Lord of the World
Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.
We’ve seen that the present-day ministry of Jesus Christ is multifaceted. Jesus hasn’t retired since He ascended into heaven. He’s not gone on vacation. Instead, He’s active in the world. And He’s active in our lives.
The lordship of Jesus over the entire world went into effect when God the Father raised Christ from the dead and enthroned Him in heaven. At that moment, Jesus of Nazareth became this world’s true Lord—Lord of heaven and earth, possessing all authority.
All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. (Matt. 28:18)
However, Jesus will someday return to this earth and take His rightful place as King of the world, putting all enemies under His feet. When this occurs, everyone will acknowledge His absolute lordship:
For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Phil. 2:9–11)
Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time. (Acts 3:19–21; see also Acts 2:32–36)
by Frank Viola Author