The Ruler of Kings on Earth

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Revelation 1:5

In his invocation, John calls upon all three members of the Trinity to let grace and peace rest on the seven congregations to whom Revelation was written. The One who is and who was and who is to come is God the Father. The seven spirits who are before his throne is the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. It was in His first coming that Jesus served as the faithful witness and, through His resurrection, became the firstborn of the dead.

Did Jesus become the ruler of kings on earth in His first coming? Has Jesus been reigning over the kings of the earth for the past 2000 years? Is Jesus presently reigning and ruling in righteousness over President Putin of Russia, President Rouhani of Iran, President Bashar Al-Assad of Syria, President Obama of the U.S.? Is Jesus, at this time, ruling the kings of earth?

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