Tuesday, November 17, 2009


To have a Kingdom you must have a King. In the Kingdom of God, our King is Jesus.

The phrase, "Jesus Is Lord" is more than a slogan on a bumper sticker. In fact, it is the motto of the Kingdom of God. It literally means, "Jesus is our King."

When Jesus is the King, our lives inherit new purpose and meaning.

If Jesus is Lord – we can love one another, we can forgive as He has forgiven us.

If Jesus is Lord – we can bear one another’s burdens.

If Jesus is Lord – we can humble ourselves and seek his face and turn from our wicked ways.

If Jesus is Lord – we can offer ourselves to God as living sacrifices.

If Jesus is Lord – we do not have to conform any longer to the pattern of this world but we can be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

If Jesus is Lord – we can serve one another. We can put the needs of others ahead of our own.

If Jesus is Lord – we can, in humility, consider others better than yourselves.

If Jesus is Lord – we can wash one another’s feet.

If Jesus is Lord – then the first become last, and the greatest among us can become the servant of all.

If Jesus is Lord – we can love mercy, do justice and walk humbly with our God.

If Jesus is Lord – there is no jew or greek, slave or free, male or female, but we are all ONE in the Body of Christ.

If Jesus is Lord – we can learn to be patient and kind, we can learn not to envy, we can stop our boasting, we can lay down our pride…(1 cor 13)

If Jesus is Lord – we will keep no record of wrongs, we will not delight in evil but rejoice with the Truth.

If Jesus is Lord – then behold the old has gone and the new has come, behold all things are made new!

If Jesus is Lord – then the same power that raised Christ from the dead lives in you.

If Jesus is Lord – then we are His ambassadors and we have been given the ministry of reconciliation.

If Jesus is Lord – then He is the vine and we are the branches and without Him we can do nothing.

If Jesus is Lord – then He is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End, and the One who was, and is, and is to come.

THE QUESTION IS NOT: “IF Jesus is Lord” – But “IS Jesus Your Lord?”

Because we know that He IS the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. And one day every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess to the Glory of God the Father – that JESUS CHRIST IS THE LORD OF ALL.

The Good News of the Kingdom is that we can bend our knees today and confess the Truth and receive Jesus as OUR Lord, our King.

We have a choice. We can cast down our crowns today, and we can bend our knees today, and we can surrender our lives to Jesus today, and His Kingdom can come to our lives – today.

Where is your crown? Is it on your head? Or is it at the feet of Jesus?

He traded His crown for a cross (Phil 2) and He asks you and I to do the same.

Remove your crown – humble yourself, become obedient to Him, and take up your cross. Die daily to yourself so that the Life of Jesus can be revealed in you – and so that Jesus can truly be “Lord of All”.


1 comment:

Mary said...

Thank you for this post. The question, "Where is your crown, on your head or at the feet of Jesus?" hit home.