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The Coming Coronation

Kingdom of God Jesus' Authority Jesus' Preeminence

Source: Facebook

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2023-05-11

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:15 ; Hebrews 1:8

Author: Amir Tsarfati
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"Coronation fever is beginning to die down here in London. I must admit, it was quite a spectacular event. So much history. So much tradition. So much pomp. The world was drawn into this ceremony that placed a crown on the head of King Charles III. But as I watched, I couldn’t help but think of the future ..."


[Amir Tsarfati is an Israeli public figure, author, Bible teacher, and Middle East news correspondent/commentator. He is known for his Bible prophecy teachings, his insight into world events, and his fiction and non-fiction books. He is founder and president of Behold Israel.]

APPLICATION

"A day is soon coming when there will be another coronation. When the crown is placed on the King’s head, it will not just be the symbol of His authority over one nation. Instead, this person will be crowned as King of all kings. Think of the pageantry of Charles’s coronation. Now picture in your mind what we will see as we watch our King, Jesus, take His rightful seat on His throne in Jerusalem! I can barely imagine it. And I know that whatever I see in my mind will pale against the actual event. What a day that will be!" - Amir Tsarfati

"For, At just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords" (1 Timothy 6:15, NLT).

"But of the Son he says, 'Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom'" (1 Timothy 1:8, ESV).

The Japanese Adopt Adult Men

Adoption New Birth Kingdom of God

Source: “98% of all Japanese adoptions are employers adopting the adult men on their staff, not children,” by Lianna Brinded, Business Insider, Jan. 12, 2017

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-08-12

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:50 ; Ephesians 1:5

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Lianna Brinded, with Business Insider, writes: 

In Japan, 98% of adoptions are actually adult men, aged between 20-30 years old — not children.

That is according to government data cited by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner in their book "Freakonomics," as well as a number of other reputable media outlets also citing government data.

... It all started hundreds of years ago when Japan’s civil code dictated how a family's wealth would be passed on after the death of the family elder.

... In households which only have daughters, a family would look to adopt a son, so they could fulfill the role of carrying on the family business as well as receiving and being custodian to the family's cash and assets. 

Nowadays, legal adoption of this kind is paired up with an arranged marriage — known as "omiai" — of a daughter, meaning the adopted son becomes son and son-in-law at the same time because he changes his name to the wife's family name ("mukoyoshi"). 

... In Japan, there are even matchmaking companies that recruit voluntary adoptees for Japanese corporates.

Some of Japan's most famous companies have remained a "family-run" businesses because of "mukoyoshi," such as carmaker Toyota, which was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937.

Suzuki is also famously run by adopted sons — in fact, the current chairman and CEO Osamu Suzuki is the fourth consecutively adopted son to run the group.

APPLICATION

In Japanese culture, adoption is a practical solution to perpetuate the bloodline in the absence of an heir.  God has a similar dilemma.  Since “flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God,” God has also turned to adoption! No one is born a citizen of Heaven. Every son and daughter of God is so by adoption.  

“I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable” (1 Corinthians 15:50).

“He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will” (Ephesians 1:5). 

A Kingdom of Robots

Servanthood Kingdom of God Free Will

Source: “Theme park's 'robot kingdom' seeks to upend Japan's service industry” OH NIINUMA, Nikkei staff writer, April 22, 2016.

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-07-13

Scripture: Matthew 23:11

Author: Illustration Exchange
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TOKYO -- An amusement park has unveiled plans to open a "robot kingdom" featuring over 200 automatons on the premises. 

 [All] part of a long-term strategy to revolutionize Japan's anemic service sector.

... The androids will include a chef that can cook okonomiyaki (a Japanese pancake), a bartender that can mix no fewer than 10 cocktails and a wait staff ready to serve and clean up after visitors.

... The kingdom will expand on a "smart hotel" that opened last summer at the Nagasaki Prefecture theme park. Automatons check in customers, provide information and carry luggage. The facility started with about 30 flesh-and-blood staffers, but robots have taken over many duties, cutting the human headcount by more than half.

APPLICATION

Imagine it, a kingdom of robots programed to serve the needs of people. Perhaps God’s purposes would have been better served had He established a kingdom of robots. Instead, He has called believers to serve others of their own free-will.

While man dreams of a utopia where he is served by an army of robots, God dreams of a kingdom where “The greatest among you will be your servant” (Matthew 23:11).

In the Kingdom of God, you won’t need robots. Everyone there will be your servant.

In Search of Cracker Barrel

Kingdom of God Seeker Perseverance

Contributed By: Barnett Gushin | Date Posted: 2015-06-12

Scripture: Jeremiah 29:13 ; Matthew 7:7

Author: Barnett Gushin
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Tiny (Fake) Nations Convene At Microcon 2015

Kingdom of God Witness Influence

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-04-13

Scripture: Revelation 5:10

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Wealth Kingdom of God Seeker

Contributed By: Mitchell Dillon | Date Posted: 2015-01-06

Scripture: Matthew 7:7 ; Jeremiah 29:13

Author: Mitchell Dillon
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Buried Treasure

Kingdom of God Reward Seeker

Contributed By: Neal Pollard | Date Posted: 2014-10-04

Scripture: Matthew 13:44

Author: Neal Pollard
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The End Is Just The Beginning

Kingdom of God Eternal Life Afterlife

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-06-30

Author: C.S. Lewis / Illustration Exchange
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Preparing for Our Spiritual D-Day

Spiritual Warfare Kingdom of God Witness

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-06-07

Scripture: Ephesians 6:12 ; Matthew 10:

Author: James C. Denison, Ph.D.
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Upper Crust

Prosperity Kingdom of God Poverty

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-05-03

Scripture: Romans 8:18

Author: Unknown
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