“I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame
until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will
bring about in his own timeGod, the blessed and only Ruler,
the King of Kings. . . who is immortal and who lives in unapproachable
light. To him be honor and might forever, Amen. I Timothy 6:13c16 (NIV)
While we don’t have kings ruling the United States, I picture rulers of nations dressed in their long erminetrimmed robes, seated on massive thrones. Bright crowns adorn their heads. People in audience with the royalty bow before them.
Jesus is called the King of Kings by Paul in his first letter to Timothy and by John in Revelations for a total of four times. I have often wondered what the name means.
In history a king ruled over a definite area. Jesus’ kingdom is endless. Also, a king reigned from the time of his coronation until his demise. Jesus’ tenure is timeless, eternal. Historically, the rulers of some nations were considered despots or tyrants. Jesus and His Father are just.
When we see Jesus, He will be arrayed in splendor, “dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were like wool and as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire, his feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice like the sound of rushing water. Rev 1:13b15 (NIV)