Have you noticed, that kings tend to be way too loud, even kings by any other name?
It can only be that we are supposed to have a part in what it takes to shut them down and make them understand:
“See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted. Just as there were many who were appalled at you, (my people) his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and his form marred beyond human likeness—so will he sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of Him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.” – Isaiah 52:13-15
This is the power of the revelation of the cross. This is how we know what love is, and this is how The King of Kings establishes His kingdom in, but not of the earth. The subjects of His kingdom are supposed to be part of the ongoing revelation of this love that silences earthly kings, ie. the ones who commit adultery with Babylon the Great.
Lambs need to be much quieter than what has been calling itself “church.”
“They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” Revelation 12:11
“Word of their testimony” is not lambs talking, but rather the word of how they are for, and with each other.
God Help us!!
By Jay Ferris, originally posted May, 2012