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Sunday, January 01 2012

In Matthew 2:1-12 is the amazing record of how the wise men went about enthroning the newly born “King of kings” in His Kingdom. It will interest you to note the nature, the state, the form of “the Kingship” and “the Kingdom” – invincible to the ordinary eyes, meaningless to the canal minds and hidden to those that are perishing.

 

It will surprise you, the effort they made to find Him. The distance they travelled (the great Arabian desert they crossed) to reach Him. The sacrifices they made (the valued gifts they brought Him: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh) to enthrone Him.

 

The question here is why would the wise men subject themselves to all of these, knowing fully well that they were already wise men - teachers, scribes, professionals, wealthy, leaders, and respected men of integrity! The answer to me seems simple: wise men seek to enthrone the true King as it is the highest calling. Those who have true wisdom of any sort know that there is a God in heaven the creator, the owner and giver of all things. Daniel 2:44-45; 4:34-35; 7:27, Isaiah 9:6. The wise men genuinely sought for JESUS to enthrone Him. Are you genuinely seeking Him to enthrone Him?

 

Wise men seek to enthrone Him in worship - in anyway, anywhere and everywhere for the fulfilment and joy it brings.  It will surprise us to note that most present day Christians do not understand worship in the sense of the wise men. After they have left the comfort of their country, the long journey etc, it was written “they opened their treasures”. They gave in great quality, as well as quantity. 

 

Worship involves giving freely. To give to God entails giving Him all of us – Spirit, Soul and Body. All that we have, all that we are— time, talent, treasure etc. Luke 12:34 says “for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

 

Mathew 2:10 says “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy”. The whole-hearted joy of wise men is their ability to have the King rightly enthrone in their hearts. Jeremiah 29:13 says “ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart”. Whenever believers come to the Lord, they should return with JOY! As often as we approach the altar of God there should be an exchange.

 

Wise men enthrone Him by honouring His word. They allow God's warning to supersede the word of earthly king/men. A word from God in a dream outweighs the word of a king face to face. They knew the value of listening to God's word.

 

Wise men guide against dethroning the King in their hearts by guarding their hearts with all diligence and increasing His Kingdom by their changed lives. When we come in direct contact with His Kingdom, conversion takes place – 1 Peter 2:9.  One reason we have so much lack of “Kingdom compliant” people in churches of today is because people don't get converted when they come to church.  We can’t enthrone the King of kings in the throne of our hearts and remain the same as before. There must be a noticeable change – Kingdom fruits.

 

Brethren, in this month of “Divine Wisdom”, I will enjoin us to have a look around and we will see that the Almighty God in His infinite wisdom continues to seek to be enthroned in His rightful place in our hearts.

 

Give it a thought; He is definitely saying something to YOU!    

 

JESUS IS LORD.

 

Sogo Adelaja

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