John wrote, “On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords” (Rev. 19:16). The name of Jesus is “King of kings and Lord of lords.” It is not a title, but a name of Jesus. It echoes Daniel 4:37, “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven.” The title “King of heaven” is applied to God. Yet this divine title is now applied to Jesus, indicating that Jesus is God. Thus, John saw Jesus as the exalted God at the end of history.
The name “King of kings and Lord of lords” refers to Jesus as the absolute Ruler over all rulers. (J. H. Moulton, W. F. Howard, and M. Turner in Beale) Jesus is the ultimate Sovereign over all sovereigns. He is the definite Overlord over all overlords.
More, the name signifies Jesus’ victory of all the kings of the earth. It also signifies Jesus’ absolute authority over all nations in His millennial kingdom. (MacArthur)
That is the Jesus that John saw in the Revelation of Jesus Christ. It is not the Jesus of Cebu. The Jesus of Cebu cannot talk, stand, and walk. But the Jesus of the Revelation stands in the churches. He sees the hearts of people and judges them.
The Jesus of Cebu cannot avenge His people. But the Jesus of the Revelation is a vengeful warrior.
The Jesus of Cebu cannot make any promises for the people of God. But the Jesus of the Revelation is the Word of God. He shall fulfill all of God’s promises when He comes.
The Jesus of Cebu is a little harmless child. But the Jesus of the Revelation is a deadly ruler. He shall strike the nations with the words of His mouth. He shall rule the nations with the rod of iron. He shall tread the winepress with the fury of God’s wrath.
The Jesus of Cebu is a little king. But the Jesus of the Revelation is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is victorious in battle over all the kings of the earth. He will rule with all power and authority over the nations of the world.
Do you believe in the Jesus of Cebu or the Jesus of the Bible? Have you put your faith in the Jesus of the Bible?
I urge you today to bow down before King Jesus, repent your sin, and trust and obey Him. If you do that, you will be able to stand the judgment of King Jesus.