Philippians 2:9-11 ESV
“God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
After the resurrection, the title “Lord,” as applied to Jesus, became much more than a title of honor or respect. Saying, “Jesus is Lord,” became a way of declaring Jesus’ deity.
It began with Thomas’ exclamation when Jesus appeared to the disciples after His resurrection: “Thomas said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ In saying, “Jesus is Lord,” we commit ourselves to obey Him. Jesus asked, “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”
An acknowledgement of Jesus’ lordship is logically accompanied by a submission to Jesus’ authority. A person who says, “Jesus is Lord,” with a full understanding of what that means (Jesus is God and has supreme authority over all things) has been divinely enlightened:
“No one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ except by the Holy Spirit” Make no mistake; “at the name of Jesus every knee should (WILL) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue (will) confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Many will confess it too late at the great white throne of judgment but we have the opportunity and blessing to confess it now in this life. If He is not Lord over all our lives, He is not our Lord at all in our lives, it’s all or nothing!
Father, Jesus is Lord of my life. I give all rights and authority of my life to Him. I confess Him as Savior and Lord!