Jesus came to us to be our King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Of all the ministries filled by Jesus, this is probably the one we think about the least. Why? Is our avoidance due to our impressions of flawed human kings of history and this world—who have often been despotic in their rule, or the other extreme, mere figureheads? But when Jesus mounted a donkey to enter into Jerusalem six days before His Crucifixion He was pronouncing Himself King. Before any of us reject the Kingship of Jesus perhaps we should consider the many differences between His Kingship and that of the world’s kings:
Worldly kings impose their rule.
Jesus allows us to choose His rule.
Worldly kings live to be served.
Jesus lives to serve.
Worldly kings rule with imperfect justice.
Jesus reigns in perfect righteousness.
Worldly kings are honored and wear crowns of gold.
Jesus was mocked and wore a crown of thorns.
Worldly kings conquer territories.
Jesus conquers hearts.
Worldly kings all die.
And Jesus will come again to wear a crown of gold.
And Jesus will reign forever and ever.
So why don’t we make Him King and Lord of our lives?
Is our reluctance because of the one similarity in their kingships?
Worldly kings become kings when the previous king dies.
Similarly, Jesus becomes King of our lives when the formerly reigning king dies—the king of self.
Therefore Pilate said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say correctly that I am a king For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." John 18:37
And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." Revelation 19:16