When a person places their faith in Jesus Christ, they need to understand Who He is! He is "The only begotten Son of God" (Jn. 3:16); "Their Creator" (Jn. 1:1-3; Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 1:1-2); "Their Lord" (Rom. 10:9-10); and "The King of kings, and Lord of lords" (Rev. 19:16). The title "King" appears 107 times; the king's realm (Kingdom) appears 154 times; "Lord" appears 687 times in the New Testament! The title "Savior" appears only 37 times in the entire Bible! So, when we share the Gospel with someone, do we speak only of Christ's death for our sin, or do we include the fact that His Father raised Him from the grave to rule and reign forever (Rev. 11:15)!
JESUS WAS BORN TO BE KING* Matthew 2:1-2 - Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him.
JESUS KNEW HE WAS THE KING OF THE JEWS* Matthew 21:1-5 - And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the Mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway you shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto Me. And if any man say ought unto you, you shall say, The Lord has need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Go tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your King comes unto you, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
* John 1:49-50 - Nathanael answered and said unto him, Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel. Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto you, I saw you under the fig tree, you believe? You shall see greater things than these.
PILATE KNEW HE WAS THE KING OF THE JEWS* John 18:39 - But you have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the Passover: is it your will that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
* John 19:19-22 - And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that He said, I am King of the Jews. Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
THE WHOLE WORLD WILL KNOW JESUS IS THE KING* Philippians 2:10-11 - That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ (Christ means the Anointed One, Messiah, King) is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
* Revelation 19:16 - And He had on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
IS JESUS KING AND LORD OF YOUR LIFE?