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Jesus King Kings
(Revelation 19.14-16)
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"The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. 'He will rule them with an iron scepter.' [or "rod of iron"] He treads the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written, 'KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.'" (Revelation 19.14-16)✞

Heavenly Vision

Heavenly Angel"He will rule them with an iron scepter" may be translated as "He will rule them with a rod of iron." Although Jesus was called the "KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS," this verse implied that no name can do him justice. Jesus was greater than any King the human mind could devise. His titles indicated his absolute sovereignty. In the Heavenly vision, most of the world was worshipping the beast and the Antichrist, whom they believe had all power and authority, then suddenly out of Heaven rode an army of angels with Jesus at their head and with his name written on his robes and on his thigh, "King of Kings and Lord of Lords". The entrance of the King of Kings signalled the end of false powers. In Jesus day, being a king was not an honorary title but required brutality to put down one's enemies. Kings kept their position and power by subduing their opponents. Jesus was described not just as the "King of Kings" but as the "Lord of Lords." When a king conquered another kingdom, the defeated king bowed to the stronger and cast his crown symbolically before him. This we will do when we meet Jesus in Heaven.✞

"Jesus King Kings"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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