The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 2:11 ~ The Advent of Jesus Christ, Pt. 4 ~ The Announcement to the Shepherds, Pt. 3 ~ Jesus is Savior, Christ, Lord, Pt. 2

Vol. 18, No. 10 – March 10, 2019
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The Gospel of Luke
Chapter 2

Vs. 11

Luke 2:11, “For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

In this verse, the angel gave the shepherds the meaning of Jesus’ name in three important titles: Savior, Christ, Lord!

  1. ) “Savior,” speaks to Jesus as the Savior; redeemer or deliverer from our sins.
  2. ) “Christ,” speaks to Jesus being God’s anointed Messiah.
  3. ) “Lord,” speaks to Jesus being sovereign God.

With His Messiahship in view as the legitimate and eternal King of Israel, “Christ” also refers to His Divine commission. As such, CHRISTOS is part of Jesus’ three royal patents. His three royal titles are emphasized in His name “Lord Jesus Christ.” Two of the three are given to us in this verse.

1. His first royal patent is seen in His title as “Lord,” KURIOS, which we will note below, and refers to His Divine Royalty as “the Son of God” or JEHOVAH (YHWH) ELOHIM in the Hebrew of the OT. This is the royalty of His deity, by virtue of the fact that He is eternal and infinite God.

a)  This is Christ’s eternal and infinite relationship with the godhead. Jesus Christ is eternal God. He has all the attributes of God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. He is coequal and coeternal with them. As the manifest person of the Trinity, our Lord wears the crown of Divine royalty, 1 Tim 6:14-16; cf. John 1:18; 6:46; 10:38; 14:10-11; 1 John 4:12.

b) The title for His Divine royal patent is Son of God. This royalty has no beginning and no end. All Bible doctrine comes from His Divine royalty.

1 Tim 6:14-16, “…until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.”

2. His second royal patent is seen in His name “Jesus,” which like SOTER means Savior, emphasizing the strategic victory of the cross, resurrection, ascension, and session, Heb 1. This is His Human Royalty as “the Son of Man” that also refers to His Battlefield Royalty: the royalty of His hypostatic union by virtue of His strategic victory at the Cross.

a) This royalty is a result of the strategic victory of Christ in the Angelic Conflict.

b) By living in the prototype Divine power system, our Lord was qualified by impeccability to go to the cross and be judged for our sins. That judgment is the beginning of the strategic victory of our Lord. It was followed by His resurrection, ascension, and session at the right hand of the Father. The cross was the greatest battlefield in history!

c) This battlefield royalty makes Jesus Christ the ruler of elect angels and regenerate mankind, Col 1:20; 2:14-15; Heb 2:14-15.

d) The battlefield royalty was given to our Lord Jesus Christ as a verbal commission: “Sit down at my right hand.”

Heb 2:14-15, “Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.”

3. His third royal patent is seen in His title CHRISTOS translated “Christ” meaning, “Anointed one / Messiah.” This is His Jewish Royalty as “the Son of David,” who is the legitimate and eternal King of Israel. This is the royalty of His humanity by virtue of the virgin birth, incarnation, and First Advent.

a) The royal patent of our Lord’s humanity is the virgin birth, resulting in His humanity.

b) At the point of His virgin birth, our Lord Jesus Christ became Jewish royalty, directly descendant from David and Bathsheba in the tribe of Judah, the family of Jesse. Mary is descendant from their son Nathan. Joseph is descendant from their son Solomon; Joseph being Jesus’ legal but not real father. Mary’s line from Nathan is recorded in Luke; Joseph’s line is recorded in Matthew.

c) As Jewish Royalty, our Lord fulfilled the Davidic covenant. In resurrection body in hypostatic union, Jesus Christ will reign forever as the Son of David.

Therefore, the royalty of the Lord Jesus Christ is seen in His name, KURIOS IESOUS CHRISTOS. The three emphasize His Divine, Human, and Jewish Royalty; as the Son of God, the Son of Man, and the Son of David; as the Sovereign, Savior, Messiah with emphasis on His authority as the “King of kings, Lord of lords; the bright morning star,” 1 Tim 6:15; Rev 17:14; 19:16; cf. Deut 10:17; Psa 136:1-26. “King of kings” gives Christ precedence over human rulers; “Lord of lords” gives Christ precedence over angelic rulers.

