The King Eternal Immortal Invisible

The King: Eternal, Immortal, Invisible (Part 1 of 2)

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take vitals if you will and open them

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the first Timothy chapter 1 we will

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spend a little bit of our time in this

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passage this morning and then we will

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continue into a number of other passages

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throughout our study this morning in

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tonight we are going to be discussing

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this topic the king eternal immortal

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invisible Paul writes to Timothy and as

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he addresses Timothy most likely Timothy

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at this time is in Ephesus and he is

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there separated from Paul Paul is

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writing to him as a young preacher he is

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encouraging him he is exhorting him he

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is continuing to instruct him and he

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reminds Timothy of his own past he

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reminds Timothy of what he used to be

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Saul of Tarsus the one who was going

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about seeking to destroy the church

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seeking to demolish this sect of the

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Jews as he saw them this group of people

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who had departed from Moses had departed

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from the law had departed from the

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tradition of the elders in his mind who

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had departed from the Lord and was doing

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what he thought was right and then as he

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was headed to Damascus as he was

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journeying down the road to Damascus

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with papers with the authority to put

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Christians in prison in jail and even

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bring them to death a light shines down

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from heaven and he is confronted by

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someone who he knows is the Lord but

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knows nothing beyond that and he is

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confronted concerning the things that he

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is doing and it is stated it is hard to

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kick against the pricks I don’t know if

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you’ve ever tried that but in a culture

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that predominantly wore sandals can you

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imagine the idea in sandals of kicking

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thorn bushes and how painful and

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frustrating that would be and that’s

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what Jesus says Saul of Tarsus is doing

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when he’s trying to defeat him he

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questions the Lord well who aren’t thou

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Lord Jesus of Nazareth whom now

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persecute us in Matthew chapter 28 Jesus

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reveals to his apostles as he is

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preparing to ascend back into heaven

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that all authority has been given unto

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him in heaven and on earth we live in a

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society that doesn’t quite appreciate

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that statement there is an ongoing

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dispute in our in our culture and in our

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government right now about the

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possibility of impeaching a president

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not going to get into the politics of it

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I just want you to note one significant

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fact it’s possible within our culture to

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impeach a president it’s possible under

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our laws to take the person who’s in the

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highest office and remove them and

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generally speaking that’s not true of a

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king the nature of a king in a standard

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monarchy in the view of Old Testament

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and New Testament monarchies the the

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nature of the king is the king is the

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highest official in view of God the king

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is the giver of laws matter of fact one

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of the things that we find Moses

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described as in Christ described as is a

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law giver

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the king the king was the highest

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authority and so as we begin this

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morning noticing this idea the king

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eternal immortal invisible we want to

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begin with this idea of the king will

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get to eternal immortal invisible this

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afternoon but as we were as I was

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studying for this lesson as I was

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focusing on these three words that

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describe the king it dawned on me Aaron

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you’ve kind of just jumped past one of

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the most fundamental aspects and that is

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who’s the king and why so that’s what

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we’re going to spend our time on this

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morning the king who he is and why as we

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notice this first part we notice what

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Paul says here in verse 17 now to the

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king this is a declaration this is a a

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blessing this this is a recognition of

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glory to the king eternal immortal

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invisible to God alone who is wise be

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honor and glory for ever and ever amen

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now in these passages in a number of the

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passages that reference God and the King

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it’s interesting to look at it because

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it seems as though well maybe God the

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father’s the one being talked about but

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go into first Timothy chapter 1 and

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let’s read a little further back as we

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did in our in our scripture reading

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verse 12 and I thank Christ Jesus our

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Lord who has enabled me because he

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counted me faithful putting me in the

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men into the ministry although I was

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formerly a blasphemer a persecutor and

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an insolent man but I obtained mercy

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because I did it ignorantly in unbelief

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and the grace of our Lord was

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exceedingly abundant with faith and love

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which are in Christ Jesus

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twice already he’s referenced Christ

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Jesus twice already he’s referenced our

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Lord verse 15

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is a faithful saying and worthy of all

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acceptance that Christ Jesus came into

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the world to save sinners of whom I am

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chief three times now Christ Jesus it’s

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important to realize that the name

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Christ is not a name it is a position it

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is a designation of a position it is the

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Messiah the word from the Old Testament

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Jesus Emmanuel is his name Christ is his

