On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
Bible luminaries of the past have established themes between the Torah and the prophetic books. Look at, 'Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years', along with, 'Now King David was old and advanced in years' which our sages have put together (Genesis 24:1; 1 Kings 1:1). It seems that the events behind these introductory clauses belong to a cosmic dimension.
In both following narrations, the old patriarchs establish one of their sons as the sole carriers of their dynasty. Both heirs also have an older brother from their father's previous wife, and both older brothers would be jealous for the position of their chosen sibling.
Samuel's narration in the Book of Kings tells us that Adonijah, the oldest of David's sons alive, tried to pull a fast one on his father by organizing his own coronation behind his back. When Bat-Shebah (meaning: Daughter of an Oath) found out, she quickly reminded her old husband of his oath that Solomon should be king after him (leave it to a Mom to stand up for her son to be king). David immediately took action sending Solomon to a coronation ceremony.
The people of Jerusalem were seeing two concurrent coronations and were faced with a choice of leader: the one whom the king had appointed, and the one who appointed himself. The choice was easy to make for those who were loyal to God in the House of David, for only Solomon had with him the king's prophet, the king's priest, the King's mule, and the oil from the Temple for the anointing. All Adonijah had was Joab, David's disgruntled general, and a corrupt priest. When the people who ignorantly followed Adonijah found out they had been fooled, they immediately gathered around Solomon who ushered in Israel a time when everyone sat under their own vine and fig tree, thus foreshadowing the Messianic era that will one cover the earth as the waters cover the sea "; may it come soon, Abba, even in our days" (1 kings 4:25; Micah 4:4).
This is such a repetitive theme. Ishmael contended for Isaac's inheritance; Esau for Jacob's, and Adonijah for Solomon's. Even so now, there is One who from the creation of man contends for Messiah's Kingship over us. Until today, much like Adonijah, he tries to fool the ignorant, the rebellious, and the disgruntled into making him king over them, thus stealing the crown of the Only Legal Heir on the throne of David.
In ignorance, some may get fooled by a counterfeit pretender for a while, but when the true King descends from the Throne of the Father, the Only One whom the Father sends, the One who is also called the Prophet, the Priest according to the Order of Melchizedek; when this True One anointed with the oil of the Spirit and mounted on the vesting of Hashem's authority comes, may we all gather together around Him to give glory, loyalty, and honor.
Long Live the King!