Jesus, the Son of Man, united to His name the figure of the Christ, (the Messiah, the Son of David), that was also a Divine title of exaltation in OT apocalyptic thought. The people were familiar with the title “the Son of Man.” To them it was a designation of the Christ / the Messiah / the anointed One. Jesus used the title “Christ” to shatter the national-political concept of Messiah of His day. Our Lord used this expression to make them realize that He had indeed come to rule over the world. But, before coming as the Ruler, He had to come as the Suffering Servant who laid down His life for the sins of mankind, cf. Mat 25:31ff; Mark 8:38; 9:9, 12, 31; 10:33; 13:26; 14:21, 41, 62. Throughout His ministry, Jesus worked to develop His disciples’ faith in this kind of Messiah, Mat 16:13f.; Mark 8:27f.; Luke 9:18f.; John 4:25-26; 15:13.

John 4:25-26, “The woman said to Him, ‘I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.’ 26Jesus said to her, ‘I who speak to you am He’.”

Paul preached Christ, “that He is the Son of God,” Acts 9:20. This title is used in its Messianic and official sense, founded on Psa 2:7; cf. Mat 16:16; John 1:49.

Psa 2:7, “I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You’.”

Mat 16:16, “Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Christ (Messiah), the Son of the living God’.” 

John 1:49, “Nathanael answered Him, ‘Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel’.” 

Acts 9:22, implies that in Acts 9:20, Paul preached in order to prove that the Son of God is none other than the Christ, the Messiah. Cf. Mark 8:29; Luke 9:20. 

Acts 9:20, “And immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, ‘He is the Son of God’.”

Acts 9:22, “But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding the Jews who lived at Damascus by proving that this Jesus is the Christ, (Messiah).”

The characteristic description of a redeemed individual is that he is a person “in Christ,” EN CHRISTOS; e.g., 2 Cor 12:2; Eph 1:1, 3; 2:6, 10. This speaks to our eternal union with Christ, being a member of His body, as He is the head. Being “in Christ,” gives us privilege to live the unique spiritual life of the Church Age.

Finally, all the prophecies of “the Christ,” look toward historical fulfillment in Jesus, at either His First or Second Coming. As such, the historical Lord Jesus Christ is, “King of kings, and Lord of lords,” Rev 19:16, and “the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end,” Rev 22:13.

Therefore, the name “Christ” points to Him as the fulfilment of the promises of God and the One who was anointed in perfect manner by God Himself to be the great Prophet, Priest, and King: the Divine Messiah and Savior in hypostatic union. As such, He is also “the Lord.”

3. ) The third title for Jesus in this passage is “Lord.” Therefore, the Anointed Messiah and Savior is also the Lord. “Lord,” speaks to Jesus being sovereign God. “Lord,” is the Greek Noun KURIOS, κύριος that means, “owner, master, supreme ruler, or lord.” It is from the noun KUROS that means, “might or power.” BDAG notes, “its primary meaning relates to possession of power or authority, in various senses: ‘strong, authoritative, valid, ruling’; then to that which is preeminently important principal, essential.” (A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.) They also note several subset definitions: 1) One who is in charge by virtue of possession: owner. 2) One who is in a position of authority: lord or master.

In the ancient world, as is today, KURIOS was an expression of profound respect. It often was used in antiquity for emperors. In classical Greek, KURIOS was sometimes applied to the gods, but it was not usually a divine title. That did not happen until the later Hellenistic period when the Oriental emperors over the Greek people took the title for themselves, according to their custom. Later, some Roman emperors also employed the title KURIOS to themselves, as they also promoted the notion of emperor worship and considered themselves divine. Here is where the term came to have religious connotations. For the early church, since they were unable to acknowledge such “gods” like the Roman Emperors, they often met severe persecution from the official government of Rome.

Nevertheless, this was a title used for Jesus Christ in a unique sense in the NT, Acts 2:36; 10:36.

Acts 10:36, “The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all).”

In reference to Jesus Christ, “Lord” refers to His deity with emphasis on His authority as the “Lord of lords and King of kings,” Deut 10:17; Psa 136:1-26; 1 Tim 6:15; Rev 17:14; 19:16.

