Nov 16, 2021
Kingly Prophecies and Christ the King of the Universe
As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, the focus this week is...Kings! Hear about Kingly Prophecies from the Old Testament, the kingly mission of baptized Christians, and this listener-submitted question:
First, Christ was born under the earthly reign of Augustus, who was the first emperor of a newly created Roman Empire. The previous structure, the Roman Republic, stood for 500 years, ending about 40 BC, when Julius Caesar was killed. So Christ came to the earth during the reign of the first emperor of the new Roman Empire, which lasted another 500 years.
Second, as we know, Jesus’ public life, death, and resurrection, the most important years of His life, occurred between 30-33AD. During these years, if my history is correct, Tiberius was emperor of Rome. In one of the chapters of the constant political & power struggles in Ancient Rome, Tiberius was in fear of being killed and fled to the Island of Capri, exiling himself there in 27AD. He died on Capri in 37AD,…