Christ reigns. He is divinely sovereign. In His sovereignty and rule we are to experience a divine life above and beyond. He is seated on a throne from whence proceeds thunder, lightening and voices. The picture of One seated on the throne in the book of revelations is a depiction of glory in its fullness. There are many kings but non are so high and lifted up as Christ. The glory which surrounds the heavenly throne is only because of the One seated on it. His glory is His essence. The thunder and lightening is a sign of immense power – a power so awesome and wondrous.
The glory of His majesty shines in order that the demonstrated power of His redeeming love may be seen and witnessed among all nations and people.
He is the embodiment of the Triune God, realised in the person of the Holy Spirit here on earth. An embodiment of the fullness of God which we are to pray to be filled with, in order that the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by His church to principalities and powers.
He was first on the throne, yet He came down into the slums of a sinful and wretched world, that He may strip every kingdom of its power and authority. And because of His reign, sin has no power over those who are called by His name into the family of God.
He is surrounded by glory. For the glory that surrounds Him, exposes the riches of His majesty in the form of gifts which are beyond all things. The full extent of such gifts of God are yet to be experienced in a limitless measure. We have only seen a fraction of the measure of His gifts.
Who can stand against His rule? For He was a promise first to the everlasting glory of the Father. And it pleased the Father that in Him shall all things consist. Therefore in the glory of His reign the government of the Sovereign kingdom rests upon His shoulder. He carried the cross of shame on His shoulder – on this same shoulder He carries His government. His sacrifice remains an everlasting testimony of His divine sovereignty. He stripped Himself of His royal robes that He might put on the garment of shame, in order to obtain a more glorious rule through His pain and suffering. Because of His sufferings, the kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our God and He will reign forever and ever.
In the glory of His reign, He opens His arms wide to the weak, the poor, the suffering, the hurt, the fatherless, the widows, the humble and the surrendered that they may obtain the fullness of power for love, peace, righteousness and holiness.