THE SERVANT GENERAL
THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
LIVING IN THE END TIMES - 16
November 22, 2015
Christ the King Sunday
Jesus is King of kings and he will come again in glory at
the end of time.
Daniel had a vision by which he make known the dream of King
Nebuchadnezzar. This was such a marvelous feat that Nebuchadnezzar
made him ruler of the whole province of Babylon and chief
prefect over all the wise men of Babylon. Then Daniel, known
as showing brilliant insight and godlike wisdom, interpreted
for King Belshazzar (son of Nebuchadnezzar) the writing on
the wall. For this Belshazzar made him third in governing
under Darius the Mede, Daniel miraculously survived being
thrown into a den of lions. Darius was so amazed and overjoyed
that he decreed that the God of Daniel was to be reverenced
and feared, “For he is the living God, enduring forever,
whose kingdom shall not be destroyed, whose dominion shall
be without end, a savior and deliverer” (Dn 6:27-28a).
Daniel then had another vision: “I saw coming with the
clouds of heaven One like a Son of man. When he reached the
Ancient of Days and was presented before him, he received
dominion, splendor, and kingship; all nations, peoples and
tongues will serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion
that shall not pass away, his kingship, one that shall not
be destroyed.” (Dn 7:13-14).
had a vision of the end time. Darius, a pagan, was led to
acknowledge the one true God, prophetically speaking about
Jesus even before Daniel’s vision. But this was not
the case with Pilate and the Jews. They already saw, heard
and encountered Jesus, but they did not believe in him. Pilate
asked Jesus, “Are you the King of the Jews?” (Jn
18:33). He was so close, but he could not grasp the truth.
did not answer Pilate directly, just as he had a similar response
to the high priest. But in the vision of John, in the revelation
of God about the end times, Jesus says plainly and clearly:
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the one who is and who
was and who is to come, the almighty.” (Rev 1:8). Jesus
is the “ruler of the kings of the earth.” (Rev
1:5b). He is our savior, “who loves us and has freed
us from our sins by his blood” (Rev 1:5c). He has gathered
us together unto himself, to be his body on earth, and “has
made us into a kingdom, priests for his God and Father”
(1 Rev 1:6a).
will the world know and accept Jesus as Savior and King? We
must do a massive work of evangelization. We must proclaim
him for who he truly is. “The Lord is king, robed in
majesty” (Ps 93:1a).
the world must know that Jesus will return in glory, to finally
and eternally manifest his kingship over all. “Behold,
he is coming amid the clouds, and every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him.” (Rev 1:7a). Let us then
be about the work of massive evangelization, to prepare the
world to accept its King. Let not people have to ask Jesus
as Pilate did, “Then you are a king?” (Jn 18:37a).
all humankind accept Jesus as Savior, Lord and King, and proclaim
that “to him be glory and power forever and ever. Amen.”