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Submitting to Jesus as Lord

July 13, 2021 Save Article


“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

(Acts 2:36)


The foundational truth in the New Testament is that Jesus Christ is Lord. Understanding this is the fundamental key to knowing and exercising kingdom authority. Jesus Christ is called Lord no less than 747 times in the New Testament.

It is common to encourage a person to “make Jesus Lord.” But the fact is, He’s already Lord. We cannot make Him Lord. The only decisions we have today are number one, will we recognize that lordship, and number two, will we bow to it.

Once we acknowledge the lordship of Jesus, this truth will impact not only certain moments of our lives but the entirety of our lives. If we truly submit to Him as Lord, everything will change.

  • What do you need to submit to the lordship of Jesus in your life?
  • How would your life look different if you truly submitted to Jesus as Lord?


Take time to ask God today what you have withheld from the lordship of Jesus. Ask Him to help you freely give up that thing so you might submit to Jesus completely.

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