Sunday, April 30, 2006

Amen.

He’s the King of righteousness.
He’s the King of the ages.
He’s the King of Heaven.
He’s the King of glory.
He’s the King of kings and He is the Lord of lords.
Now that’s my King.
Well I wonder if you know Him. Do you know Him? Don’t try to mislead me. Do you know my King?

David said the Heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament show His handiwork.
My King is the only one whom there are no means of measure can define His limitless love.
No barriers can hinder Him from pouring out His blessing.
Well, well, He’s enduringly strong.
He’s entirely sincere.
He’s eternally steadfast.
He’s immortally graceful.
He’s imperially powerful.
He’s impartially merciful.
That’s my King.
He’s God’s Son.
He’s the sinner’s saviour.
He’s the centrepiece of civilization.
He stands alone in Himself.
He’s honest.
He’s unique.
He’s unparalleled.
He’s unprecedented.
He’s supreme.
He’s pre-eminent.
Well, He’s the grandest idea in literature.
He’s the highest personality in philosophy.
He’s the supreme problem in high criticism.
He’s the fundamental doctrine of proved theology.
He’s the cardinal necessity of spiritual religion.
That’s my King.
He’s the miracle of the age.
He’s the superlative of everything good that you choose to call Him.
Well, He’s the only one able to supply all of our needs simultaneously.
He supplies strength for the weak.
He’s available for the tempted and the tried.
He sympathizes and He saves.
He guards and He guides.
He heals the sick.
He cleanses the lepers.
He forgives sinners.
He discharged debtors.
He delivers the captives.
He defends the feeble.
He blesses the young.
He serves the unfortunate.
He regards the aged.
He rewards the diligent and He beautifies the meek.
Do you know Him?
Well, my King is a King of knowledge.
He’s the wellspring of wisdom.
He’s the doorway of deliverance.
He’s the pathway of peace.
He’s the roadway of righteousness.
He’s the highway of holiness.
He’s the gateway of glory.
He’s the master of the mighty.
He’s the captain of the conquerors.
He’s the head of the heroes.
He’s the overseer of the overcomers.
He’s the prince of princes.
He’s the King of kings and He’s the Lord of lords.
That’s my King. Yeah. Yeah. That’s my King. My King, yeah.

His office is manifold.
His promise is sure.
His light is matchless.
His goodness is limitless.
His mercy is everlasting.
His love never changes.
His Word is enough.
His grace is sufficient.
His reign is righteous.
His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
Well. I wish I could describe Him to you, but He’s indescribable. He’s indescribable. Yes.
He’s incomprehensible.
He’s invincible.
He’s irresistible.
I’m coming to tell you, the heavens of heavens cannot contain Him, let alone a man explaining Him.
You can’t get Him out of your mind. You can’t get Him off of your hands. You can’t outlive Him and you can’t live without Him.
Well, Pharisees couldn’t stand Him, but they found out they couldn’t stop Him.
Pilate couldn’t find any fault in Him.
Herod couldn’t kill Him.
Death couldn’t handle Him
and the grave couldn’t hold Him.
That’s my King. Yeah.
He always has been and He always will be.
I’m talking about He had no predecessor and He’ll have no successor.
There’s nobody before Him and there’ll be nobody after Him.
You can’t impeach Him and He’s not going to resign.
That’s my King! That’s my King!
Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory.
Well, all the power belongs to my King.
We’re around here talking about black power and white power and green power, but it’s God’s power.
Thine is the power. Yeah. And the glory.
We try to get prestige and honour and glory for ourselves, but the glory is all His.
Yes. Thine is the Kingdom and the power and glory, forever and ever and ever and ever.
How long is that?
And ever and ever and ever and ever. And when you get through with all of the evers, then, Amen.
-S.M. Lockridge

7 comments:

misdmeanor said...

dude, that is AWESOME because just last week i was looking that up! last saturday at this conference that i went to, they showed this awesome video of that! god is funny. see, he wants us to know--He's the KING! booyah!

The Goodfellas said...

i saw that video too - it's so awesome. kind of brings tears to my eyes.
and i've been reading jeremiah (which i've never really done before, kind of avoided it because i was afraid to see God as vindictive, given what all happens in the book) and i am so -- i don't even know the word. gripped, and overwhelmed and in love. i think it's one of the most beautiful books i've ever read - what a glimpse of God's heart, and who he is. i didn't know he was so much like Jesus. i know that's maybe the stupidest thing ever to say, but he always comes across as the stern and removed part of the trinity, while Jesus is the one you want to be near. God is the one you want to hide from.
i just love all the imagery - the betrayal, redemption, mercy, and desperation. amazing. so amazing.

The Goodfellas said...

okay! what is the best thing you've read recently?
fiction/nonfiction/whatever. :-)

kelly said...

jen- speaking of all the decisions- moses by charles swindoll is AWESOME!!!! i find so many applicable things to my life!

misdemeanor said...

jenny--awhile ago i read ezekiel and it was... like you said... gripping. i was like WHOA. actually, it really kind of instilled a holy fear in me because when you look at the judgments god was pouring out on them and why... a lot of them hit rather close to home, you know? that's AWESOME about jeremiah... i'm totally going to read it next.. i was thinking about isaiah but now i'll switch over. our god of redemption. misty edwards has this song where she goes "god is a lover looking for a lover, so he fashioned me... god is a lover, looking for a lover, so he formed my heart..." that's what i thought of when you said that.
yeah.........
oh, and you should totally read the heavenly man by brother yun. you will LOVE it.
hi kelly!! do you have a blog? i hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

The Goodfellas said...

it's hard to put into words what i'm thinking but i'll try my best! what really hits me about the book is how obstinant the people were, and how much it broke God's heart. they had seen so many miracles, and had no reason to doubt him, yet they turned away. and God was so indignant because his intention was to bless the world through them - for them to be a light on a hill, to draw people to himself, so that they might know him and live. they were supposed to stand apart, as a plan of redemption. and instead, they were ruining his name, making a mockery of him.

and i thought about it and wondered, how could these people have such hard hearts? having been delivered from egypt, spoken to through the prophets and the miraculous signs, how could they not see? and it made me realize the difference between us and them is the Holy Spirit.

i never really realized before what a difference that makes - how he softens our hearts, and convicts us, and gives us that holy fear you talked about. that we, having seen nothing, can be faithful, is because of God and not because of us. i think that's awesome. so many times i think it would be so cool to have lived back then, to get to hear his words through the prophets, to get to see his might. but now i realize there's no greater miracle that God incarnate - living in us. it's so amazing.

ps. kelly, what's the moses book about?

The Goodfellas said...

aha! the moses book! turns out that's what morning Bible studies (at work) have been about all semester! i didn't know it was from that book, i thought we just happened to be reading exodus. but when i subbed for the secretary, there was a note "type of chapter 18." so i did, and it turns out it's the same one you're reading. :-)

i really like that book. a lot. what part are you on? and did you know it's part of a series, and the author also wrote about job?? i am curious to read that one...