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Day Sixteen | January 23rd


On his robe and on his thigh, he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords...

Revelation 19:16

PRAYER FOCUS - King of kings and Lord of lords

Although the American Revolution was fought to distance our nation from the monarchy as a form of government, many Americans are fascinated with the royal family of England. Millions of Americans have watched both weddings and funerals of royals into late hours of the night. Why this obsession? Social commentators theorize that Americans are enamored with the uniqueness of the British monarchy as contrasted with our democratic form of government.

The Bible reveals that Jesus is the King of kings. When the wise men came to worship the baby Jesus as the “King of the Jews” (Matthew 2:2), Herod was dismayed. The disciples were amazed when Jesus commanded to storm at sea to cease, saying “Who then is this that even the wind and the sea obey Him?” (Mark 4:41). Jesus taught His disciples about the Kingdom of God through His parables. They learned that Jesus was the King of this Kingdom through His many miracles. At His crucifixion, Jesus was mocked as the “King of the Jews” (Matthew 27:42). In Revelation, John saw the inscription on Jesus’ thigh, “King of kings and Lord of lords.” As King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus is the highest authority, He has the final word in every situation, and His reign is absolute.


Paul responded to Jesus’ majesty by writing, “The King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen” (1 Tim 6:15-16). This is Jesus! The King of kings and Lord of lords! All authority in heaven and earth has been given to Him (Matthew 28:18). As our Lord and King, Jesus wants us to bring our requests to Him. He has “eternal dominion” and delights in doing what no earthly king can do.

Today, take time to worship God with that perspective in mind. We aren’t just singing songs to our nice friend who helps us out sometimes. While Jesus is the truest friend, He’s also the supreme King of all.

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