—Is it, or is it not, the will of Almighty God that He, Who is the Eternal WORD of God, and Who in the fullness of time took our Nature and became Man, and died for us on the cross, and raised … from the dead, and ascended in the clouds of heaven and sat down at the right hand of God, is to be acknowledged by States and Nations as King of kings, and Lord of lords? Is it, or is it not true, that all kings must fall down before Him, and that all nations must do Him service?
Ps 72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
Did not the Psalmist give utterance to the Divine will, when He said, ‘Be wise now therefore, O ye kings; be instructed, ye that are judges of the earth; kiss the Son, lest he be angry and ye perish from the right way when His wrath is kindled but a little.’
Did not Christ Himself, when He was risen from the dead, proclaim His own universal supremacy, and claim the allegiance and homage of all Nations, when He said, ‘All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth’
Mt 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
and did not the Apostle utter a Divine decree in the words, ‘He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet?’
1Co 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
Did not the beloved disciple and evangelist St. John reveal the future recognition of Christ’s universal supremacy, after the overthrow of all the hostile powers which will rise up in rebellion against it, when He said, ‘The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of the Lord and of His Christ?’
Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
Risecholm, Lincoln, UK
8th, May, 1869.