SCEPTRE: Royal Authority, Freedom From Outward Control, Sovereignty, Supreme
Excellence, An Acknowledged Leader, Independent, The Most Exalted.
When we read the above definition of the word sceptre which is a word we seldom use,really describes Our Lord Jesus Christ for he is the sceptre of Israel! “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be”.(Genesis 49:10).
Jesus stands for the all encompassing rule of authority,in his day and now through the Holy Spirit even after his death to strengthen the Believers life and therefore his presence still fills the earth through his people.A people God promised to him. “My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.I and my Father are one”.(John 10:29,30).
It is written God spoke through his prophets in times past,and in these last days speaks to us by his Son which even angels worship.He is the sceptre of Righteousness for our time. “God, who at sundry (different) times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? and again, I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire, But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity, therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows”.(Hebrews 1:1,2,5-9).
This authority was written about before the time of Christ in the Psalms: “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, and hateth wickedness; therefore god, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth. He loveth righteousness and judgement: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord”.(Psalm 45:6,7)….(Psalm 33:4,5).
God in his infinite knowledge tells of the rule of his Sons kingdom and that he would gather the people to himself. Jesus is known as the Lion of Judah, and is the authority that would not depart from Juda (The twelve Tribes of Israel).He is the only one who is able to open the seven seals in Revelation. “And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, weep not: behold, the Lion of Juda, the root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof”.(Revelation 5:3-5).
When Balaam decided to turn away from seeking for an answer as he usually did by enchantments chose to look toward God in the wilderness and was in a trance and saw a vision of Jesus The Sceptre. “And when Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness. And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came upon him.And now, behold, I go unto my people: come therefore, and i will advertise thee what this people shall do to thy people in the latter days.I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth”.(Numbers 24:1,2,14,17).