[A Testament of Jehoshua]

prepared by Don R. Hender

To come to fully understand and appreciate all the scriptures which speak of the Lord God being our King, one needs know the nature and who our Lord God is. So first un undisputed definition of our Lord God needs to be establish. And from that definition, to which no argument will be taken, then one can and will see the whole of the matter of how our Lord God is King and what the full implications of his Kingship are.

Who Is Our Lord God?

Our Lord God is the Great Jehovah of the Old Testament, who is the same as the Lord Jesus Christ of the New Testament, and also the Lord God and Redeemer of all mankind as so further revealed and atested to as the Lord God of the remnant of Joseph, which remnant lives to fulfill the covenant of Abraham by bring the fulness of the Gospel to the world, every nation, kindred, tongue and people who ever have, do or will live on this earth as testified to in the Book of Mormon as a part of the stick of Joseph.

Before the foundation of the earth, the Great Celestial God of the Celestial Heavens presented to his spirit children the Plan of Eternal Progress, also known as the Plan of Salvation. This plan require one from among his children to be selected, called and chosen to stand in the stead of the Father in all things as the Father would remain in His Celestial Heaven and He would call upon one who would act in his stead. A Grand Council in Heaven was held and the heir of the Father, who was Jehovah the firstborn spitit son. The Celestial Father anointed his Son, empowering him with the powers of God to be our Great High Priest, the Temporal Creator, the Almighty Spirit God of the Old Testament era standing as and representing the Father in all things, the only path and way, the Redeemer, Savior, Deliever, Mediator, Intercessor, and Advocate of mankind as Jehoshua Messiah, that is 'Jehovah Deliverer the Anointed One', that is Jesus Christ of the New Testament, whose mission was to take upon himself the sins of the world of all those who would call upon his name, follow him and live his commandments. By the fulfillment of that antoment, our Lord God was established successfully as the one and only way that man can return to the heavenly realm from which they 'fell' following Adam and Eve into to this temporal probationary temporal would created by the hand of Jehovah as directed by Elohim his and our Father as presented in the first verses of John chapter one.

And as our Lord God, standing in the stead of the Father, and as our temporal creator, and by his atonment, he stands to redeem all that he has created. He is the Lord God of this world and he will return again to rule and reign on earth in the Millennium as our LORD and KING and also as OUR JUDGE unto Eternal Life. And this was and is the cause, purpose and glory of God, to bring to past the immortality and eternal life of man. There was, there is and there will ever be no other way given but through Jesus Christ our LORD and KING, who is the same as Jehovah. I can not, I will not dispute it for it is what is. As he stated to Moses from the glory of the flaming bush, I AM THAT I AM. At that time he destroyed all the Gods of the Egyptians, proving his power over all things. Under the direction of the Father, he our Lord God created the temporal heaven and earth and all that in them are. The Father empowered him and by that priesthood empowerment he does rule over all things in glory and that glory he return to his father as they are one, in mind set, purpose, authority, and glory. And the son and the father share all names and positions of authority excepting that which extends to Elohim only, as being the Spirit Father of the spirits of man. This is who our Lord God, our King, is and their is no other beside him who stands in the calling and position on the right hand of the Father of the Celestial Heaven.

Our Lord Is King

Now to perhaps the lesser business of looking at the various scriptures that have reference to our Lord King and coming to understand them better now that we understand and know just who he is and what the grand design of his purpose is. Isreal knew who their God and relatively positioned to the world, who their King was. It was Jehovah, the Spirit God that led them out of the captivity of Egypt as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and of the ancient fathers before them all the way back to Adam. And the prophet of our Lord God, knew, understood and taught that he would condescend and take upon himself the body of a man in order to deliever and save his people in the meridian of time. Not all the people would believe the prophet, and they and their leaders would mock, imprison and even kill the prophets of God because of their disbelief. And they would turn from the God and King and desire but a king of this world like unto the nations round about them. One of the positional ancestors of the Messiah to come was even named with God's rightful position in mind. That was Elimelech, whose name means 'God is King' or 'The Lord is my King'. And that about the time that Israel would rebell in that they would have the prophet Samuel install to them a king, which Samuel under the permission of God did in the man Saul of the tribe of Benjamin.

