one of the three special relations in which Christ stands to his people. Christ’s office as mediator comprehends three different functions, viz., those of a prophet, priest, and king. These are not three distinct offices, but three functions of the one office of mediator. Christ is King and sovereign Head over his Church and over all things to his Church (Eph. 1:22; 4:15; Col. 1:18; 2:19). He executes this mediatorial kingship in his Church, and over his Church, and over all things in behalf of his Church. This royalty differs from that which essentially belongs to him as God, for it is given to him by the Father as the reward of his obedience and sufferings (Phil. 2:6-11), and has as its especial object the upbuilding and the glory of his redeemed Church. It attaches, moreover, not to his divine nature as such, but to his person as God-man. Christ’s mediatorial kingdom may be regarded as comprehending, (1) his kingdom of power, or his providential government of the universe; (2) his kingdom of grace, which is wholly spiritual in its subjects and administration; and (3) his kingdom of glory, which is the consummation of all his providential and gracious administration. Christ sustained and exercised the function of mediatorial King as well as of Prophet and Priest, from the time of the fall of man, when he entered on his mediatorial work; yet it may be said that he was publicly and formally enthroned when he ascended up on high and sat down at the Father’s right hand (Ps. 2:6; Jer. 23:5; Isa. 9:6), after his work of humiliation and suffering on earth was “finished.”
noun 1. a game fish, Scomberomorus cavalla, found in the western Atlantic Ocean.
[king-mey-ker] /ˈkɪŋˌmeɪ kər/ noun 1. a person who has great power and influence in the choice of a ruler, candidate for public office, business leader, or the like. /ˈkɪŋˌmeɪkə/ noun 1. a person who has control over appointments to positions of authority n. also king-maker, 1590s, originally in reference to the 15c. Earl of Warwick.
noun 1. one of the marks composing a hallmark, consisting of the head of a leopard, formerly a crowned head. [mahrk] /mɑrk/ noun 1. one of the four Evangelists: traditionally believed to be the author of the second Gospel. 2. the second Gospel: to read aloud from Mark. 3. King, Arthurian Romance. ruler of Cornwall, […]
[king-uh v-ahrmz] /ˈkɪŋ əvˈɑrmz/ noun, plural kings-of-arms. 1. a title of certain of the principal heralds of England and certain other kingdoms empowered by their sovereigns to grant armorial bearings. noun (pl) kings-of-arms 1. the highest rank of heraldic officer, itself divided into the ranks of Garter, Clarenceaux, and Norroy and Ulster. In Scotland the […]