1 TIMOTHY 6:15 WHO IS THE KING OF KINGS?



1 TIMOTHY 6:15 WHO IS THE KING OF KINGS?

  

Is Jesus the King of Kings?

Or

Is Almighty God the Father King of Kings?

Or

Are both the Father and His Son King of kings?

 

Now almost all Christians would reply immediately to this question and say, “Jesus is the KING of kings and the LORD of lords.” And they would be correct as far as the knowledge that they have at the present time to believe what they believe. For you see, the Bible does indeed clearly identify the Lamb that as being the Lord of lords and the King of kings in Revelation 17:14. And of course, we all know and agree that the Lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world is speaking of Jesus, the Son of Almighty God the Father.

 

Here is Revelation 17:14.

 

“These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for HE (Referring to the LAMB which we know is speaking of Jesus returning to fight for his people) is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called and chosen, and faithful.”

 

Then we also read in Revelation 19:11-16 where the NAME or the TITLE King of kings and Lord of lords is on the vesture or vestment, as in, the title is inscribed on his vest or outer garment of the one who is called FAITHFUL and TRUE. Now, again, we know that the one called faithful and true is speaking of Jesus because in Revelation 3:14 Jesus is called the FAITHFUL and TRUE WITNESS. And we also know that this is Jesus because his NAME or TITLE is also called the Word of God and in the gospel of John 1:1-14 where we are taught that the Word was made FLESH and dwelt among us and later was given the name Jesus. Please read Revelation 19:11-16 where we again clearly see that Jesus the Son of Almighty God the Father is given the NAME or TITLE of King of kings and Lord of lords.


Revelation 19:11-16.

 

“I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse, and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness, he does judge and makes war.

12. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. (Speaking of Jesus’ NEW name given to him AFTER the cross when his God and Father highly exalted him and GAVE him a name above every other name so that at the NAME very knee will bow can confess that he is Lord to the glory OF the Father, according to Philippians 2:8-11)

13. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

14. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

15. And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

16. And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a NAME is written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

 

So then, there is absolutely no doubt that Jesus is called or is given the NAME or the TITLE the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. But what should we CONCLUDE with this limited information? Should we conclude that Jesus is the ONLY person with the title, the King of kings? Should we conclude that Jesus is the only one with the title of Lord of lords? For you see, Almighty God is also called Lord. So should we conclude that Jesus is Almighty God Himself simply because Jesus is called Lord and Almighty God Yahweh is called Lord? 

Now, the Oneness Pentecostal Christians dogmatically demand that since there is ONE God in ONE person then that must mean that Jesus IS the one God in ONE person because Jesus is called God in Hebrews 1:8. Therefore, Oneness Christians would also have to conclude that since the INVISIBLE Almighty God the FATHER is also called the KING of kings in 1 Timothy 6:14-18, then that proves without a doubt that Jesus IS the ONE true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER. But is this truly what the WHOLE TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God teaches us?

And what about Trinitarian Christians who say that the one true God is three separate persons in the one God? For you see, Trinitarian Christians argue that since Jesus is called God and there is only ONE God then Jesus MUST be the one and self-same only true Almighty God Himself. Therefore, for their doctrine to be true they must ALSO conclude that since Jesus as being called the King of kings and Almighty God Yahweh is called the King of kings then Jesus must be one and the SAME “KING” as Almighty God Yahweh Himself. And they must also conclude that since Jesus is called Lord and Yahweh is called Lord then Jesus must be one and the self-SAME Lord as the Lord God Almighty, the Father. And thus, to them, that proves that Jesus is Yahweh Himself in the flesh. For you see, Trinitarian Christians believe that since Jesus is called God and the Father is called God then that proves that Jesus is the ONE and SELF-SAME “God”.

But again, is that truly what the WHOLE word of Almighty God teaches us in the LIGHT of all the Scriptures? 

Let's begin this study in God's word to reveal that Almighty God is the supreme King or the HIGHEST King over ALL other kings which also includes Almighty God the Father as being THE KING over His Son Jesus whom He Himself SET to be His King over the kings of the earth. Please understand that simply because Jesus was MADE to become the King of King BY his King does not make Jesus be the one and self-same King as the one who highly exalted him to become a King of kings. 

For you see, the word King is simply a TITLE. We shall be made kings at the coming of Jesus and that does not make us be the ETERNAL King who has always been THE King of kings when He Himself appointed His first King to rule over His creation. Does Jesus being called the HEAD of the church and Almighty God being the HEAD of the church make Jesus be one and the self-same “HEAD” over the church? No! Absolutely NOT! For you see, according to 1 Corinthians 11:3, Jesus is the head over the church, and Almighty God the Father is the head over Jesus. So if Jesus was to step down from being the head over the church or above all mankind then God would still yet be head over the church or over mankind. And, according to 1 Corinthians 15:20-28, Jesus will, indeed, step down for ruling as God over the earth and commit the ruling back into the hands of Almighty God the Father.

 

Please read 1 Corinthians 15:28 from the Message Bible.

 

When everything and everyone is finally under God's rule, (Speaking of after the 1000 year reign of Jesus has ended) the Son will step down, taking his place with everyone else, showing that God's rule is absolutely comprehensive - a perfect ending!” 

 

Now, please read Psalm 47:2.

 

“For the Lord MOST-HIGH is terrible; HE is a great KING over ALL the earth.”

