He Shall Reign Forever

A number of years ago a television show touted the power of the Carrington family that controlled a vast empire, both of economics as well as people. Titled Dynasty, it was vastly popular and watched by millions.

Today’s young people have never heard of it.

In 1500s England, Henry VIII came to the throne and set up the Tutor dynasty. He executed thousands of people, intending his family line to rule forever. Today, the Tutors are best remembered for their half-timbered architectural building styles.

Revelation 11:15 gives us a view of a real dynasty:      

“Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.’ ”

1 Peter 5:8 tells us there are those who wish to claim our dynasty:

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

Titus 1:2-3 is our continual reassurance:

“In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior.”

2 Timothy 1:9 outlines our qualifications to become part of the dynasty of Christ:

“Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.”

The Carringtons and the Tutors can battle for the rights of their progeny to carry on their name, but it’s in vain. Only one kingship will endure forever, and that’s the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, who shall reign forever and ever.

If we want to be blessed with eternal tomorrows, then Jesus is the only way to go.

Copyright © 2016 MyChurchNotes.net

Originally Published 3-10-16

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