There is no other way to escape this life alive except through Jesus Christ. Like it or not… He has been made both Lord and Christ. Many claim him as Savior, but few even acknowledge that Jesus is Lord too!
What does the word ‘Lord’ actually mean in today’s terms?
In the United States there aren’t any ‘lords’ these days, except for landlords, but other than that there are none. For that reason we in the U.S. don’t fully grasp the concept of lordship in real life terms. Now, if we don’t understand lordship; how can we truly understand what it means to have a Lord over us, and if we can’t truly understand Jesus being Lord, then where does that leave us?
Many call Jesus lord today but most don’t or won’t do everything he says!
That compels reason Him to say, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” Matthew 7:21-23
From Jesus’ own word we can understand that calling or making Jesus Lord is not enough. How many times have you heard, “I made Jesus Lord of my life today!” The fact is Jesus is Lord of our lives whether you recognize him as lord or not. It doesn’t even matter what you think. Jesus is both Lord and Christ even to an atheist.
If you believe Jesus is Lord what it really means is that He’s your master. Now a servant of a master must obey the master. One can’t say, “I’ll think about it, I don’t like that idea, or no.” It is not as simple as saying, “Ok Jesus you’re Lord.”
We have to know Jesus. To know Jesus we must obey his commands.
More importantly he has to know us! Just above Jesus said, “I never knew you!” to believers. In other words, “He has to know us! If he doesn’t know us we don’t know Him!
The key to knowing Him Jesus tells us to do the will of the Father. God’s will is that we listen to Jesus. Mose’s spoke of Jesus when He said, “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.” -Deut. 18:15 (NIV)
To listen to someone is to be taught. Jesus is our teacher of life. Therefore to learn how to live we must do what He says! Like it or not Jesus has commands that we must obey.
Here’s some questions to ask yourself.
Is Jesus really Lord of my life?
How can I know Jesus is lord of my life?
Does Jesus really know me?
How do I know Jesus knows me?
What does the Bible teach about knowing Jesus?
What does the Bible teach about Jesus knowing me?
Are you ready for judgment day?
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“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.“ —Jesus Mt 7:13-14 (NIV)
THE SMALL GATE AND NARROW THE ROAD
Just how small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life? Notice that there are two things that must be found to obtain life? The small gate and the narrow road.
The Greek word for ‘small’ is ‘stenos’ meaning strait: Which is a narrow and sometimes dangerous passage that connects two large bodies of water.
Therefore the small gate is a narrow passage between two large kingdoms, the world’s kingdom and the kingdom of Heaven. It’s a very narrow and difficult to navigate suggesting (more…)
Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?” “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” — John 1:38-39
When I first read the above passage, I skimmed over it not thinking it was very important, but I did think it kind of strange of Jesus. Why would He say that? I questioned Jesus purpose here because I envisioned him asking the way I would have asked someone following me. I’d be very suspicious and speak in a suspicious tone which for me would be a little harsh and grating. I couldn’t imagine Jesus doing that. So I thought it peculiar.
Just recently a brother helped me realize the enormous importance of this question. Astonishingly it’s really the most important (more…)
- aka Superiority Complex
You might disagree, but slipping into an air of superiority and judging others is really quite easy to do. We might even be doing it unintentionally and quite often without knowing it. This is especially true if we are putting our best effort forward to do what is right and true before God. I know that sounds counter productive, but it just may help explain what Paul was driving at when he wrote Romans chapter seven.
The other day it occurred to me that I was unwittingly judging others as undeserved and inferior. The amazing thing in all of this was that I was actually trying to serve God and do His will. I discovered unbeknownst and to my dismay that I had been subtly judging for quite some time. If after reading this article you examine your life closely. You will also discover that it’s easy to slip into a superior than others attitude even when you’re trying to your best to please God. (more…)
When I died with Christ I was buried with him in baptism and raised up to a new life putting to death the old self and putting on the new.
Could it be, that when I struggle, I am resurrecting my old self again? Maybe its just a sliver of my old self, but this I know, when I do that, (more…)
There once were two disciples of Christ. Each could rightly divide the word of God. One day when on a voyage together it was shipwrecked. As they abandoned ship they got separated and each drifted off with a separate group of men.
The first group drifted for a few days and washed up (more…)