Another doctrine I ran across recently is that Jesus will not be the Messiah the Prince until the second coming. He is the Messiah, but not Messiah the Prince.
Once again, being a Berean, I tested this doctrine against the scriptures and found it flawed.
The following are results of this testing:
Back in the old testament scriptures, Jesus is called many things before he became flesh and was born of a virgin.
In Proverbs 30 it says,
“1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,
2 Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.
3 I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.
4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?”
“...who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?”
God the Father and his son have names.
In Isaiah 42 it says,
“8 I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”
The Father’s name is “The Lord”.
In Isaiah 47 it says,
“4 As for our redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.”
The Son’s name is “The Lord of Hosts.”
In Malachi 3 it says,
“1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.”
Jesus quotes this verse in Matthew 11 and applies it to John the baptist.
In Matthew 11 Jesus says,
“7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”
Notice again in Malachi 3:
“...I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me...”
“...behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.”
So Jesus is definitely the Lord of Hosts of the old testament scriptures.
In Jeremiah 46 it says,
“18 As I live, saith the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts, Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come.”
“...saith the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts...”
In Jeremiah 48 it says,
“15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts.”
“...saith the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts.”
The Lord of Hosts, which is the Lord Jesus Christ, is the King, even during the time of old testament scriptures.
In Psalm 110 David says,
“1 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.”
So here we have two Lords, the first Lord is God the Father and the second Lord is the Lord of Hosts which is the Lord Jesus Christ.
In 1st Timothy 6 Paul says,
“14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;”
Jesus Christ is the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
In Colossians 1 Paul says,
“13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:”
We have been translated into the kingdom of his dear Son.
Jesus has a kingdom and he is King over this kingdom.
In John 1 it says,
“41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.”
Jesus, without a shadow of a doubt, is the Messiah the Prince as recorded in Daniel 9 which says,
“25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.”
In Revelation 1 it says,
“5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,”
“...and the prince of the kings of the earth.”
Jesus is the Messiah the prince of the kings of the earth.
So Jesus is called by many names such as:
The Lord of Hosts
The Holy One of Israel
The King of kings
The Lord of lords
The Messiah the Prince
... to name a few.
Jesus is the first begotten of the dead and the prince of the kings of the earth.
Jesus was the Messiah the Prince even before he was born in the flesh of a virgin.
He will not become the Messiah the Prince at the second coming.
...Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved...