Jesus is LORD. But, in what way is Jesus your LORD? Have you really even thought about it?
The primary usage of the title LORD prior to and during the life of King James was an indication that one bearing that title was the owner of land or other real property.
(Haggai 2:8) The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the LORD.
(Psalms 50:10) For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
(Exodus 19:3-5) And the LORD called unto Moses out of the mountain, saying … all the earth is mine:
The Earth and everything in or upon it belongs to the LORD.
Another household usage of the title indicated that one was the male head of the family, manor or house.
(1 Corinthians 11:3) But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ …
(Ephesians 1:22) And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church (or assembly).
(Colossians 1:18) And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
I have made Jesus LORD over my immediate family just as Father God has made Him the Head over the family of God.
The origin of the word Lord is the Middle English word ‘loverd’ which is the concatenation of ‘loaf ward’ referring to being the holder or keeper of the bread.
(John 6:33) For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven, and gives life unto the world.
(John 6:35) And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life.
(Matthew 26:26, Mark 14:22, Luke 22:19, 1 Corinthians 11:24) Jesus took bread, blessed it, and broke it, and gave to them, and said, take, eat: this is my body.
Jesus is the ward, keeper and guardian of the bread of life, and the holder of the bread from whom you partake of communion.
Did you know that the one that we now know as Jesus was also the LORD of the Old Testament? Most people don’t.
Jesus, according to the first chapter of the book of John, also referred to as the Word and the Light, was there from the very beginning. In the first chapter of Genesis, the Hebrew word for God, Elohiym, is plural and portrays what we call the Trinity of the Godhead right from the beginning.
Everything that was created in the book of Genesis was made by Him and for Him. It all belongs to Him. It was through Him that all life and enlightenment came.
It was He that made the earth and the heavens; created mankind; contracted with Noah to build the ark; appeared to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses; led the children of Israel out of Egypt in pillars of clouds and columns of fire; gave Moses the tablets of stone and set up every legal precedent that He would later need to take our place upon the cross of execution. It was our LORD Jesus all along.
The title LORD is NOT synonymous with King or Saviour.
(1 Timothy 6:15) Jesus, who in his own good timing shall show, who is really the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.
The King is the lifetime ruler of a kingdom, the LORD is the owner of property and head of household in that kingdom, and a saviour is that hero who comes to rescue you, save you or deliver you. Jesus is all three! So, first and foremost, Jesus is my King. Jesus is also my Saviour. And, Jesus is LORD.