 

This verse is saying that the Lord MOST-HIGH is the GREAT KING over ALL the earth. And seeing that Yahweh the Father is the God OF Jesus and Jesus is under and subject to hos God then that would make Yahweh the Father be the HIGHEST God. Now, obviously, there are kings upon the earth. So then, this would make the Lord MOST-HIGH, the Almighty God, the FATHER of ALL, to be the GREAT King over ALL other kings. And this again includes Almighty God the Father as being THE KING over His Son Jesus whom He made or highly exalted to become “A” King of kings and the Lord of lords AFTER His Son became obedient unto death on the cross. Jesus himself that one of the purposes of him being born was to be the King of Israel.

 

Please read 

 

“Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: (Meaning that Jesus will rule as the King of kings and Lord of lord during the world yet to come for 1000 years and then commit the kingdom back into his God and Father’s hands) if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. 

37.  Pilate, therefore, said unto him, Are you a king then? Jesus answered you say that I am a king. To this END was I born, (Meaning that Jesus was not yet a King but he would be made a King AFTER the cross. Jesus knew the JOY set before him to endure the cross and being made the King of kings in order to rule in the world yet to come was just one part of the joy set before him) and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” 

 

Now again, some Trinitarian Christians would go as far as to dogmatically argue and demand that since Jesus is called the King of Kings in the Book of Revelation and Almighty God the INVISIBLE God is called the King of kings and Lord of lords in 1 Timothy 6:14-16, and since Jesus and the Father are ONE, then this verse here in Psalm 47:2 would prove that Jesus Himself is the HIGHEST God, THE ALMIGHTY Himself. But in truth, this line of reasoning or INTERPRETATION would NOT be in harmony with the WHOLE word of God. Please read the study called “IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?” for a deeper understanding that Jesus IS called God but Jesus is NOT THE ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is the FATHER. Also, please read the studies called “OUR GOD IS ONE!” and “ARE THERE TWO GODS?” for a deep understanding of the WHOLE word of God that clearly teaches us that there is indeed MORE than just ONE God but there is ONLY ONE TRUE God who is THE ALMIGHTY. 

For you see, the only true God is the Father, according to John 17:1-3. And it is Almighty God the Father who is over ALL other Gods that He Himself appointed as gods. And this includes being THE GOD OF His Son Jesus whom the Father highly exalted to become “a“ God to sit and rule at the right hand of his God and Father who is the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God over His Son. But before you leave this study to go and read other studies that I have written let us continue reading the CONTEXT of Psalm 47:2 be reading verses 7 and 8 of Psalm 47 that the King of all sits upon the THRONE.


Psalm 47:7.8.

 

“For GOD is the KING of ALL the earth: sing praises with understanding.

8. God REIGNS over the heathen. God SITS upon the THRONE of his holiness.”

 

Please notice that God SITS UPON THE THRONE of HIS holiness. Now, this can be interpreted as either THE Almighty God Himself sitting on His own throne as we do in Revelation chapter 4. Or it can be interpreted as Almighty God ANOINTING His human Son, Jesus to JOIN Him to sit on his God and Father’s throne to rule for Yahweh for 1000 years.

Now again, Oneness Christians will dogmatically tell you the Jesus IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY who sits on the throne and that his name is Jesus but I tell you that they are in ERROR in interpreting the Scriptures. For you see, in Revelation chapter 5 the very next chapter, we clearly and plainly see with absolutely NO interpretation needed that THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY Himself is holding a book in His right hand.  And then we see Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father who is called the LAMB OF Almighty God. We see the LAMB that comes over to Lord God Almighty and takes the book that the Lord God ALMIGHTY who is SITS ON THE THRONE is holding out of His hand. And to all other Christians, except for Oneness Pentecostal Christians, this proves, without fail, that Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father is NOT the Lord God the ALMIGHTY that SITS upon the THRONE. I explain all of this in greater detail with all these verses written down for you to read for yourself in the study “IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?”

But for now, let us continue this study in God's word of truth to learn the WHOLE truth that Almighty God the Father, is indeed the Eternal KING of ALL kings that He Himself made to be kings including being the King of kings OVER His Son Jesus. For you see in was the Father that made or highly exalted His human Son, Jesus, to become “A” King of kings. And it was the Father who also MADE His human Son, Jesus to be MADE “A” Lord of lords, according to Acts 2:36. So why is it so hard for some Christians to see the TRUTH that Almighty God the Father also PROPHESIED for His human Son, Jesus to be made “A” God to rule FOR Him in the world to come for 1000 years? For you see, the words, King, Lord, and God are simply TITLES. We all agree that the can be more than just one King who is a separate and different person than another King that he himself allied himself to be a King in his kingdom. And it is very simple to see that two separate Kings can be ONE in UNITY and purpose working together AS ONE. And we all agree that there can be more than just ONE Lord who also can be ONE in UNITY and purpose worthing together AS ONE. So then, why is it so hard for some Christians to see that there are two God that are ONE in UNITY working together  AS ONE as opposed to being the one and self-same God? Again, please read the study “ARE THERE TWO GODS?” But before you leave this study to read any other study that I have written, please continue to the end of this study to learn that Yahweh made Jesus become “a” King of kings and that Yahweh Himself is THE King of kings over His King of kings.

