|Most of the founders of our country were keen to say that our country was founded on Christian principles, and our form of government would work for no other people than a Christian people.|
The saying "No King but Jesus" was popular then as it is in some circles now.
Some years ago I shocked a group of patriots at a dinner in Kalispell by making the statement that my whole purpose in being a patriot was to restore the Kingship of Jesus over our country. That form of government could be expressed as a "Constitutional Monarchy by the King of Kings, Jesus Christ". Of course that would not change our form of government, in corporal terms, one bit, but it would restore the ideas of the founders and infuse reality and truth into the people who have sworn to uphold and protect and defend the US Constitution, which I believe was somewhat Divinely Inspired.
(Today I would have to say that it was the Declaration of Independence written by Jefferson that most expressly and accurately reflected the truth of the Natural Law rather than the Constitution.)
How would restoring the Kingship of Jesus effect our country. Who is this King? Jesus is the second person of the Blessed Trinity, The Word of God Made Man. In other words Jesus is 'Truth Personified'. He is God, along with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Co-equal with them, but possessing a second nature, the nature of Man. He has both the nature of God, and the nature of man in one person. That is the miracle. He is the Christ of the Lord, and the Lord of Lords, meaning that from His role as Redeemer, and Saviour, and first born from the dead he has the supremacy in all things, in all creation, and by Him and His Sacrifice the door to heaven has been opened and we all have a chance to be saved.
You might ask then, like the jews asked, why didn't he stay and rule in bodily form? (restore the kingdom of Israel) The fact is that he DID restore His Kingdom, but His Kingdom, as He told Pontius Pilate, is NOT of this world.
So how would His Kingdom be restored inside our government?
By giving people in government an example of true Christian Charity, and offering them a way OUT of their dilemma. Most people connected with government have taken an Oath to the same God to uphold, defend, and protect the US Constitution. All they need to do to restore the Kingship of Christ in their lives is to keep that oath. What a change that would make in our country. If people in government will just start keeping their oath, they will redeem themselves in God's eyes, while making a very positive change for the better in all the duties of their own office or position.
Restoring the Kingship of Jesus Christ by keeping their oath would completely restore our country in just a few months, and perhaps change entirely the judgement of God in our regard. Remember when Jona preached in Nivea and the King commanded that all should restore justice and do penance. God had mercy on their city, like he can have mercy on our country if we just keep our Oath to Him.
Help me now to Celebrate the Kingship of Jesus Christ as Lord of Lords, and King of Kings, and pray with me the prayers of the Mass for his feast.
THE FEAST OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING, (Last Sunday in October)
Double feast of the First Class
Introit, Apoc. 5, 12; 1, 6
The Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive power, and divinity, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, To Him be glory and empire for ever and ever. Ps 71,1. Give to the King Thy judgment, O God; and to the King's Son Thy justice. Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, World without end, Amen.
Almighty and eternal God, Who hast wished to restore all things through Thy beloved Son, the King of the universe, graciously grant that all the families of the Gentiles separated by the wound of sin, may be subjected to His most loving dominion, Who with Thee liveth and reignest, in the Unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end, Amen.
Epistle Col. 1, 12-20
Brethren, we give thanks to God the Father, Who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love. In Whom we have redemption through His blood, and remission of sins; Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature; for in Him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him and in Him. And He is before all, and by Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the Church, Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He may hold the primacy: because in Him, it hath well pleased the Father, that all fullness should dwell; and through Him to reconcile all things unto Himself, making peace through the blood of His cross, both as to the things that are on earth, and the things that are in heaven, in Christ Jesus Our Lord.
Gradual. Ps. 71, 8, 11
He shall rule from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. And all kings of the earth shall adore Him: all nations shall serve Him.
Alleluia, alleluia. His power is an everlasting power that shall not be taken away: and His kingdom that shall not be destroyed. Alleluia.
Gospel. John 18, 33-37
At that time: Pilate said to Jesus; Art thou the King of the Jews? Jesus answered: Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or have others told it thee of Me? Pilate answered: Am I a Jew? Thy own nation, and the chief priests, have delivered thee up to me: what hast thou done? Jesus answered: My kindgom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now My kingdom is not from hence. Pilate therefore said to him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a King. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth, Everyone that is of the truth, hearreth My voice.
Offertory. Ps. 2, 8
Ask of Me, and I will give The the Gentiles for Thy inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for Thy possession.
O Lord, we offer Thee this host for the reconciliation of humanity; grant, we beseech Thee, that Jesus Christ Thy Son our Lord, Whom we immolate in this sacrifice, will bestow on all Gentiles the gifts of unity and peace, Who with Thee liveth and reignest in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end, Amen.
The Lord shall sit King forever. The Lord will bless His people with peace.
Fed with this immortal nourishment, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we who glory to fight under the standard of Christ the King, may forever reign with Him on the heavenly throne. Who with Thee liveth and reignest, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end, Amen.
NO KING BUT JESUS !
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