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July 13, 2021 8:00 am
Understand the Lordship of Christ.
Listen to Adrian Rogers. If you are saved your hundred new management you on all you belong to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Why do you think Jesus wants to be Lord so we can be bossy is all writable so we can have power is already has power, he could do anything he wants with you.
He wants to be your Lord because he alone can make out of you what you need to be and what you would want to be if you could only see it from his viewpoint now that he is welcome to work fine featuring profound truth. Simply stated by Adrian Roger. God wants us to live with kingdom authority, but there can be no raining in this life until we confess these three words. Jesus is Lord now, Lord, means someone or something having power, authority or influence. We claim to commit to Jesus Christ. We must surrender to his Lordship. If you have your Bible turn now to Romans chapter 14 beginning in verse seven is Adrian Rogers reveals more on the Lordship of Christ child of God when he was born again was born to where God wants you to live with authority kingdom of our world, the flesh, the devil are not to have dominion over a child of God.
God has made us kings and priests in the Bible says thanksgiving to God because of us always to trial in Christ Jesus. But there can be no dominion there can be no raining in this life until we submit to the authority that God has placed over us and that authority is summed up in these words. Jesus is Lord. A man Jesus is Lord kingdom authority is never given to rebels and if you rebel against the king.
You will never know the king's authority in your life.
Let's read here in Romans chapter 14 and I begin verse seven for none of us live it to himself and no man die to himself.
That is where not independent.
We are not autonomous. We don't live and die alone by ourselves to ourselves whether we live, we live unto the Lord, and whether we die, we die unto the Lord, where we live therefore or die. We are for. To this end Christ both died and rose and ribeye that he might be more both of the dead and living style jets. My brother is now set at naught by brother, then we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, for it is written as I live set the Lord, every knee shall bow to me and every tongue shall confess to God, so that every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Now what it happened is this in the church of Rome, Christians had begun to judge one another. They were criticizing one another about things where there were valid and different opinions about days about diets about particular behavior and what the apostle Paul said in this chapter that is talking about those things that are doubtful. He said this he said would you people get your eyes off of one another. Stop judging stop criticizing one another. It is not your opinion of them accounts nor their opinion of you that counts. Remember this, you belong to Jesus.
He is Lord. One of the worst things can happen in the church is for us to get our eyes off of Jesus and only one another. Amen. Jesus is Lord. Whether we live, we die, we belong to Jesus Christ because he died and rose again and therefore he is Lord now, what is the word Lord me, it means the one who has absolute power. Absolute authority one who is the owner the master and that is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Many so-called Christians don't understand this when I was preaching in Romania. I was riding along with Joseph's on Joseph's on was a man who was tortured and beaten for his faith. Under that cruel dictator Chuck SQ they threatened to kill Joseph by Joseph Moore, I suppose, than perhaps any other man has been a leader in the great revival now that Took Pl. in Romania. I was preaching some crusades and Romanian.
Joseph and I were riding in his little automobile and I said Joseph would you tell me please about your concept of American Christianity. They said Adrian I'd rather not do that. I said no Joseph, please tell me he said well Adrian in America. The keyword is commitment.
I said let's do it is in a Joseph he said no not particularly. I don't think is good. He said, as a matter of fact he said if you would use the word commitment and I'm translating for you and Romanian. He said I do not have a word in the Romanian language even translate the word commitment.
He said the word commitment did not come into use in the United States until about the 60s he said was in the dictionary but not in full use, but he said over and over again in the churches in America today. You hear about the word commitment commitment commitment but he said I began to think about that and he said when a new word comes in here generally pushes an old worn out. So I begin to think what word is commitment taking the place of he said as I read the Bible.
I found out that that word that commitment has replaced as the word surrender through – it will Joseph what is the difference between commitment and surrender. He said when you make a commitment. You are in control, but when you surrender you no longer in control he said, for example, you can commit to win souls because you decide to do it. You can commit to study your Bible, you can commit to five you can say I have decided to do this or that, but he said suppose a man puts a gun when you and says stigma. They said you lift your hands this way and you don't commit anything you surrender may said we Americans like to be in control. We like to make commitments but the true word is surrender.
