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Receiving Jesus Is A Surrender

Romans 10:9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Strong*s Greek dictionary definitions of that title Lord: supreme in authority, controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title), God, Lord, master, Sir.

Receiving Jesus is receiving His supreme authority over oneself. Those who have received Him are to live their lives in surrender to His supreme authority too.

Colossians 2:6: As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

Our flesh will never want to be under His authority but that is exactly what we need. When we are not having our own way, when we have trials or when we are persecuted it seems difficult to be under His authority, but it is immeasurably better than the alternative. Being under the authority of The One who loves us is always the best possible place.

Matthew 11:28-30: Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Hebrews 11:24-27: By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh*s daughter; 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

1 Peter 5:6: Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

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