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GLMX #234: When an Earthly King Meets the King of Kings

King Abdullah

King Abdullah

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This past week, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia died. He was 90 years old. For 10 years, he ruled one of the most powerful nations in the Middle East and was the head of the royal Al Saud family which is estimated to include over 15,000 members. Beginning on Friday, the heads of state and dignitaries from other countries began arriving in Saudi Arabia to pay their respects to this man and to meet his successor.

According to the Bible, if King Abdullah did not trust Jesus Christ as his Savior, he is in Hell right now. One day in the future, however, King Abdullah will be called before the Judge of the universe — the King of kings, Jesus Christ. The Bible says, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Although he himself was a king on earth, when this judgment takes place, King Abdullah will bow before Jesus Christ, for the Bible says “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow.”

Dear friend, one day, you, too, will stand before the King of Kings, Jesus Christ. And no matter who you are, you will bow before Him. You might be wealthy, famous, well-respected in your field, or prominent in society, but everybody has to bow down to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. For some of us, this will be a joyous occasion. We will eagerly bow down to Jesus Christ because we already believe in Him as the Lord and Master of our lives. For others, however, the moment they meet Jesus Christ after they die will be a terrible occasion because they will regret that they never made the decision to get to know Him on Earth while they were alive. Maybe they laughed off the idea of him being the Son of God and the Savior of the world. Maybe they wrote it off as religious nonsense. But, when they meet Jesus face to face, they will realize how wrong they were.

I don’t want you to be one of those people. You can decide today to get to know Jesus Christ and make Him the Lord of your life. You can make Him your King right now. Here’s how:

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Fourth, accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2:8,9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Fifth, accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Sixth, with these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9,13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Finally, if you are willing to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour, please pray with me the following prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and I want to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I want to trust Jesus as my Savior and follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your new-found faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door.” Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

Believe by faith. Share the faith. And keep the faith! God Bless You!

MUSICAL SELECTION: “King Jesus” by Jeremy Camp