Keep in mind, while King Jesus was doing His Kingdom government assignment, He needed no assistance from mankind. Listen to what the King said in response to John the Baptist when he inquired if He was the King or not: Now it came to pass, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples, that He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities. And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to Him, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”
Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.” Matthew 11:1-6
He didn’t need any help in raising the dead or healing the sick or opening the eyes of the blind. He is God and King all by Himself. He answers to no man or created thing, only to His Father God. Remember what the Lord God stated to Isaiah in His constitution. Thus says God the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to those who walk on it:
“I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand; will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house. I am the Lord, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to carved images.” Isaiah 42:5-8
When the Lord God was refining His people—Israel—read what He said: “For My name’s sake I will defer My anger, and for My praise I will restrain it from you, so that I do not cut you off. Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. For My own sake, for My own sake, I will do it; for how should My name be profaned? And I will not give My glory to another. Isaiah 48:9-11
In this day and age, with all of the modern technology, I find many Believers share the credit for their healing and good fortune with doctors; or that they have money and possessions because of their abilities, rather than giving glory to the Lord God. Too easily they forget that they don’t own anything but that it all belongs to the King. “O My people, listen as I speak. Here are My charges against you, O Israel:
I am God, your God! I have no complaint about your sacrifices or the burnt offerings you constantly offer. But I do not need the bulls from your barns or the goats from your pens. For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird on the mountains, and all the animals of the field are Mine.” Psalm 50:7-11 NLT He was speaking to His people, Israel, but He is the same God and King with the same principles, the same character. He didn’t change after sending His Son to earth. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8
Sovereign: 1) Above or superior to all others; chief; greatest; supreme 2) Supreme in power, rank or authority 3) Holding the position of ruler; royalty; reigning 4) Independent of all others 5) Excellent; outstanding. Yes, King Jesus is all of those things! He is also the King of all kings and Lord of all lords. On His robe at His thigh was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords. Revelations 19:16 NLT
How strong is your faith? Why do we run to mankind when we are in a crisis—whether it is health, finances or emotional—rather than King Jesus. Why do we think the creation can help us more than the creator? Remember what King Jesus said: “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask Him.” Matthew 7:7-11 NLT
Let me remind you, there is a place in the Kingdom where you can have all your needs met, but it is operated by the strength of your total faith in the King. Do you recall what King Jesus stated to those who were healed and delivered from their illness and affliction? When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!”
And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”
Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, “See that no one knows it.” Matthew 9:27-30
Here, a woman who wasn’t a Jew demonstrated her faith in King Jesus: Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”
But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.”
But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”
Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour. Matthew 15:21-28
The question I ask is how deep is your faith in the King and not your religion or the people and things of this world. Why is the Lord God the world’s last resort when all man has to offer fails them? How often have we heard, “Well, all we can do is pray.” Why would you need to do anything else? Our heavenly Father should always be our first resort, not our last resort! I say “All we need to do is pray!” Take it to King Jesus and leave it with Him.
Yes, remember that your greatest asset is your faith in King Jesus.
All NKJV, except where noted.
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