Reposted, with permission, from Randy White Ministries.
Question: Is Jesus the King for all of us or only for Israel? – Bob, Minnesota
Dr. White’s Answer …
First, let’s take a look at the Scripture.
At the beginning of Jesus’ life, He was called King of the Jews.
Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. (KJV, Matthew 2:2)
At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, He was called the King of Israel.
Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. (John 1:49)
At the crucifixion, Jesus was called King of the Jews.
Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews. (John 19:21)
Paul praises Jesus as the King eternal.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Timothy 1:17)
Paul said that Jesus will someday be presented as King of kings.
That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; (1 Timothy 6:14–15)