“Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.” (Isaiah 62:3 KJV)
“I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.” (Job 29:14 KJV)
“The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.” (Psalms 103:19 NASB)
“that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which He will bring about at the proper time–He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,” (1 Timothy 6:14-15 NASB)
Avian and Attributes – Imperial
IMPE’RIAL, a. [L.imperialis, from impero, to command. See Emperor.]
1. Pertaining to an empire, or to an emperor; as an imperial government; an imperial diadem; imperial authority or edict; imperial power or sway.
2. Royal; belonging to a monarch; as an imperial palace; imperial arts.
3. Pertaining to royalty; denoting sovereignty.
4. Commanding; maintaining supremacy; as the imperial democracy of Athens.
(I pushed it a little today, but the definition of Imperial would definitely refer to Christ’s attributes and sovereignty.)
The Imperial Amazon or the dominican amazon (Amazona imperialis), also known as the sisserou, is a parrot found only on the Caribbean island of Dominica. It has been designated as the national bird of Dominica.
The Imperial Shag (Leucocarbo atriceps) is a black and white cormorant native to southern South America, primarily in rocky coastal regions, but locally also at large inland lakes. Some taxonomic authorities, including the International Ornithologists’ Union, place it in the genus Leucocarbo, others in the genus Phalacrocorax . It is also known as the blue-eyed shag, blue-eyed cormorant
The Imperial Snipe (Gallinago imperialis) is a small stocky wader which breeds in the Andes. For a century it was known only from two specimens collected near Bogotá, Colombia, and was presumed extinct, but it was rediscovered in Peru in 1967 and Ecuador in 1988. It is not known if it is migratory.
The Imperial Woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis) is a species of bird, a member of the woodpecker family Picidae. The genus Campephilus is essentially a tropical one, embracing 13 species, including the imperial woodpecker. If it is not extinct, it is the world’s largest woodpecker species, at 56–60 cm (22–23.5 in) long.
Imperial Pigeons – Many
Ducula is a major genus of the pigeon family Columbidae, collectively known as imperial pigeons. They are large to very large pigeons with a heavy build and medium to long tails. They are arboreal, feed mainly on fruit and are closely related to the other genus of fruit-eating doves, Ptilinopus. Both genera display brightly coloured plumage, predominantly green, often with contrasting under-parts of purple, orange or red. Some Ducula have prominently swollen ceres. They have large gapes and swallow seeds whole, playing an important role in seed dispersal.
Birds whose first name starts with “I”
Birds whose last name starts with “I”
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10-12 KJV)
[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]
Yes, the word “imperial” definitely applies to Christ and His Kingdom. And it applies to us as well. His Word says He has made us kings, and He has given us authority “over all the power of the enemy.” The simple truth is that, under the headship of Jesus, the Church if Jesus Christ is the highest authority on the planet. The enemy and his forces don’t recognize that fact yet, but they are rapidly coming to the time when the “Imperial Army of Jesus Christ” takes them down for good!
We had to cancel church today because of all the ice, so I’m having my church by visiting your blog and preaching right here . Hope you don’t mind too much. :) :) :)
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Thanks for considering the messages in these blogs. Also, sorry you live where there is ice to keep you home. :)
Q: So what do you have if your rug is populated by a crowd of Leucocarbo atriceps occupants? A: A shag carpet. : )
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:) But, keep your day job.