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authority but then notice he says

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however for this reason I obtain mercy

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that in me Jesus Christ might show all

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long-suffering is a pattern to those who

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are going to believe on him for

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everlasting life they’re going to leave

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on who on Christ the antecedent the

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nearest antecedent of the next verse is

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Christ now to the king who’s the king

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that’s where we’re going to begin this

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morning notice first and foremost

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Matthew chapter 2 as we trace back this

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idea of the kingship of Christ the

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kingship of Christ notice Matthew

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chapter 2 beginning in verse 1 now after

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Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in

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the days of Herod the King behold wise

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men from the east came to Jerusalem

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saying where is he who has been born

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King of the Jews

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now it’s an interesting thing because

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when a child was born to a king

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they weren’t king they were the child of

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the king they might have been in line to

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inherit the throne but they weren’t King

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and yet here come these wise men from

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the east and they’re searching for the

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one who noticed the phrase was

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born King of the Jews he’s born he’s

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king from that moment is what their

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understanding is not the king to be the

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king who is but notice what we read

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who’s been born King of the Jews for we

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have seen his star in the east and have

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come to worship Him

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they’re not coming to find this King so

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that they might be able to live under

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his rule to be able to live as a member

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of the Jewish society they are coming

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because they know this King is not just

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an earthly king but then notice further

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when Herod the King heard this he was

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troubled in all Jerusalem with him and

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when he had gathered all the chief

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priests and scribes scribes of the

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people together he inquired of them

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where the Christ was to be born these

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men come from the east and they’re

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looking for the king of the Jews and

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immediately he doesn’t go where does the

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Old Testament say about a king coming he

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goes what does the old desmond say about

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the christ coming the one who is the

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messiah the one who is of the lineage of

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david the king who was coming one in the

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same thing and even herod knows it but

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then notice we read they said to him in

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Bethlehem of Judea for thus it is

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written by the prophet but you bethlehem

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in the land of judah are not billy are

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not the least among the rulers of judah

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for out of you shall come a ruler who

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will Shepherd my people Israel then

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Herod when he had secretly called the

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wise men determined from them what time

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the star appeared and he sent them to

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Bethlehem and said go and search

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carefully for the young child and when

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you have found him bring back word to me

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that I may come and worship Him also we

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and they heard the King they departed

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and behold the star which they had seen

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in the East went before them till it

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came and stood over where the young

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child was when they saw the star they

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rejoiced with exceeding joy and when

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they had come into the house they saw

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the young child with Mary his mother and

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fell down and worshiped him and when

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they opened their treasures they

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presented gifts to him gold frankincense

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and myrrh then being divinely warned in

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a dream that they should not return to

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Herod they departed for their own

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country another way notice a number of

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important details in view of a coming

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holiday a couple of details that are

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significant number one no manger number

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two no reference to how many wise men

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number three the child isn’t a baby

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anymore he’s a child and there’s a

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significant difference in that

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apparently the time of the birth and the

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time of their travel and all of these

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factors come in they’re not arriving the

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day of his birth like the shepherds did

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they’re not arriving in the night that

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he was born they’re arriving when he is

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now a child the the idea there is a

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toddler a young child not a baby so they

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come to where Jesus is they come to by

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the way the house again not a manger

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where Jesus is and they immediately upon

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seeing him fall down and worship Him if

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they were worshiping a man they would

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have been sinning if they were

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worshiping an angel and we’ll get to

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this before we’re done they would have

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been sinning but they weren’t they were

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worshipping God they were worshipping

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the Christ they were worshiping the king

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the wise men know who the king is they

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know of his kingship but then notice the

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prophets spoke of it this

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is most obviously why the wise men know

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concerning this but let’s go to Matthew

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chapter 21 Matthew chapter 21 beginning

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in verse 1 going down through verse 5

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now when they drew near to Jerusalem and

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came to Bethphage at the Mount of Olives

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then Jesus sent two disciples saying to

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them go into the village opposite you

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and immediately you will find a donkey

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tied and a Colt with her loosed them and

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bring them to me and if anyone says

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anything to you you shall say the Lord

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has need of them and immediately he will

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send them all this was done that it

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might be fulfilled which was spoken by

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the Prophet saying tell the daughter of

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Zion behold your king is coming to you

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lowly and sitting on a donkey a Colt the