He would would replace Saul as King, David, would sing praise to God which would praise God as the 'King of Glory'. And here now we can read and fully understand one of David's great hymns of our LORD GOD and KING. Remember, it is Jehovah who is the same as Jesus Christ, who as the anointed Spirit God directed by the father who created the heavens and the earth:

A Psalm of David

    THE earth is the LORD‘s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
    For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
    Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?
    He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
    He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
    This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
    Lift up your head, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
    Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
    Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
    Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

      ~ Old Testament | Psalm 24:1-10

And here a modern composition elaborates upon it well:

"King Of Glory" [By Third Day] Who is this King of Glory that persues me with his love And haunts me with each hearing of His softly spoken words My conscience, a reminder of forgiveness that I need Who is this King of Glory who offers it to me Who is this King of angels, O blessed Prince of Peace Revealing things of Heaven and all its mysteries My spirit's ever longing for His grace in which to stand Who's this King of glory, Son of God and son of man His name is Jesus, precious Jesus The Lord Almighty, the King of my heart The King of glory Who is this King of Glory with strength and majesty And wisdom beyond measure, the graceous King of kings the Lord of Earth and Heaven, the Creator of all things Who is this King of Glory, He's everything to me The Lord of Earth and Heaven, the Creator of all things He is the King of glory, He's everything to me Writer(s): Johnny Mac Powell, Bradley B. C. Avery, Mark D. Lee, David Carr, Samuel Tai Anderson

Also, "King of Glory" lyrics by Chris Tomlin:

"King Of Glory" Lift up your gaze Be lifted up Tell everyone How great the love The love come down From heaven's gate To kiss the earth With hope and grace Sing Who is this King of Glory? The Lord, strong and mighty Lift up your hands Be lifted up Let the redeemed Declare the love We bow down At heaven's gate To kiss the feet Of hope and grace There is one God He is Holy There is one Lord Over everything There is one King He is Jesus King of glory Strong and mighty You are the King of Glory The Lord, strong and mighty

This could continue on, but surffice it to say there are many modern songs of praise under the name of 'King of Glory'. Even Handel is the 'Messiah' draws upon Psalm 24:7-10 under 'Lift Up Your Heads'.

The theme of Jesus being the King of Glory is abundantly alive in Christendom. Whether in sincere worship, for money gain or a combination of both, the emotional theme of proclaim Jesus Christ as our King of Glory resounds with witness and testimony to Our God. Here is an unindorsed example of what may be found. Enjoy the messages! Worhsip our God. Understand that it does speak of him who is Jehovah and Jesus Christ, who one in the same person. Don't let it cancel out the Person of our Father in Heaven, who even Jesus Christ prayed to, worshiped and drew upon for the blessings of Heaven. Jesus as Jehovah was and is our 'Ministering God' under the direction of Elohim. Jesus is and was the temporal creator of heaven and earth as well as he who formed the temporal bodies of Adam and Eve [Book of Mormon | Ether 3:15-16 (10-16)] under the direction of the Celestial Father in Heaven whose names and glory they both share though being two separate beings, Father and Son. And remember that our God of this world is Jesus Christ/Jehovah as so called and ordained by the Father to act in the stead of the Father in all things as so typed and shadowed by the very Old Testament order of the temple and priesthood ordinances performed then (Lev. 16:32).

Now we move to the next scriptural offering concerning the Lord our King. As Israel had forsaken their Heavenly King Jehovah for a man to be their King, they also fell into various depths and periods of apostasy. This was Israel turning away from God, but in their condition and various states of discomfort of turning from God, they would appeal to God with that leading question of Psalm 74: "O GOD, why hast thou cast us off for ever?" In turth it was not God who was turning from them and casting him off, it was that they had turned from God and no longer enjoyed his many blessings that he bestowes upon the righteous. In that Psalm comes this declaration of understanding who God is and what he had done:

    For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.
    Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.
    Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
    Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.
    The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
    Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.

