Thursday, November 27, 2014

See Him Who is Invisible, the King of Kings

"By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible." (Hebrews 11: 27)

He is with you, and will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13: 5).

We can give up this world, which is passing away (1 John 2: 15-16), because we see Him who holds Egypt, and its corrupting wealth, as well as Him who holds everything else together, too:

"[He[ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven." (Colossians 1: 15-20)

We receive all things from Him, including our standing before God the Father:

"3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved." (Ephesians 1: 3-6)

Seeing Jesus, who is invisible because He is holding all things in His hands, we see the King of Kings, greater than any other ruler:

"13I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; 14That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen." (1 Timothy 6: 13-16)

Jesus is the King of Kings, whom no man has seen, yet one day we will see Him:

"2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." (1 John 3: 2-3)

Moses could leave Egypt behind, fearing nothing of Pharaoh, because he could see by faith the King of Kings, Him who has been from the beginning (1 John 2: 12-14). We can have this same boldness, too, because we are in Christ, and God our Father sees as Jesus (1 John 4: 17)

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