The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. 14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; 15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. Acts 3:13-15 KJV
Jesus is the Prince (Author) of life. This word “Prince” is the Greek word “archegos”, which means: a chief leader; author; captain; prince; one who stands at the head or at the beginning of a list or rank. “Prince” is capitalized, denoting that He is the Head or Chief Prince.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. Isaiah 9:6-7 KJV
Jesus is the Prince of peace. The Hebrew word for “Prince” used here is “sar” means: a head person (of any rank or class); captain (that had rule); chief (captain); general; governor; keeper; Lord; ([-taskmaster, prince (-ipal), ruler; steward.
And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
Daniel 8:25 KJV
Jesus is the Prince of all princes. No one can prevail against Him. He is the ultimate Ruler. It is better to be for God than against Him. God’s power and justice will always prevail; therefore, no matter how powerful His enemies may seem, we should never lose hope or give up our faith. No one can prevail against Almighty God.
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. Daniel 9:25 KJV
Jesus is the Messiah, the (Anointed) Prince. The Hebrew word for Prince, used here, is “nagiyd” meaning: a commander (as occupying the front), civil, military or religious; generally (abstractly, plural); captain; chief; excellent thing; (chief) governor; leader; noble; prince; (chief) ruler. Messiah – “mashiyach” – means: anointed; usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint); specifically, the Messiah.
Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:31 KJV
Jesus is a Prince and a Savior. Only He has the power to forgive sins.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Hebrews 2:9-10 KJV
Jesus is our Captain (Prince, Author) of Salvation. Jesus came to earth, not for His own glory, but to serve and to suffer and to lay His life down for others. He did not suffer for His own salvation, but for ours. Through perfect obedience, He was made a complete sacrifice for us. He is the author of our salvation and the Captain, or Prince, of it. He brought it into being and He is in charge and control of it now. He gives it to all those who believe in Him.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2 KJV
Author (Prince) and Finisher of our faith. There is a great cloud of witnesses – heroes of faith that we could look up to, but the Bible tells us to look to JESUS, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
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, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:5-6 KJV
Jesus is the Prince (Leader or Ruler) of the kings of the earth. The Greek word here for Prince is “archon” meaning: a first (in rank or power); chief (ruler); magistrate; prince; ruler. Jesus is the first to rise from the dead. Other people had risen from the dead – brought back to life through the ministries of the prophets, Jesus and the apostles – but they all died again later. Jesus was the first one who rose from the dead in an immortal (imperishable) body, never to die again. His resurrection makes Him the Prince and Ruler of the kings of the earth with the power to make us kings and priests under His authority.