The Stool

Confessing “Jesus as Lord” is certainly much more than a one time verbal statement.  Confessing “Jesus as Lord” is more than a momentary event.  Confessing “Jesus as Lord” is also more than a on again off again sort of relationship.

So then what is it?  Well, as this video illustrates, to have Jesus as the ruler of our own lives means that he is the one upon whom our decisions are made.  He is the one who is sitting on the throne of our hearts (or in this case a stool) and thus given the authority to decree and rule instead of the ruler who was once on the throne – you and I.

But are we constantly pushing and pulling Jesus on and off the throne in our hearts?  Are we allowing him to be there certain times and days of the week, when we are with certain people and in certain situations while at other times we attempt to overthrow his rule?

In the future, Jesus will be ruler of the nations – he will rule in righteousness, justice and truth.  Before that day comes, the church is to be the place where the future is acted out today.  And since the church is much bigger than a building or a denomination, it is the people of God who today should be acting out what is coming in the future, today.  So, with that being said, shouldn’t our lives be under the king’s rule?  What will happen all over the world in the age to come should be happening in our lives now.  Jesus should be ruling.  Our lives should be marked by righteousness, justice, and truth. 

There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of Davide and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this (Isaiah 9:7) 

Once Jesus returns, there will be no nation or opponent who will be able to overthrow his government – so then why should we allow him to be removed from the throne he is ruling our lives by now?  Our allegiance to the one we confess as our master is indicated by the choices and decisions that we make every moment of the day.  Who is it that influences how you live?  Who is it that influences decisions you make?  Who is it that influences why you do what you do?  Who is it that influences why you don’t do what you don’t do? 

Finally, as the video ends, we are challenged to consider that our decision sometimes is made by in-decision.  So we aren’t standing on neutral ground.  Jesus is Lord or Jesus is not.  In closing, a good way to consider who it is who is Lord of your life is by an analysis of the choices and decisions you have made and are making today.  Take time today to think upon these things and then perhaps spend a moment in prayer looking to the LORD for help.  May Jesus be confessed clearly and boldly by all of us today by our proclamation both in word and deed.

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