Who is this King of Glory?
In this sermon we will be looking at Jesus Christ as the Lord of Host and King of Glory from the viewpoint of the visit by the wise men when Jesus was born. The wise came to Jerusalem in search of a King to worship and they did find him but not exactly as they had expected. No one in Jerusalem was aware that he had even been born. As a matter of fact, they had to research to answer the question of where he was supposed to be born.
Who was the King of Glory?
By carefully studying the scriptures of the Old Testament and prophesies of Daniel the wise men knew that there was a promise of a great king that would be ruler in Israel.
Who is this King of Glory? The Lord of Host (Psalm 24:10)
Jesus was the promised King:
- Isaiah 9:6-7 (Unto us a child is born and unto us a son is given)
- Zech 9:9 & Luke 19:35-40 (King come in on a colt the foal of an ass)
- John 19:33-38 (Pilate and Jesus’ conversation about Jesus being King)
- John 19:19 (Written and placed over him on the cross)
- Revelation 19:11-16 (Jesus is KING of KINGS and LORD OF LORDS at 2nd Advent)
Who was the King of Glory to those in his day?
1) To Herod he was a threat (Matthew 2:12,16)
- Many today view him as a threat to their rule or way of life.
2) To the soldiers that crucified him he was just another criminal (John 19:23-24)
- There are many today with the same view of indifference toward Jesus.
3) To the Leaders and those who crucified him, he was a joke and disgrace (Mark 15:29-32)
- Many mock Jesus still today.
4) To the repentant thief he was the only hope (Luke 23:40-43)
- Jesus is still the only Hope for salvation today (John 14:6)
Who is this King of Glory to you? Master or Lord there is a huge difference.
Many called him master (Luke 19:35) but only a few called him Lord (John 20:28). You can choose to call him Lord today because all will call him Lord one day, but then it will be to late (Philippians 2:9-11).