11/28/2012

(Revelation 1:8 NIV) “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Every kingdom on earth has had a beginning and an end.  Kings, presidents and rulers have come and gone.  Their power, their reign, their kingdoms have always been limited by one thing – time.  No king, president, or leader has ever been able to rule forever because at some point their greatest enemy comes and overtakes them – death.  And in death their rule, their reign, their control is no more.

But there is one King and one kingdom that has no end.  There is one King who has all power, all control.  His reign never ends.  He has all dominion not just on earth but in heaven as well.  This King is not bound by time.  This King is the one true God.  The passage above says He is the Alpha and Omega (the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet) meaning He is the beginning and the end.  He is the one who “is, who was, and who is to come.”

Your God, Your Savior, Your King was ruling when He created the world, He was ruling 2,000 years ago, He is ruling now, and He will rule this earth every day in the future.  His reign has no end!  He is not limited by time.  He is not limited by death!  In fact he has power over your greatest enemy – death!  He raised His only Son from the dead guaranteeing that those who trust in His Son will one day too be raised from the dead.

And where is your King now?  Many look at the world today and say He is not here, that He does not care about the world because of all the crime, the disease and hardship that dwell on this sinful earth.  But nothing could be further from the truth. Your God has given His Son all authority in heaven and on earth.  Your King is in His believer’s lives every single day ruling the events on this earth for your good to make sure you stay close to Him. Will you always understand why things happen in your life?  No.  But what you can know is that your King gave His life for you and if He was willing to do that you can know for sure that your King will rule all things on this earth for your good.

One day your King will come back. You will see Him face to face.  He came to this earth the first time 2,000 years ago in the form of a baby to suffer, to die, and to conquer death for you.  And one day He will come back to this earth as the conquering King that He is and take you to be with Him in His heavenly kingdom for an eternity!

Your King reigns.  He always has and He will continue too until He takes you to be with Him forever!

Trusting that my King reigns and always will, just like you,

Pastor Schumann

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