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of Christ. They insist that Christ is
over the Church and
over a future converted nation of Israel.
I believe the promised kingdom has already come, and Jesus is presently seated on the throne of David as King. We will use the terms “King” and “Lord” as synonyms in this article.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings, And Lord of Lords
These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful
Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords;
(1 Tim. 6:15).
We should note that some secular kings have called themselves “King of Kings and Lord of Lords.” The title is meant to show that the one bear-ing it is the highest authority. He is Lord over everyone and all things. Only one person has the right to wear that title, and that is the one who was
God manifest in human esh. Jesus,
our New Covenant King died, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and is presently seated on a throne at the right hand of God the Father. Our Lord is not only the King of the Jews, but he is also the King of the universe and everything in it. Acts Chapter 2 is a very key section of Scripture deal-ing with our subject. Let me repeat a small part of it. We will come back and exegete most of this chapter.
Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and know-ing that God had sworn with an oath
1 Scripture quotations are from the Authorized Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted.
to him, that of the fruit of his loins, ac-
cording to the esh, he would raise up
Christ to sit on his throne; He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in
hell, neither his esh did see corrup
-tion. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. There- fore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascend-ed into the heavens: but he saith him- self, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus,
whom ye have crucied, both Lord and
The key verse is this quotation is verse 36. His Father in heaven raised the “same Jesus,” the son of Mary,
that the Jews crucied from the dead.
The Father rewarded his Son for his redemptive work by exalting him to the highest place of authority. He made him, that same Jesus, son of Mary, to be the Lord of the universe and the Savior of God’s elect. One of my favorite choruses is “He is Lord.”
He is Lord, He is Lord, He has risen from the dead and He is Lord.Every knee shall bow, Every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
We should note that preaching the Gospel involves preaching that Jesus Christ is Lord and calling sinners to bow to Christ as Lord in repentance and faith. We will say more about this. At the moment the important thing is to see that the Lordship we are talking about is an earned Lordship. Christ was always the Son of God or second person of the trinity just as he was always Lord of all creation; however, the Father rewarded his redemptive work as the Messiah with the new au-thority described in John.
These words spake Jesus, and