So for now, let us continue this study by taking a closer look at Psalm 2:4-6 where we see Yahweh prophesying to SET for Himself His King over Zion.

 

Psalm 2:4-6.

 

He that SITS in the heavens (Referring to sitting on the highest throne in heaven) shall laugh: (WHY? Why shall Yahweh who SITS on the throne laugh? Because) the Lord (Speaking of Jesus being THE LORD'S Lord whom He Himself MADE to be Lord, according to Acts 2:36, will execute the wrath of his God and Father, the ALMIGHTY who sits upon the HIGHEST THRONE in the heavens. So then it will be our Lord Jesus who) shall have them (Referring to the mortal kings of the earth who are making war against God’s people and against Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father) in derision.

5. Then shall he speak to them in his wrath: and shall vex them in his sore displeasure.

6. Yet have I (Speaking of the Lord God Almighty, the God OF Jesus having PROPHESIED to) set MY king upon the holy hill of Zion.”

 

So from this passage of Scripture, we clearly see that Almighty God the FATHER, the HIGHEST God OF gods has SET or raised up HIS king upon the holy hill of Zion. In verse 6 here, the one speaking in the first person saying, “Yet I have SET MY king upon the holy hill of Zion” is Yahweh Himself, the Almighty God the Father PROPHESYING in the first person calling things that are not yet come to pass as though they already are. It should be obvious to most of you that the King that Almighty God the Father SET up or HIGHLY EXALTED to become HIS King of kings is His Son, Jesus. In other words, the WHOLE word of God does indeed teach us that Jesus is called the King of kings but the word of truth ALSO teaches us that Almighty God the FATHER, who alone is the HIGHEST God, is THE GREAT ETERNAL King who then made His human Son Jesus to become HIS King over all the kings of the earth.

Once you see this TRUTH in God's word, then you will clearly see the Jesus being made or given the title of King of kings does NOT make Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father, to actually be the ALMIGHTY God Himself, who alone is the FATHER. You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, just because Jesus is also called the King of kings this does not make Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father to be ONE and the SELF-SAME KING as ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is the FATHER. The word of God clearly and plainly teaches us that Jesus is NOT the FATHER and that the Almighty God, the Father is NOT his SON Jesus. 

And the same is equally true of Jesus being called God. Just because Jesus is called God in Hebrews 1:8 does NOT mean that Jesus is the SELF-SAME GOD as his God and Father who alone is the ONLY TRUE God, according to John 17:1-3. For you see, Yahweh the Father is THE God OF gods whom He Himself has SET or APPOINTED to become gods under Himself to rule in His kingdom. But Jesus is the ONLY god that has ever been so HIGHLY exalted to sit at Yahweh’s very own right hand on Yahweh’s throne to JUDGE the gods who fell by making war against their creator, speaking of the fallen angels and Lucifer that rebelled before God ever created the human race to be inferior to the angelic race of beings.

Now, as for me, I had to ask God WHY? Why did You choose to judge the world BY the MAN Jesus? Why does Satan always ACCUSE the brethren? Why will You let Satan loose again to deceive the nations after You have him bound in the bottomless pit for 1000 years? Why do You allow Satan to tempt us to sin against You? Why does do You, the Almighty God, need the keep Your plan of salvation a SECRET from Your enemy? Why will You make us who are faithful unto the end to be made partakers of Your divine nature to JUDGE your enemies, the fallen angels? And the answer than God gave to me is that Yahweh is at WAR with His enemy, Lucifer, aka, Satan the Devil and the fallen angels. This is WHY Jesus was SEEN of angels in 1 Timothy 3:16 a God manifest in the flesh. Please read all the studies under the heading called >>>WHY ARE WE HERE?-IS GOD AT WAR?<<< But again, for now, please continue reading this study.

For you see, all Christians, except for Oneness Pentecostal Christians, know beyond any shadow of a doubt that the LAMB slain from the foundation of the world is NOT Almighty God Himself. And all Christians agree that the Lamb was not LITERALLY slain before the foundation of the world. But rather, We all agree that is a PROPHECY that God’s Lamb would be slain on a certain day in the future which we all know has been fulfilled in Jesus. My point is that the word “Lamb” is a TITLE. The word “King” is a TITLE. The word “Lord” is a TITLE. And in the same way, the word “God” is a TITLE. Satan is called a god but that does not make him BE the Almighty God Himself. Lucifer was once a good god that was made a god by Yahweh to rule over the earth in ancient times before the WAR. And before the war Yahweh the creator had no need for a plan of salvation. It was only after God cast Lucifer and the fallen angels out of the two uppermost heavens and confided them to the earth that Yahweh contrived His plan of salvation to replace Lucifer with His yet future King, the highly exalted Son of MAN, Jesus. You see, Yahweh PROPHESIED that he would bring into existence as a human that was made a little lower than the angels at first and then He EXALTED His FIRSTBORN to be made higher than the kings of the earth.

 

Please read Psalm 89:26.27.

 

He shall cry unto me, You are my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation. 

27.  Also, I will MAKE him my FIRSTBORN, higher than the kings of the earth.”

 

This is a PROPHECY of Jesus to be made the FIRSTBORN Son of God whom God prophesied to make HIGHER than the kings of the earth. We all know that King David is NOT God’s firstborn Son. And we know that Yahweh is talking about His yet future Son who will be God’s FIRSTBORN and that God prophesied to make His FIRSTBORN higher than the kings of the earth. And we know from the New Testament that Jesus is the fulfillment of this prophecy to be made the FIRSTBORN from the dead according to Colossians 1:15,18 and Romans 8:29.