He is Lord and I'm not playing games with words and if I use the word commitment. Don't jump on me. If you use a word on a jump on you, but if we committed anything we need to be committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. He is Lord. So all I was reading about a French naval battle would Lord Nelson, the commander of the British Navy was fighting the French and they had defeated the French and French admiral came on board. Lord Nelson shipped to surrender the walk up there and all his regalia. He had his sword swinging by his side and he came with a smile on his face and put out his hand to Lord Nelson Lord Nelson and passively said your sword first server you know before we embrace the Lord Jesus, we have to lay our sword down. We have to abdicate the throne we have to surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ. He is Lord. This is what this passage of Scripture says in verse nine for to this in Christ both died and rose, and revived that he might be Lord both of the dead and of living anonymously. This foundational truth in the New Testament is that Jesus Christ is Lord understand that is the fundamental key to knowing and exercising kingdom authority.
Jesus Christ is called Lord no less than 747 times in the new testament where you say, Pastor Rogers, if that's true, I think I'll make him Lord, you're too late for that.
He's already Lord acts chapter 2 and verse 36 therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. You cannot make you more.
The only decision you have today is number one would you recognize that Lordship number two would you bow to it. Is that not right. He is already Lord masking to question question number one. Do you believe that Jesus Christ is Lord question number two. Have you surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ is the Lord of all that you have in all that you do this you Lord your thoughts. If you Lord your tongue is a Lord of your temper is a Lord of your time is the Lord of your testimony is he Lord that asked that question I was to think about three things. First of all I want you to think about the redeeming claim of his Lordship as he claimed to be Lord because he died for us. Look in verse nine order this in Christ both died and rose, and revived that he might be Lord both of the dead and the living Jesus died the claim.
This is Lord now, when he died for us. He was redeeming us. He was buying us.
Why is he Lord. Verse nine says because he died for us, letting Calvary says that he is Lord. He has purchased, you are not your own. He has redeemed you with the silver of his tears and the gold of his blood. Let this get into your heart. Jesus Christ has purchased you he has redeemed you with his blood. Therefore, the Bible says in first Corinthians chapter 6 and verse 19 why no you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God and he are not your own.
You say will I belong to me. You know you don't not appear Christian. If you're Christian.
Jesus died to claim you as Lord and by what right, can he say that he is Lord of your life is just you with the silver of his tears and the gold of his blood and he now lives in you, to possess you is Lord that's what first Corinthians chapter 6 verse 19 is talking about when I first got say I learned about Jesus in the Bible and that was wonderful to me. And then as I began to live the Christian life. I would see what Jesus would do in the lives of other people and I saw Jesus in history and Jesus in action and that was wonderful to me as I study more and more I began to learn about Jesus in heaven, ruling and reigning from his throne and that was wonderful but not to the great truth that I am now learning is that Jesus is in the Bible yes in Jesus in history. Yes in Jesus in heaven. Yes. But here's a grapefruit Christ in me the hope of glory. He now lives in me. He has possessed me I am his purchased possession and therefore I am under new management. Let me take something focus well a lot of pseudo-Christians people come down church I was and have never been born again people going through the baptistery and it never been saved. But if you are say you are under new management under new management. You, on your own, and when you gave your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ. That was the last legitimate independent decision you ever made when you gave your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ. That was the last independent legitimate decision. You never may, you are not your own.
You belong to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now you say pastor that's foreboding, know it is not foreboding is glorious.
Why, because he knows more how to manage your life and you know how to manage why you think Jesus wants to be Lord so we can be boss is already ball so we can have power. He already has power, he could do anything you you is that he wants to be a Lord because he alone can make out of you what he wants you to be and what you mean to be and what you would want to be if you could only see it from his viewpoint now that he is he is Lord of all. Now since he's got such a great investment in you and verse nine says he is died for you as I say, with the silver of his tears and the gold of his blood bought you and you're not your own. Think about have you ever made a big investment in something if you made a big investment in something.
Did you not go about the protected. If you made a big investment for something they do not go about to maintain it and put it to optimum use. You see his investment in you is a blessing because it means that he is going to watch over you.
