…and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” Matt.27:29
Dear friends, let us not take Dominion of this world; let us follow Jesus Christ and be like HIM, doing as He did, Jesus our example.
He did not pull rank. He did not accept the political ruling King’s crown. He did not assert His rights as King in this physical world. He did not take over any ‘mountains of influence’ in society. He did not impose the physical outward Rule of God, or government subject to Rule of Biblical Law. He did not work with the Pharisees to create any movement, Institutional Church, State, or any kind of Theonomy or Theocracy. He did not preach and work towards “Christian” (Old Testament) Reconstructionism. He did not demand power and privilege. He did not institute a State built on Christian principles. Au contraire.
He did not take physical, geographic, military, cultural, social, legal, governmental, economic or religious Dominion of the world.
But His kingdom is within us; He is gloriously ruling our souls within us.
Let us deny ourselves by resisting the battle-cries of the politically religious, and empty ourselves like Jesus, and lay down our “Crown Rights” to rule the world.
The only “Crown Right” He accepted, and demonstrated for us, was the right to be mocked and despised, the right to humble Himself and the right to die to self.