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foal of a donkey so the disciples went

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and did as Jesus commanded now turn to

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Isaiah chapter 62 here we have a

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quotation from the Old Testament Isaiah

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chapter 62 is one of the passages from

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whence it comes Isaiah chapter 62 verse

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10 go through go through the gates

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prepare the way for the people build up

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build up the highway take out the stones

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lift up a banner for the peoples indeed

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the Lord has proclaimed to the end of

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the world say to the daughter of Zion

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surely your salvation is coming behold

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his reward is with him and his work

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before him here’s the declaration the

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cry out to Zion that G that Matthew

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references but then notice Zechariah

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chapter 9 as Zechariah is writing he

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writes to the people he writes in this

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prophecy and by the way Zechariah is one

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of those books that when you get to the

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latter part of the book of Zechariah you

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better be strapped in you better be

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prepared for some interpretation and

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some some difficulty in understanding

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everything that’s stated but some of the

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passages we have

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clear explanations we have very clear

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connections and this is one of them

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zechariah chapter 9 beginning in verse 9

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we read we rejoice greatly o daughter of

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Zion shout o daughter of Jerusalem

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behold your king is coming to you he is

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just and having salvation lowly and

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riding on a donkey a Colt the foal of a

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donkey I will cut off the chariot for me

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for him and the horse from Jerusalem the

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battle though shall be cut off he shall

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speak peace to the nation’s his Dominion

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shall be from sea to sea and from the

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river to the ends of the earth

0:16:07.620,0:16:13.350
notice here comes the king he doesn’t

0:16:11.040,0:16:15.720
come with a sword he doesn’t come on a

0:16:13.350,0:16:18.300
horse he doesn’t come in battle he

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doesn’t come raining and victorious

0:16:18.300,0:16:22.110
defeating all of the enemies of the

0:16:20.220,0:16:29.310
earth he comes

0:16:22.110,0:16:31.460
speaking peace speaking peace to those

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who are around them

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he comes to bring peace so then John

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chapter 12 John chapter 12 beginning in

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verse 14 John’s reference to this event

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here we read then Jesus when he had

0:16:51.900,0:16:57.839
found a young donkey sat on it as it is

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written fear not daughter of Zion behold

0:16:57.839,0:17:04.199
your king is coming sitting on a donkey

0:17:00.930,0:17:07.589
his disciples did not understand these

0:17:04.199,0:17:10.260
things at first but when Jesus was

0:17:07.589,0:17:12.770
glorified that means when he was

0:17:10.260,0:17:15.300
resurrected and ascended back to heaven

0:17:12.770,0:17:18.240
when he was glorified then they

0:17:15.300,0:17:20.610
remembered that these things were

0:17:18.240,0:17:24.600
written about him and that he had done

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or that they had done these things to

0:17:24.600,0:17:34.050
him notice the prophets spoke concerning

0:17:28.740,0:17:37.230
Christ as king the wise man knew the

0:17:34.050,0:17:39.660
king had come the prophets spoke

0:17:37.230,0:17:41.100
concerning the King Jesus was aware of

0:17:39.660,0:17:44.690
this we’ll get into that more in a

0:17:41.100,0:17:47.400
minute but even afterwards all

0:17:44.690,0:17:51.680
afterwards do the apostles come to

0:17:47.400,0:17:56.280
realize the connection with all of these

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details but then notice his father gave

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it to him Matthew chapter 25 Matthew

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chapter 25 beginning in verse 34 Jesus

0:18:05.340,0:18:10.470
and is in the midst of giving a number

0:18:07.230,0:18:13.590
of parables speaking concerning the

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kingdom and in Matthew chapter 25 verse

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34 as he speaks concerning judgment he

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says this then the king will say to

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those on his right hand now let’s back

