Jesus Shall Reign

Jesus Shall Reign

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

As we look at the world today, we can see nothing but problems. Not triumph, but tumult. Our eyes are grieved by sin, violence, and conflicts. Isaac Watts had the same concerns when he looked at the world in 1719. But instead, he saw, by faith, a time when prophecies had been fulfilled and when Jesus ruled over everything!

Watts expressed this faith in a hymn called “Jesus Shall Reign.” He wrote that Jesus would reign wherever the sun shone. Jesus’ kingdom would stretch from shore to shore. He would reign over the islands, and “from north to south,” princes would gather to “pay their homage at His feet.”

Watts saw how people both young and old would bless Jesus’ name. Prisoners would leap to lose their chains. The weary would “find eternal rest.” Every need would be met. Where Jesus reigns, “He displays His healing power” and “death and the curse are known no more.”

As we think about our wonderful Savior, how can we help but praise Him! As Watts wrote, “Let every creature rise and bring peculiar honors to our King; angels descend with songs again, and earth repeat the loud amen!”

Don’t be discouraged by problems. Jesus shall reign! He reigns right now! Commit your life to spread the Gospel, so hurting souls may be saved. Praise His name. Worship Him! Make Jesus your Lord. Let Him reign in you!