God is fascinating in the way He delivered Christ into the world. Matthew a Disciple and author of a Gospel shows how God establishes Jesus as King.
In Matthew’s opening chapter he records the genealogy of our Messiah. Here, God placed Christ as the Son of David who was king of Israel (Matthew 1:1). This testimony proves Christ as royalty by highlighting a direct link to other kings of Israel.
God wanted to show humanity real Kingship. In the Old Testament times, God helped the leaders of Israel choose a king. When the Israelites needed to anoint kings their trusted servants used prayer to find God’s chosen one. And when the Lord answered their prayer they followed His command.
Many Prophets shared with God’s people the news of a future leader, unlike any other one. Isaiah foretold the significance this ruler’s role takes in God’s kingdom (Isaiah 9:6). In God’s sovereignty, Christ holds the highest esteem.
Man’s outlook on kingship is one of prestige, elegance, and power. God’s King brings salvation with infinite spiritual life. In Matthew’s Gospel, the three wise men from the east came and worshiped the King of the Jews (Matthew 2:1-12).
When new Kings claim their thrones, it’s normal to send a messenger announcing his arrival. Matthew did the same by writing on John the Baptist’s message of Christ’s kingship (Matthew 3:1-12).
John’s news reached a multitude of people, and many flocked to their baptism. John’s ministry prepared the way for Jesus’ arrival, and he shared repentance as the way of receiving God’s New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34).
In the Book of Revelation Christ is King (Revelation 17:14), supporting Matthew’s portrayal of Jesus’s kingship. Another declaration referring to Christ the King is in the Gospel of John (John 12:15).
Jesus came to earth as King and in the second coming (Revelation 1:7) returns as King (Revelation 19:16). And God’s faithful believers will join Him.
Have you found God’s King?