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What did Jesus say about Kings

What did Jesus say about Kings

Jesus spoke about kings and kingdoms in various contexts throughout the Gospels, illustrating different aspects of His teachings and His own identity as King. Here are three passages that directly address or symbolize His relationship and views regarding kingship:

  1. Jesus before Pilate: In John 18:36-37, during His trial before Pilate, Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice” . This passage reveals Jesus’ acknowledgment of His kingship but distinguishes His kingdom as spiritual rather than political or territorial.
  2. The Triumphal Entry: In John 12:15, reflecting on the prophecy from Zechariah 9:9, it’s noted that Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem was as a king: “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!” This event symbolizes Jesus’ kingship, fulfilling the Old Testament prophecy about the coming of a peaceful king to Jerusalem .
  3. Revelation of Jesus as King of Kings: Revelation 19:16 describes Jesus as having “a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords” on His robe and thigh. This portrays Jesus as the ultimate authority over all earthly rulers and kingdoms .

Three Main Takeaways:

  1. Jesus’ Kingship is Spiritual: Unlike earthly kings, Jesus’ kingship is not based on worldly power or political boundaries but on spiritual truth and eternal life. His reign is characterized by peace, justice, and mercy.
  2. Jesus Fulfills Prophecy: Jesus’ actions and the recognition of Him as king fulfill Old Testament prophecies, confirming His identity as the Messiah, the promised King who would establish God’s reign of peace and righteousness.
  3. Jesus’ Authority is Supreme: As the “King of kings and Lord of lords,” Jesus holds ultimate authority over all creation. This emphasizes the sovereignty of God’s kingdom and the invitation for all to submit to Jesus’ rule in their lives, experiencing the transformation and hope it brings.


  • Greg Gaines

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