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Ruler of Kings

In the  Book of Revelation , Jesus is called the “ Ruler of the Kings of the Earth ,” a declaration made in the  PRESENT TENSE . His present sovereignty over the Earth and its nations is based on his past death and resurrection,  NOT  on any hereditary rights, economic power, or military might. He sits on God’s Throne as the slain “ Lamb ” where he reigns over all things as the result of his submission to an unjust death.

Redeeming the Nations

The  Book of Revelation  presents images that are often jarring and paradoxical, visions that do not conform to popular expectations about how God works or where His redemptive purposes will end. His goals in subjugating His enemies and judging the nations differ radically from many traditional notions and so-called “ human wisdom .” Just as his contemporaries did not understand Jesus of Nazareth, so, too, we often fail to comprehend the “ Slain Lamb ” and how he reigns from the Throne of God.