Jesus, or Yeshua in Hebrew, was referred to as King of kings, Lord of lords, and the Prince of peace.
“And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”—Revelation 19:16
King of Kings
Not only was Yeshua named King of kings, which indicates He and His Kingdom are greater than any other that was or will be, He was also given the title King of glory.
Why was Yeshua given the title of King of glory?
King of glory describes a king of great power, importance, greatness, might, and honor.
The King of glory put on flesh and dwelt among us. The strong and the mighty came in humility and power. The Lord of hosts loved, discipled, and empowered.
- “Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah”—Psalm 24:7-10 (emphasis added)
Who is this King of glory who would come to us in our humanity and restore? The prophets foretold Him, yet…
- “… none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”—1 Corinthians 2:8 (emphasis added)
The Lord of glory hung on a tree. The King of glory wore a crown of thorns.
- A – Apply Psalm 24:7-10 by lifting up your head and recognizing the strength and might of the King of glory.
- C – Change your thoughts. Make a decision to see the great power and might of the King. Honor Him today.
- T – Transform by being in the presence of the King’s glory.
He bore the stripes for our healing and was pierced to save (see Isaiah 53:5). From the humble manager to the cruelty of the cross, He remained our King of glory.
Lord of Lords
Why was Yeshua given the title of Lord?
A lord is one who has power, authority, and influence. He is a master or ruler. God’s Word tells us that Yeshua created all things, and has dominion and authority over all things, therefore He is Lord of lords.
- “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.”—Colossians 1:16 (emphasis added)
When God spoke to Jacob, He made it a point to state, “I am the Lord…” In other words, He was stating, “I have authority, power, and influence.”
- “And behold, the Lord stood above it and said: ‘I am the Lord God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants. Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.’”—Genesis 28:13-15 (emphasis added)
If you want to understand the Lord, you have to understand the purpose for which He came…
- “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”—John 10:10 (emphasis added)
- “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”—Romans 6:23 (emphasis added)
- A – Apply John 10:10 to your life. Understand that the enemy kills, and Yeshua gives abundant life.
- C – Change your thoughts. Instead of living in a spirit of lack, wash your mind with the truth of the Word that Yeshua gives abundant life.
- T – Transform as you receive the abundant life that He has for you.
You were His purpose. The Lord came to wield His power and authority over the power of sin and death. He came to redeem you, save you, and restore you. The Lord came to give you abundant life. This life is only accessed when you surrender to Him as Lord and Savior.
He is your Lord. He came that you might have an abundant and eternal life.
Prince of Peace
Why was Yeshua given the title of Prince of Peace?
The Prince of Peace, or Sar Shalom in Hebrew, is the title Yeshua is given in Isaiah 9:6…
- “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”—Isaiah 9:6 (emphasis added)
Unto us, the Prince of Peace was given—unto us and unto broken humanity. The Prince of Peace, or Shalom (shalom means “nothing broken and nothing missing”), came to restore. The Jewish people were awaiting a Messiah that would establish a physical Kingdom.
Can you imagine how confused the disciples were when Jesus spoke these words to them:
- “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”—John 14:27 (emphasis added)
“Peace I leave with you…” We can imagine the disciples asking, “Where are you going? Aren’t we just getting started?”
Yeshua was warning them about what was coming: His death and His resurrection. He was telling them, “In spite of these circumstances, do not fear or be troubled. I am the Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom in the midst of the greatest despair. I am the Prince of Peace in the middle when you cannot see the end. No matter what happens, I am Prince of Peace and I am with you—do not be afraid.”
The Passion Translation says it this way:
- “I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!”—John 14:27 (TPT) (emphasis added)
- A – Apply the shalom, or peace, that Yeshua gives you.
- C – Change your mind from focusing on fear to focusing on the peace of Yeshua.
- T – Transform as you allow God’s Spirit to work in you, using the peace He gives from within.
No matter what you are going through, the Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom, is with you—do not let your heart be troubled, weighed down, or afraid. Sar Shalom was given to you and for you.