      ~ Psalm 74:12-17*

'Elimelech' — God is my King. A number of those of Israel would retain their faith in God and remember his name and who it was to them. Even in Christ time the people were looking for God's son to come, the Messiah, the promised King of Israel. But as was commonly the fact of the matter both the ruling body of Israel and many of it people had forgot their God. And as a whole Judah did reject their King and the rulers of the Jews protested when Pilate place the name inscription upon the cross in three languages concerning Jesus being 'The King of the Jews'. But even though they dispelled and would 'disbelieve the cause of God, that is Jesus Christ, their King, even the Kings such as Herod would follow the tradition and have his learned advisers confer with him. And it cause Herod to put to death all the male babies in Ramah, which included Bethlehem, from the age of 2 and down in order to attempt to kill the rising King of Israel, Jesus Christ.

* NOTE: The Psalms did draw upon ancient scripture and tales of the people, many of which we do not have in the remainig Biblical scriptures of our day. It would be of some interest to know of the foundational stories which braking the heads of dragons and distrubing in pieces leviathan to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness were about. Certainly there are many things we do not know concerning ancient times that did not survive as to be explained in the Bible though referenced.

    PRAISE ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
    Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
    Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
    For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will abeautify the meek with salvation.
    Let the saints be joyful in aglory: let them bsing aloud upon their cbeds•.
    Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a atwoedged• sword in their hand;
    To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
    To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
    To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

      ~ Old Testamenent | Psalm 149:1-9

Wether this is a prophecy of the future of an event in the past, it is of interest the the 'congregation', presumably of the church, was referenced here as 'saints' much the way we term ourselves 'saints' of the latter day. And certainly the seasonal musical presentations in the Tabernacle and Conference Center speaks aptly to our sing and even dancing our praises of worship with timbrel and harp to our King. And there is a significance to the phrase 'Let Israel rejoice in him that made him'. For whether the pronoun 'him' refers to 'the Father making the Son [him]' or our 'Lord Jesus as Jehovah making of those of Israel [him]' the essence speaks of divine truths not often taught directly today in the world.

    NOW when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
    Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
    When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
    And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
    And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
    And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

      ~ Matthew 2:1-6

It may be well to note that though the Jewish New Testament makes of Bethlehem of Juda in the here referenced Old Testament prediction of Bethlehem being the birth place of the Christ, in Micah 5:2, that Old Testament scriptural record which was referenced stated: 'Bethlehem Ephratah' and that which was stated concerning 'Judah' was to the effect that 'although it was set among the thousands of Judah, yet out of Bethlehem Ephratah' shall come forth the ruler of Israel.' In one such reading and consideration that such as Elimelech was an Ephrathite [meaning Ephraimite] and that the section of Bethlehem where Christ was born was Ephratah [Ephraim], it speaks to the understanding that Christ would be of the house or Ephraim, which even the Jews accused him of being a Samaritan. (see Messiah ben David ~ Messiah ben Joseph). Now Bethlehem was the burial place of 'mother Rachel' the beloved wife of Jacob who was the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. And though Joshua divided the major borders of the twelve tribes a site such as Bethlehem which has special significance would be divided per who had rights to live there. Initially Jerusalem and that even Rachel's sepulchre was in the border of Benjamin at a placed named Zelzah (1 Samuel 10:2). Whether Zelzah at Rachel's tomb was contiguous with the borders of Benjamin from Jerusalem south or just an arranged holding by the tribe of Benjamin at the tribal mother's tomb is not clear. But certainly Joseph and his heir son Ephraim would also have such a right to hold a land claim at Joseph's mother's tomb as well. Certainly a place named by Micah as Bethlehem Ephtatah speaks to it as does the fact that the family of Elimelech were Ephrathites speaks to it as well. This is discussed in some extended detail in the already referenced work entitled 'Messiah ben David ~ Messiah ben Joseph.' And it seems of interest that the name 'Ephratah' was dropped from the reported prophecy by the Jews who hated anything Samaritan or of Ephraim.

