Friday, May 24, 2024

Your Majesty

      From Merriam-Webster Dictionary


1:   sovereign power, authority, or dignity

2:   used in addressing or referring to reigning sovereigns and their consorts

3:   a-royal bearing or aspect, grandeur

 b-greatness or splendor of quality or character


A coronation ascribes kingship, or queenship, to an individual. The terms of royal sovereignty and reign are imposed by a nation, a representation of humanity, and bestowed with severe regality upon a greater representative of human rulership. The act is most fervently regarded as the will of God. And it is, according to scripture, for all rulers of the human story are appointed by God. The populace, historically, with fearful reverence, utter the title, Your Majesty. Not every page in the human story finds a people group bowing before a king or queen. The title may be less regal, as in Mr. President. The authority may be less royal, but no less appointed by God. We are all under authority.


Respectfully, I admit it and accept it. Yet, as I see The Day approaching, my vision of the earthly order of rule blurs. Does my respect wane? I will remember my commitment to scripture, but I’m not perfect. I grumble as my esteemed leaders alter the lives of my family and friends, but I’m grateful that we’re still free. I balk as I toss items into my shopping cart, but I’m glad the shelves are still stocked. I hurt over the the border crisis, both for the well-being of my country and for the multitude desperately seeking refuge. It only proves life is much worse in other parts of the world. I consider the protesters chanting about things they don’t understand, and I wonder how people can be so easily deceived, but I’m aware of the power of deceit in these last days. I shake my head as our double-minded leadership both spouts support and disavows Israel. That, of all things, will not end well for us.

Did I expect things to go smoothly at this time in history? No. Do I understand from studying the scriptures that things will only get worse? Yes. I'll still pray for my leaders, whomever they may be. I will still vote in November, God willing. But the next election will not change the course of prophecy. God has a plan, and He will accomplish it. 

While I care about my country, and other places, I’m not worried. I’m living in Biblical times, and I’ll watch with wonderment as the plan unfolds. I’ll do my best to respect and support my earthly leaders, as long as God commands it. But I have another leader, a ruler all-together supreme. He was not appointed, nor born into a monarchy. He was not elected. He was and is and is to come. I will forever ascribe the true title of Your Majesty to no one else.


To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. 

                                                                 Jude vs 24-25


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