The Son Will Rise Soon in the East: Joseph’s Son is King of Glory

Eidos | 4/22/2019 | Staff
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Easter has come and Pascha is coming.

Of course, every Sunday is a miniature Pascha so all Christians celebrate the central fact of history: Jesus is alive. The empty tomb is, however, just where Jesus is not. Where is He?

Jesus - King - Glory

Jesus is King of Glory and is coming soon.

Surely He is coming quickly for all of us. One hundred years from now, if time has endured, anyone reading this will know that Jesus came for every person who read this at the time it was written. At the moment of our death, we pass from the world of consent and contingency to eternity. Our next waking thought is Jesus: for joy and judgment.

Tomb - Throne

The empty tomb filled a throne.

Denying this fact is one reason so much in politics, even church politics, goes awry. A person cannot deny reality for long and have things go well. His Kingdom was, is, and is to come. No present nation or government can be the Kingdom of God.

Result - Journey - Death - Journey - Fullness

As a result, our journey to death is a journey to the fullness of the true Kingdom.

When we are happy to point out the fact of an empty tomb, but ignore Jesus on the throne, we see only negation, death defeated, and not glory. The kingdoms of this world are not the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ. Gaining, even for centuries, all the kingdoms of the world is the losing temptation of a devil, not the strategy of the Prince of Peace.

Subjects - Kingdom - Love

How can we be good subjects of the Kingdom of Love?

Joseph was in a tough spot: the woman he would marry was having somebody else’s baby. He wanted the whole thing to go away quietly.

News - History - Joseph - Truth

The good news for history was that Joseph was a realist: he cared about physical and metaphysical truth. He was not...
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