This name of Jesus, Lord of LORDS is paired with King of Kings because they are inseparable like two sides of a coin. Jesus could not be King over all if He is not Lord over all. But what does a lord do? That depends……
Have your children or you ever acted bossy over a younger brother or sister? Were your parents heavy handed? Has a friend been more of a master? Maybe you played for a coach who acted like a 5 star general or a dictator. Employers and teachers, governments and laws exercise the authority of a lord. Many lords set up small dominions , in alleyways, in schools, in workplaces and even in churches. Often those who want to lord power over others are insecure, weak or fearful, yet they brandish authority in order to appear powerful and important.
Yes, God has given us institutions with leaders for our good. But sadly those in positions of authority too often create their own little kingdoms at their followers’ expense.
But Jesus, sent from God, came to rescue and release us from these domains of darkness. When we make Him Lord of our lives we are set free from our destiny with death and are placed in Him where “we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us….”(Ephesians 1:7).
An engraved invitation stamped with the seal of the King waits with your name on it. In His limitless love and grace this invitation is always extended to you. The King of kings and Lord of LORDS waits with patience for your response. But time will not last forever. The time is near for His return to earth and one day it will be too late. Jesus said, “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done.”(Rev 22:12)
This Christmas will you receive His gift? Will you make Him your Lord? The One who “on his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords” (rev 19:16) is coming soon. May you and yours belong to the kingdom and lordship of Jesus Christ!