Recently the body of Ethiopia’s King Haile Selassie was reburied. He had
claimed to be descended from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. He was
revered as a god by the Rastafarian sect. During his lifetime he was called The
King of Kings!

A few years ago the Shah of Iran was deposed in a revolution and shortly afterward
he died from cancer. His full title was Shah N’ Shah which means King of Kings!

The Greek historian Siculus wrote about a statue of King Ozymandias found in
Egypt which is said to be the largest statue ever found in that country. Percy
Bysshe Shelley wrote a poem about that ruined statue and its inscription:
“My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings. Look on my works ye mighty and
despair.” And that is all we know of Ozymandias!

But there is only one real King of Kings. He is described in the dramatic passage
in Revelation 19. He is called King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He alone
deserves the title.

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About The Author

Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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