Kings came and went. Kings died. Someone else became King. It could have been a son. It could have been a conqueror. But the fact is the King would one day lose power to rule.
Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Master and of His Messiah; and He will reign forever and ever.” | Revelation 11:15
And now the scripture:
- Isaiah 9:7 —There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Master of hosts will accomplish this.
- Luke 1:33 — “He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.”
- Hebrews 1:8 — But of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, And the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom.
- Psalm 45:6 —Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
Here are some key ideas to consider:
- Jesus is King of God’s country forever. Jesus rose from the dead in an incorruptible body.
- Jesus ascended to heaven. Jesus sits at the right hand of God as King and ruler.
- His Kingship and the Kingdom will go on forever and ever. Trillions and trillions of years. I should prepare to live an eternal life with Jesus as King.
- These “great voices” were probably the choirs of heaven. The great announcement is that the kingdom (John uses the singular because “the beast” now has the world under his control) of this world belongs to Jesus the Messiah.
- The victory has already been won. Satan offered Him the world’s kingdoms, but He refused the offer. Instead, He died on the cross, arose, and returned victoriously to heaven; and there the Father gave Him His inheritance.
- We must not incorrectly assume that our Master is not reigning today, because He is. According to Hebrews 7:1–2, Jesus the Messiah is “King of righteousness” and “King of peace.” He is enthroned with the Father, and He will reign until He defeats all His foes. Today, He rules over a spiritual kingdom; but in that future day, He will reign over the nations of the world and rule with a rod of iron. That’s a fact!
- No matter how difficult the circumstances might be, or how defeated God’s people may think they are, Jesus the Messiah is still King of kings and Master of masters, and He is in control. One day, we shall triumph!