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3 Names of Jesus in Revelation 19
A guest post by Chad Ramsey.
Near the conclusion of the book of Revelation, Jesus Christ is depicted as leading the forces of heaven to victory against all that is unrighteous.
Interestingly, in the span of just a few verses, Jesus is called “Faithful and True” (Revelation 19:11), “The Word of God” (Revelation 19:13), and “King of Kings and Lord of Lords” (Revelation 19:16).
Let’s notice how Jesus is worthy of all three designations.
Jesus is “Faithful and True.”
While the title “Faithful and True” was certainly given to Jesus in Revelation 19:11, it is significant that Jesus actually referred to Himself in a similar way in Revelation 3:14.
As He addressed the church at Laodicea, Jesus began: “These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God.” If Jesus’ description does anything, it serves to affirm His trustworthy nature.
No wonder Peter once said: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).
Jesus is “The Word of God.”
When we think about the word of God, we usually think about Scripture. But prior to His physical birth, that designation belonged to Jesus.
Describing this, John wrote: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1).
And according to John 1:14, “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Jesus is “King of Kings and Lord of Lords.”
Although we could rightly say Jesus is a king, it is certainly more appropriate to describe Him as King of kings. And while men may seek to wear the title “lord,” none save Jesus may properly claim to be “Lord of lords.”
Jesus is truly the One who reigns above all others.
As Paul wrote: “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…” (Philippians 2:9-10).
Let’s be thankful for Jesus!
Chad was - and still is - “my preacher” from when I spent my high school and early college years at Gloster Street. I’m thankful to be able to share some of his writings with you!