In the Old testament, God is King of Israel. “There is one most high Creator Almighty, and a powerful king, and greatly to be feared, who sitteth upon his throne, and is the God of dominion.” Ecclesiasticus 1: 8
Jesus Christ is King. Everywhere in the New Testament we read that Jesus came to bring the Kingdom Of God. He is called the Messiah. He will return as King, escorted by His angels to Judge the living and the dead.
At His first coming, 2000 years ago, He was rejected as King Messiah by most of the Jews. They actually said: “But they cried out: Away with him; away with him; crucify him. Pilate saith to them: Shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered: We have no king but Caesar.” John 19: 15
In 66 AD, the Jews of Judea rebelled against the Roman occupiers. Emperor Nero sent Vespasian to reconquer Judea and siege Jerusalem. But then Nero committed suicide rather than be flogged as he had been sentenced by the senate.
Upon the death of Nero’s son, Vespasian was chosen as Emperor. He sent his son Titus to capture Jerusalem at any price. They built a wall around Jerusalem and anyone trying to escape them with arms were crucified. Hundreds and hundreds of Jews were crucified. The Jews inside turned on themselves and killed each other as they starved to death.
In 70 AD, the walls were finally breached, the Romans either slaughtered all the remaining Jews inside or made them into slaves to work in the mines of Egypt. Someone set a fire in the inner part of the Holy of Holies and the Temple was destroyed.
The sacred vessels and treasures from the Temple were triumphantly marched into Rome and Titus had an Arch constructed in memory of the destruction of Jerusalem. All this was written down by Josephus Flavius who was a Jewish friend of Emperor Vespasian.
God allowed the evil “Caesar King”, that the Jews had chosen over King Jesus, to punish His rebellious people. And what a punishment it was. “But when the king had heard of it, he was angry, and sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers, and burnt their city.” Matthew 22: 7.
1) Salvation and the possibility of going to heaven.
2) Sustains us in existence each second.
4) Our family and children.
5) The food we eat.
6) The air we breathe.
7) The whole immense universe.
10. Pets and all the wonderful things found in nature.
When we rebel against our Loving King Jesus and chose “Caesar” we are eventually punished.
It starts with each individual. When I do not let Jesus rule over my life and soul, conflicts arise inside me and sicknesses come into my body. Take for example looking at pornography. It causes a guilty conscience as well as a constant battle against addiction.
Every family that does not have Jesus as King and boss, ends up fighting against each other and separating.
Every country that does not have Jesus as King and enforces His laws, ends up with crime, fighting and millions of its citizens living in prisons.
The Holy Catholic Church, since Vatican II, has de-throned Jesus the King and enthroned man, the popes, the bishops, the religious, the priests and the people. What has been the result? Self destruction. As Catholic leaders justify sin and fight each other over what is right and wrong, millions of souls are being lost as they leave Jesus’ Church. There are very few vocations and children. The law suits of “Caesar” are draining all the coffers of the Church.
Each one of us can subdue ourselves under the loving rule, (rules) of Our King Jesus Christ. Each one of us can try to help our families, countries and Church come back under the loving Rule of Jesus. We can show other Catholics and people the destruction all around us and remind them that there is a better option, Jesus’ Kingdom.
We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and who are trying to become the King Jesus’ subjects. Long Live Christ The King. Que Viva Cristo Rey. Vive Christus Rex.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.