.101
  • with all of our heart.
  • 00:43:41.135 --> 00:43:43.303
  • We should worship him.That's what we're going to do.
  • 00:43:43.337 --> 00:43:45.472
  • Remember, when the magi boweddown and worshiped
  • 00:43:45.506 --> 00:43:47.975
  • the Christ child,they worshiped him
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  • in his humilityas the King of the Jews,
  • 00:43:49.810 --> 00:43:52.613
  • how much moreshould we worship him now
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  • as the King of kings in glory?
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  • I don't know how to evendescribe how the angels
  • 00:43:57.751 --> 00:44:00.454
  • praised him as he returnedto the realms of heaven.
  • 00:44:00.487 --> 00:44:03.057
  • I think Psalm 24 isa pretty good indication of it.
  • 00:44:03.090 --> 00:44:06.794
  • Revelation 5 gives usa visual picture of Jesus
  • 00:44:06.827 --> 00:44:10.164
  • receiving praise in heaven.
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  • Listen to this becausewe're gonna be a part of this,
  • 00:44:12.366 --> 00:44:14.435
  • and this should be kind of likewhat we're rehearsing
  • 00:44:14.468 --> 00:44:16.770
  • right down here.
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  • Here's how it goes.
  • 00:44:18.138 --> 00:44:19.440
  • "In the midst of the thronestood a Lamb,
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  • as though it had been slain,and every creature which is
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  • in heaven, and on the earth,and under the earth,
  • 00:44:24.978 --> 00:44:29.149
  • I heard them saying,blessed, and honor, and glory,
  • 00:44:29.183 --> 00:44:32.986
  • and power be to Him who sitson the throne and to the Lamb,
  • 00:44:33.020 --> 00:44:37.291
  • forever and ever!"
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  • You and I can join in down here.
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  • We can get ahead of the game.
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  • We can start worshiping now.
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  • We can bless the one with honor,and glory,
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  • and power given to himwho sits on the throne,
  • 00:44:48.368 --> 00:44:51.071
  • the Lamb forever and ever.
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  • May I suggest to you thatyou cannot take a course
  • 00:44:54.408 --> 00:44:56.577
  • in praising God?
  • 00:44:56.610 --> 00:44:59.313
  • There's no class that I know ofthat can teach you how to do it.
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  • You learn how to praiselike you learn how to pray,
  • 00:45:03.617 --> 00:45:06.687
  • you just do it and you do itover and over again
  • 00:45:06.720 --> 00:45:10.090
  • until it just becomes perfectedin your life.
  • 00:45:10.124 --> 00:45:13.293
  • Every opportunity that you get,you worship him.
  • 00:45:13.327 --> 00:45:16.096
  • You say, "Well, Pastor Jeremiah,I'm not very good at it."
  • 00:45:16.130 --> 00:45:18.699
  • Well, it doesn't matter,just do it.
  • 00:45:18.732 --> 00:45:20.934
  • You get gooder when you do it.
  • 00:45:20.968 --> 00:45:24.138
  • Praise, like prayer,is not something you can learn
  • 00:45:27.474 --> 00:45:31.178
  • about in a book.
  • 00:45:31.211 --> 00:45:33.180
  • You learn about itby being obedient.
  • 00:45:33.213 --> 00:45:35.582
  • We have been commandedto praise our God.
  • 00:45:35.616 --> 00:45:38.218
  • There's no sound in the worldlike the sound
  • 00:45:38.252 --> 00:45:41.155
  • of corporate praisewhen all the people of God
  • 00:45:41.188 --> 00:45:44.258
  • who come to the house of Godlift up their voices of praise
  • 00:45:44.291 --> 00:45:47.528
  • to the God that they loveand worship.
  • 00:45:47.561 --> 00:45:50.731
  • Whatever opportunitythat you have,
  • 00:45:50.764 --> 00:45:52.766
  • just remember he is worthyof our praise and it is
  • 00:45:52.800 --> 00:45:56.670
  • our privilege, and our joy,and our opportunity to lift up
  • 00:45:56.703 --> 00:45:59.973
  • our voices to him in adoration.
  • 00:46:00.007 --> 00:46:03.510
  • Number two, bring himall your needs.
