Examining 1Timonty 6:16 ASV
who only hath immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power eternal. Amen.
Was Jesus inherently immortal before he was resurrected by his God? Considering that Christ actually died, how could it be said that he now is immortal. Is there a verse that show that we mortals can be immortal too? (1 Corinthians 15:54) shows us that Paul wrote that we should seek to put on incorruption/incorruptibility, and "this mortal shall have put on immortality" but this immortality is not inherent in us. Romans 6:9 and Revelation 1:8 show that Jesus was not immortal before his death. Despite being called the king of kings and lord of lord in this verse, the difference between God and Jesus is obvious. God alone is inherently immortal. Nobody gives God immortality.
Who is the only potentate in 1 Timothy 6:16
The context of the verse in question is comparing Jesus with human rulers, Jesus is king of those kings and lord of those lords, As Daniel 7:14 shows these kings and lords of nations will serve him. In addition, none of these kings and lords have been resurrected and given immortality. Thus, Jesus alone was immortal in comparison with human kings and lords.
"dwelling in light unapproachable; whom no man hath seen, nor can see:"
Jesus now dwells in unapproachable light after his ascension to heaven and no physical human eyes will see him. Acts 9:3-8 show how Paul was blinded by the light from heaven when Jesus revealed himself to him.
Daniel 7:14 ASV
And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations, and languages should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Romans 6:9 ASV
knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death no more hath dominion over him
Revelation 1:18 ASV
and the Living one; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades
1 Corinthians 15:54 ASV
But when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory
Examining the phrase "king of kings and lord of lords" being applied to Jesus.
Jesus was made lord by Jehovah as Psalms 110:1 show. If he is made lord and is now called lord of lords, does that make Jesus God, does that identify Jesus to be the God that he worships because he was called lord of lords? If king of kings always refers to God, is Artaxerxes God? Ezra 7:12. Is Nebuchadnezzar God too? Ezekiel 26:7
Ezra 7:12 ASV
Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect and so forth
Ezekiel 26:7 ASV
For thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I will bring upon Tyre Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and a company, and much people
Psalm 110:1 ASV
A Psalm of David. Jehovah saith unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, Until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
It was Jesus' God who made him lord as Acts 2:33-36 show but nobody Makes God lord. Psalm 110:1 shows the difference between the LORD YHWH and Jesus lord adoni. The 1st LORD in Psalm 110:1 is Jehovah/YHWH. The second lord is translated from the hebrew word adoni. Adoni is a title which never refers to God. Peter narrated God's plan based on the truth of Psalm 110:1 in Acts 2:33-36 Being therefore by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye see and hear. For David ascended not into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet. Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly, that God hath made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified.
Jehovah (YHWH) God made Jesus lord but nobody makes God lord.
The Lamb in Revelation 17:14 is Jesus. The Father is still the God/Father of Jesus in Revelation as Revelation 3:12 show. The Lamb of God (Jesus) in the book of Revelation has God and the Lamb is not God. The Lamb has been slain, Revelation 5:6 but God cannot be slain.
Revelation 5:6 ASV
And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth
Does Jesus being called "king kings" and "lord of lords" identifies him as God because God is also called King of kings and Lord of lords? It was Jesus' God who made Jesus "king of kings" and "lord of lords". 1 Corinthians 15:27, Hebrews 1:9 Nobody makes God God.
1 Corinthians 15:27-28 ASV
For, He put all things in subjection under his feet. But when he saith, All things are put in subjection, it is evident that he is excepted who did subject all things unto him. And when all things have been subjected unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subjected to him that did subject all things unto him, that God may be all in all.
Hebrews 1:9 ASV
And when all things have been subjected unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subjected to him that did subject all things unto him, that God may be all in all.
Who is "King of kings and Lord of lords"? God or Jesus? 1 Timothy 6:13-16 vs. Revelation 17:14
The King of kings and Lord of lords in 1 Timothy 6:13-16 and Revelation 17:14 is Jesus, not his God.