Jesus Christ became Incarnate for one purpose, to make a way back to God that man might stand before Him as He was created to do, the friend and lover of God Himself.” - Oswald Chambers

Jesus was the most popular figure of his day. Twice the Jewish people tried to make him king. And that was a huge problem, not only for Jesus’s enemies but for Jesus himself. He was destined for the office of King of kings— but on his terms, not the people’s. His kingdom would be established not by a rise to political power but by descent, becoming the Savior of all.

Taking the lead in his Father’s story of redemption, Jesus reestablished God’s kingdom and freed us, his believing image bearers, from sin’s domain. Similar to the TV series Undercover Boss, the Son entered humanity incognito in order “to seek and to save that which was lost” and reclaim, as the “last Adam,” what the first Adam gave away. His kingdom is one of power and authority, love and Life. That is why, when Pilate asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “It is as you say.” Jesus knew who he was and why he came. It wasn’t to be a nice guy. It was to be a warrior-king whose truth speaking, radical commitment to his Father’s agenda, and wild love for you and me rocked the religious and political status quo.

Nice guys don’t get crucified; troublemakers do. Jesus was a one-man wrecking enterprise against the oppressive Pharisaical system that Judaism had become. He also made trouble for Rome, whose corrupt government and brutal military occupied the Holy Land. Rome was not fond of mountainside picnic gatherings of five thousand, or of seashore sermons that taught any way other than the Roman way.

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace on the earth,” Jesus told his disciples. “I have not come to bring peace, but a sword [of division between belief and unbelief ]” - Matthew 10:34 AMP.

Beyond the Jewish leaders and Roman governors, Jesus came to make trouble for the greatest troublemaker of all: Satan, the reigning spiritual authority in the world. The existing religious operating system only enabled him by empowering sin. It was time for an upgrade. No more lambs and bulls, altars and blood. Instead, one Lamb, one cross, and one ultimate sacrifice to usher in a new, flawless system. Amazing!

King Me

King Me

Every man has a kingdom. Not every king rules well.

You can.

Like a living piece in life's checker game, you are moving across the board toward your time of greatest authority and impact. But what kind of king will you be?

Your kingdom is always being watched, and your family and core relationships look to you to come through. You have an ancient adversary who is playing for keeps. You also have a fiercely loving Advocate who desires to guide you, teach you, and entrust you with more.

In King Me, Michael Thompson guides you through the six stages of the masculine journey in order to release you forward, oriented and equipped. Continuing beyond where The Heart of a Warrior left off, Michael kindly and wisely invites you to uncover your story, see the wounds of your past, and be initiated into the glory in your heart. Through healing encounters and validating experiences with God, you can learn to wield love as your greatest Kingdom weapon and provide a kingdom where hearts are free.

You are invited to become a man after God's own heart. You are always one move away from becoming more and advancing goodness, or becoming less and compromising your kingdom.

It's your move.