< <  

Sunday, November 26, 2006

  > >

Christ the King

Daniel 7:13-14
Revelation 1:5-8
Psalm 93
John 18:33-37

View Readings
Similar Reflections

king jesus

Jesus Christ is "the Faithful Witness, the First-Born from the dead and Ruler of the kings of earth." —Revelation 1:5

This is the last Sunday of the year, and just as at the wedding feast of Cana, Jesus may have saved the best for last (Jn 2:10). If you have not totally committed your life to Jesus and acknowledged Jesus as King of kings, then do it immediately. Don't let this year, day, or minute end without having accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Don't be a Pontius Pilate and miss out on life.

Jesus knew that Pilate knew He was a King. Jesus told Pilate: "It is you who say I am a king" (Jn 18:37). Pilate, however, refused to admit it and said: "Truth!...What does that mean?" (Jn 19:38) Don't follow in Pilate's footsteps. If you try to escape from Jesus, you'll never escape from Satan.

King Jesus will soon be returning, riding on the clouds (Dn 7:13). "At Jesus' name every knee must bend...every tongue proclaim...Jesus Christ is Lord" (Phil 2:10-11).

Accept Jesus now as King of kings and Lord of lords rather than putting it off until it's too late. To be a subject of King Jesus is the greatest privilege possible for a human being. Bow before your King.

Prayer:  King Jesus, I live for You; I die for You; I live with You eternally.

Promise:  "His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away, His kingship shall not be destroyed." —Dn 7:14

Praise:  Praise the risen Jesus, Who is "King of kings and Lord of Lords" (Rv 19:16). Praise You for destroying death forever!

Rescript:  †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, April 6, 2006

The Nihil Obstat ("Permission to Publish") is a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free of doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil Obstat agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.