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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Men Whose Eyes Have Seen the King # 61

He Must Reign (continued)

Israel vaunted itself against Him and His Lordship - where is Israel? Can Israel lift up its head? Through all these centuries it has been bruised, unable to lift itself up; impotent; paralyzed; it vaunted itself against the Throne of the Exalted Christ. Rome entered into the battle to try this thing, and there was Caesar, with all his mighty power and resources, determined to destroy that Name and that power. Where is Caesar? Where is Rome and all its mighty power? It has gone down into shame and into the dust, and has not been able to lift itself up again. So we could go on. In our own life time, many of us have seen men who have made a bid for world-dominion, and Heaven says: That is reserved for One only! And what has happened? Man after man has ended his career in ignominy, and worse than that, who made that bid for the place of God's Son, for the Throne, right up to date. And it will be the same thing with the rest of them. It is reserved to Him - Jesus Christ. "He must reign, till He has put ALL his enemies under His feet." And He will do it!

How does Ezekiel put it? Right in the midst of his prophecies, right at the very center of the book, with Israel in captivity; the captivity itself; the mighty power of Babylon and all these world powers enthralling, holding, seeking this place of absolute supremacy - Ezekiel cries, as from God: "i will overturn, overturn, overturn ... until He come Whose right it is to wear the crown!" (Ezekiel 21:27).

"HE MUST REIGN, till He has put all His enemies under His feet." May that transfigure the way for us.

~T. Austin-Sparks~

(The End)

NEXT: "The Persistent Purpose of God")

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