Sunday, December 18, 2011

The King Of Kings by Joseph Chambers

“JERUSALEM IS THE CENTER OF OUR COSMOS!” It is the city that was
 chosen by the Lord to be central for all His Revelations. It is either coveted or hated by every religious expression. No one can ignore Jerusalem. Zechariah, speaking for the Lord Himself, said, “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it” (Zechariah 12:2-3) It is the eternal city. The Psalmist David sums up his revelation of future Jerusalem. By divine wisdom, he sees a place where the King and the Golden City seem to become indistinguishable. They reflect a Heavenly glory that increases as the Millennium progresses and, finally, as eternity begins. “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. God is known in her palaces for a refuge” (Psalms 48:1-3). What a King and what a palace! The Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night. That day or period starts with the Rapture of the firstfruits, and continues with seven years of judgment and then the great Millennium Kingdom. All elements of passing insignificance will be burned up by divine cleansing and a new heaven and a new earth will emerge. “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:10-13). My words to all my friends is simple. GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAINS, GO TELL IT EVERYWHERE, THE KING HAS COME AND HE IS COMING AGAIN.