David, the second king of Israel was in a literal fight for his life. His favorite son, Absalom, had attempted to usurp David’s kingdom for his own. Absalom knew that he must kill David to do so and was in the process of hunting David down and killing him in battle. God intervened, snagged Absalom by his long hair with one of His trees, where one of David’s men killed Absalom. David was a fugitive from his own throne while Absalom was designing his demise.
This saga is found in 2 Samuel 17-19. Note the response of the people in 2 Samuel 19:10,
“And Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why speak ye not a word of bringing the king back?”
Notice the last phrase in their response:
“Now therefore why speak ye not a word of bringing the king back?”
Two thousand years ago, another of David’s sons came to earth and asked this question, then quoted from one of David’s Psalms:
”And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David? For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.” Mark 12:35-37
Every Bible believer knows that Jesus Christ is coming back. The last thing the disciples heard as they watched Christ ascend into the heavens was:
“…Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11
Christ Himself told His disciples that He would return openly and visibly (Matthew 24:27-30.)
In Revelation 19:16, we see Christ as “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”
All that being said, why do we not mention bringing the King back? Many speak of a kingdom, but there cannot be a kingdom without a king.
It has been almost 2000 years Christ left this earth bodily. Do we want Him back? Do we really want Him to be our King and rule over us? The Pope does not mention bringing Him back, neither do the TV evangelists. No one is exhorting us to talk about bringing back our King. The political and religious leaders are silent in regard to the return of the King. Neither the Republicans nor Democrats run on the platform of bringing back the King. The world leaders do not convene and discuss bringing back the King. With all the talk about world peace, why not a word of bringing back the King, the Prince of Peace? Why do the plans for making the world a better place to live not include bringing back the King?
The direction of our present world indicates that the last thing the people want is for the King to come back. The leaders of religion and government did not want Him when He came the first time. The first time He came to serve mankind, the second time He will come to judge mankind. The first time He came to “seek and save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10.) The second time He comes to “judge and make war” (Revelation 19:11.)
The very one Who gives us our breath and sustains us here on earth is despised by the very ones He benefits. He claimed to have created the world (Genesis 1,) yet we teach our children that He lied; that man somehow evolved. The Bible says that “God also highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name” (Philippians 2:9,) yet America does not want that Name mentioned, not in our schools, not in our stores, not in our judgment halls…that NAME is not allowed! That NAME is prejudicial, that NAME is incendiary, that NAME is biased!
Men today treat Him no better that those that crucified Him. Not only do they refuse His teaching and reject His salvation, when the King comes back they will make war with Him (Revelation 19:19.) All the hosts of hell and the powers of this earth will not prevent the return of Jesus Christ. Whether we know it or not, it will not affect His coming. Whether we believe He is coming or not will not affect His coming. Whether we like it or not will not affect His coming. Whether we mention it or not will not affect His coming. The King is coming! Keep Looking Up! Leland Maples