 

Please read Romans 8:29 first.

 

“For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that he (Speaking of Jesus after the cross) might be the FIRSTBORN among many brethren.”

 

 Why do I say AFTER the cross? I emphasized AFTER the cross because that is WHEN Jesus became the FIRSTBORN Son of God to be made higher than the kings of the earth. Jesus is ALSO called the FIRSTBORN from the DEAD and the BEGINNING. The beginning of WHAT? The beginning of God’s CREATION, according to Revelation 3:14. Please read the study “REVELATION 3:13 IS JESUS THE CREATOR?” But for now, let us read Colossians 1:18 to learn WHEN Jesus was made in the IMAGE OF his God and Father.

 

Colossians 1:18,19.

 

“And he (Speaking of Jesus, the FIRSTBORN from the DEAD) is the head of the body, the church: (And, according to Hebrews 12:23 this is speaking of the church of the FIRSTBORN) who is the BEGINNING, (The beginning of WHAT? The beginning of EVERY creature made perfect in the IMAGE of the invisible God, Yahweh the Father) the FIRSTBORN from the DEAD; (Right now, in this present world, Jesus is the ONLY begotten Son of God. But at the coming of Jesus again into the world Jesus will no longer be the ONLY begotten Son of God. Rather, the prophecy will be fulfilled of Jesus being the firstborn of MANY BRETHREN) that (Or so that) in all things he  (Speaking of the firstborn from the dead to become the firstborn of MANY BRETHREN) might have the preeminence. (Speaking of Jesus being the HEAD of the church of the FIRSTBORN, his BODY) 

19.  FOR (Or BECAUSE) it pleased the Father that IN him should all fulness dwell;”

 

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, that the FULNESS of the Godhead did NOT dwell in Jesus until AFTER the cross which is WHEN Yahweh the Father GLORIFIED His human Son with His own self that Yahweh promised through the prophetic Scriptures, according to Isaiah 42:1-9. Let us now read Colossians 1:15 which is the opening CONTEXT of Jesus being the BEGINNING, the FIRSTBORN from the dead in Colossians 1:8,19 to be having the fulness of the Godhead to be dwelling in him after the resurrection from the dead.

 For you see. The Son of MAN, Jesus was given that same life to be having in himself even as the Father has always had life in Himself, according to John 5:26,26, BECAUSE he was the Son of MAN.

 

Colossians 1:15.

 

“Who is the IMAGE OF the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:”

 

Now, we have already seen that Jesus BECAME the IMAGE OF Yahweh by the CONTEXT in verses 18 and 19 which is AFTER God raised the Son of MAN, Jesus, from the DEAD and gave him the divine nature of immortality, according to John 5:26,27 BECAUSE he was the Son of MAN.

But yet some Christians such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Christadelphians “interpret” the phrase “the FIRSTBORN of EVERY creature” to mean that the Son of God was begotten in the eternity past. Now, one of the reasons as to why they have come to that conclusion is their misunderstanding of Colossians 1:16,17 which SEEMS like Jesus is the CREATOR of the entire universe. 

But, in TRUTH, Colossians 1:1,17 is talking about God NEW CREATION of the ALL of whosoever who BELIEVE in Jesus to become a part of the church of the FIRSTBORN, the FIRSTBORN from the DEAD, the FIRSTBORN among MANY BRETHREN. In other words, Colossian 1:16,17 have nothing whatsoever with Jesus being the creator of the entire universe in the eternity past. But rather, Colossians 1:1-19 teach us of God’s NEW creatures where Jesus is the BEGINNING OF the NEW creatures as being the FIRSTBORN of EVERY CREATURE created by Almighty God the Father in Hi image. Please read the studies under the heading >>>IS JESUS THE CREATOR?<<< In those studies I cover in detail all the verses that clearly teach us that Jesus is NOT the creator of everything that exists. But rather, it is BECAUSE OF Jesus that we are able to be made NEW Creatures IN Jesus, the FIRST new creature made in the image of his God, the BEGINNING OF the creation of God,  according to Revelation 3:14. Jesus needed to be found as a true and faithful witness first before he was made in the express image of his God and Father to become the FIRSTBORN of every creature.

But for now, let us continue reading this study to learn that there are TWO King of kings. There is Yahweh the Eternal King of kings and then there is the one whom Yahweh the Eternal King MADE to become His King of kings. And again, that does NOT make them BE one and the self-same King. Rather, they are two separate and completely different Kings who are ONE in UNITY working together toward the same PURPOSE which is to JUDGE the evil ones so that Yahweh can destroy all the evil ones in the lake of fire on the final Day of Judgment. Would a human king who made his son the king for a DAY be one and the self-same “king”? NO! Absolutely NOT! For you see, when the day is over then the son would no longer be the king yet the father would still be the king over his kingdom. And that is what is being prophesied in the Bible. The eternal Kin made His Son be the King in His place for a DAY which is a 1000 year long DAY. And at the end of that DAY of 1000 years long, the Son will commit the ruling of the kingdom back into the hands of the Eternal King.

