What does “Jesus is Lord” Really Mean What It Says?
Jesus is Lord is one of the most radical realities of Christianity. It means that He is the Supreme Ruler over ALL. Is that not a radical concept?
Jesus was commissioned by the Father to come to earth, destroy the works of the Devil, and restore that which was lost. Jesus OBEYED everything the Father told Him to do. When Jesus left the earth He gave His followers the same commission He had received from the Father – Go reconcile the human family to the Father, destroy the works of the Devil, and restore that which was lost. Proclaiming Jesus as Lord means we are to OBEY what He commands us to do. You are not saved to go to heaven: You are saved to bring heaven to the earth. Matthew 6:10 — “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
IS THE SAYING “JESUS IS LORD” JUST A CHRISTIAN SLOGAN, OR IS THERE GREATER MEANING TO THAT PHRASE?
PHILIPPIANS 2:9-11 — “Therefore God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, and at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, or those who in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
COLOSSIANS 1:16-20 — “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on the earth, visible of invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created by Him and for Him, and He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also the head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good please for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things unto Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on the earth of things in heaven.”
MATTHEW 4:23 –“And Jesus was going about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every kind of sickness among the people.”
MATTHEW 6:33 –“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.”.
MARK 8:27 — “Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?”