From the earliest record of man’s dark history, Reality has been the target of all onslaughts.
Truth has stood trial perpetually. Today the crimson ink that has traced human history paints the same landscape – truth on trial! Reality pushed to the shadows by the ignorance of man; in the hearts of many even in Christendom, the truth of Jesus’s Kingdom has not registered home.
36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
I believe this Scripture holds powerful insights for our instruction today. Like it was in the days of old, when the Jewish people in their religious insanity hauled Jesus before the ruling secular authorities; even so today – we see truth on trial…standing as the bull’s eye of religion’s onslaught and many times dragged before the courts and judgment halls of secular “kings” to be “judged”. Truth – the reality of the kingdom and Lordship of Jesus – stands on trial in our world today.
The reality to discern here is simple: The kingdom He heads is not of this world. He heads the kingdom of Heaven. A kingdom whose citizenship is constituted of the regenerated – men and women who are born of the spirit…who call God Father! Selah. The kingdom sojourns here today – in the hearts that carry the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. These are the citizens of the kingdom who walk as pilgrims in a world system they do not claim as theirs…a world which is their birthright and inheritance! Selah
However the Writ of Holy Scripture reveal a glimpse of glory. The King said… “but now is my Kingdom not from hence…” The emphasis here should be placed on that barely audible “now” because it echoes for the deaf to hear and the blind to see…it is trumpeted forth for the ignorant to know that “it is suffered to be so for now”. But soon…very soon we will see a dramatic change in affairs! Selah.
That the kingdom is not in force today in this sense realm is only for now. It is a temporary sigh of time in eternity! Soon this sigh in time would elapse; and the deep breaks of eternity would usher time down the path to herald his second advent and kingdom intrusion – then would truth be boldly revealed to the man of the senses. Then would the kingdoms of this world become that of our Lord and Christ; then would that “now” expire and the times that saw “truth on trial” shall cease! Hallelujah!
The tides of time steadily draw us closer to the advent horizon; the “man-child” is being born; soon His Kingdom advent and intrusion will be fulfilled. Selah… All men shall see this same Jesus who was pierced for our sins. It would be the most glorious sight…the most glorious intrusion of Heaven beyond the veil.
It will bring in the brightest lights of reality and end forever this darkness that has put heavenly truth on trial.