The distinct difference between Almighty God the FATHER and His SON Jesus will become plainer and plainer as we continue this study of God's word by reading Psalm 18:50.

 

Psalm 18:50.

 

“Great DELIVERANCE gives He (Almighty God) to HIS king; Speaking of Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father) and shows mercy to HIS ANOINTED, to David, and his SEED forever.”

 

Now, this Psalm gives us the name David as being God's king and God's anointed, which is true. However, we also know that this is a PROPHECY, a shadow, a figure, or a type that is referring to Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father as God's king and God's anointed, as well. In other words, HIS king and HIS ANOINTED are referring to Jesus as a prophecy of the coming SON OF Almighty God the great Eternal King over all other kings including His Son Jesus. Please read Acts chapter 2, verses 22 through 36 for an understanding that when the word of God speaks of David as well as others, it is sometimes a prophecy referring to Jesus as well.

 

Acts 2:22-36.

 

“You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a MAN approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did BY (Or through) him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know:

23. Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, (Meaning that all that happened to Jesus was PROPHESIED in the Scriptures) you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

24. Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held of it.

25. For David speaks concerning HIM, (The HIM here is concerning Jesus and NOT Almighty God Himself or concerning King David himself. In other words, David is speaking in the first person as if Jesus himself were speaking) I  foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

26. Therefore, did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover, also my flesh shall rest in hope:

27. Because You will not leave my soul in hell, neither will YOU (Speaking of Almighty God. So then, neither will YOU Almighty God ) suffer YOUR Holy One to see corruption.

28. YOU have made known to me the ways of life; YOU shall make me full of joy WITH YOUR countenance. (Speaking of Yahweh glorifying Jesus WITH His own self)

29. Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of (Concerning) the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day.

30. Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, He would raise up CHRIST (Speaking of Almighty God raising up His human Son Jesus to be THE CHRIST or the ANOINTED one) to sit on his throne; (Referring to the Father's throne that He shares with his Son Jesus and no other. Isaiah 42:8 does NOT mean that Yahweh does not give His glory to anyone. But rather, it means that God will not give His glory to anyone ELSE other than His Elect servant whom he called in righteousness to GIVE as a covenant to the people and a light to the Gentiles, according to the CONTEXT in Isaiah 42:1-7)

31. He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, (The anointed one of Almighty God the Father) that HIS (Referring to the soul of Jesus and NOT the soul of David. That HIS) soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

32. This Jesus has God raised up, (Meaning God bringing his Son into existence, meaning God anointing or empowering his Son, meaning God raising His Son from the dead, and meaning God HIGHLY EXALTING his Son Jesus after His Son became obedient to do all the Father's will even to die on the cross for the sins of the world)  whereof we all are witnesses.

33. Therefore, being by the right hand of God EXALTED, and having received OF the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he has shed forth this, which you now see and hear.

34. For David is NOT ascended into the heavens: but he says himself, The LORD said unto MY Lord, Sit you on MY  right hand, (In other words, Almighty God the Father is saying to HIS Lord, speaking of the now highly exalted Son Jesus after the cross, this is MY Lord whom I myself have highly exalted because he OVERCAME my enemy to clear my name. And you, my Lord, shall rule FOR me)

35. Until I make your foes your footstool.

36. Therefore, let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has MADE that same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

 

Here in verse 36, we clearly see that everything that Jesus is, was given to him to be both Lord and Christ BY his God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who is THE KING over His SON Jesus that He Himself MADE the be “A” King of kings and the Lord of lords. In other words, the word of TRUTH is teaching us to KNOW ASSUREDLY that Almighty God himself has MADE His human SON Jesus whom He ANOINTED with His Holy Spirit to be HIS King over all the kings of the Earth and His Lord over all the lords of the Earth. That is to say, Almighty God the Father, the HIGHEST God is THE GREAT KING over His King Jesus who is King over all the kings of the Earth. Now let us take a look at Matthew 22:42-45 where Jesus is speaking.

 

Matthew 22:42:45.

 

“Saying, What think you of CHRIST? (Or what do you think about the ANOINTED ONE) Whose SON is he? They said unto him, The SON of David. (So the Jews were not looking for their Messiah to be Almighty God in the flesh. Rather, the Jews were looking for a MAN of the linage of King David)

43. He says unto them, How then does David in spirit call him Lord, saying,

44. The LORD (Yahweh, the Almighty) said unto MY Lord, Sit you on MY right side, till I make your enemies your footstool?

45. If David then call him Lord, how is he his SON?”

 

You see, those that recognized Jesus as THE CHRIST, the ANOINTED one of Almighty God, also recognized and understood that God would raise up or bring into existence a SON of the seed of King Davide. And then God would send His human SON to die on the cross to be a savior. For you see, even at times the early church called Jesus the SON of David because they knew from the Scriptures that the Savior which Almighty God Himself would raise up and send would come through the seed of David.

We know that King David himself is not the one who Almighty God has highly exalted to sit on His right hand till God Himself makes his enemies his footstool. The word of TRUTH makes it very clear that this verse is speaking of Jesus and not King David in the Old Testament. This verse is a PROPHECY that is speaking of Jesus sitting down at the right hand of his God and Father during the 1000 year reign. So then, we can see that Psalm 18:50 is a prophecy of Jesus being the KING of Almighty God, but not in the sense that Jesus is King OVER his God and Father. Rather, Jesus was MADE to be a King of kings BY his God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who is the GREAT KING over ALL other kings, including being the King of kings over His SON Jesus.

