42. v. The reason why the Lord is called "King" and "the Anointed," is that He was the Messiah, or Christ; and "Messiah" or "Christ" means the king and the anointed. This is why, in the Word, the Lord is meant by "king," and also by "David," who was king over Judah and Israel. That the Lord is called king" and "Jehovah's anointed," is evident from many passages in the Word:
The Lamb shall overcome them; for He is Lord of lords and King of kings (Rev. 17:14).
He that sat upon the white horse had on His vesture a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords (19:16).
It is from the Lord's being called a "king," that heaven and the church are called His "kingdom," and that His advent into the world is called "the Gospel of the kingdom." That heaven and the church are called His kingdom, may be seen in Matt. 12:28; 16:28; Mark 1:14, 15; 9:1; 15:43; Luke 1:33; 4:43; 8:1, 10; 9:2, 11, 60; 10:11; 16:16; 19:11; 21:31; 22:18; 23:51. And in Daniel:
God shall set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever (2:44).
I saw in the night visions, and behold one like the Son of man came with the clouds of the heavens. And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should worship Him; His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed (7:13, 14, 27).
That His advent is called "the Gospel of the kingdom," may be seen in Matt. 4:23; 9:5; 24:14.