  • 00:46:03.544 --> 00:46:08.315
  • Did you know that his throne isthe ultimate destination
  • 00:46:08.348 --> 00:46:11.385
  • of our prayers?
  • 00:46:11.418 --> 00:46:14.087
  • In the book of 2 Kingsin the 19th chapter,
  • 00:46:14.121 --> 00:46:17.324
  • there's a story aboutan Assyrian army that encircled
  • 00:46:17.357 --> 00:46:20.828
  • the city of Jerusalem andKing Hezekiah had no hope
  • 00:46:20.861 --> 00:46:24.798
  • of saving his throne,or his people.
  • 00:46:24.832 --> 00:46:29.136
  • The Assyrian emperor sent aletter demanding his surrender,
  • 00:46:29.169 --> 00:46:32.573
  • but Hezekiah turnedto another King,
  • 00:46:32.606 --> 00:46:35.309
  • seeking deliverance.
  • 00:46:35.342 --> 00:46:37.477
  • He went up to the templeand he spread out the letter
  • 00:46:37.511 --> 00:46:39.913
  • before the Lord praying,"Lord, the God of Israel,
  • 00:46:39.947 --> 00:46:44.051
  • enthroned between the cherubim,you alone are God
  • 00:46:44.084 --> 00:46:47.287
  • over all the kingdomsof the earth,"
  • 00:46:47.321 --> 00:46:48.956
  • and he laid out the letterbefore him.
  • 00:46:48.989 --> 00:46:51.225
  • Have you ever doneanything like that?
  • 00:46:51.258 --> 00:46:53.527
  • I've got a few letters I hadto lay off before the Lord.
  • 00:46:53.560 --> 00:46:57.564
  • Lord, what do I do with this?
  • 00:46:57.598 --> 00:47:01.134
  • What am I supposed to dowith this?
  • 00:47:01.168 --> 00:47:06.106
  • The Bible says as he prayedto him who sat on the throne,
  • 00:47:06.139 --> 00:47:08.976
  • the Lord sent a mighty answerand the city
  • 00:47:09.009 --> 00:47:11.178
  • was miraculously saved.
  • 00:47:11.211 --> 00:47:14.214
  • Men and women,we can do the same
  • 00:47:14.248 --> 00:47:15.716
  • with our perplexitiesand our problems.
  • 00:47:15.749 --> 00:47:17.451
  • The example of Hezekiah isa visual picture of kneeling
  • 00:47:17.484 --> 00:47:21.989
  • before the throne andspreading out our problems.
  • 00:47:22.022 --> 00:47:26.293
  • We can take our burdens tothe Lord and leave them there.
  • 00:47:26.326 --> 00:47:29.830
  • One of the most well-knownverses about prayer in the Bible
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  • says, "Let us therefore comeboldly to the throne of grace,
  • 00:47:32.199 --> 00:47:37.571
  • that we may obtain mercyand find grace to help
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  • in the time of need."
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  • When you come to pray,make sure you lift up worship
  • 00:47:41.575 --> 00:47:44.511
  • and praise at the beginningof your prayer,
  • 00:47:44.544 --> 00:47:46.747
  • lest you only speak and thinkof your problems
  • 00:47:46.780 --> 00:47:50.817
  • and you don't see them inthe perspective of who God is.
  • 00:47:50.851 --> 00:47:54.388
  • But when you worship the Lord,when you praise him,
  • 00:47:54.421 --> 00:47:56.690
  • when you do as the Lordtaught us to do,
  • 00:47:56.723 --> 00:47:59.092
  • "Our Father who art in heaven,hallowed be thy name."
  • 00:47:59.126 --> 00:48:03.530
  • When you hallow the nameof the Lord at the beginning
  • 00:48:03.563 --> 00:48:05.799
  • of your prayer, you're seeinghim in all of his wisdom,
  • 00:48:05.832 --> 00:48:09.102
  • and glory, and power,and you may not know it,
  • 00:48:09.136 --> 00:48:12.306
  • but you're actually prayingto the one who is seated
  • 00:48:12.339 --> 00:48:14.474
  • upon the throneof all the earth.
  • 00:48:14.508 --> 00:48:16.643
  • And when you do that,your problems have,
  • 00:48:16.677 --> 00:48:19.079
  • they have a tendency to getinto perspective.