The Lord Jesus Christ was referred to by Israel in the words of Deut 4:6: “SHAMA ISRAEL, ADONAI ELOHENU, ADONAI ECHAD,” translated, “Hear O Israel, the Lord (Jesus Christ) is our God, the Lord (Jesus Christ) is one.” Not only referring to Jesus Christ, it also emphasizes the Trinity. In the Bible, both OT and NT, Lord is used for all three members of the Trinity, who are one God because of their shared and equal essence, yet three persons in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each person of the Godhead, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is called KURIOS.

In the Septuagint, LXX, HO KURIOS, “The Lord,” was used for the Hebrew Tetragrammaton, “four letters,” YHWH. It uses KURIOS more than 9,000 times. The term is also equivalent to the Hebrew ’ĀDHON, and BA‛AL, and the Aramaic term MARE, which all mean “lord.” But first and foremost, KURIOS denotes God’s name as is depicted by the tetragrammaton YHWH. As such, KURIOS occurs more than 6,000 times in the Septuagint of the OT for YHWH, “Lord.”

First in Genesis, we see all three in one speaking at the creation of man, Gen 1:26, “Let Us make man in Our image.”Note:  The change to pitch (12) and font (1) must be converted manually. Therefore, more than one person in the godhead is involved. Then in Gen 3:22, at the fall of man we see the three in one speaking again, “Then the LORD God said, ‘Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever’.”

Later, in Psalm 110, we see David speaking regarding his offspring that would be Lord and the relationship between God the Father and God the Son as they both are “Lord.”

Psa 110:1, “The LORD (God the Father) says to my (David’s) Lord (Jesus Christ): ‘Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet’.”

So, we see that God the Father is Lord, Isa 48:16, “Come near to Me, listen to this: From the first I have not spoken in secret, from the time it took place, I was there. And now the Lord GOD (God the Father) has sent Me (God the Son), and His Spirit (God the Holy Spirit).” Cf. Psa 2:7.

Scripture also calls God the Holy Spirit Lord:

Gen 6:3, “Then the LORD said, ‘My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”

2 Cor 3:17, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

Judges 3:10, “The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel. When he went out to war, the LORD gave Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand, so that he prevailed over Cushan-rishathaim.” Cf. Judges 6:34; 11:29; 13:25; 14:6, 19; 15:14; 1 Sam 10:6; 16:13-14.

Jer 1:9, “Then the LORD (YHWY) [God the Holy Spirit] stretched out His hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘Behold, I have put words in your mouth’.”

The prophesy of the ministry of the Spirit to Christ is found in Isa 11:2, “The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him (Jesus Christ), the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and strength, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.” Cf. Isa 61:1.

Acts 5:9, “Then Peter said to her, ‘Why is it that you have agreed together to put the Spirit of the Lord to the test? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out as well’.”

Acts 8:39, “When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him, but went on his way rejoicing.”

And, in our study, we see that Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Son of Man is also Lord.

Thomas called Jesus both Lord and God when he saw Him in His resurrection body in John 20:28, “Thomas answered and said to him, ‘my Lord, and my God’.”

In many of the opening and closing salutations, Jesus is called Lord.

2 Cor 13:14, “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”

In the giving of our spiritual gift by the Holy Spirit, we see our ministry, in which we apply our gift, is given to us by the Lord Jesus Christ and must be executed in response and respect to Him, 1 Cor 12:4-6.

1 Cor 12:4-6, “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord (God the Son). 6There are varieties of effects, but the same God (God the Father) who works all things in all persons.”

In the NT, calling upon the name of the Lord Jesus, Acts 2:21; 22:16; Rom 10:13; 1 Cor 1:2, was the same language ascribed to those who believed in and worshiped the true God of the OT, Gen 4:26; 12:8; 2 Kings 5:11; Joel 2:32a.

Gen 4:26, “To Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh. Then men began to call upon the name of the LORD.”

Joel 2:32, “And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD will be delivered; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who escape, as the LORD has said, even among the survivors whom the LORD calls.”

Acts 2:21, “And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Rom 10:13, “For whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

1 Cor 1:2, “To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.”  

When the angel used this title to announce the birth of Jesus, it carried with it all the OT connotations of the Lord God of Israel, who Jesus was. The entire Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts serve to explain the nature of Jesus’ authority and Lordship, as well as the extent of the exercise of His power in overcoming sin and the forces of evil, showing the power and authority of our Lord over sin, Satan, and the angelic forces.