0:18:21.180,0:18:25.620
up to verse 31 let’s get a little bit of

0:18:23.460,0:18:28.260
context when the Son of Man comes in his

0:18:25.620,0:18:29.820
glory and all the holy angels with him

0:18:28.260,0:18:31.530
then he will sit on the throne of his

0:18:29.820,0:18:33.660
glory all the nations will be gathered

0:18:31.530,0:18:35.910
before him and he will separate them one

0:18:33.660,0:18:38.160
from another as a shepherd divides his

0:18:35.910,0:18:40.140
sheep from the goats and he will set the

0:18:38.160,0:18:42.690
sheep on his right hand and the goats on

0:18:40.140,0:18:46.070
his left then the king will say to those

0:18:42.690,0:18:51.600
on his right hand come you blessed of my

0:18:46.070,0:18:54.390
father notice this phrase come you

0:18:51.600,0:18:56.730
blessed of my father here’s the king the

0:18:54.390,0:18:59.010
king is reigning on his throne the king

0:18:56.730,0:19:01.800
is judging as a king and yet he says

0:18:59.010,0:19:06.450
come you blessed of my father inherit

0:19:01.800,0:19:13.350
the kingdom prepared for you from the

0:19:06.450,0:19:18.300
foundation of the world who prepared the

0:19:13.350,0:19:21.450
kingdom who made the kingdom and

0:19:18.300,0:19:28.050
prepared the kingdom for the king to

0:19:21.450,0:19:30.810
reign the father did the father is the

0:19:28.050,0:19:32.910
one who gave it verse 40 and the king

0:19:30.810,0:19:35.160
will answer and say to them assuredly I

0:19:32.910,0:19:37.230
say to you and as much as you did it to

0:19:35.160,0:19:43.980
one of the least of these my brethren

0:19:37.230,0:19:50.570
you did it to me multiple times here in

0:19:43.980,0:19:50.570
this passage Christ is the king

0:19:51.250,0:19:58.150
and he’s reigning over a kingdom given

0:19:53.740,0:20:00.940
to him by his father but then as well in

0:19:58.150,0:20:03.100
spite of many skeptics who claim that

0:20:00.940,0:20:05.350
Jesus never claimed to be the Messiah

0:20:03.100,0:20:07.450
Jesus never claimed to be the Son of God

0:20:05.350,0:20:09.310
Jesus never claimed to be this and

0:20:07.450,0:20:12.280
claimed to be that apparently their

0:20:09.310,0:20:15.340
struggle with reading is great John

0:20:12.280,0:20:17.440
chapter 18 beginning in verse 37 Pilate

0:20:15.340,0:20:22.990
therefore said to him Jesus is on trial

0:20:17.440,0:20:26.170
before Pilate are you a king then jesus

0:20:22.990,0:20:33.340
answered you say rightly that I am a

0:20:26.170,0:20:38.850
king Pilate says whoa they’ve accused

0:20:33.340,0:20:42.520
you of claiming to be a king are you yes

0:20:38.850,0:20:45.130
you’ve spoken rightly but then notice

0:20:42.520,0:20:47.230
what he says notice how he replies to

0:20:45.130,0:20:52.570
him you spoken rightly that I am a king

0:20:47.230,0:20:55.540
for this cause I was born I came into

0:20:52.570,0:21:01.000
the world for this purpose not only am

0:20:55.540,0:21:02.650
ia king I was born to be a king but then

0:21:01.000,0:21:04.600
notice what he says for this cause I’ve

0:21:02.650,0:21:08.530
come into the world that I should bear

0:21:04.600,0:21:13.170
witness to the truth everyone who is of

0:21:08.530,0:21:17.950
the truth hears my voice I am a king and

0:21:13.170,0:21:20.890
those who I reign over those who are

0:21:17.950,0:21:26.740
citizens in my kingdom are the hearers

0:21:20.890,0:21:32.560
of truth Pilate said to him what is

0:21:26.740,0:21:34.660
truth Pilate skepticism is apparent in

0:21:32.560,0:21:40.600
the passage but then notice also Luke

0:21:34.660,0:21:49.380
chapter 23 Luke chapter 23 in Luke’s

0:21:40.600,0:21:53.530
account of this we read in verse 38 as

0:21:49.380,0:21:55.960
Jesus has taken to the cross as Jesus is

0:21:53.530,0:21:58.180
put on the cross because the Jews were

0:21:55.960,0:21:59.650
offered a choice do you want me to give

0:21:58.180,0:22:01.480
you back your king or do you want me to

0:21:59.650,0:22:03.040
give you back a murderer or a robber or

0:22:01.480,0:22:06.430
a thief a

0:22:03.040,0:22:09.240
an insurgent Barabbas they say give us

0:22:06.430,0:22:12.070
Barabbas crucify him

0:22:09.240,0:22:14.020
so Pilate will wash his hands of the

0:22:12.070,0:22:16.720
deed and he will send him to be

0:22:14.020,0:22:18.460
crucified he will give him back to the

0:22:16.720,0:22:20.980
Jews that they might crucify him and

0:22:18.460,0:22:25.060
notice verse 38 though he writes an

0:22:20.980,0:22:27.340
inscription it was common in the days of

0:22:25.060,0:22:30.090
crucifixion that above the head of the

0:22:27.340,0:22:33.160
individual being crucified was their

0:22:30.090,0:22:35.380
sentence what were they guilty of what

0:22:33.160,0:22:39.580
is it they had done wrong why were they

0:22:35.380,0:22:45.160
being crucified and in jesus’s case the

0:22:39.580,0:22:49.960
answer came from Pilate this is the King

0:22:45.160,0:22:55.120
of the Jews Pilate said this one’s being

0:22:49.960,0:23:02.550
crucified because he’s the King of the

