The Good Confession
"Pilate... summoned Jesus, and said to him, 'You are the King of the Jews?' Jesus answered, 'My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting, that I might not be delivered up to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not from here.' Pilate therefore said to Him, 'So You are a king?' Jesus answered, 'You say that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.'"
John 18:33, 36, 37
"I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate...
...He who is blessed and only Sovereign, the King of those who reign as kings, and Lord of those who rule as lords... To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen."
1 Timothy 6:13, 15, 16
Ruler of the Kings of the Earth
(Handbook 3, Article 43)
Proclaiming the Excellencies of the King
"My heart is astir with a good theme;
I am saying my works to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Thou art fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured through Thy lips;
Therefore God has blessed Thee forever.
Gird Thy sword on Thy thigh, O Mighty One,
In Thy splendor and Thy majesty!
And in Thy majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Thy right hand teach Thee awesome (or fearful) things.
Thy arrows are sharp; The people fall under Thee;
The arrows are in the heart of the King's enemies.
Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Thy kingdom.
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Thy God, has anointed Thee
With the oil of joy above Thy fellows.
All Thy garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made Thee glad."
A Portrait of the King
"And I saw heaven opened; and behold a white horse and He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True; and in righteousness He judges and wages war. And His eyes are a flame of fire, and upon His head are many diadems; and He has a name written upon Him which no one knows except Himself; and He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood; and His name is called 'The Word of God.'
And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the wine of His fierce wrath.
And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords."
"It is not enough that we know Jesus as the Lamb of God and as the Savior of the world; we must know Him also as God's Christ, God's King, God's Judge. When we see Him as Savior, we say 'How lovable!' When we see Him as Monarch, we say, 'How terrible!' and fall prostrate at His feet..."
"...God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and every tongue confess (acknowledge) that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Pertinent Questions for the Volunteer
Has the Lord made Himself known to me as King?
"...no one can say, 'Jesus is Lord,' except in the Holy Spirit."
1 Corinthians 12:3
Have I set up His throne of authority in my heart?
"...work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure."
Philippians 2:12, 13