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The Great Confession!

March 13, 20127 Comments

“The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all” (Act 10:36 NKJV)

“and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”. (Php 2:11 NKJV)

Its been 12 years now since I bowed the knee and confessed Jesus as Lord. Unfortunately, I lived a good portion of life having not confessed Him at all.  Just hearing about Jesus, until one day that changed and I knew Him for myself.  Now all Christians have had that day, some can mark it on a calendar or others just reminisce in what it means for them.  However, us recognizing Jesus as Lord personally and individually is just the tip of the iceberg to the reality of Jesus being Lord of all.

We need to know of God’s precious and unchanging love, and we need to tell of the blessings that’s in store for us in Jesus, but right up there at the top with God’s love needs to be a clear understanding of the Lordship of Jesus.  Jesus is Lord of all, that first and foremost means that there is nothing that is not under Jesus’ rule.  This is probably the biggest point of confusion, because there are so many that don’t recognize Jesus as Lord, that we can begin to think He’s not lord over them.  Remember, the earth is the Lords, and all its fullness the world and those that dwell there in (Psa 24:1).  They don’t confess Him as Lord, but Jesus’ authority to reign over all creation is because He owns it, He created it, and lastly He died for it.

Jesus’ reign is not subjugated to when we realize it, we’re just late in coming to the truth that He is Lord, and has always been.

I love the word “all”, I rejoice over it when I think about how Jesus has paid for “all” of my sins, or when I think of God’s promise to make “all” things work together for good for me (Rom 8:28).  Likewise, when I think about Jesus being Lord of “all”, Lord over every inhabitant in the earth, under the earth and in heaven, even the ones who deny His existence, I simply rejoice in the exaltation of my King!

 Worship begins with a big God, and a highly exalted Jesus, and ends with a little i.

The message of Jesus’ Lordship in the midst of a world that is over throwing, disavowing, and despising authority seems more problematic, and even like a hindrance to advancing the gospel.  There couldn’t be nothing further from the truth; Jesus Lordship is a message of peace, and a message of reconciliation.  The scripture above say’s God sent a word to the children of Israel, “preaching peace”, not war, not hate, but peace.  Second, Jesus as Lord is reconciling everything that was disobedient and out of natural order to God, back into order and obedience, at which point He will turn the Kingdom back over to the Father. (Col 1:20, 1 Co 15:24-25)

We can believe in our hearts and confess with our mouths unto salvation, but also let us give the great confession, that Jesus is Lord and give glory to God the Father!

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  1. Yevette says:

    What a beautiful reminder of the glory of our God. Be blessed!

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