“Ba dad ba da da I’m lovin it!”
Surely, you all are familiar with the famous Mcdonald’s slogan?
Or how about, “Have it your way” ?
I can definitely appreciate a whopper from Burger King.
We have all kinds of slogans, jingles, and catcphrases that run rampant through our mind throughout the day.
How about this one?
“Jesus is Lord”.
This simple slogan is often said idly without any true attention to the significance of the motto.
“Jesus is Lord” is an ancient creed that is reaffirmed time and time again, especially in Pauline texts such as: Romans, Philippians, and Colossians.
As a matter of fact, acceptance of this slogan has an eternal bearing on the direction of man.
It is a saying that simply needs to become more than a saying and be incorporated into an unshakable foundation of truth in our life.
In Romans 10:9, Paul shows that this truth is tightly woven into the essence of the Gospel and salvation.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved”.
When we live by the slogan, “Jesus is Lord”, we live in the acknowledgment that Jesus is 100% man, 100% God, and this truth is only evident by the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:3 states that, “Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.”
We also acknowledge Christ as Lord.
But what does this mean in a practical context?
Lord is not just some archaic term used in medeival times to depict a noble.
It describes a complete ruler over a domain with unquestionable authority.
In our personal lives, that domain is our personal lives. Our soul, spirit, mind, and body.
No one or no other thing is able to be Lord over this. Only Jesus our Lord is able to preserve us into eternity.
1 Thessalonians states,
“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Only Christ can preserve us and only Christ is worthy to be feared as Lord. He makes this evident in His Earthly ministry when He claims in Matthew 10:28,
“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell.”
Considering this, take time and consider carefully the slogan, “Jesus is Lord”.
Not only considering this lightheartedly, but with the intention of applying this slogan with a matter of trust and belief.
We hope this message is enriching and affirming!