Kanye West just released a high flying, Billboard chart rocketing, new album called “Jesus is King”. It begs a key question, Is Jesus King? It’s a Yes or No answer. Either He is or He isn’t. If He is, doesn’t that change everything? Martin Luther King, Jr. worshipped King Jesus. King James bowed to King Jesus and sponsored the best selling book about Jesus. Mega-celebrity, pop icon Kanye testifies that Jesus is King.
In an interview with Oxford grad, UK rapper Zuby talking about Kanye’s new “Jesus is King” album, TV host Tucker Carlson said, “It would be interesting to talk about whether or not Jesus is King. But no one wants to have those conversations so they dismiss Him, as you know, and many others.”
5 Talking Points to Engage the Conversation, “Is Jesus King?”
~ Jesus proclaimed a Kingdom.
The magnitude of Jesus’ manifesto and the meaning of His mission was the now available and fully accessible Kingdom at hand.
~ Jesus’ enemies accused Him of being a King.
Jesus was dragged like a war criminal before the highest court with charges of treason and chants of execution for attempting to overthrow the ruling powers.
~ Jesus was charged and convicted as a King.
His alleged crime of sedition led to capital punishment on the most brutal, humiliating, public means of death ever designed by the state, namely the Cross. Above his tortured, dying body hung a sign that stated “King of the Jews”.
~ Jesus’ followers claim Him to be King.
His Kingdom realm transcends every national, ethnic and racial line, far wider, longer and deeper than any monarch in history. In a purely democratic fashion, He won and continues to win the popular vote of billions, not as President, Prime Minister, or even Benevolent Dictator, but reigning King.
~ Jesus declared he was King.
As the Governor held the power to issue a pardon, he asked Jesus, “Are you a King?” Knowing his answer would end or extend his life, Jesus distinguished His kingdom and extinguished His life.
Is Jesus King?
If Jesus is not King, enjoy the pomp & circumstance of a platinum bound album.
If Jesus is King, will you swear true allegiance to His throne, according to the law of His realm, so help you God?
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by Doug Webster
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