Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 9:1-37 / Revelation 19:11-21 / Psalm 148:7-14
In 1954 some of the most powerful men in the world met for the first time in Oosterbeek, Netherlands to debate the future of the world. They decided to meet annually and in secrecy, naming their organization the Bilderberg Group. Today some of the most influential men, 120 to 140, from North America and Europe meet in order to gain greater power and control over the world. About one-third of the attendees are from government and politics, whereas the other two-thirds are from the finance, industry, labor, education and communication world.
The Bilderberg Group is the world’s most exclusive club and no one buys their way in. The Group’s steering committee decides who will be invited and only the powerfully elite, who adhere to a One World order of government, are considered. Some may scoff at a group of this nature but many men, groups and governments in history have had similar desires and have attempted to “rule the world”. The world laughed at them but sooner or later they had to deal with their madness.
Man has always had a desire to rule, if not the world then their own lives. Man’s lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and pride of life led mankind to rebel against the authority and power of God. Man will eventually follow an antichrist and will attempt to “once and for all” overthrow God’s rule and dominion. In response, God will rise up and “once and for all” pour out His wrath on evil and satan by the power of His victorious Son, Jesus Christ.
“Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:15,16)
Christ comes as the rider on the white horse who defeats and displaces all kings and kingdoms of this world. He takes dominion over all powers and comes as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The declaration of His Kingship and Lordship is written on His robe (a symbol of His great majesty) and on His thigh (representing His great power). He destroys all earthly powers not with man made weapons but by the authoritative and supernatural Word of Truth that He speaks! (vs.15)
Many crowns, representing His sovereignty over all nations, rest on His head (vs.12) because of His blood redemptive and sin destroying sacrifice on the cross. (vs.13) Jesus once rode humbly into Jerusalem on a donkey and was crucified but here He rides as a warrior into a hostile world on a conquering stallion to establish His Kingdom in authority and power! Christ will come to redeem all of creation and Rule The World. To Him be all honor, glory and power forever…He is The King of Kings and The Lord of Lords!
Pastor James Clark has pastored Calvary Assembly since 1985. He is blessed with his wife Yvonne, six children, two son-in-laws, a beautiful granddaughter and hopefully many more grandchildren to follow!