So then, we know that Almighty God the Father, the ONLY TRUE God, is without a doubt the King of Jesus whom Almighty God the Father Himself has set up as HIS KING upon His holy hill, Zion. Therefore, we see that THE King of kings is Almighty God Himself and Jesus is HIS King of kings over the earth that God set up or exalted to become a King over all the kings of the Earth after the cross. Now read Psalm 89:18-20 with the focus on verse 27.

 

Psalm 89:1-20,27.

 

“For the Lord (Yahweh, the Almighty) is our defense, AND the Holy One of Israel is our KING.

19. Then You (The pronoun “you” here is speaking of Almighty God) spoke IN A VISION to YOUR holy arm (The symbolism of “your holy arm” is a shadow or figure of Jesus) and said, I have laid upon one that is mighty: I have EXALTED one CHOSEN out of the people;

20. I have found David my servant: (Again, David here is also a prophecy speaking of Jesus) with my holy oil (Speaking of the Holy Spirit of God) have I ANOINTED him…

...7. Also, I will MAKE him (Jesus) my FIRSTBORN higher than the kings of the earth.”

 

Remember that the FIRSTBORN heard in a VISION that he would be chosen out of the people and EXALTED. So Jesus was NOT the firstborn of every creature in the eternity past as the Jehovah’s Witnesses wrongly teach. Nor is King David in the Old Testament the FIRSTBORN Son of God. King Davide was never the King over the whole earth. Nor was King David ever King over other kings of the earth. Let us recap and summarize what we have learned thus far.

So then, we see that Almighty God, who is the great or greatest King of ALL kings, bringing forth a prophecy in His word that He will speak by way of a vision to his holy arm, who we know to be Jesus, saying to him that He will HIGHLY EXALT the one that the Almighty God Himself has CHOSEN OUT from among the PEOPLE. And then He will ANOINT this man that He chose out from among the people with His Holy Spirit to empower him to do all the Will of his God and Father. And then after this CHOSEN ONE out from among the people became obedient to do all the Will of his God and Father even to die on the cross for the sins of mankind, then the Almighty prophesied to HIGHLY EXALT His ANOINTED ONE, or His CHRIST and MAKE His FIRSTBORN to be the higher than of all the kings of the earth.

 

Now, please take a look at Isaiah 42:1,6-9.

 

“Behold MY SERVANT, whom I (Almighty God) uphold; MY elect (Or my chosen one) in whom my soul delights; I have put MY SPIRIT upon him; (In other words, I Almighty God have ANOINTED Jesus, my servant whom I have chosen with my Holy Spirit to empower my Son to do all my will that I have sent him to do) he shall bring forth the Gentiles...

...6. I the Lord (Yahweh, the Almighty and MOST HIGH God the GREAT KING over ALL) have CALLED you (MY FIRSTBORN SON) in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will KEEP you, and give you for a covenant of the people, for a light unto the Gentiles;

7. To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

8. I am the Lord: (Yahweh) that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, (Referring to the fact that Almighty God the Father will not share His glory with any other person OTHER THAN His SON Jesus whom He has CHOSEN and ANOINTED to be HIS KING over all the kings of the Earth) neither my praise to graven images.

9. Behold, the FORMER things are come to pass, (Speaking of the WAY in which Almighty God ruled ALONE with no other god at His right hand side is coming to and END) and NEW things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

 

Please notice that it used to be one certain way in the past in which Almighty God ruled ALONE with noone at His SIDE. That is to say, these former ways are going to come to an end and Almighty God is going to do NEW things And one of those NEW things is to bring His yet future SON, His FIRSTBORN into the world who will do all His God and Father’s Will, And, therefore, His human Son living without sin would CLEAR God's NAME forever proving that God did NOT create Lucifer and the fallen angels to be evil and rebellious creatures. Please read the study “UNDERSTANDING WHY?” In that study, I will explain in detail what I mean by CLEARING God's name. But for now, please know and understand that this passage of Scripture here in Isaiah is a PROPHECY of Jesus because Jesus HIMSELF quoted this very passage of Scripture in Isaiah and ascribes this prophecy to HIMSELF as being FULFILLED. Here is what Jesus HIMSELF says in Luke 4:18-21 at the BEGINNING of his ministry. Jesus tells the Jews at the very beginning that he is the Christ by quoting this prophecy as saying it is fulfilled in their ears. Compare with John 8:24 where Jesus says that if you do not believe I am [he] then you are dead in your sins. And the Jews said WHO are you? And Jesus said I am the SAME that I told you in the BEGINNING.

 

Luke 4:19-21.

 

“The SPIRIT of the Lord is UPON me, because he (Almighty God my Father) has ANOINTED me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has SENT me to heal the brokenhearted, (The Son of MAN, Jesus was ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit and power to heal the sick through the Eternal Spirit dwelling in him. That is what the word SENT literally means. The Son was NOT sent down from heaven) to preach deliverance to the captives, and the recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

20. And he (Speaking of Jesus) closed the book, and gave it again to the minister, and say down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

21. And he began to say to them, This day is THIS Scripture FULFILLED in your ears.”

 

In verse 21, Jesus is telling us that he is THE CHRIST, the ANOINTED one of Almighty God, the ELECT of God, the SERVANT of God, the HOLY ONE of God, the SAVIOR whom Almighty God would raise up from among the people, the one PROPHESIED to come.  In other words, Jesus was saying of himself, I AM HE, or that is to say, I AM HE that the Scriptures speak of, the one who Almighty God declared in His word that He would RAISE UP to be a SAVIOR of the people from among the people whom he would APPOINT to be their KING. Jesus is saying I AM HE, I am that King that my God and Father has appointed to be HIS King over all the kings of the Earth.

