The King’s Eternal Reign: The Cradle!
“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.”
– Revelation 11:15(NIV)
No wonder He was a Carpenter.
Cradled in a manger made of wood, He brought Christmas joy to the world at His birth.
He is Jesus.
Nailed to an old rugged cross and lifted up to die for sin, He brought Easter glory to the world by His resurrection.
He is the Savior.
Coming again as the Branch of righteousness, He will bring an everlasting kingdom and will reign in power.
Behold! His name is the Branch.
Why Branch? At the time of Jesus’ birth, the royal line of David — from which He came — had dried up in Israel. But He would still be King, for Branch is a title for Messiah and speaks of fruitfulness. The prophet Isaiah said,
There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. — Isaiah 11:1
When Jesus stepped down from His eternal throne, He came as Servant — the Vine of the Vine-dresser — who brings life. The Child from Heaven had royal blood in His veins, though He was born in a stable. But when He comes back,
the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign… forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end. — Luke 1:32–33
This is why the prophet Zechariah prophesied that the Messiah would come from David’s royal lineage and said,
Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH! — Zechariah 6:12
No wonder the Branch will then say,
I am… your King. — Isaiah 43:15
Have you made the BRANCH your King? Then activate the power of fruitfulness in your life. If His birth activated the dried royal line of David, He will activate every promise that has gone dry in your life.
(Adapted from Where I Am by Billy Graham)
In Jesus Name I speak life and fruitfulness into my health, family, ministry, enterprise, intellect and finances. I activate all the promises and prophecies spoken into my life but hitherto has been latent. No more dryness! No more limits in my life now and forever more. The zeal of the Lord shall accomplish it. Amen.