As Christians, we belong to Jesus Christ. Once we accepted Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we became a member of His family. He remains our Lord from that moment on into and throughout all eternity. How blessed we are!
For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living. (Rom 14:9 NIV)
But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. (1 Pet 4:5)
The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all— (Ac 10:36)
Jesus Christ is the Lord of both the living and the dead—and there is no conflict in His role. He is Lord of ALL.
Jesus created everything that exists and because of that, no one can claim any authority over creation or over mankind other than Him. (See Exodus 19:5)
When the Scriptures speak of Jesus being the Lord of both the living and the dead, it is addressing the fact that Jesus is the Lord of all people:
- Those who are spiritually dead and those who are spiritually alive;
- Those who are physically dead and those who are physically alive.
Jesus’ perfect sacrifice reconciled us to our Father God, and brought peace between us and the Father. Jesus has established the ministry of reconciliation. Glory to God!
How much more do we (all born-again believers) belong to Jesus since He has ransomed us from sin and from satan?
There is a prophecy in Isaiah that reminds us that we have everlasting joy bestowed upon us:
So the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness; sorrow and sighing shall flee away. (Isa 51:11) Glory to God!