Matthew 1:1 reads. “This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of (King) David, the son of Abraham …” David is listed first even though, chronologically speaking, Abraham lived first. Why? Because the crucial issue was not, “Was Jesus a Jew (a son of Abraham)?” but rather, the crucial issue was, “Was Jesus a direct descendant of David?” and a future King.
The baby that was born in Bethlehem’s stable, was of royal lineage.
Today, Jesus sits at God’s right hand as the King of the Jews and The King of all Kings aka the King of Kings! Today, Jesus is not lying in a manger nor is He hanging on a cross. Today, King Jesus is seated on a throne taking very good care of His subjects because that is what a good King does.
The authority of Jesus as the King of Israel and the authority of Jesus as the King of Kings is real, legitimate and life-changing today as Jesus sits on His throne at the right hand of God interceding on our behalf. In 2016, Romans 8:34 is still worthy of celebration, “Christ Jesus ... is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.” You know what that means don’t you? In heaven, we have an advocate with God. Day in and day out, Jesus pleads our case before our Father who is heaven. Jesus has His Father’s and our Father’s ear. When we need divine intervention, we have a King … King Jesus … who leans over from one throne to another throne and reminds God Almighty that we are one of His children.
We have a man on “the inside” who is no mere man, but instead, the King of Kings.
Isn’t it true, that our natural thought process kicks us into panic mode when the wind begins to blow?
However, our supernatural God has been informed today of our situation by Jesus … by the King … by the one who intercedes. This morning, I would say remain faithful – stay encouraged – hold fast your profession – even during your times of darkness – because you can approach God’s throne with boldness and confidence all because King Jesus sits to the right side of Jehovah telling Him all about what is ailing you.
Hebrews 4:16 is just as true today as it has ever been, “So let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help us in time of need.” (KJV)