The second important aspect of a kingdom after the territory has been selected is the King. Now the King of the kingdom of light is Jesus Christ, whose kingship began from birth, as it is written; “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder, and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this” (Isaiah 9:6-7).
Remember that, as soon as Jesus Christ was born, the wise men from the East who saw His star and traveled to visit Him, on entering to Jerusalem asked, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him. When they met Him as a young child with His parents in a house, they fell down and worshiped Him, and presented Him gifts; gold in honor of a king; frankincense in honor of His divinity as God; and myrrh in honor of His humanness as man (Matthew 2:11).
On one occasion the Pharisees asked Jesus, “When will the kingdom of God come? He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘see here!’ Or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 20:21)
During His trial before Pilate, he asked Him, “Are you the King of the Jews? Jesus answered him and said, “Are you speaking for yourself on this, or did others tell you this about Me? Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you to me. What have you done? Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here,”
Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are you a King then? Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a King. For this cause, I was born and for this cause, I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice” (John 18:35-37).
The birth of Jesus Christ inaugurated the kingdom of light to the world. He was the [representative of the] kingdom of God that was in the midst of the people. Every fifteenth day of the seventh month according to the Jewish sacred calendar, a feast called “The Feast of Tabernacles” is celebrated in honor of the King, and the Lord of hosts. This festival falls on the full moon during the end of September, or early October and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. On the Eighth day of this festival, another festival is celebrated commemorating the circumcision of Jesus Christ. (Leviticus 23:33-36, 39; Zechariah 14:116-19).
Jesus Christ, the King of the kingdom of light, made no attempt to support or be part of the kingdom of darkness. During one Passover season after Jesus Christ fed five thousand people with five barley loaves and two small fishes, some people when they saw the signs that Jesus did, said, “This is truly the prophet who is to come into the world.” Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king He departed again to a mountain by Himself alone” (John 6: 14-15).
The signs which Jesus Christ did by feeding over five thousand (5,000) people with five barley loaves and two small fishes, were to prove to the people that He was indeed the One whom the Father sent to establish the kingdom of light, for He said to the people, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled” (John 6:26).
The irony of truth is, the works of God which we are required to do is to believe in every aspect of Him (Jesus Christ) whom God the Father sent, which include eight (8) very significant things.
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