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Jesus The Patriot
by Wayne Blank
"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.
"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)
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)
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)
Fact Finder: What will be the political and religious "constitution" of the Kingdom of God?