0:22:55.120,0:23:05.980
Jews Jesus definitely claimed to be King

0:23:02.550,0:23:10.990
Jesus affirmed beyond a shadow of a

0:23:05.980,0:23:12.730
doubt that he was the king but then

0:23:10.990,0:23:16.750
consider as well that the Apostles

0:23:12.730,0:23:20.110
believed it in Acts chapter 1 sorry John

0:23:16.750,0:23:23.950
chapter 1 going all the way back to the

0:23:20.110,0:23:26.080
beginning of Jesus’s ministry we find

0:23:23.950,0:23:29.890
this in John chapter 1 beginning in

0:23:26.080,0:23:31.960
verse 49 Nathanael has interacted with

0:23:29.890,0:23:35.470
Christ and he has come as a result of

0:23:31.960,0:23:39.820
what Philip has told him but then Philip

0:23:35.470,0:23:42.610
will be excuse me Jesus will tell

0:23:39.820,0:23:44.760
Nathanael verse 47 behold an Israelite

0:23:42.610,0:23:47.410
indeed in whom there is no deceit

0:23:44.760,0:23:49.660
Nathanael said to him how do you know me

0:23:47.410,0:23:51.340
jesus answered and said to him before

0:23:49.660,0:23:54.040
Philip called you when you were under

0:23:51.340,0:23:56.020
the fig tree I saw you Nathanael

0:23:54.040,0:24:00.700
answered and said to him rabbi you are

0:23:56.020,0:24:03.700
the son of God you are the king of

0:24:00.700,0:24:05.350
Israel jesus answered and said to him

0:24:03.700,0:24:08.170
because I said to you I saw you under

0:24:05.350,0:24:11.020
the fig tree do you believe you will see

0:24:08.170,0:24:12.340
greater things than these and he said to

0:24:11.020,0:24:14.440
him most assuredly I say to you

0:24:12.340,0:24:15.130
hereafter you shall see heaven open and

0:24:14.440,0:24:16.600
the

0:24:15.130,0:24:22.450
angels of God ascending and descending

0:24:16.600,0:24:25.780
upon the Son of man not only do we find

0:24:22.450,0:24:29.020
here one of the Apostles confidence that

0:24:25.780,0:24:31.870
Jesus was the king of Israel but we will

0:24:29.020,0:24:34.720
find Jesus declaring that and all of his

0:24:31.870,0:24:39.460
apostles will see evidence they will see

0:24:34.720,0:24:46.750
proof they will see assurance that he is

0:24:39.460,0:24:51.040
the king they will know that he is who

0:24:46.750,0:24:54.660
the prophets claimed he would be but

0:24:51.040,0:24:59.650
then turn if you will to Acts chapter 17

0:24:54.660,0:25:02.740
Paul preached it Paul preached that

0:24:59.650,0:25:05.860
Jesus Christ was the king

0:25:02.740,0:25:08.170
in Acts chapter 17 he’s in Thessalonica

0:25:05.860,0:25:09.520
and we read this now when they had

0:25:08.170,0:25:11.590
passed through and pitiless and

0:25:09.520,0:25:13.500
Apollonia they came to Thessalonica

0:25:11.590,0:25:16.540
where there was a synagogue of the Jews

0:25:13.500,0:25:19.090
then Paul as his custom was went into

0:25:16.540,0:25:23.050
them and for three sabbath days reason

0:25:19.090,0:25:28.770
with them from the scriptures explaining

0:25:23.050,0:25:32.410
and demonstrating that the christ

0:25:28.770,0:25:34.210
remember when the men from the east the

0:25:32.410,0:25:36.670
wise men from the east came looking for

0:25:34.210,0:25:40.390
the king herod knew they were looking

0:25:36.670,0:25:42.460
for the christ explaining and

0:25:40.390,0:25:44.410
demonstrating that the christ had to

0:25:42.460,0:25:47.830
suffer and rise again from the dead and

0:25:44.410,0:25:51.820
saying this Jesus whom I preach to you

0:25:47.830,0:25:54.160
is the Christ but then notice the

0:25:51.820,0:25:56.130
accusation when the Jews are fed up with

0:25:54.160,0:25:58.570
this when the Jews accused Paul of

0:25:56.130,0:26:02.320
bringing this doctrine that’s turned the

0:25:58.570,0:26:05.260
world upside down into Thessalonica we

0:26:02.320,0:26:08.140
read in verse 7 jason has harbored them

0:26:05.260,0:26:10.540
they’re accusing Jason of this and these

0:26:08.140,0:26:16.890
are all acting contrary to the decrees

0:26:10.540,0:26:20.640
of Caesar saying there is another king

0:26:16.890,0:26:24.950
well who are they saying is the king

0:26:20.640,0:26:29.169
Jesus Jesus

0:26:24.950,0:26:34.250
is the one that Paul was preaching as

0:26:29.169,0:26:38.720
the king he was preaching him as the

0:26:34.250,0:26:47.419
Christ he was preaching him as the

0:26:38.720,0:26:52.850
Messiah but then there’s this not only

0:26:47.419,0:26:56.559
is it clear that the prophets knew Jesus

0:26:52.850,0:27:01.940
would be the king and that the wise men

0:26:56.559,0:27:05.659
knew that the king had come and that

0:27:01.940,0:27:08.750
Jesus claimed to be the king and was put

0:27:05.659,0:27:12.019
on the cross because of being the king

0:27:08.750,0:27:14.929
and that the apostles were assured that

0:27:12.019,0:27:17.419
he was the king and that even Paul one

0:27:14.929,0:27:20.389
born out of due season knew and preached

0:27:17.419,0:27:25.460
that he was the king but also consider

0:27:20.389,0:27:32.809
that Satan was defeated because he was

0:27:25.460,0:27:34.490
the king Revelation chapter 17 one of

