Jesus Christ, a King in Majesty and Humility
In Philippians 2 it’s written:
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus, who, being in the very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the Name that is above every name, that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, in Heaven and on earth and underneath the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
This is who Our Lord and Saviour is. Jesus was God, a King in Glory, Power and Majesty in Heaven, but Jesus is so humble, so loving caring about all of us, so He humbled Himself, and became a man, although at the same time God, and lived among us as a servant, and gave His life on the cross.
Jesus said: whoever humbles himself will be exalted. And Jesus humbled Himself more than anyone, And therefore God the Father has exalted Jesus, so that one day everyone will bow before Jesus. Putin, Al Shabaab, the Antichrist and everyone else, and they will have to confess, unfortunately some unwillingly, and others with both love and joy, that Jesus Christ is the Lord, which is the Hebrew name for God, Jahve, I Am.
There is a film I love called The Bible, and it has many great scenes. In one of them Jesus comes walking along the Sea of Galilee, blue, clear water, dressed in simple clothes, a long linen and a hood covering His face, and sandals. And a voice reads from Daniel: in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a Son of Man, coming with the clouds of Heaven. And Jesus comes walking along the Sea of Galilee, with power and authority, like someone who is really confident in God, full of Majesty, fearing nothing and no one.
But there is also such a humility about Him. Paul said: but made Himself into nothing. The simple clothes, the sandals, speak about His humility, yes, but also His appearance is full of humility, mercy and goodness.
And then Jesus reaches Jordan, and John the Baptist is baptising people while he is saying with a loud voice: I am not the one who you think I am. I am just a voice in the wilderness, crying: prepare a way for… and as he says those words, Jesus steps out of the crowd, unveils his hood covering His face, and Jesus just looks at John, with eyes full of kindness and love. And John stops, he is almost dumbfounded, he can’t speak. And then he says, full of awe and fear of God: …the Lord… John knows he is looking into the Face of God, and he sees the King of kings.
Jesus steps into the water and says: John, baptise me! John says: I can’t baptise You! You should baptize me! And Jesus says: what you do is right! We must fulfill everything that is written and is righteous.
That is a humble King speaking. And even though He is God, He bows His head and lets a simple man baptise Him. That is the Majesty and Humility of Jesus Christ.
The Majesty and Holiness of Jesus Christ is not possible to compare with anything. The angels are proclaiming, day and night: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts. And when Jesus has come really close to me a few times, I have been speechless.
I will tell you about one time. In May 2007 me and my mother took a short walk, and all the time I only thought about Jesus, and I felt Jesus walking so close to us. Usually me and my mother speak a lot, but we couldn’t speak, there was such a presence of Jesus Christ. And I felt the beauty, grace, Majesty and Humility of Jesus Christ. When we came back from our walk my mother said: today Jesus really walked with us.
But we need to remember that The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are one. They are the same. Yes, they are three different persons, but their character, their personality is the same. There is never disagreement within the Three-union God.
Jesus said that the Son did nothing by Himself, only what He saw the Father do, and it’s the same with the Holy Spirit. Jesus said: He will not speak on His own authority, or in Swedish translation, “out of Himself”, but what He hears, He will speak to you, and that is what He hears from the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ. Whatever Jesus speaks or does in Heaven, The Holy Spirit speaks and does on earth. And Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will glorify Him.
I have seen pictures from so called revivals, especially in North America, where people behave like they are very, very drunk and laugh rolling on the floor, and they say: this is a new manifestation of the Holy Spirit. But I say no. I have, by the grace of God, been very, very close to Jesus a few times, and this is not Him, nor is it found in the Bible. I have also felt the Holy Spirit grieved in me when I see it. No, Jesus Christ is a King, and He behaves like a King, in Glory and Majesty. And this doesn’t glorify His Name. The Holy Spirit always glorifies Jesus.
So when someone says: this is the Holy Spirit, we have to ask ourselves: does this give glory to Christ? Is this Christlike? And does it come with the fruit of the Spirit? Does this make me think of the Majesty of Christ? If the answer is no, there is a great risk it’s the flesh and another spirit at work. Because Jesus Christ is a King.
