King of Kings and Lord of Lords are quite familiar titles for God, but in Revelation 1:5, Jesus is called ruler of the kings of the earth. King of Kings and Lord of Lords may simply sound like Jesus is first among many. That is not so. He is the King, the Lord, the Ruler. Whether earthly kings acknowledge him as such makes no difference to Jesus' standing. He is over them all. He was not elected to the position nor did he inherit it as the king of a country might, nor did he have to defeat other kings in order to gain his position.
There are only a few kings and kingdoms left around the world today, but in many ways each of us thinks of ourselves as king of our own kingdom. We crown ourselves and sit on the throne of our own lives. But no matter what exalted position we have placed ourselves in, Jesus is more exalted. No matter how many people we think we rule, Jesus rules more, and does it better.
For Reflection: Revelation 17:14, 19:16; 1 Timothy 6:15-16.
Let us pray. Jesus, you are King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Rule of the Kings of the earth. You are King of my life, Ruler of my heart, my Teacher and Guide in all things.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.