Isaiah 33.22 describes, the LORD is our judge, our lawgiver, and our king. He will care for us and save us.
This is both an apt and succinct description of the Christian God in Jesus Christ the Savior. While penned 1000 years before His arrival in human form, Isaiah saw God, and was commissioned with foretelling His coming as the Messiah or Savior of the world.
Who is this Savior? He is God and Man, He is judge, lawgiver and king.
When God finally did arrive He brought revelation and understanding to this prediction and it’s ultimate fulfillment when this earth is no more and the new earth is on the cusp of coming forth.
Jesus announced Himself as the judge of all humanity. Since He alone paid the ransom for humanity He alone is qualified to judge humanity. His judgement is not based upon the works of people but on His work for people. He fulfilled His own requirements for gaining heaven. This exchange is finally realized on judgement day when those who lived on earth confessed their disobedience to God and cried out to Him for mercy so that they could receive their pardon on this final day before the new eternal world with God begins.
Jesus also announced Himself as lawgiver when He said, a new commandment I give you…..His command is new only in that the old command to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength has been coupled with it’s practical expression to love our neighbor as our self. We are incapable of loving the invisible Father if we are not capable of loving the visible neighbor. It is this law by which we shall be judged which is why we need mercy for none of us love God so completely or perfectly nor our neighbor so totally and daily.
Finally, Jesus announced Himself as Lord of lords and King of kings being positioned at the highest place in heaven, for now, as a result of His resurrection from the dead. As savior, He is now King, king of our lives.
Jesus must be Lord over us or He is not lord at all. Jesus doesn’t seek a partnership of sovereignty with us over our lives, He demands they be surrendered to Him completely like a dead man has surrendered his spirit to the grave. Those who lose their lives for Him and the gospel find themselves born again with a new life that is abundant and eternal now and forever.
There is only one God and one mediator between God and man, Jesus the Savior who is all of humanity’s judge, lawgiver and king.