We declare Jesus to be King of kings, Lord of lords and supreme Ruler of heaven and earth. We also declare him to be King, Lord and Ruler over our lives.
May your Kingdom come and your will be done. We ask your help in discerning your will so that we will more faithfully represent Christ as we go about our earthly business. Help us to know how to exercise Christ’s authority in the spiritual realm, in our families, in our church and in our daily community life. Help us to see when we are not doing so, especially when that is the result of a lack of faith. We admit that our faith needs to grow.
Help us also to see all those numerous cases when submission to earthly rulers is the right thing to do. We thank you that we live in a place where we are free to worship you. We pray that you would give those that govern wisdom to govern according to your will. We also pray that you would have mercy on them and lead each of them into a saving knowledge of you.
And finally, we look forward to the soon return of Jesus Christ.
In Revelation 20:11 John saw heaven and earth flee from the presence of Christ on the Great White Throne. A newly created universe will provide the environment in which the Lord will dwell among the redeemed forever.
The Old Testament prophets foretold a time when Messiah would reign over a world full of peace and prosperity. This would be a time when even the nature of animals would be changed and the wolf and lamb would dwell together. The Messianic kingdom is still to come and is often referred to as the Millennium.