King of Righteousness

2018/07/15
Passage: Isaiah 32:1-8

A King Will Reign in Righteousness

Preached by Apostle Aje Pelser 15th July 2018

Harvester Reformational Church, Cape Town

 

Scriptures:

Isa 32:1  Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, And princes will rule with justice.

Isa 32:2  A man will be as a hiding place from the wind, And a cover from the tempest, As rivers of water in a dry place, As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

Isa 32:3  The eyes of those who see will not be dim, And the ears of those who hear will listen.

Isa 32:4  Also the heart of the rash will understand knowledge,

And the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.

Isa 32:5  The foolish person will no longer be called generous, Nor the miser said to be bountiful;

Isa 32:6  For the foolish person will speak foolishness, And his heart will work iniquity: To practice ungodliness, To utter error against the LORD, To keep the hungry unsatisfied, And he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

Isa 32:7  Also the schemes of the schemer are evil; He devises wicked plans To destroy the poor with lying words, Even when the needy speaks justice.

Isa 32:8  But a generous man devises generous things, And by generosity he shall stand.

 

Here are some events that will unfold as the King of Righteousness reigns in your life!

Event # 1 Honour the King of Righteousness First

Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of Lords. For a king to reign in righteousness in your country, he must first bow his knee to the King of Kings the true source of righteousness or right living. We are to be kings and priests unto our God – a royal priesthood chosen by God to live out His Will on the earth. But the key is to serve like a Priest while ruling like a king.

 

Event # 2 The Succession of Kingly righteousness in the Princes

In the Hebrew Parallelism of poetry and prophecy, they repeat something a different way instead of looking for a rhyme. The fact that Prince will rule in justice is a continuation of a previous thought of Kings ruling in righteousness. The unfolding event will be that the next generation of rulers will execute justice in the same spirit of righteous kings. See also the MBC Subject Manuals on Kings and Chronicles entitled “Historical Book 3” available as a course form aje@harvesterchurch.net

 

Event # 3 The Man Jesus is revealed in His Church

The Body of Christ – the Man Jesus seen in the Church.

A Man will become a hiding place from the wind. Wind speaks of winds of doctrine that toss people to and fro. It makes people waver between two opinions and prevents them from receiving anything form God:

James warns the double minded:

Jas 1:6  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.

Jas 1:7  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;

Jas 1:8  he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

 

The Man, Jesus becomes our shield and refuge, our strong fortress, our rock on which we stand against the storms and winds of life.

The Man Jesus manifested in His Church on earth, will be a cover from the Tempest. Storms speak of circumstances – things beyond your control. The economy, the environment, wars and rumours of wars. Jesus knew the last days would be full of storms and He comforted us:

Mat 24:4  And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you.

Mat 24:5  For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.

Mat 24:6  And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

Mat 24:7  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.

 

The Man Christ will be as rivers of water in a dry place.

Joh 4:13  Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,

Joh 4:14  but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

 

 

The Man, the Body  of Believers where you are a member, will be as a shadow of a rock in a weary land.

That great rock that followed Israel through the wilderness.

1Co 10:2  all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,

1Co 10:3  all ate the same spiritual food,

1Co 10:4  and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.

 

Exo 17:6  Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Deu 8:15  who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock;

 

Num 20:8  "Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus you shall bring water for them out of the rock, and give drink to the congregation and their animals."

Num 20:9  So Moses took the rod from before the LORD as He commanded him.

Moses Strikes the Rock

Num 20:10  And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock; and he said to them, "Hear now, you rebels! Must we bring water for you out of this rock?"

Num 20:11  Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank.

Num 20:12  Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, "Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them."

 

Event # 4 There will be an opening of the Senses to God again

Eyes will see

Ears will hear

Hearts will understand

Tongues will speak

 

Event # 5 There will be a separation of the Foolish and Wise

The world calls evil good and good evil and that will change when the King of Righteousness is glorified. It is already happening in everyday media where you see idols fall and organizations sifted. It is imperative to see the perspective of the current events in the world and to rest in the fact that God will have no other god and image or influence above Him. He allows things to run their course until all can see the folly. He is an eternal God and He has eternity to prove the wicked are wrong. He can outwait any regime, empire and ideology or philosophy of man. He is God. Therefore we can rest in Him and learn how Godliness with contentment is great gain.

 

Event # 6 The Generous shall Stand with the King of Righteousness

Isa 32:8  But a generous man devises generous things, And by generosity he shall stand.

 

Generosity for me means an inherent grace that enables you to live a large life with a large capacity to love and care for others and God’s work.

 

I often hear the Holy Spirit tell me things like this in my spirit:

“You can afford to be gentle. You can afford to be patient with that one. You can afford to be more gracious and forgive, because of all I have forgiven you…”

 

 

 

 

 

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