  • 00:48:19.112 --> 00:48:23.116
  • In light of so great a God,you almost sometimes feel like
  • 00:48:23.150 --> 00:48:26.954
  • you want to apologizefor bothering him.
  • 00:48:26.987 --> 00:48:32.693
  • And yet, our problems areso important to us.
  • 00:48:32.726 --> 00:48:37.030
  • We do as the King did,we take our problems
  • 00:48:37.064 --> 00:48:39.800
  • and we spread them out beforethe Lord and we say,
  • 00:48:39.833 --> 00:48:44.404
  • "Lord, what do we do with this?"
  • 00:48:44.438 --> 00:48:47.507
  • I remember reading thisfrom my wonderful friend
  • 00:48:47.541 --> 00:48:51.745
  • Charles Spurgeon.
  • 00:48:51.778 --> 00:48:54.247
  • He said, "We can come to himwith unstaggering confidence
  • 00:48:54.281 --> 00:48:57.985
  • because his is not a thronefor receiving tribute,
  • 00:48:58.018 --> 00:49:02.889
  • it is a thronefor dispensing gifts.
  • 00:49:02.923 --> 00:49:05.659
  • Come then you are pooras poverty itself.
  • 00:49:05.692 --> 00:49:08.662
  • Come you have no meritsor are destitute of virtues.
  • 00:49:08.695 --> 00:49:12.799
  • This is not the throneof majesty which supports itself
  • 00:49:12.833 --> 00:49:16.970
  • by the taxationof its subjects,
  • 00:49:17.004 --> 00:49:19.406
  • but a throne which glorifiesitself by the streaming forth
  • 00:49:19.439 --> 00:49:23.143
  • like a fountainwith floods of good things.
  • 00:49:23.176 --> 00:49:26.480
  • Come to the throne to worshipbut then don't forget,
  • 00:49:26.513 --> 00:49:29.082
  • it's not just a throneto receive worship.
  • 00:49:29.116 --> 00:49:31.318
  • It's a throne thatdispenses gifts."
  • 00:49:31.351 --> 00:49:33.754
  • And what is it the Bible says?
  • 00:49:33.787 --> 00:49:35.322
  • Every good gift and everyperfect gift comes down to us,
  • 00:49:35.355 --> 00:49:38.759
  • where?
  • 00:49:38.792 --> 00:49:40.160
  • From the Father in heaven.
  • 00:49:40.193 --> 00:49:42.362
  • The King of glory sitson the throne of grace,
  • 00:49:42.396 --> 00:49:45.365
  • and he listens with the deepestsympathy to every plea
  • 00:49:45.399 --> 00:49:48.068
  • of his children.
  • 00:49:48.101 --> 00:49:49.703
  • You have accessto a listening King,
  • 00:49:49.736 --> 00:49:52.472
  • so you should cultivatea praying heart.
  • 00:49:52.506 --> 00:49:56.843
  • Number three, praise himwith all your heart.
  • 00:49:56.877 --> 00:49:59.846
  • Bring him all your needs,trust him
  • 00:49:59.880 --> 00:50:01.581
  • in all your circumstances.
  • 00:50:01.615 --> 00:50:04.184
  • You may know Romans 8:28,it's that wonderful,
  • 00:50:04.217 --> 00:50:06.787
  • we call it the pillow promisebecause if you get this one,
  • 00:50:06.820 --> 00:50:10.457
  • you can sleep.
  • 00:50:10.490 --> 00:50:11.825
  • And we know that all things worktogether for good to those
  • 00:50:12.159 --> 00:50:14.761
  • who love God, to those who arecalled according to his purpose.
  • 00:50:14.795 --> 00:50:18.832
  • Do you realize that one of thereasons God turns our burdens
  • 00:50:18.865 --> 00:50:21.968
  • into blessings is becauseJesus Christ is praying for us?
  • 00:50:22.002 --> 00:50:26.673
  • We have learned thatduring this series.
  • 00:50:26.706 --> 00:50:28.575
  • It's been kind of a revelationto some of us.
  • 00:50:28.608 --> 00:50:30.977
  • It is Christ who died,says Romans 8:34.
