Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A Temporary King

In First Corinthians 10:24-25 we read that Yeshua is only temporarily the King of the Kingdom of God. In the World to Come, after Yeshua's enemies have been humbled, he will deliver that role of Kingship to God the Father.

Is there a name for someone who is temporarily a king in this manner?

I know of some similar ideas, such as regent: an heir of the king who is given the reign "early" before the old king dies, or a person who rules until a young king reaches adulthood. But the duration of a regent's reign is dependent upon the status of the otherwise proper king. Yeshua has a reign whose duration is dependent upon a mission's completion.