Who Is King Of King?
I have been told that Jesus is the King of All Nations, King of All Kings, although when I am reading the Gospel, I see that Jesus and those around him, made it perfectly clear that he was only the King of the Jews.
Also, that the Bible names Kings greater then Jesus.
“So, King Solomon surpassed all the Kings of the earth in riches and wisdom (1 Kings 10:23).”
Others are called King of Kings:
“Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a time. (Ezra 7:12).”
“For thus says the Lord God: ‘Behold, I will bring against Tyre from the north Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, King of Kings, with horses, with chariots, and with horsemen, and an army with many people (Ezekiel 26:7).”
Yet Jesus by others and himself is referred to only as King of the Jews.
In only one place in the Bible is someone called King of All Nations, and it was a Prophet Speaking to God.
“Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? For this is Your rightful due. For among all the wise men of the nations, And in all their kingdoms, There is none like You (Jeremiah 10:7).”
But the New Testament says:
“Saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him (Matthew 2:2).”
“When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him (Matthew 2:3).”
Other kings did not worry, only the king of Jerusalem worried, none of the other kings world wide who had frequent communications with Israel feared a take over???
“When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews! (Matthew 27:29)”
“And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. (Matthew 27:37)”
“He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him. (Matthew 27:42)”
Not testing to see if he was king of the World or All Nations, Only testing to see if he was king of Israel.
“and began to salute Him, “Hail, King of the Jews! (Mark 15:18)”
“Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Even those who were crucified with Him reviled Him. (Mark 15:32)”
Even in John;
“Nathanael answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel! (John 1:49)”
“took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ King of Israel! (John 12:13)”
“Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King! (John 19:14)”
What does Jesus say about himself?
“Then Pilate asked Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” He answered and said to him, “It is as you say. (Mark 15:2)”
“Then Pilate asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” He answered him and said, “It is as you say. (Luke 23:3)”
“Now, Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” So Jesus said to him, “It is as you say. (Matthew 27:11)”
“He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Matthew 15:24)”
Regardless of the type of King that Jesus was, or even if my friends call him a god, remember what is written regarding the Creator in *Daniel 2:47*
“The king answered Daniel, and said, “Truly your God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal this secret.”
Which Christian wants to disagree with Jesus? Jesus confirmed he was King of the Jews, Jesus did not correct the governor and say “I am king of all nations“, instead Jesus told the governor “you are right” concluding to all that Jesus is only a King to the Jews as the Gospel says.