Strong’s concordance tells us that the Greek word “kurios”, which is translated “Lord”, means, “supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title):– God, Lord, master, Sir.” The Scriptures declare with utmost authority that Jesus Christ is Lord!

John the Baptist, who was a fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah, said: “I am ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Make straight the way of the Lord.”’” (John 1:23 [Isaiah 40:3]) In the upper room discourse with His apostles, Jesus declared: “You call me Master and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.’” (John 13:13) When the risen Jesus appeared to Thomas, he exclaimed, “‘My Lord and my God!’” (John 20:28). Peter’s message on Pentecost included this important doctrinal statement regarding Jesus Christ: “ ‘Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made this same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ.’ ” (Acts 2:36)

It is by virtue of the atoning sacrifice of The Lord Jesus that grace is provided for the salvation of man (Romans 5:8-11). The gift of salvation (Romans 6:23) magnifies the grace of God. “‘But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we (Jews) shall be saved, even as they (Gentiles).’” (Acts 15:11).

The proclamation of the heavenly hosts is: “‘You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and for Your pleasure they are and were created.’” (Revelation 4:11) When Jesus Christ returns to set up His millennial kingdom on earth, He will bear the title, “King of kings and Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:16).

The Lord Jesus is calling us to repentance (2 Peter 3:9) and faith in Him (Acts 20:21). The message of Scripture is that Jesus Christ is Lord. Is He your Lord? (Luke 6:46)