Summary: Our Master, Jesus Christ is coming back to take His people home. He revealed this with the story of a man who went to a far journey and gave authority to his servants. He assigned each with some responsibilities and to occupy till He comes back.
HOW WILL YOU MEET THE KING 1
My Friend, you are welcome to the hour of the Trumpeter.We sincerely thank God for keeping you alive till today, and the opportunity to hear this good news of the kingdom. So this is a moment, God is blessing his people through the undiluted word from Him. We also use this medium to position the believers in Christ for the imminent return of our Lord, Jesus Christ-and to warn the unbelieving world to change their ways and not to attract the wrath of God.
This is THE TRUMPETER, a moment dedicated to preparing God's people for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and to warn the unbelieving world about the coming judgement. It's also a time to look at the amazing facts of the world events as foretold in the word of God and to encourage obedience to the Word of God in being separated from worldliness and false doctrine.
Let us pray.
In the name of Jesus Christ....Amen
Our father and our God, May you impart your life and truth to us now through the revelation of your word. Let there be understanding and wisdom as you prepare us for your everlasting kingdom. Bless your people today through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Our topic today takes the form of a question.
HOW WILL YOU MEET THE KING? Part 1
MARK chapter 13 verses 33 -37.
“Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. It is as when a man, sojourning in another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, to each one his work, commanded also the porter to watch. Watch therefore: for ye know not when the lord of the house cometh, whether at even, or at midnight, or at cock crowing, or in the morning; lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch”
2 SAMUEL chapter 19 verses 10-12,15,
“ And Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why speak ye not a word of bringing the king back? And king David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, Speak unto the elders of Judah, saying, Why are ye the last to bring the king back to his house? seeing the speech of all Israel is come to the king, to bring him to his house. Ye are my brethren, ye are my bone and my flesh: wherefore then are ye the last to bring back the king?
15, So the king returned, and came to the Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to bring the king over the Jordan.”
Again, Chapter 20 verses 1 and 2
“ And there happened to be there a base fellow, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew the trumpet, and said, We have no portion in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel. So all the men of Israel went up from following David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri; but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from the Jordan even to Jerusalem”.
From the book of Mark where we read,we see the words of our Master, Jesus Christ about His coming back to take His people home, with the story of a man who went to a far journey and gave authority to his servants. He assigned each with some responsibilities and to occupy till He comes back.He admonished them to be on the watch always for His return. He might come at midnight, at the cock crowing or in the morning.
The story of Jesus had happened before in a picture and displayed in the return of the King David, to his house and to establish his reign in Jerusalem.
From the passages we read in the book of 2 Samuel chapters 19 and 20, we saw the king David been chased away from the throne by his rebellious and ambitious son, Absalom. Absalom died when he rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth, and the mule that was under him went away.
Friend, this is the way of all wickedness. What a tragedy and a loss when a soul hangs in between the heavens and the earth- rejected by all. This kind of life will not be your portion in the name of Jesus!
After the whole incident, the King sent to Zadok and Abiathar the priests so that they speak to the elders of Judah to bring the King back to His kingdom and throne. Friend, with our activities and lifestyles today, we have removed the Almighty God from the throne of our lives. Some people have remained wicked and terrible with their lifestyles today.