The King Will Be Exalted

In this world of confusion, of war, of evil, of whatsoever dismal thing it may be, one thing is certain: Jesus Christ reigns over all and He has promised to return one day. That should bring us much hope in these times. That is our blessed hope, as Paul says, that we will see Jesus Christ and be with Him forever. He writes in Titus,

"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of The Great God and our Savior Jesus Christ." [Tit 2:13]

And not only that we will “behold [His] face in righteousness,” but also that we will receive new bodies, bodies which will allow us to see Jesus “as He is“, according to John. This is the hope, according to Paul, that we “groan” for, “waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?” [Rom 8:23-24]

There is yet still another thing we can have hope in, among many others. That is, that Jesus will come back to rule the earth, to set up His kingdom, to be “exalted among the heathen…exalted in the earth.”

"The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: He uttered His voice, the earth melted. The LORD of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Come, behold the works of The LORD, what desolations He hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; He burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah." [Psa 46:6-11]

The LORD encourages us, specifically in context those saints experiencing the tribulation, when “the mountains [shall] quake at Him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at His presence,” that we ought to be still and recognize that He is God and that He indeed will reign in the earth: He will be exalted above all kingdoms and all men, and He will be reverenced, adored, and worshiped in that day.

Because Jesus will conquer and reign as king there is no need to fear; for Jesus is above all. He has been given “name which is above every name,” along with “all authority…in heaven and in earth.” In the end, when Jesus comes with the clouds of heaven “to the Ancient of Days” and receives “dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages should serve Him,” Jesus will “break them with a rod of iron; [and] shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel and “shall inherit all nations.” So there is no need to fear when nations arise against us or when governments spin out of control or when the leaders of the world seem to join together in wickedness. Because Jesus Christ is coming back and He will be exalted in the earth, He will be exalted among the heathen!

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