Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Definition of King of Kings

The King James Bible defines its own terms.  We should look in God's word first to see what his thinking is on any given word of phrase.  For instance, we find the bible's definition of “King of kings” as given, right here...

Daniel 2:37
Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.

The reason the Lord Jesus Christ is called the King of kings is because the God of heaven, God the Father, has given his Son a kingdom and power

Luke 19:12
He said therefore, A certain nobleman [God the Son]went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

Matthew 6:13b
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Daniel 2:37 is similar to the Lord’s prayer that Israel is to pray in that future time [of trouble].  And that (the kingdom, the power and the glory) is what God is going to send back through the Lord Jesus Christ.
But look at the rest of what it means to be King of kings...

Daniel 2:38
And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.

When the Bible says the earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof, it is a prophecy of the coming kingdom of the Messiah.   

Psalm 24:1
The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof;
the world, and they that dwell therein.

1 Corinthians 10:26
For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.

Solomon was a type of the Messiah.  Just as the gentiles brought animals to Solomon, including peacocks and gorillas, so shall every creature on planet earth be dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ in that day...because , the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof

Revelation 17:14
…for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings

Revelation 19:16
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Transcribed excerpt from audio file: “19 2 Thess Ch2.mp3

Hopefully this helps...Maranatha!

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