The grandest moment in church history will be when the divine Son is crowned “King of Kings.”
If there is one mystery in the entire Bible that is greater or more breathtaking than all the rest of truth, it is the eternal person of Jesus Christ. In Genesis chapter one, He is the going forth of all creation. We see this in these supernatural words, “And God said …” (Genesis 1:3). Seeing the mystery of those three words spoken nine times in Genesis chapter one clearly proves John’s statement, “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made” (John 1:3).
Every time God speaks, it is in the person of the Eternal Word. The Father opened the door to Christ His Son when He said, “Let Us make man …” (Genesis 1:26). What a fabulous word God used when He said “US” in Holy Scripture to the overall revelation of the Bible. To seek to remove the Son from the revelation of God is to have nothing left but another religion.
God Himself could not come down and redeem us because of His unapproachable holiness, but He could send His Son in a hidden form of flesh. Preparation for this sacrifice began in the presence of the first human sin. An animal was slain by the Father to provide a blood offering and to cast a shadow toward the cross where the Son would be offered instead. A crimson cord of hope never faded until Divine blood dropped on Calvary’s hill.
In Genesis, He is the Word. In Exodus, He is Water from the Rock. In Leviticus, He is the future Priest; while in Numbers, He is the sacrifice for all sin. Throughout the Bible, He never fades from the center of all Scripture. He is the mystery Word hidden in the written Word that shines time and time again throughout the First Testament. Solomon saw Him as the “Rose of Sharon and Lilly of the Valley” (Song of Solomon 2:1).
Isaiah actually saw Him as the “Son” (Isaiah 9:6) in one rare instance of the First Covenant. He was like the “Son” light of eternity waiting to shine in the brilliance of His incarnation.
“And the Word was made flesh …” (John 1:14).
His coming to this earth set the world on its heels. Even as a baby in Bethlehem and Nazareth, kings tried to shake loose from His presence. Many babies died in the search for Him. When He began to preach, it turned the religious crowd of Judea into a frenzy.
They could not kill Him until His time had come and then the Father planned it for them. All the terror of His presence among them had no kinship to the terror of His departure. His death split the timeframe of all ages. The entire world came to divide time by His short life and timely death.
If His life was impacting, His death was overwhelming. He did not just die; He walked through death as only God could do and left behind nothing but a whisper. Not only does He live, but every soul that belongs to Him in the redemption of His death now lives in His resurrection and cannot die.
He is calling the chosen to live in His new life of holiness and He is preparing a Bride for His New Jerusalem. We often think of the New Jerusalem being prepared for the Bride. But is it not better to think of the Bride being prepared for the city?
When the Eternal Son returned to His Father’s presence, the Father exalted Him. We may ask, “What can be an exalted position above Sonship, which He has eternally occupied?” Apostle Paul declared:
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).
In Revelation, John the Revelator saw the Lord in His post-resurrection glory. There are actually forty-one (41) descriptive words of His glory in thirteen verses of Revelation chapter one. Many beautiful descriptive words of Him are used, but one missing title that He is soon to be given is “King of Kings and Lord of Lords.”
This title is not really a title that represents His Father and Son relationship. He is the Father’s Only Begotten Son, High Priest of all redemption, Prince of all the kings of the earth. He sits at the Father’s right hand in all of heaven’s glory. But, this future title is a relationship title with His Bride and His kings and priests of the millennial reign of one thousand years.
This name is a title that we the chosen company of the Sanctified that sit down with Him at the Marriage Supper will give Him. At the strategic moment in the midst of the greatest celebration of church history, all of this victorious multitude will come to sharp attention.
The apostle Paul saw this day in the future when the greatest possible honor of human understanding would be attributed to Christ our Lord. The language reveals that this glory is future and relates to the government of the millennial kingdom.
“Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen” (I Timothy 6:15-16).
We are His subjects and it will be our honor to declare for all of heaven and earth to enjoy that He is indeed our “King of kings and Lord of lords.” This must be one of the greatest honors of the chosen bride of Christ. It is beautiful to know that when we are receiving our crowns, He will receive His prized crown as the King of the Millennium. He will be more than King; He will be King of kings. He will be more than lord; He will be Lord of lords. All of our honor will be subject to His honor.
As soon as the Marriage Supper is complete and all the honors of that celestial event have been given; it’s time to possess the prize. The anointed Potentate moves from the Banquet Hall and He will mount the Great White Stallion. Calling His army of the rewarded saints, His kings and priests, He will descend to defeat the Armageddon army and take possession of Jerusalem and the earth. John saw this moment himself and then showed us the thrilling drama of His descent:
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS” (Revelation 19:11, 15-16).
The judgments of the seven years of Tribulation will have affected a purification of this world and we will begin a thousand years of holiness and peace. The King of kings will reign from David’s Throne in Jerusalem and the chosen will be the joy of the whole earth. His kings and priests will rule in righteousness and all honors will be complete in Him.
Serving in the Millennium is one of the highest honors offered His saints. It will be given to those chosen of the Father. Jesus said, “… but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father” (Matthew 20:23b).