Summary: The Crowning of our Saviour at His birth, death and second advent
THE CROWNING OF THE KING
Rev 14: 14-20
Intro: When a king takes power over the throne under normal circumstances he is the son of the reigning king or an heir to that throne. They are put into a position or place of power since there birth. And we find in the Bible there has been a number of kings that has ruled in Palestine beginning with David and continuing through Zedekiah. David was an exception to this theory of kinghood. David is the beginning of a lineage that would prove to be the greatest lineage of all mankind. David’s father was not a king but David was appointed king by Samuel. Then there was Solomon, Rehoboam , Abijah and so on. Each of these kings were given a crown to show rule and power. I want to preach about one king who is yet to receive a kingly crown. I want to preach on The Crowning of the King.
What make this king so different?
I. Most kings were born in royalty, this king was born in poverty
A. He was born in a stable (Luke 1:7) (First Advent)
B. Wrapped in swaddling clothes
C. (Heb 2:16) For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
II. He has been adored and addressed as a king since birth (Matt 2:2)
A. Wise men from the east came saying “Where is He that is born King of the
B. They brought him gifts worthy of a king, but not a crown
1. Gold, frankincense and myrrh
III. While most kings had servants to do their work, Jesus was the first to be a servant to his people.
A. (Php 2:7) But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
B. (Php 2:8) And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
C. All of this was done by the king and He never had a throne nor a crown
IV. Most people was willing to die for the king, but this king was willing to die for his people
A. 33 years of age we find him in the Praetorium of Pilate’s Hall
B. The propitiation for our sins Christ is "the propitiation," because by his becoming our substitute and assuming our obligations he expiated our guilt, covered it, by the vicarious punishment, which he endured.
C. He had to be the propitiation so he could be the advocate
C. They crowned him with an earthly crown
D. It is a crown of humanity, shame
E. From birth unto death He was addressed as the King
1. Wise men from the east came saying “Where is He that is born King of the Jews
2. Pilate’s inscription on the cross
V. Acts 1 we see the uncrowned king leave his people
A. As he spake with them he ascended to Heaven in a cloud of glory
B. Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. (Acts 1:11)
C. Aren’t you glad he hasn’t forgotten us
VI. The rapture
A. (1Th 4:16)For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
B. (1Th 4:17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
VII. The crowning (Revelation 4:10-11)
A. The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
(11) Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
B. The seal judgments, the two witnesses and the anti-christ
VIII. The triumphant return of the King (Revelation 19:11)
A. He will mount a white horse and will be called Faithful and True
B. He will be clothed with a vesture dipped in blood and his name is called The Word of God
C. Then he will give orders to the armies in heaven and descend on this earth with fierceness
D. The vesture on his thigh a name is written KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS
E. The slaughter will be so great that an angel will call for the fowls of the air to come and eat the flesh of the fallen