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Friday, June 29th, '18

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KING OF KINGS

"...who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords" (1 Timothy 6:15..."

 

The Book of Revelation declares that Jesus is "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS", all in caps. No question is left as to Who is in charge. Paul addressed Him as "Potentate", dunastes in Greek, the ruler of a divine dynasty. A potentate is known by his potency. Dunamis, a potent force, come from dunastes, a potent source. Jesus is King. But who are these lesser kings, if He is King "of kings"? Tip your crown and grip your scepter, child of God. Jesus "washed us from our sins in his own blood, and has made us kings and priests unto God..." (Revelation 1:5,6) We are small potentates (sometimes we feel more like small potatoes) who are to "reign in life" by Christ Jesus (Romans 5:17). We are joint-heirs but also co-regents. As joint-heirs we receive. As co-regents we reign.

 

We reign by our spoken words. "Where the word of a king is, there is power..." (Ecclesiastes 8:4) Mustard seed faith can make mountains move. And we reign by the glory on our countenance. A king "scatters away all evil with his eyes" (Proverbs 20:8). Dad didn't have to say a word to make me behave, just give that look. Do you have a kingly look? It's a look of assurance, not arrogance. One can have pomp without being pompous. It all depends on the security we have in Christ. The word "king" is basileus in Greek. The root word is "base". It means the king's throne is established, secure, built on a solid base. The "basis" or basileus of our faith is Christ. "Upon this Rock I will build my church..." Catholic popes don their lofty perch at the Basilica and utter papal edicts and decrees. Good news, the least believer in Christ can do the same. "Thou shalt decree a thing, and it shall be established unto you..." (Job 22:28) Square your shoulders like a king, understand who you are in Christ, but more importantly, who Christ is in you, then start acting like the regent that you are. David may have only been a shepherd when he went toe-to-toe with Goliath, but down inside he knew he was a king.

 

The second title assigned to Jesus is "Lord of lords". To be a lord one has to have ownership of property. "The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof..." Being lesser lords He gives us property to manage. The earthly concept of lordship pictures brutality, taxation and subjugation. Authority is seen as lording over someone. In that sense, since I rent our guesthouse to my son, I am a "slum lord"...chuckle. In the spiritual, we do have property rights. All the promises of God are ours. And if we have His promises, we also have management of some of His premises. As mentioned often in these pages, ownership is His, stewardship is ours. I'm not trying to make you see yourself as more than what has been granted, but far too often we fail to recognize who we really are in Christ. He is King "of kings". That's you! He is Lord "of lords". That too is you! Scriptural lordship is always contingent on delegated authority. The centurion acknowledged, "I am a man set under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say unto one, 'Go', and he goes..." (Luke 7:8) He didn't abuse his lordship but utilized it for the advance of the dunastes. So this morning, if you can keep it from going to your head, look in the mirror and greet the person you see by saying, "Good morning, your highness". But not until you've bowed your knee to the Mighty High.


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