0:27:32.809,0:27:37.639
these days we’re going to do a study of

0:27:34.490,0:27:39.200
the book of Revelation it is my probably

0:27:37.639,0:27:42.980
my favorite book in all the New

0:27:39.200,0:27:45.250
Testament in Revelation chapter 17 and

0:27:42.980,0:27:48.919
in verse well we read the ten horns

0:27:45.250,0:27:51.380
which you saw are ten Kings who have

0:27:48.919,0:27:53.690
received no Kingdom as yet but they

0:27:51.380,0:27:56.600
received authority for one hour as Kings

0:27:53.690,0:27:58.639
from with the Beast these are of one

0:27:56.600,0:28:00.889
line and they will give their power and

0:27:58.639,0:28:02.360
authority to the Beast so just a little

0:28:00.889,0:28:05.450
bit of backstory

0:28:02.360,0:28:08.269
you’ve got the Beast who’s risen up

0:28:05.450,0:28:11.419
who’s defying God who’s blaspheming God

0:28:08.269,0:28:13.370
who’s opposing the lamb who’s opposing

0:28:11.419,0:28:16.299
God the Father and now he’s giving

0:28:13.370,0:28:19.070
authority to these kings of the earth

0:28:16.299,0:28:21.080
he’s instilling these kings of the earth

0:28:19.070,0:28:25.580
with this authority but then notice

0:28:21.080,0:28:29.090
verse 14 these will make war with the

0:28:25.580,0:28:32.260
lamb the lamb is introduced to us in

0:28:29.090,0:28:38.480
Chapter five he’s the Lamb who appears

0:28:32.260,0:28:41.480
to be slain and yet he is standing he’s

0:28:38.480,0:28:45.290
live Yeti appears to have been killed

0:28:41.480,0:28:48.950
he’s the Christ he’s the Messiah who

0:28:45.290,0:28:52.370
died who’s not dead he’s the one who’s

0:28:48.950,0:28:54.350
alive forevermore chapter one then

0:28:52.370,0:28:55.730
notice what we read these will make war

0:28:54.350,0:29:00.740
with the lamb and the lamb will overcome

0:28:55.730,0:29:06.620
them for he is the Lord of lords and

0:29:00.740,0:29:13.460
King of Kings and those who are with him

0:29:06.620,0:29:18.410
are called chosen and faithful the

0:29:13.460,0:29:22.790
beasts will make war with the king but

0:29:18.410,0:29:27.350
he won’t win but turn to Deuteronomy

0:29:22.790,0:29:29.000
chapter 10 before we move back into

0:29:27.350,0:29:30.500
Revelation you might keep your finger

0:29:29.000,0:29:32.690
over there for a minute we’ll be back in

0:29:30.500,0:29:39.500
chapter 19 in a moment but in

0:29:32.690,0:29:44.600
Deuteronomy chapter 10 we have the

0:29:39.500,0:29:47.090
precursor to this reference Deuteronomy

0:29:44.600,0:29:50.500
chapter 10 beginning in verse 17 we read

0:29:47.090,0:29:53.380
for the Lord your God is God of gods and

0:29:50.500,0:29:57.400
Lord of lords

0:29:53.380,0:29:59.720
this is Moses speaking to Israel

0:29:57.400,0:30:02.390
preparing them to receive the

0:29:59.720,0:30:04.610
inheritance preparing them to go through

0:30:02.390,0:30:07.250
the Jordan River to go into the land to

0:30:04.610,0:30:15.530
receive what God has been promising them

0:30:07.250,0:30:20.710
for 400 years and he reminds them your

0:30:15.530,0:30:24.860
God is a God of gods and Lord of lords

0:30:20.710,0:30:27.559
he says the great God Almighty and

0:30:24.860,0:30:31.460
awesome who shows no partiality nor

0:30:27.559,0:30:33.590
takes a bribe he administers justice for

0:30:31.460,0:30:35.360
the fatherless and the widows and loves

0:30:33.590,0:30:35.929
the stranger giving him food and

0:30:35.360,0:30:38.059
clothing

0:30:35.929,0:30:40.160
therefore loved the stranger for you

0:30:38.059,0:30:42.710
were strangers in the land of Egypt you

0:30:40.160,0:30:45.740
shall fear the Lord your God you shall

0:30:42.710,0:30:50.160
serve Him into him you shall hold fast

0:30:45.740,0:30:53.280
and take oaths in his name he

0:30:50.160,0:30:55.260
you’ll praise and he is your God who has

0:30:53.280,0:30:57.990
done for you these great and awesome

0:30:55.260,0:31:00.720
things which you have which your eyes

0:30:57.990,0:31:02.640
have seen your father’s went down to

0:31:00.720,0:31:05.160
Egypt with seventy persons and now the

0:31:02.640,0:31:09.000
Lord your God has made you as the stars

0:31:05.160,0:31:12.150
of heaven in multitude Moses declares

0:31:09.000,0:31:15.510
your God is the God of gods your Lord is

0:31:12.150,0:31:21.900
the Lord of lords and you seen his

0:31:15.510,0:31:27.080
deliverance now to the first century to

0:31:21.900,0:31:29.910
the church John writes to the church

0:31:27.080,0:31:32.490
that’s going through the midst of

0:31:29.910,0:31:34.440
persecution that’s facing the trouble

0:31:32.490,0:31:37.500
that’s coming at them from every

0:31:34.440,0:31:45.530
direction that’s dying for the name of

0:31:37.500,0:31:50.400
Christ he reminds them just as Moses did

0:31:45.530,0:31:58.640
your God is the God of gods your Lord is

0:31:50.400,0:32:08.160
the Lord of lords you fear Him you

0:31:58.640,0:32:10.920
listen to him you follow him the lamb

0:32:08.160,0:32:18.000
will defeat the Beast turn over to

0:32:10.920,0:32:22.080
Revelation chapter 19 we find this Jesus