Ephesians 1 verses 13 and 14 bless me as I studied it speaks of those of us who been saved and says this, in whom ye also trusted speaking of Jesus the Lord in whom you also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also after that, he believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession by what is that mean well you and I are a purchased possession and after we were saved. God put a mark on us that Mark is the Holy Spirit.
After that we have believe we have been sealed with the Holy Spirit. Now what was a seal when talking about an animal in the zoo and were not talking about something that goes around your Mason jar when you put up green beans.
It's a legal document and the Bible says when we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
He puts that legal document upon us kings and that time would have a ring a signet ring they would make a document and then put melted wax on it and put the seal owning when you went into a court and some transaction took place a sale was made a transference of property a legal seal would be put upon about this verse in Ephesians 1 says this that we are the purchased possession and because we the purchased possession. God is put a seal upon us that seal map number one that there has been a legal transaction number two.
It meant a transference of property number three. It meant security in the book of Esther chapter 8 and verse eight. The Bible says the king seal can no man break. You see the king seal his illness. We are his women transferred over to him. Satan has been defeated and we have been sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise is blessing to you really think about it, friend. But now you have no right. Listen, you have no right whatsoever to call yourself a Christian. If Jesus Christ is not Lord in your life right to see you are saying by believing that Jesus Christ is Lord and yielding to my lordship. Romans 10 verses nine and 10 that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in my heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be say, but with the heart man believes on the righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Now this is more than just saying that Jesus is Lord, you can say those words, but when Paul wrote this book of Romans to the early Christians to say Jesus Christ is Lord, could cost you your life.
Why, because Caesar was more than ample room. He was the God, the people of the Roman Empire had to save Caesar's Lord. Now they could say Zeus is Lord how they can say that Aphrodite is Lord, but they also had to say that Caesar's Lord they had to put Caesar M with the other gods. Christians would not do that they would take these questions and they would say to them you want to get along an empire, then you must say what everybody else will say say Kaiser Coryell's, they would say no I can't say that Christos grams they would draw the soil and say say Kaiser Christos. I cannot say that Jesus Christ's is Lord, and these Christians were thrown into the dungeon. They were burned at the stake their blood red in the mouths of lions because they said that Jesus Christ is Lord, they could have been saved by simply offering a pinch of salt to Caesar and say yes Jesus is Lord is also a Caesar is not Christ, then it is Christ's only not Christ. And this are that Jesus Christ is Lord, that is the fundamental confession of the New Testament church built we hear so much today about receiving Christ as your Savior utilize not New Testament tall. The Bible doesn't talk about receiving Christ as your Savior. He is Savior. You receive Christ. He's also Lord. The Bible says, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.
You say what's the difference well enjoys I got married. Suppose that preacher said to me you take Joyce to be your lawfully wedded wife.
Suppose I said well I take her as housekeeper about an idea that I would not of gotten married.
I take Joyce mean all become whether you see I said to her and let preacher I do and I spent a number of years learning what I been my lesson. I do, I will meet all I didn't understand all that marriage was about. I'm still learning what it's all about. When I gave my heart to Jesus. I didn't understand what was all about but I'll tell you one thing I did not come with my fingers crossed behind my back. I gave all I knew of me at all. I knew Jesus I said I do to him. I Jesus and so must you. He is Lord and I'm telling you from my heart. Listen to me don't have the idea that salvation is like a cafeteria line 40 sale take a little Savior today, but no lordship like you. Jesus Christ is Lord that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in my heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved and you cannot have one. He gives unless you accept who he is. He is Lord.
One of the greatest preachers ever lived was Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Let me quote what he said. Listen to these words worth hearing. If the convert declares that he knows the Lord's will, but does it mean to attend to it. It is your duty to assure him that he is not saying don't imagine that the gospel is magnified hard God glorified by going to world wings and telling them that they may be saved. At this moment simply by accepting Christ as their Savior while they are wedded to their idols with their hearts and their hearts are still in love with sin. If I do so I tell them ally I pervert the gospel I insult Christ. I turn the grace of God into lasciviousness is not Christ in his Christ will now live, because he died for us is the redeeming claim of his Lordship may be as you listen to the stirring message today you have questions about your faith in Christ. We love to offer you an insightful resource on our website.
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