Emanna for 03/13/2020

The Man Jesus Was Made Both Lord and Christ

Bible Verses

Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made Him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you have crucified. John 11:21 Then Martha said to Jesus, Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. Luke 2:11 Because today a Savior has been born to you in David's city, who is Christ the Lord. Words of Ministry

Jesus was made the Lord to possess all, and He was made the Christ to carry out God's commission. As God, the Lord Jesus was already the Lord
[John 11:21]
, and in His divinity there was no need for Him to be made Lord. Nevertheless, in His ascension He, as a man, was made the Lord of all by God. God made Jesus the Lord of all to possess all things, including us. The Lord Jesus was also Christ, even from eternity. Furthermore, He was born as the Christ (Luke 2:11). However, in His ascension He was officially made the Christ of God. This means that in His ascension God inaugurated Him officially into the office of the Christ. God had already appointed Him, but in His ascension He still inaugurated Him into His office as the Christ to carry out God's commission. May we all be impressed with the fact that in 2:36 "Lord" refers to possession, and "Christ" refers to commission.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life- study of Acts, p. 83. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.