Where is King Herod?
King Herod? King Herod has been found. King Herod resides in each one of us. He resides in each one of us, and every person is guilty. We all have proclaimed with our mouths that we love the Lord, but sometimes we fail Him in our actions. Herod resides in me because there have been times where I have said, “I’ll serve Him, and I’ll give him my life.” Would you know it, It was just lip service because Herod resides in human nature, which we all struggle with.
Herod resides in human nature, and we struggle because many of us have forgotten over and over what the blood of Jesus has done. We have forgotten what Christ has called us to be. We come to church and we have remembered a portion. We can worship and dance in service, even when everyone has left. It is in those quiet moments when I am on my own that, sometimes, Herod comes out. That is where I find myself wrestling with a spirit that I thought that I could overcome. That means that I do not understand what the blood of Jesus can do for my life.
If we truly understand, we know that Herod wants to exploit you in those moments of weakness, and Herod wants to convince you that you can’t overcome your past and your sin. That is what Herod wants to do. However, I believe if we could ever get to a place where our action and our words are matched up, if I could ever get to a place of consistency, where I push back the failures of my flesh, where I have completely disconnected with what the world’s identifying me as, if I completely walked away and said, I am a new creature, and I don’t ever want to go back, that we can accomplish incredible things through Jesus Christ!
I believe the blood is powerful enough to take you and me, regardless of what we’ve done, regardless of whom we have identified with in our flesh, God can transform us! I do not believe there has to be a spirit of Herod in any one of us, but I do believe the crown that we can put on is a royal crown, a holy priesthood, that we need to have the spirit of Jesus Christ inside of us that says that my actions and my words are aligning. So, I cast the crown off here. I am not coming to Christ just to worship him with my mouth, but there’s got to be something within my heart, some consistency that begins to bleed over in my everyday life. You see, that means that when I am in those hard times, I put on the true crown. That is when I can either put on Herod’s crown and say, I just worship Him when there are other people around, and they can see me do my thing, or I worship Him in privacy because it is with my heart!