When was jesus established king?

Jesus never came to establish a kingdom on earth.


Although the Kingdom of God is not yet established on earth, Jesus established Himself as its King when He successfully rejected all of Satan's temptations and rebuked him in the end... and Satan obeyed Him and left.

It wasn't until THEN that Jesus' earthly ministry could start, and He began to preach the coming Kingdom of God - BECAUSE IT NOW HAD A KING TO RULE IT!

In his brief summary, Mark says, following Jesus' baptism: "...immediately the Spirit driveth Him into the wilderness. And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto Him. Now after that John was put into prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God..." (Mark 1:12-14).

Jesus was the qualified King of His coming Kingdom from that point on... though no one knew it. He even testified of it to a group of hypocritical Pharisees who demanded of Him to produce the Kingdom He was promising:

"...the Kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:20-21)

This unfortunate translation in the King James Version of the Bible has caused a lot of misunderstanding over the centuries. To even imagine that Jesus Christ would tell a bunch of hate-filled, murderous, hypocritical Pharisees who are out to kill Him that they have the Kingdom of God is within them is absurd, to say the least.

The correct translation of Jesus' statement should be: "For, behold, the Kingdom of God is in the midst of you."

In the Bible, the word "king" and "kingdom" are synonymous with each other, as demonstrated in Daniel 2 when Nebuchadnezzar is told that the gold head of the metallic man in his dream was he, himself:

"...Thou art this head of gold..." (Dan.2:38).

In the next verse: "...and after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee..." (verse 39) - Daniel refers to the next king as a "kingdom."

As the king is, so is his kingdom... and vice versa.

It's with this understanding that Jesus spoke to the Pharisees. Not that the Kingdom of God, which they wanted to see, was within them and therefore out of sight... but that He, Jesus Christ Himself, WAS THE KINGDOM OF GOD STANDING RIGHT THERE IN THEIR MIDST... and they couldn't see it.

Jesus is established King of kings and Lord of lords.