What does it mean that Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The phrase king of kings is used in Scripture six times. Once, the title is applied to God the Father (1 Timothy 6:15), and twice to the Lord Jesus (Revelation 17:14; 19:16). The other three (Ezra ...

July 01 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Andy  3 photo Andy Mangus I am a Christian since October 1979 & devoted truth seeker.
In a very short answer that just came to me.....Jesus, Our creator, God and blessed redeemer is emphatically telling everyone--All of mankind that He Simply IS....GOD, the Father, GOD, the SON and GOD, the HOLY SPIRIT--- past, present and future--that He is THE only "real" God and King"; and, that any so-called god other than Him is to not be praised or even acknowledged as such. God is a very, very jealous God and only He deserves any and all godly praise and worship and to be glorified for all eternity. "BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD, JESUS CHRIST!" (Isaiah 43:10 & Exodus 22:20 & John 17:3 & Romans 3:29)

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
First, see the context of Revelation 19:11-21. Christ, the glorious Head of the church, is described as on a white horse, the emblem of justice and holiness. He has many crowns, for he is King of kings, and Lord of lords.

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

16. “His name written on His vesture and on His thigh,” was written partly on the vesture, partly on the thigh itself, at the part where in an equestrian figure the robe drops from the thigh. The thigh symbolizes Christ’s humanity as having come, after the flesh, from the loins of David, and now appearing as the glorified “Son of man.” 

On the other hand, His incommunicable divine name, “which no man knew,” is on His head (Rev 19:12), [MENOCHIUS].

Christ’s most important name is “King of kings, and Lord of lords” (Rev. 19:16). 

KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. As in Revelation 17:14 (but inverted), where, as here, it portrays the victorious career of Christ over the "kings of the earth." 

This is His victorious name (Rev. 17:14), and it brings to mind references such as Daniel 2:47 and Deuteronomy 10:17.--

King of kings and Lord of lords This title emphasizes the absolute power of Christ as the divine warrior (compare Rev 17:14; 1 Tim 6:15; Deut 10:17).

It means that he is, in fact, the sovereign over the kings of the earth and that all nobles and princes are under his control - a rank that properly belongs to the Son of God.

Paul used this same title for our Lord Jesus Christ in 1 Timothy 6:15. The title speaks of Christ’s sovereignty, for all kings and lords must submit to Him. 

Rev 19:16] O King Of Kings, O Lord Of Hosts

O King of kings, O Lord of hosts, whose throne is lifted high
Above the nations of the earth, the armies of the sky,
The spirits of perfected saints may give their nobler songs
And we, Thy children, worship Thee, to Whom all praise belongs.

O King of kings, O Lord of hosts, our fathers’ God and ours!
Be with us in the future years, and if the tempest lowers,
Look through the cloud with the light of love, and smile our tears away
And lead us through the brightening years to Heaven’s eternal day.

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