In the NT, of the more than 700 times “Lord” occurs, over 200 are in Luke’s writings and nearly 280 in Paul’s. Sometimes it refers to men as masters and owners. But, like the OT, it functions as the title of God who Jesus is. That is why of all His titles or names, KURIOS is the one most frequently applied to Jesus Christ.

When we have “Lord Jesus,” it chiefly refers to the elevated and glorified Christ. The title is used in the NASB 100 times in the NT. Of that 63 are “Lord Jesus Christ,” leaving 37 references to just “Lord Jesus.” It is a title which God has given Him in response to His saving work, Phil 2:5-11.

Phil 2:9-11, “For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

In comparing Mat 17:4; Mark 9:5; Luke 9:33, “Lord” is also used for Jesus in regard to being our master and teacher, where it is equivalent to RABBI. This is the scene post “Transfiguration.” Cf. John 13:13-14.

Mat 17:4, “Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah’.”

Mark 9:5, “Peter said to Jesus, ‘Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah’.”

Luke 9:33, “And as these were leaving Him, Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, (EPISTATES) it is good for us to be here; let us make three tabernacles: one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah’—not realizing what he was saying.”

John 13:13-14, “You call Me Teacher (DIDASKALOS) and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. 14If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”

Through the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ to the right hand of the Father, God has, “made that same Jesus . . . both Lord and Christ,” Acts 2:36.

Acts 2:36, “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Ever since His resurrection and ascension, Jesus has assumed the role of Lord. The fact that Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of God identifies Him as the authoritative arm of God. He is Lord in the ultimate sense of the word. Although the realization of the authority found in the titles “Christ” and “Lord” would await the resurrection, Acts 2:36, Jesus at His birth was already both Christ and Lord, for the one born to Mary in Bethlehem is the same person who is raised in glory and given the authority to be Lord and Christ.

As Lord, Jesus Christ created and controls the universe. Prior to the incarnation, Jesus Christ created the universe, John 1:3; Col 1:16; Heb 1:10. As God, and now as the God / Man, our Lord Jesus Christ continues  to hold the universe together, Col 1:17; Heb 1:3.

Heb 1:3, “And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” 

Heb 1:10, “And, ‘You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of Your hands’.”

Col 1:16-18, “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.”

As such, we are to be strong in faith in Him. If God could raise Jesus, He can handle our problems too, Eph 6:10.

Eph 6:10, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.”

As we walk faithfully with our Lord, we are to do all unto Him, especially in our prayer life, as we are to pray with confidence in His name, John 14:13-14; 15:16; 16:23-26; Col 3:17; 1 Thes 2:19; 4:2; 2 Thes 1:12.

John 14:13-14, “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”

John 15:16, “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.”

Col 3:17, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”

1 Thes 2:19, “For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?”

1 Thes 4:2, “For you know what commandments we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.”

2 Thes 1:12, “So that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

In Eph 4:5, “One Lord,” refers to the unique person of Jesus Christ as the God / Man. His uniqueness began with His First Advent.

a) “One Lord” means Jesus Christ is the basis for our unity because of His substitutionary spiritual death.

b) “One faith” means we are all saved in exactly the same way, by faith in our Lord.

c) “One baptism” refers to God the Holy Spirit entering us into union with our Lord forever at the point of salvation. We will always be in union with our Lord, documented throughout the NT by the prepositional phrase “in Christ,” EN CHRISTOS.

In the phrase EN KURIOS, “in the Lord,” it refers to the fact that believers are represented as one with Christ, as members of His body, cf. Eph 5:30; 1 Cor 12:27, one spiritual body of which He is the Head, Eph 2:20-21.

Eph 2:20-21, “Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, 21in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord.”

As such, EN KURIOS means:

a) We are to rejoice as we trust in the Lord, 1 Cor 1:31; Phil 2:19; 3:1.

b) We are to walk in the Lord by His power and authority, by means of His Word, Eph 4:17; 1 Thes 4:1.

c) We are to perform our ministry in or through the Lord, meaning through His aid and influence, and by His help, 1 Cor 15:58; 2 Cor 2:12; Gal 5:10; Col 4:17.

d) The basis of our spiritual work is the Lord; in the gospel work of the Lord, because we are one in the Lord, united with Him being His follower, a Christian, Rom 16:8, 11, 13; 1 Cor 4:17; 9:2; Eph 6:21; Phil 4:1; 1 Thes 5:12; Philemon 1:16.

e) We are to do all things in a manner worthy of the Lord, that is, doing things that are becoming of the Lord as Christians. In other words, having honesty and integrity in all that we do, emulating the Lord, Rom 16:2, 22; 1 Cor 7:39; Eph 4:1; 6:1; Phil 2:29; Col 1:10; 3:18.

