The Prince of the Kings of the Earth
This is one of the most far reaching descriptions or titles of the Lord Jesus Christ in Revelation chapter one. There are other titles that are greater, in the sense of His divinity or His coming redemption, but this title touches our present world now. Nothing that exists in our physical world or that touches every event on the political or religious front can occur except by Him. He reigns over every king, every prime minister, every president, every governor, and anyone beneath their rule. The earth is totally under His Lordship, and he universally sets every agenda. Every angel is at His command, and every unclean spirit is on His leash. He has predestined every living soul and has a plan for our life that is ready to be revealed to us by His Spirit.
There are no shattering events that He does not allow and no accidents or dark moments that do not have a higher design than mortal eyes can see. It is truly His world, and He will never grant control to another. He is the "Prince of the kings of the earth" and everything under their control. This leaves out nothing. He is the only Lord of all. Every soul that rejects Him will eventually break themselves upon this Rock of the Ages. Every idea that is contrary to His principles will fail in the end. Every political maneuver that is not written in prophecy or that does not prepare the world for His planned completion will be defeated. Jesus is the Lord, appointed by the Father.
At His feet every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess Him as the Lord. The apostle spoke to the Gentiles by the Holy Ghost saying, "And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 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 is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:8-11). The very words used by the Spirit makes this great truth final and total. Paul said, ". of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth." This encompasses every heavenly being except the Father, every human person, and every evil spirit, including Satan. The Son of God won this right by divine appointment and by His absolute humility before the Father in all matters of His earthly sojourn. He never wavered as the Second Adam but was without guile or self-exaltation. He pleased the Father, and the Father gave Him the kingdom of the earth and the authority to execute the desired end.
The Son of God reigns even as I write, but it is still a battleground. Because of His position, we must learn that ". We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesians 6:12). There is a hostile world all around us, but every expression of that hostility is still subject to Him. It is only subject to us when we are totally subject to Him. This is a very fine line, and our surrender and humility must be after His example. "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men." (Philippians 2:5-7). Our power is in our total humility before Christ and our brokenness to His will alone.
His church is His body, and He is searching for souls that have broken themselves upon His cross. To Colosse, Paul wrote the following to the church body, "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence." (Colossians 1:16-18). The early church shook the world because of their relationship to this sovereign Lord of all. No power could stand before them because they stood in His powers alone. They knew that every city or political person they encountered was subject to Him, and they never wavered. The Herods fell like flies as these men preached, healed the sick, cast out devils, and won multitudes to Jesus Christ and His kingdom.
The Son of God must reign until this entire universe is subdued and purified. Right now He is preparing for His final action. The world’s nations are slowly evolving into the perfect alignment for the earth’s last shattering events. When you watch the news, do not be afraid. Nothing can happen that He does not order or allow. The church world is descending into the prophesied apostasy. This is His plan, and it cannot be stopped. The remnant of Godly saints is standing strong on His Word. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken. "And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear." (Hebrews 12:27-28). It’s up to you to stand strong and true in complete surrender to the "Prince of the kings of the earth." (Revelation 1:5b).