The late Dr. S. M. Lockeridge, a pastor from San Diego,
said these words in a sermon in Detroit in 1976:
King was born King. The Bible says He's a Seven Way King. He's the King
of the Jews - that's an Ethnic King. He's the King of Israel - that's a
National King. He's the King of righteousness. He's the King of the
ages. He's the King of Heaven. He's the King of glory. He's the King of
kings and He is the Lord of lords. Now that's my King.
Well, I wonder if you know Him. Do you know Him? Don't try to mislead
me. Do you know my King? David said the Heavens declare the glory of
God, and the firmament shows His handiwork. My King is the only one of
whom there are no means of measure that can define His limitless love.
No far seeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of the
shore of His supplies. No barriers can hinder Him from pouring out His
He's enduringly strong. He's entirely sincere. He's eternally
steadfast. He's immortally graceful. He's imperially powerful. He's
impartially merciful. That's my King. He's God's Son. He's the sinner's
saviour. He's the centerpiece of civilization. He stands alone in
Himself. He's honest. He's unique. He's unparalleled. He's
unprecedented. He's supreme. He's pre-eminent. He's the grandest idea
in literature. He's the highest personality in philosophy. He's the
supreme problem in higher criticism. He's the fundamental doctrine of
historic theology. He's the carnal necessity of spiritual religion.
That's my King.
He's the miracle of the age. He's the superlative of everything good
that you choose to call Him. He's the only one able to supply all our
needs simultaneously. He supplies strength for the weak. He's available
for the tempted and the tried. He sympathizes and He saves. He's the
Almighty God who guides and keeps all his people. He heals the sick. He
cleanses the lepers. He forgives sinners. He discharged debtors. He
delivers the captives. He defends the feeble. He blesses the young. He
serves the unfortunate. He regards the aged. He rewards the diligent
and He beautifies the meek. That's my King.
Do you know Him? Well, my King is a King of knowledge. He's the
wellspring of wisdom. He's the doorway of deliverance. He's the pathway
of peace. He's the roadway of righteousness. He's the highway of
holiness. He's the gateway of glory. He's the master of the mighty.
He's the captain of the conquerors. He's the head of the heroes. He's
the leader of the legislatures. He's the overseer of the overcomers.
He's the governor of governors. He's the prince of princes. He's the
King of kings and He's the Lord of lords. That's my King.
His office is manifold. His promise is sure. His light is matchless.
His goodness is limitless. His mercy is everlasting. His love never
changes. His Word is enough. His grace is sufficient. His reign is
righteous. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. I wish I could
describe Him to you . . . but He's indescribable. That's my King. He's
incomprehensible, He's invincible, and He is irresistible.
I'm coming to tell you this, that the heavens of heavens can't contain
Him, let alone some man explain Him. You can't get Him out of your
mind. You can't get Him off of your hands. You can't outlive Him and
you can't live without Him. The Pharisees couldn't stand Him, but they
found out they couldn't stop Him. Pilate couldn't find any fault in
Him. The witnesses couldn't get their testimonies to agree about Him.
Herod couldn't kill Him. Death couldn't handle Him and the grave
couldn't hold Him. That's my King.
He always has been and He always will be. I'm talking about the fact
that He had no predecessor and He'll have no successor. There's nobody
before Him and there'll be nobody after Him. You can't impeach Him and
He's not going to resign. That's my King! That's my King!
Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory. Well, all the power
belongs to my King. We're around here talking about black power and
white power and green power, but in the end all that matters is God's
power. Thine is the power. Yeah. And the glory. We try to get prestige
and honor and glory for ourselves, but the glory is all His. Yes. Thine
is the Kingdom and the power and glory, forever and ever and ever and
ever. How long is that? Forever and ever and ever and ever. . . And
when you get through with all of the ever's, then . . .Amen!
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