The Wise men of the east have been speculated about as to why they would travel so far and also know of the birth of the coming King of Judah or Israel. Some speak to them being of those Jews who remained in the east and did not return from their Babylonian captivity. And there are such. Certainly they seem to be 'Jewish' as they speak of Christ being 'the King of the Jews.' That Christ was associated with the Jews and not all of Israel speaks to the fact that the Kingdom of Israel was carried away into captivity and is said to have been 'Lost', and therefore it had been considered that thus Judah had prevailed. That fact and the resolve as to how to account for the connections of the House of David is likely that topic which is sorted out from the Jewish perspective—the Jews being the keepers, tranlators, compilers and editors of the Jewish 'Bible' record—be resolved as stated in 1 Chronicals 5:1-2. There it would seem that from the Jewish perspective the determined to continue to recognize the House of David 'Heir-ship' rights to the covenant through Joseph and his sons being the 'firstborn of Israel' 'BUT' they determined that the 'genealogy' would be kept according to David's blood line which was through the surogate performing Boaz the Jew, even though Obed had been born by right to the house of Elimelech and Mahlon and that Obed was raised as the 'son of Naomi' the surviving wife of Elimelech (see Ruth 4:17 (1-17)).

    AND the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.
    And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar•, saying that he himself is Christ a King.
    And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.

      ~ New Testament | Luke23:1-3

In this reference Jesus is said to have stated directly that he was both the Christ and he was a King. And thus followed Pilate's enquiry if Jesus was a King. Now whether Jesus would have himself so directly stated it, it certainly speaks to the understanding that the 'Jews', likely their leaders' had that Jesus was indeed outwardly considered to be the Messiah the King of Israel and the King of Glory sung of by David in the Psalms. And it is a witness against the wicked Jews who crucified Jesus, that they did have an understanding of exactly who he was, 'the anointed of the Father, the King of Israel.' And it further is evidence that they understood all that he had stated in front of them, that Jesus bore witness to them as to his identity. And it should go to that often argued question where some condend that Jesus never did say that he was the Christ. Jesus did set forth before the Jews exactly who he was in a manner that they did well understand. He was that King of Glory, that king whose Elimelech's own name was testament to, which King was the King Jehovah as well as King Jesus Christ of both the New and Old Testaments. He was the one and only King of Israel, even the God of this world, Jesus who was Jehovah; Jehovah who was Jesus. And in John's account of Pilate's interview, Jesus did continue on and explain to Pilate that 'His Kingdom is not of this world..." (John 18:36 (33-40)). And in John's account Pilate offers to the Jews that he release unto them 'the King of the Jews' (see John 18:39). And thus the Jews denial of their God and their King was complete.

In the Book of Mormon, the Lord speaking directly to the prophet Nephi reveals himself as to being a king, both of heaven and earth. Read and follow:

    And this land shall be a land of liberty unto the Gentiles, and there shall be no kings upon the land, who shall raise up unto the Gentiles.
    And I will fortify this land against all other nations.
    And he that fighteth against Zion shall perish, saith God.
    For he that raiseth up a king against me shall perish, for I, the Lord, the king of heaven, will be their king, and I will be a light unto them forever, that hear my words.

      ~ Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 10:11-14

Now here to Nephi, the Lord is speaking of the time of the Gentile to come. And the declaration that there will be no kings upon this land (American) 'who shall raise up unto the Gentiles. And in that discussion the Lord, who is Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament era in that Old Testament time, to Nephi declares that he is 'the king of heaven'. This is not that he is king over our Heveanly Father, but tht he does have a kingdom in heaven, which would have been given him by the Father, over which he is king and that would related directly unto us of this earth. The he further reveals to Nephi that he, Jehovah, the Spirit God of the Old Testament era will be 'their king' refering to the Gentiles of the latter day. And that does refer to both his position in heave and on earth, as he is the same as Jesus Christ, who in the Millennial era will stand as King, even the promised King David of that latter era. This leave no room for a faithful LDS member to teach that Jesus is not the same as Jehovah and visa versa.

    And I have made the earth rich, and behold it is my footstool, wherefore, again I will stand upon it.
    And I hold forth and deign to give unto you greater riches, even a land of promise, a land flowing with milk and honey, upon which there shall be no curse when the Lord cometh;
    And I will give it unto you for the land of your inheritance, if you seek it with all your hearts.
    And this shall be my covenant with you, ye shall have it for the land of your inheritance, and for the inheritance of your children forever, while the earth shall stand, and ye shall possess it again in eternity, no more to pass away.
    But, verily I say unto you that in time ye shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be your king and watch over you.
    Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws when I come, for I am your lawgiver, and what can stay my hand?

