So I want you to know that no one speaking by the Spirit of God will curse Jesus, and no one can say Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit. – (1 Corinthians 12:3)
Jesus is Lord
As we think of God as Father, Son, and Spirit, our minds quickly become overwhelmed. God is greater than our greatest thought and more complex than our most insightful moment can help us comprehend. But there is a truth that I believe we can all understand.
The Spirit will never lead us to say anything untruthful or unholy about God — as Father, Son, or Holy Spirit.
The Spirit of God convicts us of the truth, gives us insight into truth, and empowers us to declare truth. To be able to confess Christ as Lord with a heart full of faith is both a declaration of our commitment and testimony to God’s grace. The Holy Spirit unlocks our minds and empowers our hearts to confess Jesus as Lord!
John 3:16-17 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
Colossians 1:15 says, “He [Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” Jesus provides eternal hope, through God’s grace, for everyone who believes He is Lord.
God loves the world and all He has created. However, people have chosen to separate from God through our sins. Jesus provides the bridge for us to receive God’s grace of forgiveness for our sins and fulfill the hope of eternal life. This was the purpose of Jesus Christ and why Jesus is Lord.
Jesus led a life that was completely obedient to God; something we cannot do regardless how hard we try through our will power or by the level of wisdom we possess. Everyone has sinned except Christ; He was perfect in love. This is only something God can be. Jesus performed over 23 documented and witnessed miracles over nature, overcoming death and powers of healing that have never been matched or done in the history of the world.
Jesus had powers that only God could possess. He had the ability to predict the future as indicated in the book of Mark, verse 14:72 and the book of Matthew, verse 16:18. Jesus honored God throughout every event in His life. He was humble and gentle mirroring God’s Spirit. This is further proof why Jesus is Lord.
So friends, have no doubt : Jesus is Lord, our God.
Father in heaven, because of your grace and the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus, I confidently confess that Jesus is Lord. Jesus is Lord of all things, seen and unseen, and I want him to be Lord of my heart as I seek to live the lifestyle of your Kingdom. I know my ability to do any of this comes as a gift from your grace and the leading of the blessed Holy Spirit. I offer you — Father, Son, and Spirit — my thanks! Amen.
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