While channel surfing the other night, I stumbled across an interesting movie. Titled King’s Faith, I was expecting to see a famous king. Instead, this film featured a high school senior trying to break free from a turbulent past. Only a king’s faith could rescue him from a gang who didn’t want to let go.
Long before the 2013 film, history recounts king’s whose faith transformed nations. When citizens doubted God, feared the future or questioned why the wicked prosper, godly leaders provided a source of light during dark moments in time. Joash, Josiah and Jehoshaphat, kings of Judah, refused to allow the memory of their God to be forgotten. Moved by the Holy Spirit, a king’s faith enabled countries like America to exist. Yet, who will stand in the gap today, Ezekiel 22:30, so that future generations may experience the power of a living God?
To experience a king’s faith, one must examine the common attributes shared by prominent leaders. First, all successful kings had access to discerning individuals either through a prophet or wise council. Second, godliness is instilled by surrounding yourself in the word of God, meditating on biblical truth. Finally, calling on the name of the Lord through prayer is an essential ingredient to passing on faith to future generations. For now, the world is waiting for the next person to display a king’s faith.
by Jay Mankus