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OCTOBER 2022

Kakaibang Hari

by | 202204, Devotionals

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Narrated by Peter Kairuz & Written by Yna S. Reyes

Sa lunsod ng Zion ay ipahayag ninyo, “Tingnan mo, ang hari mo’y dumarating. Siya’y mapagkumbaba; masdan mot siyay nakasakay sa isang asno, at sa isang batang asno na anak ng isang babaing asno.”

Mateo 21:5

What kind of king would ride a young donkey in his welcome parade? His entourage were poor fishermen. Sinalubong Siya ng mga mahihirap who spread their cloaks on the road. They praised Him by waving the cut branches from the trees. Again, what kind of a parade is this? What kind of a king is this?

Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Revelation 19:16). And yet, He came down from heaven and lived a life of humility and sacrifice. Ginawa Niya ito to save men and women from sin and its eternal punishment, and to give them His Kingdom (Luke 12:32).

What kind of reaction did Jesus get at His triumphal entry into Jerusalem? Many people celebrated and praised God in this event. They even said, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Matthew 21:9). Pero marami rin ang nabulabog. “When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, ‘Who is this?’” (Matthew 21:10).

“Sino kaya ito?” This is an important question we should seek to answer. Who is Jesus Christ? More importantly, sino ba Siya sa buhay ko?

Jesus is the King prophesied by Zephaniah (3:14), Zechariah (9:9), and Isaiah (62:11), among others. Through this King comes the salvation of men, “and of his kingdom there will be no end” (Luke 1:33, ESV).

This is the most important question that you have to answer: Is Christ the king of your heart and is He ruling your life today? Your answer to this question will determine not just the direction your life will take from hereon, but most importantly, your eternal destiny.

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LET’S PRAY

Make my heart Your throne, O King Jesus. Rule over my life. May the words of my mouth and the work of my hands proclaim Your glorious reign over all the earth. Amen.

APPLICATION

Take extra time to reflect on the sacrifice that Jesus made for you. Anong kabuluhan ng suffering and death Niya para sa iyo?

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