“You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” - John 18:37
Jesus knew who He was and why He had come into the world. When He was a young child there were wise men that came from the East in search of a king.
They had seen His star and followed it and when they found the baby Jesus they paid Him homage with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
But before they had found Him they had visited with King Herod to enquire “Where is He who is born King of the Jews?” Find Him, Herod had said, and report back to me that I may also pay Him homage, but he was determined to destroy Him because of the fear of being dethroned by this prospective king.
Pilate, who faced Jesus, in the final hours of His life, questioned the fact of Him being a king. Jesus simply says in reply, “To this end I was born”.
His destiny was predetermined to be a king, to rule and to reign. Some believed He would become an earthly king, but they were wrong. When Jesus finally died, nailed to a cross, a sign was placed above His head, which read, “King of the Jews”. This did not please some because they felt He was a deceiver and a false teacher.
Jesus was who He claimed to be; otherwise He was one of the greatest imposters and liars that ever lived.
His credentials speak for themselves today. Millions have responded to His call of salvation. Millions have been born again. Millions worship everyday. Millions of Christians attest to healing, deliverance and amazing answers to prayer.
Jesus reigns today as King of Kings.
Dear heavenly Father, Jesus was sent to do Your will and to be King. I ask that He may reign in every area of my life today. Help me to be the truth and declare the truth that Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world.