Bible Correspondence Course Lesson 5
EVERY king is CROWNED in a coronation ceremony. Jesus is no exception! He, too, will be crowned as Supreme Ruler — as “KING of kings.” And He will rule over this whole world for 1000 years!
Yet almost no one understands HOW or WHY!
Christ Born to be King
Consider, for a moment, what the angelic messenger said to Mary, the mother of Jesus: “Thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great … and THE LORD GOD shall give unto Him the THRONE OF HIS FATHER DAVID: and he shall REIGN over the house of Jacob forever; and of His KINGDOM there shall be no end” (Luke 1:31-33).
Jesus was BORN TO RULE. He was born to REIGN over the nations of earth. Remember what He said to Pontius Pilate? “Pilate therefore said unto Him, ‘Art thou a KING then?’ Jesus answered, ‘Thou sayest that I am a KING. TO THIS END WAS I BORN, and for this CAUSE came I into the world …’” (John 18:37).
Not Yet Crowned
We learned in Lesson 3 that Jesus QUALIFIED to become ruler of this earth by conquering Satan. But Jesus Christ did NOT, at His FIRST coming over 19 centuries ago, replace Satan. He was NOT crowned King. Instead, He was crucified!
Jesus was born to be a king, though He did NOT then assume the responsibility of that office (John 18:36). But He is COMING AGAIN — this time as “KING OF KINGS” to bring the world PEACE and PROSPERITY!