What is Lordship?

The word “lordship” in the Greek is kyrieuo (ko-ree-yoo’-o) and means to rule, to have dominion over, to have power over, to have influence over. Kyrieuo is only translated once as “exercise lordship” in Luke 22:25: “And He said to them, ‘The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called benefactors.’” In this passage Jesus was teaching how the disciples needed to mimic Him and focus on being servants, not on being leaders. In relation to Jesus, He is Lord, Lord of lords: “Which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords” (1 Timothy 6:15). This means that Jesus has ultimate dominion over all people and over all of creation. Jesus is God! Jesus is Sovereign! And Jesus is Lord! The question now is, have you recognized Him as YOUR Lord? “For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).