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His Majesty: Confessing Jesus Christ is Lord

Exodus 15:18

The Lord shall reign for ever and ever.


I wish to discuss an essential truth that binds us all as followers of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a truth as profound as it is pivotal - the affirmation and confession that Jesus Christ is Lord.


Now, this confession is not merely a set of words we utter during our worship services, but it is the very foundation upon which our faith stands, the very core of our spiritual life. It is an affirmation that shapes our lives, guides our paths, and gives meaning to our existence. From the moment we arise at dawn until the second we rest our heads at night, this truth guides us, steers us, and continuously reshapes us.


Paul, in his letter to the Romans, chapter 10, verse 9, made a profound proclamation: "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." Brethren, let it not be lost upon us that believing in the heart and confessing with the mouth go hand in hand. It is a spirituality that is holistic and embodied—it involves our entire being.


Confessing Jesus as Lord means acknowledging His total lordship over our lives. It means surrendering to His Holy guidance in our actions, words, and deeds. We submit to His authority, relinquishing control, trusting His divine plan, and surrendering our anxieties and fears at His holy feet. Jesus tells us in Luke 6:46 this is more than idle lip service: “And why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and not do the things which I say?”


Furthermore, declaring Jesus as Lord signifies our resolve to live according to His teachings, upholding love, compassion, humility, and forgiveness as the pillars of our existence. It means loving our neighbours as ourselves, forgiving those who have wronged us, and living a life of service and dedication to others.


My dearest brothers and sisters, confession of this truth is not just lip service but a life choice. It is a commitment, an act that may, at times, be counter-cultural and difficult. The world may present us with numerous temptations and challenges, but we must stand steadfast in our faith, anchored in the confession that Jesus Christ is Lord.


Remember the words in Philippians 2:10-11: "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Do we not, then, in confessing Jesus as Lord, bring glory to our Heavenly Father?


It is, therefore, incumbent upon us as Christians to be courageous in our confession, not only in our private prayers but also in our public lives. We ought to proclaim Jesus as Lord in our homes, workplaces, communities, and everywhere we go, for this confession brings light to the dark corners of the world and ushers in the kingdom of God.


Beloved in Christ, the journey towards continually confessing Jesus as Lord may not be easy. Indeed, it may require us to pick up our cross daily and follow Him in obedience. But be assured that the path that leads to Christ is the path that leads to eternal life.


Let us therefore pray fervently for God's grace to strengthen us, that we may be ever firm in our confession of Jesus Christ as Lord. And as we confess, let our lives be a testament to this truth, radiating the love, peace, and joy that come from recognizing and proclaiming Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.


May the Lord guide us, strengthen us, and bless us as we strive to live out this confession each day of our lives. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, we pray, Amen.