10:9 - 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.
Lord is a differential appellation for a
deity or person who has authority, control or power over others. When we
say Jesus is Lord, what we are saying is that He has authority, control
and power over everything. By authority we mean influence or command.
According to Matthew 28:18, all authority in heaven and on earth is His.
He has authority over non living things, He told a storm 'be still' and
it stood still, Mark 4:36-41. He has authority over all living things,
which is why at the mention of His name all knees bow, Philippians 2:10.
He has or is in control. He has control over all the demons and witches
in the world. That is why He Is called the Lord of Host. He presides
over the entire host in heaven ,earth and hell, which is why He was able
to tell the legion demons who had possessed the man in Gadara to leave
and they left without grumbling, Mark 5:1-20. Lastly Jesus has power.
Psalm 33:8-9 says let all the earth fear the Lord, let all the
inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him, for He spoke and it was
done; He commanded and it stood fast. According to Isaiah 13:13 , He is
able to shake the heavens and the earth will move out of its place
.Nahum 1:4 says mountain quake before Him, the hills melt, and earth
heaves at His presence. Because He has power, He is able to bring back
to life a corpse that began to decay, John 11:33-45.Every time you say
“Jesus is Lord”, what you are doing is you are putting everything that
pertains to you under His authority, control and power. By admitting
Jesus Lord, what you are doing is you are submitting your challenges and
everything bothering you at His feet. The challenges are no longer
yours; He is free to do whatever He pleases with them.
is also someone to be obeyed. When a Lord speaks over an issue, you do
not have opinions, you do not question it, all you do is just obey. When
it comes to judgment, the Lord can overrule a verdict or a ruling out
of mercy. The woman caught in adultery was guilty no questions about it
but Jesus out of mercy overruled the verdict to stone her to death. When
He said go into the world and preach, it is not negotiable. Whether you
like or not you have to do just that because the Lord has spoken. When
He says forgive, that is final. So before you put your challenges before
Him as the Lord, you must be ready to carry out all His instructions.
When He says ‘jump’, you do not ask why? What you say is ‘how high
Lord’. When He says ‘go into the world and preach’, your response will
be ‘yes Lord’ and off you go. As you carry out His instructions, you
will see that He will begin to exercise His authority, control and power
over all the issues of your life.
PRAYER POINT: Father, I am
ready to carry out your instructions, please exercise Your authority,
control and power over the challenges of my life.