Prince Of The Kings Of The Earth

Grace be unto you, and peace…from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.  Revelation 1:4-5
 
The apostle John addresses the book of Revelation to seven churches of Asia Minor, whose members were undergoing persecution by the Roman authorities. John wanted these believers to understand that he was not writing under his own authority but under the command and direction of Jesus Christ, the Prince of the Kings of the Earth.
 
Earthly rulers, such as the emperors of the Roman Empire, come and go. But Jesus is an eternal King, not a temporary monarch who rules for a few years and then is replaced by another. Jesus stands above and beyond all the kings of the earth. 
 
Other titles of Jesus that are similar in meaning to this title are King of Kings (Revelation 19:16) and King over All the Earth (Zechariah 14:9). If Jesus is the world’s supreme King, there is no doubt that He has the right to reign over His church and in the lives of those who claim Him as their Savior and Lord.