      ~ Doctrine and Covenants | Section 38:17-24

In the Doctrine and Covenant is speaking to the saints the Lord as the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ states that he will be there king and watch over them when he comes again. He further gives them promise of further blessings which seem to be timed to be at his second coming, which makes this of some interest to consider what the earth and this land will be like as the Lord's comeing.

    Brethren, shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward and not backward. Courage, brethren; and on, on to the victory! Let your hearts rejoice, and be exceedingly glad. Let the earth break forth into singing. Let the dead speak forth anthems of eternal praise to the King Immanuel, who hath ordained, before the world was, that which would enable us to redeem them out of their prison; for the prisoners shall go free.

      ~ Doctrine and Covenants | Section 128:22

Speaking in prophetic scripture to the church, Joseph Smith has given us this scriptural reading. It speaks of the fact that even before the world was, that is before the foundation of the earth, that Jehovah as King Immanuel—that is our heveanly king chosen from among us the spirit children of the Father for that is what Immanuel is given to mean— did establish the very plan that would enable us to redeem the dead out of the spirit prison. That mean, which should be of no surprise, that all the temple ordinances and system of proxy would for the dead was established to be even before the world was. This means that all was thought out organized, planned and establish down to every detail concerning that plan of salvation for the children of God. And what is further interesting to understand is that here Joseph Smith has just given us that 'limitation' upon which Jesus/Jehovah was King of Heaven, that is he was King in Heaven in his position as being our King Immanuel, as our King selected from among us the spirit children of God the Eternal Celestial Father of us all in spirit.

Though it is alluded to and spoken to in scripture as we have here so done with the 'King of Glory' found that word which applies to Jesus Christ who is the same as Jehovah, no where is it given more plainly than through the prophet Joseph Smith in his inspired translation of the Bible in a part of the writings of Moses, which have been lost to the Jewish Bible. In what is a part of that inspired Bible, it is also place as the book of Moses in the Pearl of Great Price. It is the very words which Jehovah spoke to the man Enoch concerning the Lord as King and other matters as well.

    And the Lord said: Blessed is he through whose seed Messiah shall come; for he saith—I am Messiah, the King of Zion, the Rock of Heaven, which is broad as eternity; whoso cometh in at the gate and climbeth up by me shall never fall; wherefore, blessed are they of whom I have spoken, for they shall come forth with songs of everlasting joy.

      ~ PofGP Moses | Moses 7:53

Moses is writing from either such as the record of Abraham or some inspired source such as was in the days of Enoch. The verse here is a part of a discussion between Enoch and the Lord concerning the fate of man. Enoch has seen the flood of Noah to come and is upset over the lose of mankind including those of his own posterity who would not be translated and taken to heaven with him as part of the city of Enoch. Noah and his family are those who will survive the flood and Noah is he who is a descendant of Enoch. Basicaly Jehovah is revealing to Enoch that the Messiah would be borned through and of the seed of Enoch. Then he states plainly to Enoch, "I am Messiah, the King of Zion ...". Here is a direct scriptural statement that the God of the Old Testament is the same as the Messiah, even who is Jesus Christ, whose name as Jesus Christ has come up previously in Enoch's writings which Moses included in his book but which was lost to the Bible and restored to our knowledge and understanding though the Prophet Joseph Smith. Thus it is solidly 'Mormon Doctrine' that Jehovah is the Messiah, even who is named as Jehoshua - Jehovah - Deliverer (or Savior). And again here Jehovah himself declares that he is 'the King of Zion'.

Now some consider Zion to be a realtively 'new' name clasification applying to God's people, Jehovah's people, given to him as his responsibility and calling by God the Celestial Father of Heaven, our Spirit Father. But it is not. Like many such names they have been so founded and used and named since the very foundations of the world. Zion has been given as both a place location of where the people of the Lord will gather. And it has been given to mean and be that group of mankind who are pure in heart and the people of the Lord themselves. Thus whereever two or three are gathered together in Christ's name then there is Zion. And as the 'King of Zion' Jehovah is stating that he is our king, King of the people of the Lord. He is our King - we are his subjects.