0:32:18.000,0:32:26.910
Christ is the king everything that we’ve

0:32:22.080,0:32:33.540
said thus far declares Jesus Christ is

0:32:26.910,0:32:39.560
the king and because of it we ought to

0:32:33.540,0:32:43.350
worship Him just as the wise men did

0:32:39.560,0:32:46.980
Revelation chapter 19 beginning in verse

0:32:43.350,0:32:51.270
9 we read then he said to me this is an

0:32:46.980,0:32:52.890
angel saying to job right blessed are

0:32:51.270,0:32:55.230
those who were called to the marriage

0:32:52.890,0:32:58.650
supper of the lamb and he said to me

0:32:55.230,0:33:00.810
these are the true sayings of God and I

0:32:58.650,0:33:02.560
fell at his feet to worship Him but he

0:33:00.810,0:33:05.350
said to me see that you do

0:33:02.560,0:33:07.600
do that I am your fellow servant and of

0:33:05.350,0:33:10.900
your brethren who have the testimony of

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Jesus worship God for the testimony of

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Jesus is the spirit of prophecy the

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angels here the angel declares this to

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John and John falls down in the midst of

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these things going on any worships the

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angel the angel tells him no don’t do

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that you remember how we said with the

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wise men came in if they were worshiping

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a man they would have sinned if they

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were worshiping an angel they would have

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sinned but they weren’t they were

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worshipping God Jesus the Christ the

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King and so the angel says to John get

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up I’m just another servant I am just a

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servant the same way you are but then

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notice verse 11 now I saw heaven opened

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and behold a white horse and he who sat

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on him was called faithful and true and

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in righteousness he judges and makes war

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what’s that it’s a king verse 12 his

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eyes were like a flame of fire and on

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his head were many crowns what’s that a

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king he had a name written that no one

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knew except himself he was clothed with

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a robe dipped in blood he’s a victorious

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King his name is called the Word of God

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now you hold on to that phrase for this

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afternoon his name is called the Word of

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God and the armies in heaven clothed in

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fine linen white and clean followed him

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on white horses now out of his mouth

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goes a sharp sword and that with it he

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should strike the nation’s and he

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himself will rule them with a rod of

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iron

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he himself treads the winepress of the

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fierceness and wrath of Almighty God and

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he has on his robe and on his thigh a

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name written king of kings and Lord of

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lords

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Jesus Christ is the king and when John

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falls down to worship the angel the

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angel says no don’t you do that

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and the next thing John sees is the king

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all the implications clear there’s the

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one you worship there’s the one you

