The Start of Kingship and Christianity – Believe, Bible Study

““Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my
Father’s house is many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I
go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will
come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And
you know the way to where I am going.
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we
know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No
one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would
have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen
John 14:1-7 ESV
The passages during the Last Supper are so telling. It really is the cross-over
between the Old Testament and the New. Now, Christ has revealed that He will
prepare a place. It is He who will begin the New Covenant. It is He who clearly
states He is the gatekeeper. It really was at this point that Christianity was
born. The sequence of events to occur shortly afterward solidified Christ’s
rightful place as King.
It took me a while to really think about Christ’s coronation as King because it's
actually opposite to what someone would think a coronation should be. What I
mean by this is Jesus was asked if He was King of the Jews. A crown of thorns
was placed on his head. He was mocked as King by the Romans and the masses
as he was carrying the cross to the place of the skull. A sign “King of the Jews”
was placed overhead of His mangled body on the cross. He asked His Father to
forgive “His Subjects.” When He died, He was glorified by the Father. His blood
and sacrifice were the glories.
“When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is
glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and
glorify him at once.”
John 13:31-32 ESV
In John 13, Christ also creates a new commandment. It reads:
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have
loved you, you also are to love one another. By this, all people will know that you
are my disciples if you have a love for one another.””
John 13:34-35 ESV
A new commandment from a new King. Christ is actually preparing to be King.
He is stating His commandment before he is coronated as King on the cross.
When I reflect and re-read God’s Word, my understanding ever changes and
hones in. My understanding seems to go deeper and marvel because I start to
understand God’s way is different and higher than my ways. Who would think
crucifying one’s only son would trigger a whole new way to worship the Father?
and the Son? I encourage you to read John 13 and 14 carefully and reflect. The
Words of Christ are very telling of the changes in God’s plans.

by Kent Brosh a Kawaiaha’o Blog Contributor

Alberta, Canada

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