Sep 22, 2018

Why Is Lordship Necessary? Part 1

Luke 9:57-58


Nelson Mercado

Why is Lordship Necessary? –p 1
It settles the position issue—Who is going to be first in my life?

It settles the permission issue—Who has a right to my life?
Lordship is accepting the future regardless of the cost. Luke 9:57, 58.
Jesus was trying to explain that “We don’t understand what the future
holds for us.”
The best way I can illustrate consecration and lordship is by having you
literally give God a blank check, which represents your life. And have
you date it, sign your name, and give it to God. We are saying: “God,
you can take my life and use it any way you want to use it.” This
signifies you Giving Him your future—placing your future in His hands.
Lordship is seizing the moment regardless of the inconvenience. And
that is described in Luke 9:59,60. Jesus said to a man, “Follow Me.”
But the man said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”Jesus said,
“You go and preach the kingdom of God.”
Lordship is leaving the past regardless of the pull. Luke 9:61, 62. That
is where the fellow said to Jesus, “Let me go back and talk to my family
and say goodbye to them. And Jesus said, “No, put your hand to the
plow. Keep your eyes forward. You cannot let the past pull you away
from what I require of you.”
TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. He will take care of everything—even to the
outer edges of your life. If He is not at the center of your life, you are
responsible for taking care of everything yourself. HE IS EITHER LORD
“But Israel had not perceived the spiritual nature of the law. and too
often their professed obedience was but an observance of
forms and ceremonies, rather than a surrender of the heart to the
sovereignty of love. As Jesus in His character and work represented to
men the holy, benevolent, and paternal attributes of God, and
presented the worthlessness of mere ceremonial obedience, the Jewish
leaders did not receive or understand His words. They thought that He
dwelt too lightly upon the requirements of the law; and when He set
before them the very truths that were the soul of their divinely
appointed service, they, looking only at the external, accused Him of
seeking to overthrow it.” TMB p. 46
EGW points out an important principle of Lordship: “If you will seek the
Lord and be converted every day; if you will of your own spiritual
choice be free and joyous in God; if with gladsome consent of heart to
His gracious call you come wearing the yoke of Christ,—the yoke of
obedience and service,—all your murmurings will be stilled, all your
difficulties will be removed, all the perplexing problems that now
confront you will be solved.” TMB p. 101