The Lordship of Jesus Christ
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.
What an incredible Scripture! Assuredly means it's a sure thing, it's a done deal. It doesn't get any surer than this. We can and should have assurance of this, that Jesus is both Lord and Christ.
When Peter stood and proclaimed this message on the day of Pentecost, he didn't have all of the revelation of the New Covenant that was to be revealed as time progressed. He stood up with the knowledge that Jesus was Lord and Christ. Glory!
He shook up Jerusalem with this message. He was given a name to proclaim, the name of Jesus.
Christ means the Messiah, the Anointed One. The nation of Israel knew exactly what Peter was saying. He was declaring boldly that Jesus was the Anointed One whom the Scriptures declared. He was the One they had been looking for, and yet the religious leaders rejected and crucified Him.
Peter had this revelation and understood the power that was being backed by the name of Jesus. This name has been given to us as well. Peter quoting the prophet Joel declared in --
Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
This is the Name that gives us access to the throne of God. Jesus has gone to the Father and because of this we have the privilege of praying and asking in His name.
Jesus said this as recorded in Johns Gospel.
John 16:16 A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father.
John 14:14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
You notice He made it a declaration by saying that if we ask anything in His name He would do it. He said I would do it. What a powerful statement. I know this could be taken out of context. You can not ask outside of God's will for something with any confidence and expec ...
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