By Kingsley Baehr
This month is about all that is left of Octavius Caesar!
He was something else in his day!
He was the designated heir of his uncle, Julius Caesar.
He defeated Marc Anthony at the Battle of Actium.
He was declared the first emperor of Rome by its senate, when they conferred upon him the name of AUGUSTUS Caesar.
[Augustus - From Latin "augere" = "to increase" Characterized by majestic dignity or gran-deurAdditional connotations = "consecrated,holy, sacred"]
His name became the title used by all succeeding emperors.
He ruled Rome for 44 years from 31 B.C. until his death in A.D. 14
His rule was known for its peace and prosperity..
He was the most powerful ruler of his day!
He was the Caesar that enabled the Lord Jesus Christ to be born in Bethlehem; it was his taxation edict which forced Joseph and Mary to leave Nazareth and travel to Bethlehem, Joseph's patriarchal town
In His days, He still is really something else! - [Hebrews 13:8]
He is the Heir of His Father, God! - [Psalm 2:7-9]
He defeated Satan and his hosts at the Battle of Calvary! - [Ephesians 6:12 with Colossians 2:15]
He has been declared King of the Nations by His Father, God! - [Psalm 2:7-9]
["Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end!" - [Isaiah 9:7a]
He holds by right infinite and eternal majestic dignity and grandeur! - [1 Timothy 1:17]
He only is truly holy, consecrated and sacred in His character!] - [Hebrews 7:26]
His name is the title by which countless followers have become known! - [Acts 11:26]
He is the eternal ruler of the kings of the earth! - [Revelation 1:5]
His millenial reign on earth will be known for perfect peace and prosperity! - [Isaiah 11:1-9]
He is the most powerful ruler of all ages! - [1 Timothy 6:14-16]