Summer 2022

Daily Devotional: Monday, April 4 - Spiritual Kingdom

“They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings — and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” — Revelation 17:14

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Governors, prime ministers and presidents are liked by some people, but none of them are liked by everyone in any place in the world. They live in the spotlight and make good or bad decisions. They have strengths and weaknesses. Long ago, God set up governments and put rulers in place, as described in Romans 13. In every time and place people gripe about government, but it’s important to remember for peace of mind Who is the ultimate authority over all things.

In the time of Moses, Pharaoh possessed more power than any person in the whole world. He misused his power to serve his interests, and the Israelites suffered. But God delivered the Israelites at the right moment and showed Pharaoh who is the greatest. “Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: “Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the wilderness.”‘ Pharaoh said, ‘Who is the LORD, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the LORD and I will not let Israel go'” (Exodus 5:1-2).

Pharaoh remained haughty, until God proved His power by sending a strong east wind to make a dry path in the midst of the deep waters of the Red Sea for the Israelites to escape Pharaoh’s cruelty. “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left” (Exodus 14:21-22).

When Jesus came the first time, Caesar ruled much of the world. Most people thought Caesar was the top ruler, but Jesus spoke about a spiritual Kingdom which is everlasting and higher than any earthly kingdom. And during Christ’s second coming, everybody will see that the Lord is far greater than all others when the humble Lamb takes charge. “They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings — and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers” (Revelation 17:14).

— Bill Kent, Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, Sylvania, Georgia 

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