King of the Jews
The wise men followed a very special star to the land of Israel asking, “Where is He that is born King of the Jews?” When they found Him in Bethlehem, they came worshipping and gave Him valuable gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh that no doubt sustained the family when they escaped to Egypt. When Jesus was born, they laid Him in a manger—a feeding trough for animals. It was the very first KING size bed. Jesus had a very special birth—unique and one of a kind.
It has been said that there are only four ways people have been born:
1. Adam—Created by God without a mother.
2. Eve—Created from Adam without parents.
3. All Mankind—Born as descendants of Adam and Eve.
4. Jesus Christ—Virgin born without an earthly father.
Jesus asked the Pharisees, “What think ye of Christ? Whose son is he?” The Pharisees were only partially right when they said, “The son of David.” Your answer to that question will help determine your eternal destiny. Jesus Christ is the Son of God! To deny that fact is disastrous for your soul! Yes, Jesus is the King of the Jews, but He is also King of kings.
King of Kings
At His first coming, King Jesus came as a servant, and as a baby was put to bed in a manger. But at His second coming, King Jesus will come as rightful Owner and Ruler of the earth. With might and power the armies of the world are destroyed in the Battle of Armageddon (Revelation 19), and as He returns John recorded that He has a vesture and on His thigh a name written, “King of Kings, and Lord of Lords” (Revelation 19:16). There will be no mistake as to who is the Saviour of the world and Ruler of heaven and earth.
Christmas is more than a time to remember that Jesus came once. It is a time for us to remember His promise that He said, “I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3).