 

Luke 22:29,30 says it like this.

 

“And I APPOINT (Or I PREORDAIN) unto you a kingdom, (Or I Jesus your King appoint unto you my disciples a kingdom EVEN) AS my Father has APPOINTED (PREORDAINED a kingdom in the world to come) unto me.

30. That (Or so that) you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

 

So then, Jesus is APPOINTED or preordained to be the King of kings by His God and Father the Almighty and HIGHEST God, who is the GREAT or HIGHEST King of ALL kings. In other words, Almighty God the Father will always remain King over Kis Son Jesus whom He Himself APPOINTED to be a King of kings. And then Jesus appoints his faithful followers to be his kings in the kingdom that his God and Father appointed him to be King over. BUT Jesus will only be the King of kings for one DAY which is 1000 years long. For you see, one day is AS a1000 years and 1000 years is as one day with Yahweh. 

The point that I want you to see is that instead of looking at the word “God” as being just ONE individual BEING start looking at the word “God” as being a TITLE like the word Lamb is a TITLE, the word Lord is a TITLE, and the word “King” is a TITLE and the SAME TITLE can be given to more than just ONE single person. Then you will UNDERSTAND that there is ONLY ONE TRUE God in ONE person who alone is the Father. 

So then, you read in the Scriptures about God you will KNOW that the word “God” by itself with no article “THE” before the word God is just a TITLE meaning a MIGHTY ONE who has AUTHORITY and power. And you will know also that there can be MANY Gods, but there can be only ONE TRUE God who is the HIGHEST God. THE God OF or OVER all other Gods that He Himself APPOINTED as gods to rule for Him. Again, please read the Bible studies called “ONE GOD IS ONE!”  and “ARE THERE TWO GODS?” for a deeper understanding that yes, Jesus IS GOD but Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father is NOT THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God Himself. For you see, there can only be ONE God who is THE ALMIGHTY MOST-HIGH God, the God of Gods over ALL other Gods who ALONE is the FATHER OF ALL including His SON Jesus. Let us now read some verses of Scripture that teach us that Almighty God Yahweh is the Eternal King who has always been the King where no one ever appointed Him to become a King.

 

Jeremiah 10:10.

 

“But the Lord (Speaking of Yahweh, Almighty God the Father) is the TRUE God, he is the living God, an everlasting KING; (And Jesus is the SON OF the living God) at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.”

 

Remember that Jesus is coming to execute the wrath OF Almighty God the Father FOR Him. It is the Father's WRATH, but He has CHOSEN to use His victorious SON Jesus to execute his wrath.

 

Now let us take a look at Jeremiah 25:15.

 

“For thus says the Lord God of Israel unto me; (This is a prophecy referring to Jesus. In other words, Jesus is reading this PROPHECY in the Scriptures and the Holy Spirit opens his eyes of understanding for Jesus to see that the pronoun “ME” here in this verse is referring to himself. That is to say, this verse is basically saying, Thus says the Lord God the ALMIGHTY, the God of Israel, UNTO HIS SON Jesus) take the WINE CUP of this fury at my hand, and cause the nations to drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I send among them.”

 

Then in Psalm 75:7 we read that Almighty God is the JUDGE and the cup of the wine of His wrath is in HIS HAND, which again is speaking of his SON Jesus whom he has COMMITTED all authority and JUDGEMENT. Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, that the WHOLE word of God teaches us that Almighty God has chosen to execute His wrath through His right arm, Jesus, whom He Himself will uphold and strengthen.

 

Jeremiah 46:18 says it this way.

 

“As I live says the KING, whose name is the Lord of host, (Or as I live says the King whose NAME is Yahweh of host, referring to Almighty God the Father) Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall HE (Speaking of Jesus His appointed or preordained King of kings that Yahweh Himself made to become His King) come.”

 

Please notice that the Scripture does NOT say so shall I come, but rather, it says so shall HE come. We also read in Psalm 75 a prophecy where Jesus is speaking to his God and Father. 

 

Let us read Psalm 75:1,2.

 

“Unto You, O God, do we give thanks, unto You do we give thanks: for that Your NAME is near, (Or that is ALLIED with You) Your wondrous works declare

2. When I (Speaking of Jesus) shall RECEIVE the congregation I will judge uprightly.”

 

Remember that AFTER the cross all judgment was COMMITTED unto the Son, according to John 5:26,27. And, according to Acts 17:31, Almighty God the Father will judge the world BY the MAN, Jesus whom He has ORDAINED.

 

Now read Revelation 19:15,16.

 

“And out of his mouth goes a sharp two edge SWORD, that WITH IT he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and tread the wine press of the fierceness and wrath OF Almighty God.