Now there are many more scriptural references to our Lord God as King. They are found in the Topical Guide under, 'Jesus Christ, King". Here I will give that listing with the 'short liners' concerning them. Certainly there are likely more, some not by the name king but by some other name which does conceptualize the same such as our 'lawgiver' or 'ruler'. In the short report here give there is much learned and given. Within the other scriptures referenced there should be more and further to learn about our Lord our God and King. The very consideration of 'King David' our Millennial King is a topic in and of itself that could be extracted.

In parting a thought concerning the 'Theocracy of God'. Scholarly men of the world will have much to say concerning a 'theocracy' form of government, that is a government ruled by God, church or religion. Those are men of the world, most of whom have very little understanding of God. God's government is based in truth and the principle once taught by Joseph Smith when he said, "I teach them correct principles and they govern themselves." Such is our God's 'theocracy'. We have nothing to fear of it, no more than living by the laws of truth and eternal life. Certainly in God's Heaven there is not need for a police force or prison. And a freer and happier people we will never be as we will be in and of God's Kingdom. In fact in one scripture there is even a hint that in God's Heaven there really is not a thing as a 'king' in the form and manner thought of by those of the world. We will all have become of one mind, heart and manner is the light and truth of the life of eternity. I, a mere human, can think of no better way of expressing it just now.

TOPICAL GUIDE JESUS CHRIST, KING See also Jesus Christ, Millennial Reign
1 Sam. 12: 12 when the Lord your God was your king. Ps. 24: 7 King of glory shall come in. Ps. 47: 7 (Zech. 14: 9, 16) God is the King of all the earth. Ps. 89: 18 Holy One of Israel is our king. Ps. 95: 3 Lord is a great God, and a great King. Ps. 149: 2 children of Zion be joyful in their King. Isa. 6: 5 (2 Ne. 16: 5) mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Isa. 33: 17 Thine eyes shall see the king. Isa. 43: 15 your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King. Isa. 44: 6 Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer. Jer. 10: 10 Lord . . . is the living God, and an everlasting king. Jer. 23: 5 King shall reign . . . execute judgment. Zech. 9: 9 (Matt. 21: 5; John 12: 15) thy King cometh unto thee. Mal. 1: 14 I am a great King, saith the Lord. Matt. 2: 2 Where is he that is born King of the Jews. Matt. 5: 35 Jerusalem . . . city of the great King. Matt. 25: 34 King say . . . Come, ye blessed. Matt. 27: 11 (Mark 15: 2; Luke 23: 3; John 18: 33) Art thou the King of the Jews. Matt. 27: 37 (Mark 15: 26; Luke 23: 38; John 19: 19) This is Jesus the KING of the Jews. Luke 19: 38 Blessed be the King that cometh. John 1: 49 Son of God, thou art the King of Israel. John 6: 15 Jesus therefore perceived that they would . . . make him a king. John 19: 3 Hail, King of the Jews. John 19: 14 Behold your King. Acts 17: 7 there is another king, one Jesus. 1 Tim. 1: 17 unto the King eternal, immortal . . . be honour and glory. 1 Tim. 6: 15 King of kings, and Lord of lords. Rev. 15: 3 true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Rev. 19: 16 (Rev. 17: 14) on his thigh a name written, KING of kings. 2 Ne. 10: 14 Lord, the king of heaven, will be their king. Mosiah 2: 19 how you ought to thank your heavenly King. Alma 5: 50 Behold the glory of the King of all the earth. D&C 45: 53 they lament because they persecuted their king. D&C 45: 59 Lord shall be . . . their king and their lawgiver. D&C 128: 22 anthems of eternal praise to the King Immanuel. D&C 128: 23 seas and dry lands tell the wonders of your Eternal King. Moses 7: 53 I am Messiah, the King of Zion.

PS: Such a consistancy as this could an uneducated plow-boy for hire named Joseph thought up?

rev 13 November 2015