The Lordship of Jesus is especially related to the Church as the supreme Lord of the Dispensation of the Church. He is the “head over all things to the church,” Eph 1:22; cf. Rom 10:12; Rev 17:14. Christ is, above all else, the Lord of His people, His body. He is “our Lord Jesus Christ,” one of Paul’s most frequently used descriptions of Jesus’ relationship to His people. The Bible constantly encourages us to place every aspect of our life under the Lordship of Christ. “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord,” 1 Peter 3:15. To confess Christ as Lord one must be willing to faithfully carry out His perfect will, Luke 6:46-49.

A false doctrine prevalent today is called “Lordship Salvation”, which says that, “if Jesus Christ is not Lord of all, He is not Lord at all”. This is similar to the old Wesleyan adage, “Christ saves us from sin, not in sin.” This belief is a mixture of justification and experiential sanctification from the Arminian viewpoint held by many Reformers and Covenant Theologians today who are anti-Dispensationalist. This false doctrine claims that if you do not keep Jesus Christ as number one priority in your life, as demonstrated through good works, you are not saved and / or will lose the salvation you once had. Scripture incorrectly used to make these claims include: John 14:15; Heb 12:14b; Eph 5:5; 1 Cor 6:9-10; James 2:14, 17.

We understand these scriptures as having a context that admonishes unfaithful but truly saved people to live their lives as an example to others faithfully in obedience to God’s commands. Lordship salvation is contrary to the grace Plan of God for salvation and a heresy that says Christ’s work on the Cross is not all sufficient for your salvation. It subtly and falsely states you must demonstrate works in order to be saved.

Jesus is the Lord of all, whether man thinks Him to be or not, because of His saving work upon the Cross. Having Jesus Christ as Lord in your life means you have believed upon Him and are obedient to His Word on a consistent basis, 2 Cor 10:5; Eph 4:17; 5:8, 10, 17, 19; 6:7; 1 Peter 1:15.

Just as the servant must be obedient to the master or the worker is to be obedient to his boss, so too should the believer be obedient to the Word of Jesus Christ, i.e., Bible Doctrine. The goal of Christian exhortation is to encourage the believer to place every aspect of his or her life under the Lordship of Christ.

1 Peter 3:15, “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.”

The one confessing Christ as Lord and not doing His will post salvation has built his faith on sand, Luke 6:49. Nevertheless, Jesus Christ is Lord of all regardless of our thoughts and actions. In fact, He is Lord of all members of the human race, believers and unbelievers, and is Lord of all angelic creatures too. That is why scripture tells us, “At the name of Jesus Christ every knee shall bow”,  Isa 45:23; Rom 11:36; 14:11; Phil 2:10-11; Rev 5:11-13, and that He is the “King of kings and Lord of lords,” 1 Tim 6:5; Rev 17:14; 19:16. The reality is that Jesus Christ is Lord whether you keep Him in that position or not.

As Lord, the final judgment of evil and good rests in the hands of Jesus as the Lord of the universe, the world, the Church, the individual, the living, and the dead, 2 Thes 1:7-12. He is Lord of all!

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A PERSONAL NOTE FOR YOU

If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, I am here to tell you that Jesus loves you. He loves you so much that He gave His life for you. God the Father also loves you. He loves you so much that He gave His only Son for you by sending Him to the Cross. At the Cross Jesus died in your place. Taking upon Himself all of your sins and all of my sins. He was judged for our sins and paid the price for our sins. Therefore, our sins will never be held against us.

Right where you are, you now have the opportunity to make the greatest decision in your life. To accept the free gift of salvation and eternal life by truly believing that Jesus Christ died for your sins and was raised on the third day as the proof of the promise of eternal life. So right now, you can pause and reflect on what Christ has done for you and say to the Father:

“Yes Father, I believe that Your Son, Jesus Christ,
died on the cross for the forgiveness of my sins.”

If you have done that, I welcome you to the eternal Family of God!

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