All that He was, and all that He did, stated that primary purpose, that He might be the Sovereign, the King, the Ruler, the Dictator, the Lord of all mankind.
The following is the intro from a Rolfe Barnard sermon entitled, “The Purpose Why Christ Died And Rose Again.”
For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. - Romans 14:9
Do you know by experience Jesus Christ, not only as a Saviour to keep you out of Hell and take you to Heaven, but knowing Him as Lord and King to guide you and lead you in this life to your desired haven?
Has the question of supreme, central, absolute authority in your life been finally settled?
All over this world today, men name the Name of Jesus with their lips, but they never have bowed themselves to the authority and rule of this One Whom God Almighty has ordained and appointed and decreed to be Lord both of those who are saved and those who are not saved.
The early Christians went everywhere saying, “God Almighty has appointed and ordained this One to be Lord—bow down to Him!”
This world, the devil and the angels and everything has absolutely been turned over to the Lord Jesus Christ by the decree of Almighty God the Father. We are to look unto Him, and if we look to anyone else, we are looking in the wrong direction. Are you still one of the vast multitude of people whom the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ has not succeeded in bringing to a saving relationship to Almighty God?
Romans 14:9, “For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and the living.” Here in this verse we have the primary purpose of the coming of the Lord Jesus to this earth.
And all that He was and all that He did stated that primary purpose, that He might be the Sovereign, the King, the Ruler, the Dictator, the Lord of all mankind.
He came to seek and to save the lost; He is the Saviour of believers that He might be the Sovereign of the lives of the redeemed. And our text tells us about this fact, that
the Lord Jesus Christ’s purpose in coming and dying, and being raised from the dead was that He might be Lord, not just Saviour.
And who has the right to be Lord except the Lord Jesus Christ?
Notice three teachings of the Word of God about this great truth: The purpose of God in Christ was to establish His Lordship over all mankind…
This excerpt is from a Rolfe Barnard sermon entitled, "The Purpose Why Christ Died And Rose Again" from the book, The Sermons of Evangelist Rolfe Barnard. Edited by Eulala J. Bullock. Free PDF edition by Grace-eBooks.com.