OUR LORD WHO IS THE GREAT KING
In Mathew 5 verse 34 - 35, Jesus tells us not to swear by Jerusalem for it is the city of the Great King. The passage says this:
“But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great king.
In this verse, Jesus includes a quote from Psalm 48 verse 2 which goes like this;
Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth, like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion,the city of the Great King.
Here, the majesty and beauty of mount Zion from where our Lord Jesus reigns is called the city of the Great King.
Our Lord Jesus is the Great King which is the post He attained from God the Father when he ascended into heaven having defeated sin and death and had risen from the grave.
The coronation of the Great King is described in Psalm 110 verse 1 - 2;
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
His rulership as the great King of Zion was established here and His greatness is demonstrated in how He rules his kingdom while it is embedded in the midst of His enemies and being able to govern the details of this vast kingdom with customized attention to each individual administered with grace and mercy and gentleness and righteousness.
How wonderful is our Great King.
Praise His name forever.