The Lordship Of Jesus
Some call us legalists for whom Jesus is both Saviour and Lord. It is incomprehensible how they believe that He can have power to save them without having the power of God. Some believe that He can be their Saviour now and not be their Lord until later, perhaps not be their Lord until they get to Heaven. When I received Jesus there was a whole lot that I did not understand. But I did know that He was going to change me completely and I wanted that. He changed me from having no relationship whatsoever with Him to having Him as my Lord and my God.
It is significant that the word *Saviour* occurs only twenty-four times in the New Testament, while the word *Lord* is found 433 times. I came to Christ as a country boy. I did not understand all about the plan of salvation. One does not have to understand it, he only has to stand on it. I do not understand about electricity but I do not intend sitting around in the dark until I do! But one thing I did understand even as a lad: I understood that I was under new management. I belonged to Christ and He was Lord. He is not only Saviour of the soul. He is Lord of the life. Is He your Lord? Is He Lord of your body, your thoughts, your tongue, your temper, your spare time, your life plans, your pocketbook, your church life, your recreation, what you listen to by radio and look at on TV? His Lordship covers everything from eating and drinking to world problems. But it is not bondage, it is freedom, for *. . . where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.* We are free to do everything that is good and right, in our relationship to God, ourselves and everybody else.
John 20:28: And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
You and I need to have Jesus personally as our Lord and God like He was for Vance Havner and for Thomas the Apostle. Jesus IS the most important and the most influential being in our lives and eternities whether we acknowledge it or not. He wants us to know it, live like He is and be thankful that He is.