THE KING is WITHIN
BY: RAY PRINZING
“Now why doth thou cry aloud? Is there no king in thee? Is thy counselor perished?” (Micah 4:9)
Paul declared that “We must through much tribulation (pressure) enter into the kingdom of God,” (Acts 14:22) There is no cause to view this negatively, for it is this very pressure which shall gloriously press us into God, as His life becomes a REALITY WITHIN.
One translation for Luke 21:25 gives, “Crowding pressure of nations with no way out.” Another, “Upon the earth distress (trouble and anguish) of nations in bewilderment and perplexity, (that is, without resources, left wanting, embarrassed, in doubt, not knowing which way to turn)…” This well covers the situation. Mentally they are drained and exhausted, financially they are spent, without resources, while spiritually they are in such doubt and unbelief as to be morally bankrupt. Man is rapidly being brought to the end of human ability and strength, that they might turn to the Lord.
In the midst of all this, God is bringing forth a spiritual remnant who POSSESS THE KING, and they are becoming ‘HIS KINGDOM COME”. The King, and His domain, are within. There is arising today a people that know their God, they affirm His sovereignty that He alone is GOD, there be no other gods. It is His being KING WITHIN which has required a continual surrender until every part of our being has come under His rule.
We begin with our surrender of things to the Lord, our family, and our own life – every phase of surrender is essential, sometimes painful, sometimes offered with joy and singing, but eventually we come to the place where all is committed into His hand, and there is no more need for surrender. It is a realm beyond surrender where our committal leads to an abiding trust.
We trust Him with all that we have, and all that we are, knowing He doeth all things well. Our committal merges into a complete trust which in turn brings beautiful rest within. The King is within, and all is well!