Our Coming King

December 25th

Jesus is coming!

But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: 11 Today in the city of David a Savior was born for you, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be the sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped tightly in cloth and lying in a manger.”   Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people he favors!

Luke 2:10–14 CSB

Daily Devotional

December 25th

We need to proclaim boldly that Jesus is coming! His coming should not be something fearful for the believer; but it should motivate us to holy living and witnessing. One in every 25 verses in the New Testament refers to the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus. While there are hundreds of prophecies in the Old Testament that were fulfilled in Christ’s coming long ago, many more Old Testament prophecies speak of His Second Coming than His first. Just as the prophecies of His first coming were fulfilled, those of His Second Coming will also be fulfilled to the letter.

The Kingdom exists now as Christ Jesus reigns from heaven. Yet the full manifestation of the Kingdom of God will be Christ’s Second Coming; just as the Lord Jesus taught His disciples to pray, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). In Matthew’s Gospel it is also recorded, “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Matthew 25:34). At the Lord’s table we remember His words to His disciples: “But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom” (Matthew 26:29).

The Lord not only knows us as we were or as we are now. The Lord Jesus knows us as He will make us to be, serving Him in glorified bodies for a thousand years after His coming, during His earthly Kingdom. Pray for the coming physical manifestation of the Kingdom of God. The King has come and He is coming again to rule all the nations! We need to get ready for His coming (sanctification), we need to proclaim His coming, and we need to help the nations prepare for His coming. “And He shall reign forever, and ever” (Revelation 11:15).

Jesus is coming!

Dr. K. Kilpatrick

Kingdom of God in Focus (Copyright: EngraftedBranches Press, 2021)

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