No King but King Jesus

“Rebellion to tyrants, is obedience to God” Benjamin Franklin coined this phase to capture the spirit of the American revolution. Anecdotally, the unofficial slogan of the American revolution is “We recognize no King but King Jesus”. The American colonists were tired of living under the oppressive British Crown. They were taxed without representation, restricted from participating trade and were forced to support a standing army in peacetime. At first, the colonists sought to appease the crown but they were rebuffed every time. So, on July 2nd, 1776 the American Continental Congress approved a resolution which passed the Declaration of Independence. The signers knew the consequences of their decision. Most of the founders were killed, imprisoned or became penniless in their pursuit of freedom. Eight years later on September 4th, 1783, Great Britain signed the treaty of Paris, granting the United States of America her independence.

We also have a spiritual day of independence we were in bondage of our trespasses and sins. In the second chapter of Ephesians the Apostle Paul states:

1. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

3. Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Before we came to experience God’s everlasting love and mercy, we were slaves of the tyrants called our carnal desires, fear, jealousy and anger. The enemy of our souls was in full control but when God stepped into our lives everything changed. God came down to earth and took a mortal body in the form of Jesus Christ and he died for our sins. On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Ghost was poured out and God began to live in the hearts of men. We ought to love God with everything we have and follow his commandments, for in doing so we install King Jesus as sovereign in our lives. When we do this, we are no longer slaves of the tyrants of this world but we become the children of God.

Bro. Ezekiel

  April 2021  
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