Royally feasting

Revelation 11:15-18
Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” 16 And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying: 
          “We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, 
          The One who is and who was and who is to come, 
          Because You have taken Your great power and reigned. 
    18      The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, 
          And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, 
          And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, 
          And those who fear Your name, small and great, 
          And should destroy those who destroy the earth.” 

We sit at a royal table, with King Jesus. Psalm 2 focuses on warnings to kings. It reminds us of the power and judgment of King Jesus. We should also remember the good things kings do for their people while we are here. King Jesus offers you a place in His kingdom. Only He can do that, and He has done it. You sit at this table as a sign of that citizenship. King Jesus gives us a government so we can live orderly, regular, faithful lives. This includes our families, the state, and the church. The table is one statute He has given for our provision. King Jesus rewards our obedience and corrects us in our sin. These both happen here, too. Our fellowship is sweet as we are faithful to Him. Our consciences are burdened when we are in sin – He prods us to purity here. He restrains and conquers our enemies, vindicating our faith and His glory in the end. We eat in the presence of enemies here, sin and temptation within us, sinners among us, persecutors and mockers around us. But in the regeneration sitting at the King’s table, there will be no enemies. Hallelujah!

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