LORDSHIP of JesusChrist

LORDSHIP of JesusChrist

Jesus answered , “If you want to be perfect, go sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, then come follow me. “

When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.

Matthew : 19:21-22


One day a certain religious, rich, young ruler approached Jesus inquiring about how to gain “eternal life.” The rich young man claims that he has obeyed the commandments like not committing adultery, not stealing, not giving false testimony, honoring father and mother, loving his neighbors. But despite of such profession of a religious and moral life, the young man has no assurance of salvation.


The rich young man is morally upright in the standard of his society. He may be considered a law-abiding and peaceful citizen. But still despite of this fact, he is not saved. There are many such men and women in the world. They are decent, law-abiding, morally upright people but are not saved. So it is not sufficient to be a law-abiding, morally upright , to be a religious person in order to be saved. There is much more needful thing in order to be saved.


Salvation requires the “Lordship of JesusChrist” in a person’s life. In order to surrender ourselves to the Lordship of Christ, we must be willing to rid off our lives from all forms of idolatries. There are many idols a certain person cherish in his/her heart. The rich young man in the passage above cherishes so much his great wealth. His wealth is the main hindrance in his life in order to submit to the Lordhsip of JesusChrist. So that’s why the Lord is asking him to sell his possessions.


Why his wealth is very precious to the young man ?

His wealth is very precious to him because it gives him a very comfortable and elegant lifestyle. He can eat whatever he wants to eat, he can wear whatever he wants to wear, he can live in an elegant mansion. The rich young man refuses to give up his wealth because he does not want to give up his very comfortable and elegant lifestyle. His wealth is also very precious to him because he finds his security in it. His great wealth makes him feel very secure. That ‘s why it is a form of idolatry. Though the rich man claims he has obeyed the commandments, he failed to obey the very first commandment which is “You shall have no other gods before me.” The rich young man has other god, other than the True and Living God, it is his great wealth.


There are many idols a person can cherish in his/her heart. These idols can be a major hindrance to the Lordship of JesusChrist in that person’s life. A high paying, prestigious career can be an idol in one’s life. For it can be a person’s source of security.. We should place our security in no other else , but only in the One True God.


One’s selfish ambitions can be an idol in one’s heart. If you cherish a selfish ambition in your heart , you will do everything to have it. You will give much time and effort in pursuing it. You might commit sins in attaining it. It may completely possess your heart and mind. This is indeed very detestable in the eyes of the Living God.


Obsession with a man or woman is another form of idolatry for it invades your heart and mind and soul completely. Your loved ones, your husband, your wife, your children can easily become your “idols in the heart” if you will not watch out.


Lordship of Christ is not merely about living morally upright lives, not merely about obeying the ten commandments. For a person may live a morally upright life but if he is cherishing a selfish ambition or an obsession, he is living in idolatry. Lordship of Christ is not merely about attending church services and ministries. For a person may be in a ministry but cherishing many “idols in the heart.”


It is about letting our hearts, mind and soul completely possessed by Christ. It is about dethroning of the SELF from the center of our lives and enthroning Christ as Master and King. And Christ is not Lord at all if He is not Lord of all areas of our lives. He must be Lord of our family life, lovelife, career, entertainment, leisure, ministry, service, music and all aspects of our life. We must not entertain any music that will be very offending to Him. We must not entertain any form of entertainment that will contradict His teachings and principles in living. His Lordship must take a hundred percent of our lives.


It is written in I Corinthians 5:15;

“And he died for all , that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised to life.”

When we accepted Christ as our Savior, it is Christ who already owns us. We should start living for Him. We should stop living for ourselves and we should cease from satisfying our sinful and selfish cravings. We should start living to fulfill the purposes of Christ for our lives.

Christianity is not meant for religious half-hearted followers but it is meant for those who will surrender their lives completely to the Lordship of Jesuschrist.

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matt6v33 6 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

hello young lady,

stopped by to gain some "Food For Thought".

Great Hub! Love your heart! Keep Going, so others may learn from you, and learn to appreicate that God given talent you clearly possess! Keep Going!


