Title: HE IS SAVIOUR, BUT IS HE YET LORD?
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.Rom. 10:9
To accept Jesus as Savior is one thing and to accept Him as Lord is another deal on its own. A Lord has preeminence. It is therefore safe to say that declaring Jesus as Lord means surrendering every part of our lives over to His Lordship. This means from here on out we desire to know His will and do accordingly. In order words, we become His subjects.
Most believers accept Jesus as Savior but refuse Him as Lord. Salvation and oneness with Christ is not complete until Jesus is declared Lord in a life. People think it too risky a move giving your entire life, plan, history, ambition over to Jesus. Well, it is even riskier keeping it from Him.
Let me make a citing that you might relate with. Superheroes in fiction are respected and loved for making a life of saving people. Right. People appreciate a hero or heroine because they’ve benefited from their heroism. But, you’ll agree with me that not everyone who got saved developed a walking, personal relationship with their hero/heroine (savior).
Same way, a lot of people come to Jesus acknowledging His sacrifice and what He’s done for them. Yes, the salvation begins. They are even called sons of God and identifies with the Body. But you see, in order for you to walk down this path that you’ve decided to tread, successfully, then you must commit.
By commit, I mean to surrender to the Lordship of the One whose Spirit is the Navigator, Guide, Comforter, Helper on this path. Unless we surrender, we can’t be led, unless we are led, we can’t be called His own. And unless we are His own, we are on our own (exposed and vulnerable). Our power is in our surrender.
We need to ask ourselves this: yes, I know I love Jesus and appreciate His sacrifice for me. He is my Saviour. But is Jesus the Lord and Master of this life yet? Is my life at the point where He can interrupt and change its courses without any resistance? Am I there yet or am I just still at the place of recognition of His Saving grace alone? Bluntly, is Jesus my Lord or am I just on His team only?
Surrendering to Jesus as Lord is not a complicated thing. It just requires your sincere will. Are you willing and/ready to actually let Him have it all?
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BE AFRAID TO DO THIS AND THE BENEFIT OF SURRENDER:
- It, your life I mean, is at its safest with Jesus.
- Who better to entrust your treasure than One who has a reputation for world’s greatest Insurer?
- Who better to entrust your tomorrow/future than One who knows and holds tomorrow in His hands?
- Who better to give your plan than the One who is Master at building, planning, creating and producing?
- the list goes on but last on my list is that He is reliable and above all, He loves you and wants what’s best for you. He is not a tyrant or dictator who wants to boss you around and ruin your plans. No sir. He’s better than that.
Letting Him rule as Lord is a daily decision you have to make and pray about. We are His children, but we must learn obedience, shouldn’t we? And by learning, it connotes a process. Yes. So, be patient with yourself and learn. But be willing and surrender. It is safer and better.
Where He rules, His dominion prevails and He’ll protect. If you find rebellion, fight it and seek to come to full obedience where yours is fulfilled. – And in your obedience, Jesus is glorified in your life and you shall eat the good of the land.
Jesus is Saviour. He saved, is saving and will save us.
Jesus is Lord. He rules and reigns in us.
Maranatha (come, oh Lord). Amen!
Phil. 2:5-15|2Cor. 10:4-6|Rom. 8:9 & 14|Luke 17:33|Matt. 6:19-20|Rom. 10:9-10|Col. 1:9-10, 18-19|Isa. 1:19
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