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King of Kings

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Descriptions & Titles : King of Kings

The use of the same titles or descriptions has undoubtedly misled many into believing that Jesus could be Almighty God. This belief overlooks the fact that the same titles and descriptions are often used in the Bible in reference to others.

"King of Kings" is an expression of supremacy rather than a title. YHWH is "King of Kings" as we can see by the following:

"I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which He will bring about at the proper timeā€”He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of Kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion." (1 Timothy 6:13-16)

For the fulfilment of his purposes, YHWH is seen as conferring his own supremacy upon humans of his choice.

Nebuchadnezzar
Notice how like portion of the Lord's Prayer are these words: "Thou, O king, art king of kings, unto whom the God of heaven hath given the kingdom, the power, and the strength, and the glory; and wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens hath he given into thy hand, and hath made thee to rule over them all." (Daniel 2:37-38)

Artaxerxes
"Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect and so forth... I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and their priests and the Levites, in my realm, that are minded of their own free will to go to Jerusalem, go with thee...Blessed be YHWH, the God of our fathers, who hath put such a thing as this in the king's heart, to beautify the house of YHWH which is in Jerusalem..." (Ezra 7:12-27)

Jesus of Nazareth
"And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge and make war...and his name is called The Word of God*...and out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp sword...and he hath on his garment and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings and Lord of Lords." (Revelation 19:11-16)

Scholars and exegetes seem totally and permanently blind to the pervasive biblical theme that YHWH DELEGATES AUTHORITY TO HUMANS. This fundamental ignorance has resulted in the the mind-numbing theological absurdity that passes for Christianity.

* As I pointed out in The Speaker of the Word, a generally overlooked theme of Scripture is that even though a man may be speaking out of his own mouth, if he is speaking the Word of God, then it is God who is speaking.

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