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serve there’s the one you follow his

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name’s the word of God out of his mouth

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comes a sharp sword so then what does

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all this mean for us he’s the king so

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what he’s the king of those who hear the

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truth John chapter 17 verse 17 he said

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sanctify them by thy truth thy Word is

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truth

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he called upon those who would believe

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on him to be one he called upon them to

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hear his voice he called upon all those

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who would hear the truth to become his

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citizens and that includes you and me

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our choice is to either serve the king

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or be judged by the king now we come

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from a society that may look at that and

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think that’s that’s not the way it ought

0:36:49.040,0:36:56.090
to be I ought to have freedom you do you

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have freedom to choose whether or not

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you will serve the king but you also

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have freedom to choose to be judged the

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choice is yours he won’t keep you from

0:37:09.770,0:37:21.490
making the choice but he did say by my

0:37:14.690,0:37:24.530
words you will be judged but I hope

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you’ll come back this afternoon for the

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three words because the picture of the

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king

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eternal immortal and I’ll bet you don’t

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actually know what that one means the

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king eternal immortal and invisible is

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waiting to rain in your life and mine

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but is he are you fearing him and

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obeying his voice today if you’re

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outside the body of Christ you’re not

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because the body of Christ the Church of

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Christ the people the Assembly that make

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up his body are those whom he rules they

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are his kingdom if you are outside the

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body of Christ this morning why because

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you’re outside all the blessings that

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the king has to offer

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and we’ll talk about those this

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afternoon but if you’re here this

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morning and you have need of responding

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to the invitation whether as a Christian

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who’s turned away as a citizen who’s

0:38:42.230,0:38:47.450
turned his back on the king or one

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outside the body of Christ who needs to

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put his king on in Baptism dying to his

0:38:52.370,0:38:58.850
old self dying to his old sovereign

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dying to his old ruler of sin and rising

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again out of that watery grave to walk

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in newness of life a citizen of the

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kingdom if you’ve not done that why not

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do that today

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do you have need of the invitation why

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not come as we stand and as we say