THE JEHOVAH TITLES
By Pastor Jared Decker
First Mention: Psalm 10:16
The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
Meaning: The Lord is King
Just as do earthly kings, the Lord deserves to be honored, feared, reverenced, respected, and obeyed.
7Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
8Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Every politician has a record…either that they lift up or lie about. Their record is what we look at to decide whether they are trustworthy or not with the job laid before them.
I want you to look with me at the reliable, unadulterated record of the Kings of Kings…
1. His Past Kingship – To Israel.
Every king seeks for loyalty in his subjects. The Lord desired no less from Israel. Yet, all he secured from them was a consisted rejection of His authority as the Sovereign King.
The Lord desired to be the King of Israel, but we see a sad conclusion to His marvel works in the book of Judges that is even truer than meets the eye…”In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”
We see this further rejection of the Lord as King in I Samuel 8:7…
7And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.
Yet, being the great King that He is, He was always everything that they needed, exactly when they needed it.
He was a conqueror when they were conquered.
He was a comforter when they were discomforted.
He was a friend when they were friendless.
He was a father when they were fatherless.
He was a provider when they were without provision.
32For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.
But God always sought to remind them of who was King. Jehovah-Melek…The Lord is King!
6Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
2. His Present Kingship – Through Christ.
When the wise men came looking for the Messiah, they were not mistaken in their identification of Him. They ask, “Where is he that is born King of the Jews…”
There only mistake, is that He had come to be, not only the King of the Jews, but the King of all who would believe.
Years later, He would pay the ultimate price for His subjects…He died for them. Once again, the King had become what the people needed. He had become servant to the servants.
5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Praise God that His reign didn’t end at the Cross!
Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, is just as alive today as He was over 2000 years ago and before.
I Timothy 1:17
17Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
I Timothy 6:15-16
15Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.
He wants to be your King! Believe and Receive!
I John 5:7-13
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3. His Future Kingship – Throughout Eternity.
Even in the Old Testament, the Lord, the King, gave us a picture perfect description of His future Kingship.
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The King is Coming Again!
He is coming the first time to catch up His children…
I Thessalonians 4:16-18
16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
…What a day that will be, when my Jesus I shall see…
The second time He comes, it will be to conquer the world and set up His earthly kingdom in preparation of His eternal kingdom.
14These 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.
11And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12His 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.
13And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
Sadly, as every king does, Jehovah-Melek has enemies that will be condemned to a fate worse than death.
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The Lord will Judge every soul…those without Christ, those who are not part of the bloodline of the King, will be His everlasting enemies. They will be cast into a lake of fire.
He wants to be the King of Your Heart
He wants to be the King of Your Home
He wants to be the King of Your Here After
Will you let Him be your King? The Lord is King!