But Jesus is a King in another kind of Kingdom. Jesus said: My Kingdom is not of this world. The Kingdoms of this world are ruled by force, powerful kings and presidents, who threaten and use force.
but Jesus doesn’t rule by force or threat, Jesus rules by grace and love. Jesus Christ is a King full of grace and truth.
Because even though Jesus is a King like no one else, Jesus has a tremendous and wonderful humility. When Jesus has revealed Himself for John in Revelations, he is terrified. John says: “when I saw Him, I fell at His Feet, as though dead”, and that’s because of Jesus’s Holiness and Majesty.
but then we see another side of Jesus, the Humility of Jesus, His kindness and goodness, His compassion. John says: then He placed His Right Hand on me and said: do not be afraid. I Am the first and the last.
Jesus is a King in Majesty, but full of love. And this King is about to come back. In Uganda in October last year dada Liliane received this powerful word from The Lord. I hear the Sound of Footsteps. Be ready to be raptured into the sky, to meet Me.
I believe that we all see that Jesus Christ is about to return. We see the signs of His coming, the earthquakes, persecution, rumors of wars, and we see the spiritual deception, the signs of His Coming that Jesus speaks about in Matthew 24. Jesus is not far away now.
The first time Jesus came as a servant and as a Lamb, as a servant to all mankind and the pure Lamb of God to be sacrificed for our sins as. But this time Jesus comes as the Lion of Judah and the King of kings.
And those Footsteps of Jesus Christ are not like any other.
In June 2006 something had happened so I was in great distress, and my mother sighed out to Jesus and the Lord said: help Konrad! Jesus said: I will bring his mind and soul to rest.
I went to bed, but in the middle of the night I woke up, filled with an amazing joy. I tried to sleep but I couldn’t. An hour later, the joy was even greater. And half an hour later, I my heart was vibrating with Heavenly joy.
Then I heard Footsteps outside the house. Donk, donk, donk, very powerful, like someone with authority coming walking. I thought: who is there? It’s in the middle of the night? Is it an animal? In June where I live in Northern Sweden it’s daylight all around the clock, so you can see without problems. I walked to the window, looking outside. Strange, there is no one there.
Then, all of a sudden, the CD recorder, in the other end of the room, five meters away, started to play all by itself, songs of worship to Jesus. And I trembled: it’s Jesus! He is standing there! I was filled with a holy fear of God, and I sensed: Jesus is a King like no other! He is God! I just wanted to fall down on my knees and cry out: Holy! Holy! Holy, is the Lord of hosts.
But I also felt the humility of Jesus, His incredible kindness, goodness, compassion, His sensitivity. The air was so soft around Him, just as cotton. I walked carefully, like a child, back to my bed, filled with awe, but also feeling so loved, so safe, so embraced by Jesus. I will never forget it.
I believe that it will be something like that When Jesus comes back. There was power and authority in the Footsteps I heard, and Jesus Christ will come back like that. First Jesus came to earth looking like a man, unnoticed by most, but now Jesus will come back as God, in a way that’s impossible to miss, as a Lion and the King of kings, in all His power, authority, glory and Majesty. It will be something really amazing.
A few verses from Revelations 19: I saw Heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. His Eyes are like blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns. He has a Name written that no one knows but He Himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His Name is the Word of God. The armies of Heaven were following Him riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. On His robe and on His thigh He has this Name written: King of kings and Lord of lords.
Amazing. I believe that we will stand in awe and fear of God when we see this.
But Jesus also says: when these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.
Because There will be something else also in our hearts. Because that night I also felt an indescribable, unspeakable joy in my heart, and a sense of victory. And even though I felt so small and there was such a fear of God in me, I still felt so secure, so loved, so safe.
And that is what I believe it will be like when Jesus comes back, for those who belong to Jesus. Yes, I believe that we also will fall down on our knees and faces when we see His Glory and Majesty, but there will be an unspeakable heavenly joy, and a shout of victory in our hearts, because we have been delivered and given His victory.
the victory Jesus won on the cross will be fully given to us, by God’s grace and by God’s grace alone. So Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. And Revelations 19 says, after Jesus comes back: Come, gather together for the great supper of God. Hallelujah! We are invited to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb. Amen.