Jesus Christ is the wisdom of God in Proverbs, the word of God (in John); He’s the Lord, and God! (Luke 4:8)
Generally speaking, a lord is someone with authority, control, or power over others; to say that someone is “lord” is to consider that person a master or ruler of some kind. In Jesus’ day the word lord was often used as a title of respect toward earthly authorities; when the leper called Jesus “Lord” in Matthew 8:2, he was showing Jesus respect as a healer and teacher (see also Matthew 8:25 and 15:25).
However, 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!’” (John 20:28). From then on, the apostles’ message was that Jesus is Lord, meaning “Jesus is God.”
Peter’s sermon on the Day of Pentecost contained that theme: “Let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah” (Acts 2:36). Later, in Cornelius’s house, Peter declared that Jesus is “Lord of all” (Acts 10:36). Note how in Romans 10:9 Jesus’ lordship is linked to His resurrection: “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
The statement “Jesus is Lord” means that Jesus is God. Jesus has “all authority in heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18). He is Lord of the Sabbath (Luke 6:5). He is “our only Sovereign and Lord” (Jude 1:4). He is, in fact, the Lord of lords (Revelation 17:14).
Jesus referred to Himself as “Lord” many times (Luke 19:31; John 13:13, to mention a few). And when we compare the Old Testament with the New, we find several times when the “LORD” (Yahweh) of the Hebrew Bible is equated with the “Lord Jesus” by the apostles. For example, Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the LORD is good,” and that passage is alluded to in 1 Peter 2:3, except there Jesus is the “Lord” who is good. Isaiah 8:13 says that “the LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy”; in 1 Peter 3:15 we are commanded, “In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy” (ESV).
Amazingly, the Lord Jesus left His exalted position in heaven and came to earth to save us. In His Incarnation, He showed us what true meekness looks like (see Matthew 11:29). Just before His arrest, Jesus used His power and authority to teach us humility: “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet” (John 13:14). The last will be first, according to our Lord (Matthew 19:30).
Jesus is the son of GOD (John 3:16, 17:3, Matt 27:54, Mark 1:1, 5:7), He is God – one with GOD! (John 10:30), He is God and also Man; just as we are gods and men (John 10:34).
Satan knows that Jesus is His Lord (in Luke 4), yet try to tempt him because he was now in the form of a man (with hope that the son of man – Jesus will fall for his deceits and temptations, but Jesus reminded him of the scripture never to tempt his Lord, his God) – Luke 4:8. This is another proof that Jesus is God; He said it again for emphasis in Luke 4:12 (if it wasn’t true, the accuser of brethren, Satan, will not obey, and wouldn’t flee).
So, in the form of man, Jesus is the son of God (John 3:16) – His mission on earth: to save men from the captivity of the devil, and to reconnect men back to God.
Jesus is Lord (meaning Jesus is God) In Heaven, and here on earth where men and the devil dwells (Matt 4:7,10), the devil knows this!
Practically, He was sent to save man (the sinners) on earth; while on earth, he prayed to God the father, and steadily interceding on behalf of man at the right hand of the father, after his death and resurrection on earth.
God is Trinity: God the father, God the son (Jesus), and God the Holy spirit. The 3 are the same, well represented in the beginning of creation, and now!
God (Jesus and the Holy spirit) practically was in control in the days of old (God led the Israelites, before choosing Moses and others to be the physical leaders, prophets, priests and kings). Jesus also was in action in the old testament as revealed in the book of Daniel (when the 3 Hebrews boys were thrown in the furnace of fire – they became 4, Jesus was the fourth, physically revealing himself to the king in the old testament). Likewise in the old testament, The spirit of God (the Holy spirit was upon David when he was anointed as King). One way or the other, the Trinity was revealed in both the old testament and new.
The surname our father bear, as sons we bear also. Jesus is GOD and Lord over all; He’s given all powers; that at the mention of His name, every knee must bow, and every tongues confess…
Oliseh – @OlisehMusic