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“And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood…”

 

and the ruler over the kings of the earth.

Jesus is King Jesus, King of the world. All world rulers derive their authority from Jesus. His authority limits their authority. The earth’s political leaders do not know this right now, but they will in a future day.

“Which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords…” (1 Timothy 6:15).

Jesus is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).

“But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses” (Acts 3:14-15).

“Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins” (Acts 5:31).

The devil rules the world now (Ephesians 2:2). One day, in the Millennium, Jesus will be the King of Kings, King of the World.

Principle:

Jesus will ultimately overcome the world’s problems.

Application:

The world’s problems will not ultimately be resolved by democracy. God plans to resolve them by a Benevolent Dictator, King Jesus, King of the World.

The nature of people is so corrupt that there is no ultimate hope for their future, even in the world’s great democracies. The ultimate answer is in a Person. On a personal level, that same Person is the answer for each individual. If we embrace Him as our Savior, we will know peace with God and the peace of God.

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