  • 00:50:31.011 --> 00:50:34.047
  • And furthermore, it is Christalso who is risen,
  • 00:50:34.081 --> 00:50:38.552
  • who is even atthe right hand of God,
  • 00:50:38.585 --> 00:50:40.687
  • and what is he doing there?
  • 00:50:40.720 --> 00:50:42.456
  • He is makingintercession for us.
  • 00:50:42.489 --> 00:50:45.826
  • Not until we get to heaven,men and women,
  • 00:50:45.859 --> 00:50:47.894
  • will we ever know even a littleof what he has done for us.
  • 00:50:47.928 --> 00:50:52.999
  • Sometimes we'll have somethinggoing this way
  • 00:50:53.033 --> 00:50:54.835
  • and all of a sudden,it looks as if
  • 00:50:54.868 --> 00:50:56.570
  • some dramatic thing has happenedto turn it the other way.
  • 00:50:56.603 --> 00:50:59.172
  • And what do we say?
  • 00:50:59.206 --> 00:51:00.507
  • It was just an amazing,it was like a coincidence.
  • 00:51:00.540 --> 00:51:04.945
  • Here's what I've been learningin my life.
  • 00:51:04.978 --> 00:51:07.047
  • The more thingsthat I pray about,
  • 00:51:07.080 --> 00:51:08.682
  • the more coincidences happen.
  • 00:51:08.715 --> 00:51:12.752
  • Because Jesus is on his throne,you can press forward
  • 00:51:12.786 --> 00:51:16.056
  • with endurance,and you can pray.
  • 00:51:16.089 --> 00:51:19.659
  • Let me tell you oneof the things I have learned
  • 00:51:19.693 --> 00:51:21.795
  • as a pastor,Jesus does not answer
  • 00:51:21.828 --> 00:51:25.966
  • 100% of the prayerswe do not pray.
  • 00:51:25.999 --> 00:51:31.838
  • He does not answer 100%of the prayers we do not pray.
  • 00:51:34.674 --> 00:51:39.446
  • The Bible says we have notbecause we ask not.
  • 00:51:39.479 --> 00:51:42.382
  • Who are we praying to?
  • 00:51:42.415 --> 00:51:44.484
  • Not a priest in a church,not a pastor in a pulpit.
  • 00:51:44.518 --> 00:51:49.923
  • We're prayingto the Lord God Almighty,
  • 00:51:49.956 --> 00:51:52.425
  • the King of kingsand the Lord of lords
  • 00:51:52.459 --> 00:51:54.094
  • who is seated at the right handof the Father,
  • 00:51:54.127 --> 00:51:55.929
  • who even now is makingintercession for us.
  • 00:51:55.962 --> 00:51:58.999
  • So, the Scripture says,"Let us come boldly,"
  • 00:51:59.032 --> 00:52:01.768
  • and the word means to lay itall out, to tell him everything.
  • 00:52:01.801 --> 00:52:06.573
  • Let us come boldlyto the throne of grace.
  • 00:52:06.606 --> 00:52:10.277
  • Here's number four, anticipatehim through all your days.
  • 00:52:10.310 --> 00:52:15.048
  • Do you know that in thevery center of New Jerusalem,
  • 00:52:15.081 --> 00:52:18.451
  • there is something to behold?
  • 00:52:18.485 --> 00:52:21.154
  • Revelation 22:1 says,"And he showed me a pure river
  • 00:52:21.655 --> 00:52:24.691
  • of water of life,clear as crystal proceeding
  • 00:52:24.724 --> 00:52:28.562
  • from the throne of Godand the Lamb."
  • 00:52:28.595 --> 00:52:31.998
  • What's the central thingwhen you get to heaven?
  • 00:52:32.032 --> 00:52:34.134
  • You walk in and it's like,in the center of it all
  • 00:52:34.167 --> 00:52:38.104
  • is the throne of God.
  • 00:52:38.138 --> 00:52:40.407
  • Try to imagine the centerof that glorious city,
  • 00:52:40.440 --> 00:52:43.343
  • the spectacular throne of God,Jesus sitting there
  • 00:52:43.376 --> 00:52:46.012
  • at the headwatersof the crystal river that flows
  • 00:52:46.046 --> 00:52:48.248
  • throughout the city,
  • 00:52:48.281 --> 00:52:49.749
  • and all the anticipation thatshould bring to our hearts.
