This past Lord’s Day, we considered some of the scope of Christ’s reign, as displayed in Acts 9:32-12:25. There are many powerful implications for believers within this glorious reality that Jesus Christ is Lord of ALL.
Because He is Lord over all disease and death, we can be comforted in knowing that eternal life and ultimate healing is our inheritance. There is coming a day when all pain and grief will be removed, and God will wipe away every tear from our eyes (Rev. 21:1-4).
Because He is Lord over all gospel advancement, we can be certain that Christ designs to use us as “salt and light” (Mt. 5:13-16) in our particular circumstances – however mundane and ordinary they may seem.
And because He is Lord over all wicked rebels, we can be confident that Christ will defend His own righteousness and glory. Vengeance is God’s, and He will destroy all His enemies – in His way, and in His time (Rom. 12:17-19).
Beloved, what hope, endurance, faithfulness, and joy these truths should strengthen in us! May your faith in, submission to, and contentment with Christ’s all-sufficient authority be multiplied. He is our good, great, and chief Shepherd!
Because He lives, and is returning,