16. And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a NAME WRITTEN, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”

 

You see, Jesus is GIVEN and APPOINTED this NAME to be King of kings and Lord of lords by HIS God and Father, who ALONE is the Almighty and highest God. This is why Jesus is called the SON OF the HIGHEST. Jesus himself is NOT the HIGHEST. But rather, Jesus is the SON OF the HIGHEST whom his God and Father has highly exalted and made to be the SECOND in command ALLIED with the highest God, who is ALSO called the King of kings and Lord of lords in 1 Timothy 6:15. For you see, Jesus is NOT invisible and Jesus came to SHOW us the Father who is UNSEEN by mortal human eyes. 

Yahweh is THE God over all other gods, kings, and lords, including being the King of kings over or above His King of kings, His Son Jesus. So there are two separate persons who have the same TITLE, the King of kings. But again, that does NOT make them BE one and the self-same PERSON. The Son is NOT the Father. So just because the Father and the Son have the same TITLE as the King of kings that does NOT make Jesus to BE Yahweh Himself in the flesh. Rather, Yahweh the Father DWELT IN His human Son, Jesus. That is why Jesus is called the Son of MAN. This is what the WHOLE word of God clearly teaches us.

With that being said, this now brings us to the highly controversial verse found in 1 Timothy 6:15,16. Both trinitarian and Oneness Christians insist that the one who is called the King of kings in verse 15 is speaking of Jesus and not Almighty God the FATHER. But I strongly disagree with their INTERPRETATION of verse 15 that they claim is speaking of Jesus. Let us read verse 15 in its CONTEXT and you decide whose interpretation in the correct interpretation in the light of the whole word of Almighty God.

 

1 Timothy 6:15,16.

 

“Which in his times he (Speaking of the TIMES of Jesus, both his first and second comings in which Jesus himself) shall show, WHO IS the blessed and ONLY Potentate, (The word “Potentate” here means SOVEREIGN or the ONLY one who reigns over ALL which is clearly speaking of YAhweh, the ALMIGHTY who sits on the THRONE, the God of Gods and) the King of kings, and the Lord of lords;

16. WHO ONLY has IMMORTALITY, dwelling in light which no man can approach unto; whom NO MAN has SEEN, NOR CAN SEE: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.”

 

First of all, Jesus did not come to show us himself, but rather Jesus came to show us the Father to be the only true God, according to John 17:1-3. Now again, both Oneness and Trinitarian Christians use 1 Timothy 6:15 combined with Revelation 17:14 where the Lamb, Jesus is called Lord of lords and King of kings to try and prove that Jesus is THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY GOD in the FLESH. Some of them simply conclude that since 1 Timothy 6:15 has this same phrase “King of kings and Lord of lords” as Revelation 17:14 and Revelation 19:, the one being spoken of in 1 Timothy 6:15 must be Jesus. Now, other Trinitarian and Oneness Christians have finally seen that 1 Timothy 6:15 is, indeed speaking of Yahweh the FATHER, the INVISIBLE Eternal King, and ONLY wise God, according to 1 Timothy 1:17. But yet they still argue that since both Jesus and Yahweh are called the King of kings and the Lord of lords then that proves that Jesus is Yahweh Himself.

But the TRUTH of the WHOLE matter is that Jesus has been highly EXALTED by Almighty God the Father to bear the NAME OF Yahweh and TITLES OF Almighty God the Father as His REPRESENTATIVE as King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus is prophesied to rule FOR Yahweh in the world to come for 1000 years. And after the 1000 years have ended then Jesus will commit the ruling of the kingdom that was appointed to him back into the hands of his God and Father, according to 1 Corinthians 15:20-28.

Now, this same truth stands true for all the TITLES that are GIVEN to Jesus where Almighty God has the SAME TITLES referring to Himself. In other words, simply because Jesus says that he is the Alpha and the Omega and the Father says that He is the Alpha and Omega does NOT make Jesus BE Almighty God Himself.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Below are some other verses that are used to try and support the doctrine of the Trinity, the doctrine of Oneness, and the two nature at the same tome doctrine of the Deity of Jesus. There may be other verses which you may be having trouble seeing any other way than what you were dogmatically taught over and over for so long, but I assure you that each and every verse used by those who teach the doctrine of the Trinity and the other two doctrines do indeed have a different meaning that does NOT CONTRADICT any other part of God's word. If there is a verse that I have not listed please do not hesitate to write to me and let me know. Some verses are included in other studies and they may not appear as an individual study.

 

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

RETURN TO HOMEPAGE

AT

AmatterOfTruth.com

 


VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PREEXISTED!


To me, the best way to know the ONE true God in ONE person is to know who Jesus TRULY IS according to the WHOLE word of Almighty God so please read ALL the studies under the heading >>>WHO IS JESUS ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE?<<< and you will see that the Bible itself teaches us that Jesus was CREATED by his God and Father. And if you have any questions related to the correct meaning of certain verses of Scripture on this subject of who Jesus is please read all the studies under the two headings >>>A LIST OF STUDIES ON THE TRINITY!<<< and >>>VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PRE-EXISTED!<<< These two headings have ALL the studies that I have on who Jesus truly is according to what the Bible itself teaches us in simplicity. I compiled these three headings to make it easy for my readers to send just one, two, or three links to those you desire to help understand what the Bible itself teaches concerning who Jesus is in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the whole word of Almighty God.

 

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

RETURN TO HOMEPAGE

AT

AmatterOfTruth.com