The Lord Jesus Christ, because of His Godhead, has always had rule over the universe. Yet in His incarnation, God the Father bestowed, or conferred on Him, His Son, the office of King (Luke 1:32; Psalm 2:6). His office as King, or His Lordship, is what every believer bows to first, His right to rule over them. So His kingship commences in the hearts and lives of those who truly bow to and come by faith to the Lord Jesus Christ. After His resurrection, the Father turned over the reigns of this universe and all that is in it, to His Son, to dispose of, to govern, to reign over till all His enemies are made His footstool and the last enemy is destroyed (I Corinthians 15:25 - 27; Matthew 28:18).