The Lordship of Jesus Christ
Helping Christian men and women who struggle with pornography and sexual immorality to live a life free under the Lordship of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
– The Holy Spirit Removes the Veil –
Men, when we accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour, it also involves recognition of His lordship, for the Saviour who saved us when we received Him by faith is the LORD Jesus Christ. We cannot and do not receive Him as Saviour only. We receive Him as Lord and Saviour. Some believers may surrender everything immediately, but for others it may take a few months, or even years.
For me, personally, I was happy to know Jesus as my Saviour but not as my Lord for several years, although I was familiar with the name Lord, knew the term and understood its meaning, I wasn’t in a big hurry to apply it to my life and my circumstances.
Putting it simply I was happy to be living saved, that was it, I’d done it, made the decision – heaven here I come, only when I’m ready of course.
It all became clear one Sunday morning. I was in church worshiping, pouring myself out and opening myself up to the Holy Spirit, praying THE dangerous prayer asking the Lord to “search me, use me, send me; break my heart Lord for what breaks yours” and right from that moment there in Church my whole world was torn apart. I had given the Lord the permission that He was looking for and my life was never going to be the same again.
Right away, the Holy Spirit removed the veil that had being deceiving me for years and revealed how my involvement in pornography was breaking the Lord’s heart. What? Here I was ready to make the ultimate sacrifice but so blinded that I couldn’t see the plank in my own eye!
– A Tough Call to Make –
Quickly, and very quickly, the Holy Spirit started to convict me big time. Overnight I birthed a godly hate for what I was involved in, but still I was tied to my sin and found it hard to break free. So was I “a dog returning to it’s vomit” or a “washed sow going back to it’s mud’” 2 Peter 2:22
Shortly afterwards, I heard a teaching on the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and through that lesson I knew what was missing. No longer was “living to be saved” enough, I had to give up my personal rights, hand over my ownership deeds and totally surrender to His obedience. It was a tough call to make, but I finally realised the price that I had been purchased with and laid it all down.
Phil 29:9-11 – Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Such an important question requires more than a surface answer. For Jesus to become Lord of a person’s life, this involves absolute and total surrender. I can think of no better example of total surrender than F. B. Meyer.
– F B Meyer –
He was a Baptist preacher and pastor of Christ Church in the heart of London in the nineteenth century. In the midst of a successful ministry, F. B. Meyer confessed that something was lacking in his life and ministry. Click here to understand and be challenged by how F B Meyer lived his life and witness.
1 Cor 6:17-20 – but he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body and your spirit which are God’s.
Others can mess around, you cannot – you were bought at a price, you belong to Jesus. You are His purchased possession. When a person surrenders to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, he or she acknowledges His ownership and gives up his or her personal rights.
Can you see that through this verse you are joined to Jesus? So that means that you cannot do what you feel like doing because you are accountable to Him. He purchased you with a price. What was the cost of that purchase?
1 Peter 1:19 tells us exactly what the cost was: but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot
How does this sacrifice impact you and your view on Jesus being your Lord?
Of course the Lordship of Jesus Christ involves every aspect of our lives; but with this ministry we are dealing with our sexuality.
– Satan’s Bait –
Pornography has now become a Global Slave market for Satan, where the hearts and minds of people are chained to lust, perversion and immorality. This is HUGE. It’s massive – every society and every age group right across the globe has been effected and infested by it’s toxic poison. Let the seriousness of this impact you right now as you consider how many lives could be changed and how many people could be set free if we surrendered our sexuality to the Lordship of Jesus . Pornography, adultery, fantasy, lust, rape, gang rape, fear of rape, fornication, bi-Sexuality, homosexuality, lesbianism, child-pornography, sex trafficking, molestation, call girls/escorts services, rent boys, pimps, prostitution, promiscuity, misogyny, masturbation, std, hiv, aids, swinging, dogging, group sex, perversions, paedophilia, incest, abortions, unwanted pregnancies, under age pregnancies, massage parlours, brothels, adult book stores, red-light districts, peep shows ,erotic dancers, strippers/ strip clubs, divorce, defilement, cyber-sex, Bestiality, voyeurism, bondage, S&M, transvestism, sexual abuse, sexual harassment-assault- torture-murder, sex tourism, exploitation also the 100’s of paraphilias associated and not forgetting the Billions of dollars that could be saved. All the suffering hurt and pain associated with this could be completely and permanently wiped out if we decided to put Jesus on the Throne.
.– Are You Feeling Beaten and Bruised? –
The Satanic firestorm of pornography has consumed society and now it’s ready to consume the Church unless we do something about it. So how long are you going to allow yourself and your family to be slapped, beaten, kicked and punched around by pornography? When is the penny finally going to drop that pornography’s only aim is to corrupt society and finally conquer the church?
The more you allow Satan to “lord” it over you, the more you will yield to his power. The more time we spend pursuing this reckless lifestyle the unhappy we will be. Becoming dissatisfied and disgruntled at what God had created to be enjoyed by His children through marriage.
Men, if Jesus isn’t Lord over your sexuality, that means you have given notice to the enemy that it’s up for grabs and judging the list above you will probably be in bondage to at least one of those perversions.
If you are serious about this battle, you will need Jesus to be Lord over every area of your life. Consider how Joshua conquered the Promised Land. God give it to him as he was able to claim the land, and to be realistic you probably won’t be ready to fully surrender every aspect all at once. I know I couldn’t, but God made a start. When He got the go-ahead, He decided to start with the biggest idol in my life; pornography. When that was finally conquered, the rest of those un-surrendered areas started to fall into place.
There can only be ONE Lord over your life, you cannot serve two masters Matt 6:24. So if you want Jesus to be your Lord, you can start with this prayer:
– Are You Ready for the Challenge? –
The Lordship of Jesus Christ means He has absolute control over your life. So I am challenging you now to take a look at what the Bible has to say about the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Pray that God will give you an open mind to see the claim of Jesus on your life. This understanding will change your life dramatically; that’s if you have the” I’ll do whatever it takes” attitude towards freedom and to bring glory to God.
Gen 3x – Struggling with Pornography?
“Hear, O Israel, Ye Approach This Day Unto Battle Against Your Enemies: Let Not Your Hearts Faint, Fear Not, And Do Not Tremble, Neither Be Ye Terrified Because Of Them. “Deuteronomy 20v3