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The only way to escape Satan’s logic and begin to grow in the Christian life is by again crowning Christ Lord of our lives -- turning the controls back to Him.  He is the only one worthy and able to run our lives.  Not only is He Lord, but its right that He is.

 

How Do We Make Christ Lord?

 

1)  Recognize His Universal Lordship?

The entire message of the faith is that Jesus is in  fact Lord of All.  Acts

2:36; Phil. 2:9-11; Col. 1:15-18.  “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God

has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”  “Therefore

God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above

every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on

earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to

the glory of God the Father.”  “He is the image of the invisible God, the

firstborn over all creation.  For by Him all things were created: things in

heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers

or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.  He is before all

things and in Him all things hold together.  And He is the head of the body, the

church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in

everything He might have supremacy.”

Jesus is the sovereign ruler of the universe and His will is being carried

out according to the exact prophecies of God.  History is unfolding according to

God’s will, with or without man’s approval and cooperation.

 

2)  His Personal Lordship.

This ownership of Christ is true on at least three counts:

A.  By Creation.  We were created by Him (Genesis 1:27).

B.  By redemption.  We were purchased by Christ’s blood.  He owns us.  we no

longer have the right to run our lives.  1 Cor. 6:20 -- “You were bought at

at a price.  Therefore honor God with your body.”

C.  By re-birth.  We are His son or daughter (John 1:12).  So, is He a person

worthy of giving your life over to?  Think of it like a doctor that is going

to give you an important surgery.  You want to know that He is able to

do the job.  Christ is able to do the job for us in every area of our lives.

 

3)  Recognize I Cannot be Independent.

True independence is not one of the options given to man.  We can be

independent from something, but that will automatically make us dependent

upon, or enclave to, something else.  The moment we depart form God, we

become a slave of sin and Satan.

Many times people think they don’t have to follow either God or Satan

but can do their own thing.  This is not possible.  We are created to be

dependent, and independence from one master means enslavement to the

other.  This is what Paul says in Romans 6:16, “Do you not know that when you

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