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Jesus The Patriot

The English word patriotism is based upon the Latin word for father, pater. A number of other words have the same origin, such as patriarch (the father of a family) and patrimony (an inheritance from one's father). Since nations are founded by people, patriotism came to be used as a term for the love and loyalty to the nation that was established by the "founding fathers," a term familiar to people of numerous countries around the world (patriotism literally means loyalty to the "father" of the nation"). Jesus Christ was and is a patriot, nationally and religiously. It was the basis, nationally and religiously, for which He was killed, and it is and will be the legal basis by which He will rule the world (see the Fact Finder question below).

"And set up over His head His accusation written, 'This Is Jesus The King Of The Jews'"

The religious Father that Jesus was patriotic to was God.

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"I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and My judgment is just; because I seek not Mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent Me" (John 5:30 KJV)

"For I have not spoken of Myself; but the Father which sent Me, He gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak" (John 12:49 KJV)

"All things are delivered unto Me of My Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him" (Matthew 11:27 KJV)

"Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? And in Thy Name have cast out devils? And in Thy Name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity." (Matthew 7:21-23 KJV) [see "Thou shalt not take The Lord's Name in vain"]

"For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works." (Matthew 16:27 KJV)

It was Jesus' religious Patriotism that got Him murdered by the religious authorities of Judah.

"Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love Me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but He sent Me. Why do ye not understand My speech? Even because ye cannot hear My word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning" (John 8:42-44 KJV)

The political fathers that Jesus was patriotic to were King David (see Israelite Dynasties), and like David, the Israelite patriarch Judah, who was the progenitor of the Jews ("Jew" is an abbreviation for Judah), and through him, Abraham (see On His Own Two Feet), Isaac (see Isaac's Faith And Obedience) and Jacob (see Children of Jacob).

"And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call His name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David" (Luke 1:31-32 KJV)

"Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the Truth. Every one that is of the Truth heareth My voice." (John 18:37 KJV)

It was Jesus' political patriotism that got Him assassinated; the first attempt at the time of His birth, the actual judicial assassination by the Romans about 30 years later. The official written charge for which He was convicted, nailed to the cross above His head? "This Is Jesus The King Of The Jews'"

"Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king [see The Herods] had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him ... Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men." (Matthew 2:2-3,16 KJV)

"If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar." (John 19:12 KJV)

"And set up over His head His accusation written, 'This Is Jesus The King Of The Jews'" (Matthew 27:37 KJV)

Fact Finder: What will be the political and religious "constitution" of the Kingdom of God?
See The Coming World Dictator

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