Jesus says, "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not what I say?" (Luke 6:46). We are saved by grace through faith in Christ. No degree of good we do can make us right with God or fit for heaven. But the grace of God does not make the lordship of Christ null and void. Under the Grace dispensation, Jesus is still Lord of our life.
Having faith in God should make a world of difference. "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God" (Luke 18:27). When we receive this truth, it will open up a world of new possibilities for us. We will operate on a deeper level of faith and conviction than we have before.
There are several "voices" speaking to us. The world speaks to us, wanting us to conform to it. Our flesh speaks to us, wanting us to gratify self. The enemy speaks to us, aiming to kill, steal, and destroy. Last, but not least, the Lord is speaking to us for life more abundantly. Whose report shall we believe? I will believe the report of the Lord.
Jesus likens a man who hears and obeys His word to “a wise man, which built his house upon a rock” (Matthew 7:24). “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock” (verse 25). The more committed our family is to being doers of the Word of God the stronger its foundation will be. And when the storm of life comes, and its winds blow fiercely, our family can stand because it’s founded upon a “rock.”
Though the Kingdom of God has not physically come, the essence of the Kingdom is already here. So Jesus says, "The kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:21). For instance, "The kingdom of God is not in word, but in power" (1 Cor. 4:20). Also, "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost" (Romans 14:17).
A person may have excellent physical life when measured by his state of being. He can have superb quality of life when measured by his material wealth and earthly success. But the essence of true life can only come through Christ. Without it, one is yet dead though he “lives”!
Frank King served as a senior pastor of churches for over twelve years. He has a passion for outreach and soul winning. Currently he is a Christian author, and he ministers as an evangelist, preaching the authoritative Word of God without compromise, doctrinally sound, and with a passion to see the people of God live victoriously in Christ. Through the grace of God, he has been blessed to regularly cross cultural lines in his preaching. Visit Frank's Website at http://www.frankking.net
Savannah State University
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