The names of Jesus in the book of revelation – Part 40
THE subject: “WHO IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BIBLE” will be discussed later. Although the BIBLE is also regarded as The Word of God because it was written under the inspiration of God—Holy Spirit breathed, it does not mean that every word or opinion of all the people reported in the Bible are endorsed nor has God’s approval.
For example, in the book of Job, Job’s friends made several statements, which were not true representations of God’s nature and character (Job 42:7-8). Furthermore, Satan (the devil), the father of lies and the children of the devil constantly spew lies (John 8:44)—some of which are documented in the Bible.
Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the accurate record of what was said, even by liars, was documented (24) “King of kings” and “Lord of lords” (Rev 19:16)
“And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Rev 19:16)
This title indicates our God’s sovereignty. The title emphasises the supreme sovereignty of the Lamb.
Most of the world is worshipping the beast, the Antichrist, whom they believe has all power and authority.
Then suddenly, out of heaven ride Christ and His army of angels—the “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” His entrance signals the end of the false powers. See Dt 10:17; Ps 136:2-3; Dan 2:47; 1 Tim 6:15.
Jesus was born King (Mt 2:2; Mat 27:37)
OT God is King (Ps 2:6; 10:16; 24:7; 47; 7; 74:12; Is 43:15; Jer 10:10; Zec 9:9; 14:9
Zechariah predicts that Jesus will rule as king in peace and righteousness (Zech 9:9-10; 14:9,16; Rom 14:17; Rev 11:15); and He will establish His glorious kingdom forever over all the nations. (14:6-19; Rev 11:15; 21:24-26; 22:1-5)
“And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be—“The Lord is one,” and His name one.” (Zech 14:9)
The LORD shall be king over all the earth. When Christ establishes His Kingdom, He will be worshipped by all the people of the earth (cf. 4:14; 6:5; Mic 4:13; Rev 17:14; 19:16)
“For thus says the Lord: ‘David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel” (Jer 33:17)
“the throne of the house of Israel.” Through an unbroken line of descendants from David would come the righteous Branch, who would reign as King over God’s people (cf. Luke 1:31-33).
Jesus Christ fulfilled this promise, as His legal linage can be traced through Joseph to David (Mat 1:1-16), and His physical line through Mary back to David (Luke 3:23-31). The reign of Christ will last throughout eternity.
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of Your kingdom.
7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness more than your companions.” (Psalm 45:6-7)
Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever. These two verses find their ultimate fulfilment in Jesus Christ. The author of Hebrews applies these verses to the exaltation, prominence, authority and character of Christ (Heb 1:8).
(1) Christ’s dominion will be “forever and ever” (Rev 1:6). The Messianic King is called “God” in v.6 and is distinguished from “thy God” (i.e., the Father) in v. 7. This distinction is consistent with the NT teaching that both Christ and the Father are fully God.
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