  • 00:52:49.783 --> 00:52:52.219
  • No wonder the chapter endswith the words,
  • 00:52:52.252 --> 00:52:54.154
  • "Even so come Lord Jesus."
  • 00:52:54.187 --> 00:52:57.991
  • Many rulers have improvedthe quality of life
  • 00:52:58.024 --> 00:53:00.193
  • for their subjects,but only Jesus can give you
  • 00:53:00.227 --> 00:53:02.429
  • eternal life thatwill take you to heaven.
  • 00:53:02.462 --> 00:53:05.632
  • Except for him,all leaders are flawed.
  • 00:53:06.633 --> 00:53:11.171
  • Many have unleashed wars,triggered riots,
  • 00:53:11.204 --> 00:53:14.808
  • annihilated opponents,bankrupted treasuries,
  • 00:53:14.841 --> 00:53:18.044
  • and acted as fools.
  • 00:53:18.078 --> 00:53:19.746
  • Others have exhibitedgreat courage and demonstrated
  • 00:53:20.747 --> 00:53:22.916
  • legendary leadership,like Abraham Lincoln.
  • 00:53:22.949 --> 00:53:25.952
  • After Abraham Lincoln died,Secretary of War Edwin Stanton
  • 00:53:25.986 --> 00:53:30.257
  • looked down at himin his deathbed and said,
  • 00:53:30.290 --> 00:53:33.026
  • "Now he belongs to the ages."
  • 00:53:33.059 --> 00:53:37.030
  • But only one King I ever heardabout belongs to eternity.
  • 00:53:37.063 --> 00:53:41.401
  • Jesus doesn't belongto the ages,
  • 00:53:41.434 --> 00:53:43.103
  • he belongs to eternity.
  • 00:53:43.136 --> 00:53:44.938
  • He reigns peerless in time.
  • 00:53:44.971 --> 00:53:47.140
  • He's the Kingof an endless empire.
  • 00:53:47.173 --> 00:53:49.009
  • He rules above the starsand within our hearts.
  • 00:53:49.042 --> 00:53:52.045
  • He's the King of kings,and he is the Lord of lords.
  • 00:53:52.078 --> 00:53:57.384
  • And I hear S.M. Lockridgesaying, "That's my King.
  • 00:53:57.417 --> 00:54:02.856
  • That's my King."
  • 00:54:02.889 --> 00:54:06.259
  • We come to the endof this series.
  • 00:54:06.293 --> 00:54:08.795
  • Let us be reminded that Jesusis the Son of Man,
  • 00:54:08.828 --> 00:54:12.632
  • and he is the Son of God.
  • 00:54:12.666 --> 00:54:15.201
  • He is both from eternityand he is from history.
  • 00:54:15.235 --> 00:54:18.938
  • He's in the Old Testament,yes, he is, and he's in the New.
  • 00:54:18.972 --> 00:54:23.910
  • He's praying for uswhile we're praying to him.
  • 00:54:23.943 --> 00:54:28.548
  • And while we are seeking him,he is seeking us.
  • 00:54:28.581 --> 00:54:32.085
  • He enables us to dogreater works than he ever did.
  • 00:54:32.118 --> 00:54:35.121
  • He's both the teacherof the truth
  • 00:54:35.155 --> 00:54:36.756
  • and the truth to be taught.
  • 00:54:36.790 --> 00:54:38.925
  • While he resides up there,he is present down here.
  • 00:54:38.958 --> 00:54:42.829
  • He is living, even thoughhe died and he is
  • 00:54:42.862 --> 00:54:46.566
  • the King of the Jews, and he isthe King of kings, hallelujah.
  • 00:54:46.599 --> 00:54:53.106
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  • announcer: Next time on,"Turning Point".
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  • Dr. Jeremiah:Jesus will appear, I believe,
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  • in heaven throughout eternityas the Lamb of God and
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  • our Redeemer, and he will carrywith him throughout eternity,
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  • the scars of redemption.
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  • And when we see Jesus,heaven will really be heaven.
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  • announcer: Thank youfor being with us today.
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  • Join Dr. Jeremiah next timeas he begins his series,
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  • here on. "Turning Point."
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