Jesus Christ: Lord of All By Peter Lancaster
“For the Scripture says, Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all ho call on Him; for Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Rom. 10:11-13, NASB).
In Romans 10, Paul expresses his desire for the Church of Rome to know their salvation. (Rom. 10:1) He as heard of their internal battle between the flesh and the spirit. Paul recognizes this conflict and makes it his intention to affirm to them that Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for everyone who believes. Thus these words are penned… Romans 10:11-13 (see above) In these few verses of scripture, Paul is making some prominent proclamations to the church in Rome.
Just consider the collection of words being used in this message. Words like whoever (twice), will not be, will be, no distinction, and all (twice) are used. God doesn’t use “filler” words to add emphasis or to invite attention. God’s words are spoken with purpose to reveal truth. So when the word “whoever” is used, it is to be understood as whoever. God’s word is the evidence of truth. His words are to be received as truth.
Paul, familiar with the Roman believers, knew their minds were able to comprehend scripture. He proclaims Jesus with the word that was revealed prior the Son of God’s coming. Paul uses reference to Isaiah 28:16, making the statement “whoever relies on it (cornerstone), will not be put to shame.” This is a message of invitation to faith and promise of result. Whoever is willing to build upon this foundation can be assured his structure will stand secure. God promises through His Son, that anyone who “trusts in Him” will not be put to shame.
Many men spend much of their efforts in this world avoiding the potential of shame. They will work diligently to not wrong their employer or customer. They will keep guard not to shame their family or their own name. Likewise God’s favor toward his Son will not allow His Son to be put to shame again. This to the believer is great news. 
In what God has accomplished through Jesus on the cross, there is no more need for shame to continue.  Jesus had endured the rugged cross, despising the shame (Heb 12:2). The shame of the cross is the curse that the Father put on Jesus. Jesus despised the shame of the cross. Jesus dwells at the right hand of God in glory, albeit he endured the cross and its shame.
And now, God’s favor toward His Son will not allow His Son to be put to shame again.  Not only will the Son of God never be put to shame again, furthermore God has made him Lord of all.  He is not just the Lord of people who believe in him. Jesus Christ is Lord of all. He is the Lord of righteous and the unrighteous.(1 Peter 3:18) He is the Lord of Heavens and the Lord of the Earth. Amen, He is Lord of all. Before Jesus would ascend into heaven, he told the disciples, “All authority on heaven and earth have been given to Me” (Matthew 28:18). This authority of course was given to Him by His Father. The disciple Peter, announced a similar message on the day of Pentecost when he spoke to the Jews, “God has made this Jesus whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” Acts 2:36. By this one Lord, a worthy sacrifice has been made. By His blood man may be justified. By His blood man may be saved from wrath. (Acts 5)
It’s good to know Jesus Christ is Lord of all and God is pleased by this. “For God was pleased to have ALL fullness dwell in Him.” (Col. 1) Jesus has presented himself worthy of this status and God was pleased to give it to Him. To be like Jesus, is what God desires for all people. God has found Jesus to be worthy of Him. The fact that God has made Jesus Lord of all and has been pleased to do so is evidence to us that Jesus is to be followed.

God has opened access to Himself by His Son. “And to reconcile to Himself (God) all things whether in Heaven or on earth, by making peace through His blood shed at the Cross.” Jesus is it. He’s the narrow road, the gate, cleansing, Mediator, one Sacrifice, the one that will bring you to God. He is the only one.  There is one Lord, one faith, Christ, one baptism, and Spirit. Christ is the only way for all who would be saved. Jesus is the One appointed to reconcile them to God.
As Jesus reigns far above all, He is abounding in riches (richly blessing) for those who call on His name. The Lord is not in the business of supplying mediocre blessings. He’s not interested in making the bellies of multitudes half full or healing the paralytic to a limp. Jesus is ready to bless believers to the extent that out of their heart will flow rivers of living water.(John 7) He’s richly blessing by turning men from darkness to light. He destroys the powers of death and provides eternal life. He puts his Spirit in man and washes away their sins. He took some that were not a people and made them the children of God. These blessings are not locked away in a vault only to be revealed at a future time. His abundant riches are graciously given to those who can receive them by calling on His name.
And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Take a look as this blessing, those who call on the name of the Lord, “will be saved”. To call upon the Lord goes beyond a confession and a prayer (although these would be involved). To call upon the Lord is to seek the counsel of the Lord and receiving it as right. And as a result of this search, we develop a close relationship with His ways.
As we call upon the Lord of all, we can trust the Lord has no interest in forsaking us (Heb. 13). He is willing and able to supply all our needs according to His riches in glory (Phil 4:19). So that our “spiritual” barns will be full of produce for all seasons (Psalms 144). His promises are true, for He who promised is faithful. Jesus Christ is Lord of All.