KING of KINGS, Lord of Lords
The titles KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS are used to describe the Lord Jesus during His one-thousand-year reign on earth from Jerusalem.
We find this mentioned 3 times in the books of the new testament:
1 Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
Revelation 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.
Definition of king of kings. : a monarch having other monarchs under him:
These titles are referred to in the Old Testament and need to be looked at.
Ezra 7:12 Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a time.
Ezra was written sometime after 458 BC while Artaxerxes was king of Persia. He was considered the sixth King of Kings.
Ezekiel 26:7 For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen,
and companies, and much people.
Of course, Nebuchadrezzar would be called a king of kings. He was used by God to bring judgement upon Israel for their disobedience to His word.
Daniel 2:37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
Daniel refers to Nebuchadrezzar as a king of kings and reminds him where his power, and strength, and glory comes from – the God of heaven/
Lord is an appellation for a person or deity who has authority, control, or power over others acting like a master, a chief, or a ruler.
A King is in charge of a kingdom. A lord is not a royal. … And “lord” is an honorific that can be used by any male peer- duke, marquess, earl, viscount and baron.
Deuteronomy 10:17 For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
The Psalmist reminds us that God is the LORD OF LORDS.
Psalm 136:3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
And in conclusion, since the Lord Jesus is God, then, when he sets up his kingdom on earth he will truly be KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS.