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CHRIST, THE LORD

 

Paul Schneidmill

 

Growing up in the 1960’s, I recall two types of movies that would captivate my youthful attention. 

 

These were:

 

1) Westerns (tough Cowboys and Indians involved in shoot-outs with each other and/or “outlaws”).

2) Swashbucklers (daring Knights, Pirates, and other Swordsmen engaged in sword-fighting adventures).   

 

The “shoot-em-ups” were always packed with action and the exploits of the swordsmen were always exciting and full of intrigue.  Though both were often predictable (i.e., the “good guy” would eventually win), they were immensely enjoyable and never short on excitement. 

 

A most significant thing I recall pertaining to the “Swashbuckler” movies was that the “hero” almost always served a king, was extremely loyal to that king, and would address the king as “Your Majesty” or “My Lord.”    

 

My dictionary conveys that “Majesty” is a title used to speak to one who is sovereign to recognize the sovereign’s authority, greatness, royal personage and power.  In relative manner, “Lord” is the title of a king or king-like official having the same sovereign dignities.

 

Jesus Christ, the Savior of all mankind and the Sovereign One of all creation and existence, is supremely deserving and worthy of being addressed and honored as “Your Majesty” and “Lord.” 

 

As I write this in an effort to identify and portray Christ as the one, true, and living Lord that He is, I realize know that in and of myself, I am incapable of fully and justly doing so via the finiteness of my mind.

 

That is because as I write and reflect, I am in such awe regarding the immeasurability of His greatness.  A greatness that certainly is incomparable to any that could be addressed or ascribed to any human king

 

Therefore, the veracity of Scripture must do it for me.  

 

“Our Lord, you are king!  Majesty and power are your royal robes.  You put the world in place, and it will never be moved (Psalm 93:1 – CEV).”

 

“Bless the Lord, O my soul!  O Lord my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty (Psalm 104:1 – NKJV).”

 

“For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the power of our Lord Jesus Christ and His coming again.  We have seen His majestic splendor with our own eyes (2 Peter 1:16 – NLT).”

 

“To the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever.  Amen.  (Jude 1:25 – ESV).”

        

Unequivocally Jesus is the epitome of majestic and sovereign lordship.

 

He is Christ, the Lord.

 

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