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King of Kings Jimmy Wednesday, March 20, 2019


IN the bible I believe Jesus is referred to the King of Kings. What is the creator if Jesus is King of Kings, and what is the Holy Spirit then? I believe the bible states Jesus sits at his right hand, and I think Mary his spouse is probably sitting at his left as Queen, so what does that make the Creator? King of Kings senior and Jesus king of kings junior. Maybe all three can be referred to as King of Kings?

Question Answered by Bro. Ignatius Mary, OMSM(r), LTh, DD

Dear Jimmy:

Thank you for the question.

We must remember the Jesus is God, thus he is the creator. Genesis 1:1 tells us, “In the beginning God created . . .” ("God" is referring to the Trinity. "Elohim,"  denotes plurality, is joined with a verb singular, he created,).  John 1:1 identifies Jesus (the word) as God. Genesis 1:2 mentions the Holy Spirit.

In addition, Colosians 1:16 states,"...or in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and in him."

There are other verses I could quote, but these establish that Jesus was God and as the 2nd Person of the Trinity was present and progenitor of the creation.

Genesis 1:2 mentions the Holy Spirit, who is God and who was present and progenitor of the creation.

Thus, God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is the creator.

Jesus King of Kings

The phrase king of kings is applied to God the Father (1 Timothy 6:15), and twice to the Lord Jesus (Revelation 17:14; 19:16).

In Revelation 19:16 Jesus is given the full title “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS."

The title of King of Kings and Lord of Lords is a reference to the Beast with seven heads (kings) mentioned in Revelation 17:3. As the Navarre Bible Commentary states:

Through his death and resurrection, the single figure (Jesus) has been made King and Lord of the entire universe (cf. Acts 2:32-36) and already truly reigns in the hearts of Christians. Therefore his victory over the powers of evil, no matter how strong they may be, is assured. As Pius XI rightly put it "it has long been a common custom to give Christ the metaphorical title of of 'king', because of the high degree of perfection whereby he excels all creatures [...]. He is king of our hearts, too, by reason of his charity 'which surpasses all knowledge' (Eph 3:19) and his mercy and kindness, which draw all men to him; for the never was, nor ever will be a man love so much and so universally as Jesus quiet Christ" (Quas primas, 6).

Thus, God the Father and God the Son are called King of Kings and Lord or Lords. King of kings and Lord of lords means that there is no higher authority; God's superiority is over every earthly ruler. His reign over all things is absolute and inviolable. (Ps 136:2-3; Dan 2:13; 2 Mac 13:4). The phrase in 1 Timothy 6:15, referring to the Father is then applied directly to Jesus in Revelations 17:14 and 19:16.

The Heydock Commentary states:

These shall fight with the Lamb. There actions and affections being always led away with the love of this world, which is an enemy to Christ and his doctrine: but the Lamb, Christ, shall overcome them, and punish them, when he pleases: for he, Christ, God and man, is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and as St. John says again, (chap. xix. 16,) has written on his thigh, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, to signify to us his divinity, or divine nature. (Witham) --- All these different people were either heathens or heretics, and of course were bitter enemies to the Catholic religion; but the Lamb overcame them, by turning their hearts, and converting them to Christianity.

I hope this answers your question.

God Bless,
Bro. Ignatius Mary

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