Daily Devotion on Revelation 19:11-21

Devotion Text: Revelation 19:11-21

What wonderful pictures of Christ our King this week!

On Monday, we saw our King as a loving and caring shepherd king. On Tuesday, we saw our King as the fruitfruits of those who have been risen from the dead. On Wednesday, we saw our King as the opposite of earthly kings–one that we truly need.

Today, the Apostle John paints a vivid picture of our King of kings and Lord of lords! Today, we see our king in majesty and in power. We get a glimpse of what Peter, James, and John saw on the Mount of Transfiguration. We get a taste of what the martyr Stephen saw as the Pharisee’s condemned him to death. We get a wonderful foreshadowing of the glory we shall taste in heaven.

In a few weeks, we will see Jesus in another way–as a baby lying in a manger. Over the next few months, we will see him grow into a boy and then a man. We will hear and wonder at the selflessness and the teaching Christ did while he was on earth. He lived in poverty, without a home. He ate among the sick and the sinners. He was silent as created man mocked, beat, and killed their creator.

As we marvel at the majesty in which Christ our King now reigns, remember that he reigns there for you! For a time, he set all of heaven’s splendor aside so that you might rule with him for all eternity. Christ has conquered all of our foes. He has been victorious so that you could share in the spoils and rejoice in his kingdom.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for setting aside your glory to conquer sin, death, and the devil. Help me resist the temptations of earthly glory and be ever mindful of the joys that await me in heaven. Rule, Lord Jesus, rule in all of your power and might. Let your will be done throughout the earth and within my life as well. Come quickly, Lord Jesus, Amen.

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About Michael Schottey

Michael Schottey is a Christian, husband, father of two boys, sportswriter, and aspiring author. He graduated from Martin Luther College with a degree in Biblical Languages in 2009. A lifelong midwesterner, he moved to Florida with his family in 2010 and is a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church (WELS).

Posted on November 17, 2011, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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