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi matt6v33 it is very encouraging to read your comment. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Blessings to you always and regards.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Cristina, Wonderful! Yes! “Salvation requires the “Lordship of Jesus Christ” in a person’s life. In order to surrender ourselves to the Lordship of Christ, we must be willing to rid off our lives from all forms of idolatries.” Amen! It is more than just leading a moral life… We must surrender to the Lord and give Him first place. He will then teach us how to relate properly to people and things... This is a life long process….

“Christianity is not meant for religious half-hearted followers but it is meant for those who will surrender their lives completely to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.” Amen! Thank you for sharing these encouraging and insightful words. In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!

"HE is LORD!" Keep looking up!


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

Marvelous hub Cristina,

TRULY " It is about dethroning of the SELF from the center of our lives and enthroning Christ as Master and King." AMEN, AMEN!

Their is only one Lord and before He can work in us, we must first remove ourselves. All glory to God.

Your understanding and insight is awesome and I am glad I read this meditation. It uplifted my spirit and rejoiced my soul. Thank you!

Forever His,


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans thank you for appreciating this hub. Your comment is greatly appreciated. Yes the Lordship of Christ in a believer's life could be a lifelong journey.This journey must start the moment we receive Christ as our Savior. Your comment is always an encouragement to me. Blessings to you and your family. Best regards.


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi RevLady it is wonderful to read your comment. I am greatly encouraged by your comment. It is greatly appreciated. Yes Jesus will not enter our heart as long as it is occupied. We must be emptied from SELF and sins before the Lord takes His residence in our hearts. Jesus is so gentle that we must do it with a willing heart. Blessings to you and your family. Best regards.


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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

Nail on the head! This is why so few find it. I examine myself daily and live in fear that I have not surrenderred completely to His lordship. A survey done in the U.S. several years ago found that for every 1 person who said they were going to hell if they died today, there were 120 who were convinced they were going to Heaven. This contridicts what Jesus taught and we observe. I look at my own life and tremble. I know He is calling for nothing less than EVERYTHING. Everyday I throw myself on the mercy of the court. My righteousness is dirty rags. I can't even repent on my own. I pray for a humble and contrite heart. This is a powerful message and the heart of His teaching. It should humble all of us. It should cause us to examine ourselves with humility and trembling.


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Fred Allen it is nice to hear from you again. Truly as christians we should live daily in fear and trembling examining our hearts every single moment whether Christ is enthroned as Lord.In every area of our lives, He must be Lord. In everything we do, whether we are just listening to music or watching TV, we have to examine our lives whether He is glorified or not.He requires nothing less than our all. Thank you for dropping by. Your comment is greatly appreciated. Blessings to you and your family. Regards.


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John Cain 6 years ago from Dayton, Texas

cristina: A wonderful hub and very true. To have God is to forsake everything and put Him foremost in every aspect of your life. He doesnt play second fiddle. He plays the lead and we follow. Enjoyed this very much. Great teaching.


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Brother John Cain, it is nice to hear from you again. It is very encouraging to read your comment. It is greatly appreciated. To receive Jesus is to enthrone Him in our hearts as Master and King. WE must forsake everything in our lives that is displeasing to Him or will be a hindrance to the fulfillment of His purposes for our lives. Thank you for a visit. Remain blessed always. Regards.


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UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada

cristina327...not only was this hub beautiful...but it was also very challenging...there is much in our hearts that even after years of living with Christ and for Him that is yet to be unearthed. Praise God He is faithful in growing us and pouring His grace on our lives. A much needed teaching thanks for the blessing. Ulrike Grace


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Ulrike Grace it is nice to hear from you again after a long silence. Thank you for dropping by once again and appreciating this hub.Your visit and comment is much appreciated. Yes Gos is so faithful and gracious to us in molding us into christlikeness and into submission to the Lordship of JesusChrist. Without God's power and work in our lives we will never learn submission to the LOrdship of JesusChrist in our lives. Blessings to you and your family. Best regards.

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