Looking for the Wrong King
Imagine you are on your way to work. You go to work and have a good day and then return home in the evening. When you get home, your family does not recognize you.
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.
How many of you want to have power in your life today? The way to have power is to accept God and be baptized just like the Jones family today. Many people reject church because they don’t want to be with perfect people. If the church was filled with perfect people, you and I would not need to be baptized.
If you come to Jesus and repent and be baptized and follow in the footsteps of Christ, you will be saved. We are to come together in unity and fellowship with other believers. In John 1:11, Jesus own people did not receive Him. Jesus came to give salvation to all. His own people rejected Him even though there are over 300 prophecies predicting that Jesus would come. Prophecy can be trusted.
Human nature is the same now in 2011 as it was during Jesus time. Jesus has a custom way to reach even you. Everyone is invited to accept the Cross. Some people reject Him the same way He was rejected before.
The Devil puts questioning and doubt in your life to keep you away from Jesus. Even though most rejected Jesus, there were a few that accepted Jesus. These believers were in the minority then and still are today.
Your life is not going to be a bed of roses when you come to Christ. Jesus does have a plan for your life and you can be victorious in Christ. It is a choice. The majority of people are looking for a King. Is it true that those saved are in the minority? Yes!
1) Saving Life of Jesus provides salvation for all. 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. Jesus lets us make free choice.
2) End of the Great Controversy is not yet over. Revelation 7:9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
3) Isaiah 53:11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. When the Great Controversy is over, Jesus will look and be satisfied.
Our culture today is totally against what is in the word of God. Jesus says there are two masters. You have to make a choice-Yes to Jesus or No to Jesus. If you chose not to follow or surrender to Jesus, you have chosen to say no to His Life transforming power. If you say Yes, God will change you and fill you with Joy, Peace and Love.
Sin’s purpose is to separate us from Jesus. Reflect back again on John 1:11. His own did not receive Him. The question is how could they not receive Him after all the prophecies? They had eyes to read but could not see. They had ears to hear prophets but could not hear.
Lucifer wanted to be King. We want to be the King of our own lives. We don’t want to let go of pride. The big ‘i’ is in the middle of the word pride. We don’t want Jesus to be the center of our lives.
The humble shepherds were waiting and went to see Jesus. A select few heard and saw Jesus and opened themselves to the Holy Spirit just like the faithful few did.
When you open your heart to Christ your life will be changed and your life will be different. If you are looking to be served and self-serving, you are looking for the wrong King. If you are looking to serve and share Christ, you are looking for the right King! Praise the Lord!
Pastor Korter is here to help us work for Jesus and to serve the church, not the other way around.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
We cannot serve two masters.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
It’s not about us. It’s all about Jesus. Put His work first and the rest will take care of itself. You can have it all. You will have His Power in your life. To have the power of God in your life-nothing shall separate us from the Love of Christ Jesus.
Will you do that today like those that chose to receive Him? Which King are you looking for today? If you want Jesus to be your King, will you stand with me as we close. Jesus knows your struggles and unhappiness. When you don’t have Jesus, you don’t have real happiness in your life.