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Adopt a Revolutionary Motto for Your Life

In the early formation of our nation Goerge Washington had the opportunity to become king of the newly formed United States. (We all know where kings lead, right?) But given the young nation's experience with England and because he had a powerful prayer life he knew there was only to be one King, so he passed on the offer.

The people of the land apparently knew the same.  "In a 1774 report to King George, the Governor of Boston noted: "If you ask an American, who is his master? He will tell you he has none, nor any governor but Jesus Christ." The pre-war Colonial Committees of Correspondence son made this the American motto: "No King but King Jesus."

The story of God's chosen people might have gone very differently, as we have so learned, if they had chanted the same motto.  Instead, they wanted to be like every nation around the, and they wanted a king.

Over the period of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah we that there were 38 kings and only 5 of them were good, righteous kings.  Of the others a phrase heard throughout the Old Testament goes like this: "They did evil in the eyes of the Lord."

Prophets, like Hosea, Ezekiel, Isaiah, and Amos were chosen to tell the people to turn back to God.  Isaiah was one that would tell the people of Judah that they would be captured and exiled to Babylon but afterward God would bring them back home.  The purpose? "Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.  Then the whole human race will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob." - Isaiah 49:23

In Isaiah 53 the prophet tells of the coming Messiah.  "He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him, nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him.  He was despised and rejected by others, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain." - Isaiah 53:2 & 3 God did not want the people to miss Him, but they did, and still do.

Our nation would have been a much different nation had Washington agreed to be king.  But he seemed to know what many others didn't.  When we take God off the the throne of our lives, the outcome will go horribly wrong.  But when we put God and keep God on the throne in our lives, we put ourselves in the best possible position for godly success.

Maybe our American forefathers knew the best way to start a revolution.  Adopt the motto "No King but King Jesus" in your life.  See what changes that ignites in your own life.

This Sunday will be chapter 17 of The Story.  See you then!

Pastor Tim Asbill Jr.
Lead Pastor