THE LORDSHIP OF JESUS

“that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Romans 10:9 NKJV

The word Lord is the Greek word “kurios” which means “one supreme in authority”. It’s akin to the word “controller”. As believers, not only do we receive the gift of salvation offered by Jesus, we also confess Him as Lord. This means that He has authority over every aspect of our lives and can tell us how to live, think and behave.

Paul puts it this way to the church in Corinth:
“And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him, who died for them and rose again.” – 2 Corinthians 5:15 NKJV

At salvation, we received the life of Christ. In consecration we give our lives to Him. Every part of our lives must reveal this fact. He is our life, we must live for Him! So how do we show the Lordship of Jesus in our lives?

Firstly, we must know the will of God. We know the will of God through the study of His word and prayer. The only way we can submit to God’s will is if we know it, and these are the ways we grow in the knowledge of His will.

Secondly, we must do His will. Paul puts it to Timothy in this way:

“Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them that your progress may be evident to all.”
1 Timothy 4:15 NKJV

As we learn about God’s will in personal study, through the teaching of the Word and receive instructions in prayers, we must do them. These activities of spiritual devotion must not just be routine in our lives. Rather, we must apply them practically to our lives and see measurable growth and transformation.

Thirdly, we profess the Lordship of Jesus when we do not hold back any part of our lives from Him. Some Christians obey God’s instructions in one area but not in another. This happens especially in the area of finances.

Our attitude to money is one of the indicators of how fully we profess the Lordship of Jesus. We cannot claim to give our lives to God but hold back our finances. In fact, our attitude to money changes as a result of the influence of the Spirit in our lives. Just look at Zacchaeus reaction when he met Jesus:

“Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭19:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Zacheus recognised him as Lord and that was his response. Jesus is not just one part of your life, He controls every part of it, none excluded. Is there any area you are holding back from the influence of God? Repent and yield it to Him today.

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 3:21-38, Ephesians 5:1-21, Psalm 119:73-80, 1 Kings 15-16

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