By: Francis Banda
Jesus Christ the King of Kings and Lord of Lords was there at the conception of the world. He is the king who reigns from eternity to eternity. He was and is and is forever the King that rules over the universe.
Israel knew this and they also understood that God reigns supreme and takes care of them in their daily endeavors. However, Israel sought after a king they could see with their own eyes; they sought after a figurehead dressed in opulent raiment and seated on a golden throne with an astonishing handcrafted crown on his head. God heard their cry and gave them Saul and David, ‘a man after God’s own heart’, came after him.
Samuel told David in 2 Samuel 7:12-13 that his offspring would succeed him and God would establish his kingdom, and that the house of David would bear the name of God as well as establish the throne forever. Of course, Solomon and his predecessors ran the kingdom down and unto ruins but out of the line of David was born a King mightier than all the kings this world has seen and will never see.
Old Testament prophecies foretold that Jesus will sit on David’s throne and establish God’s Eternal Kingdom as well as preside over His Chief Priestly throne after the order of Melchizedek. All these prophecies came to pass when Christ was raised from the grave.
2 Samuel 7: 12, “When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.”
Revelations 19:15-16 says, “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.”
John the revelator saw what God promised David in the Old Testament in a vision on that island at Patmos and it takes a very stronger presence in the New Testament, and the present day world than it did in the Old Testament with these words, “And Out of His mouth comes a sword… He has His vesture written KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
This proves that Jesus Christ is by far a mightier king than David. Seated on His throne, at the right hand of the Father in Heaven, He has his name written KING of KINGS and LORD of LORDS.
Our Lord is both King and Priest unto David but not like David for He is God. Christ was raised from the dead to sit on the throne of a great high priest after the order of Melchizedek. Psalms 110:4-6,
“The Lord has sworn and you will not change
His Mind. You are a priest in the order of Melchizedek.
The Lord is at your right hand; He will crush
Kings on the day of His wrath.
He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead
And crushing the rulers of the whole earth.”
Psalms 2:7, “Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.” Glorifies God and elevates Him. He prophesies over the reign of Christ years before His reign.
The Book of Hebrews in the New Testament gives us the nature of the priestly office. Hebrews 5:5-6, “So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.”
We find the true meaning of the prophecy in David’s Psalms, which show us that Christ is indeed king and high priest in the book of Hebrews. Even now, He does not assume that mantle upon Himself but is awarded so by God Almighty who declares, “You are MY SON and I am YOUR FATHER and Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.
Scripture does not contradict itself and neither does God contradict Himself throughout the Old and New Testament. Jesus Christ is King and he reigns supreme on earth as it is in heaven. Therefore, Pre-millennialism is an affront to the King of Kings. The term is used to refer to those who adhere to a belief in an earthly reign of Christ as well as the rapture of the faithful coming from or after the historic tribulation preceding the millennium.
Often times, Premillennialists echo the sentiments that Jesus Christ is seated on Melchizedek’s throne now, but He is not the High King of heaven. However, Premillennialists claim that Christ will be King when He comes down for His 1000-year reign and at the time, they will miraculously escape God’s judgement through rapture. Herein lies the greatest confusion mankind continues to perpetuate in society.
Zachariah clearly says that Christ will rule on His throne in Chapter 6:11-16. Furthermore, 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 clearly tells us of the coming of the King and the dead in Christ will rise first and we that are alive and remain together with them shall be “CAUGHT UP WITH HIM in the air.” There is no such thing as believers escaping the great tribulation thus to come through some phrases conjured by the apostates in antiquity.
There is but ONE-WAY to heaven and HIS NAME IS JESUS CHRIST THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.