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By Felix Ngunjiri Gichuri

He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” (John 1:10-12) [KJV]

Jesus is Both Lord and God

Jesus came to this world and was met by hostile people. They refused to believe that He was the Son of God and He embarked on the mission of showing them that He is Lord of heaven and earth by working miracles after miracles for those who were sick or possessed by demons. He commanded demons to come out of people, stilled a stormy sea, told a fig tree to dry up due to its unfruitfulness and it dried, defied the force of gravity by walking on the water and performed many other miracles to prove that He is both Lord and God. The word Lord actually means owner and ruler.

The angels of God announced to the shepherds that a Saviour had been born in Bethlehem, who is Christ the Lord. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11 [KJV])

Over two thousand years ago, a savior was born to seek and save the lost. He is still saving the lost to date because “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever!” (Heb 13:8 [NET])

During His sermon on the mountain, Jesus revealed to his followers that He is Lord. He asked them “why call you me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46 [KJV])

His followers and those who needed to be healed believed that He is Lord (owner, ruler) of heaven and earth and started calling Him Lord. “And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped Him, saying, Lord, if you will, you can make me clean. And Jesus put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be you clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” (Matt 8:2-3) [KJV])

A Roman centurion called Him Lord. “And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lies at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.” (Matt 8:5-7 [KJV])

His disciples called Him Lord. “And when he was entered into a ship, His disciples followed Him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but He was asleep. And His disciples came to Him, and awoke Him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And He saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then He arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him! “(Matt 8:23-27 [KJV])

God Wants Us to be His Sons and Heirs Through Christ

All who received Jesus Christ as Lord of their lives, to them has God given them the power to become “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” (John 1:10-12) [KJV] “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Rom 8:14 [KJV])“heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;” (Rom 8:17 [KJV]) There is a difference between sons of God and people of God (all the people of this world). We become sons of God by adoption. This is mentioned in Galatians 4 where it says: “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because you are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Therefore you are no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” (Gal 4:4-7) [KJV] It is clear from this passage that we are not just “sons” merely by virtue of being human beings. At birth we are “under the law,” still awaiting our redemption. We are born as God’s people, and his servants, but not his sons. Only after we are received into God’s family by receiving Jesus Christ as Lord of our life does God declare that we are his sons with all the rights and privileges of being called sons of the Most High God. We become citizens of the Kingdom of God which is the Kingdom of Heaven, with all the ownership rights of what belongs to our Father who art in heaven.

If Sons, then we Become His Ambassadors Here on Earth

We become His representatives here on earth as He appoints us as His ambassadors on earth. “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be you reconciled to God.” (2Cor 5:20 [KJV]) An “ambassador” is one who “has been invested (already given) power and authority to speak and act on behalf of the kingdom he represents. He is a diplomatic minister of the highest rank, accredited as a permanent representative to another country or sovereign; he is sent on a special mission, one of the first rank with treaty-signing powers.” As Christians, that means that you and I have been given power and authority to speak and act here on earth on behalf of Christ the King who is set down on the right hand of the throne in heaven. “They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with Him are called and chosen and faithful.” (Revelation 17:14 English Standard Version) Our calling, our task is to represent Jesus Christ here on earth in such a way that people will know that He is alive and rules today in the hearts of all who obey Him. We are called to give firsthand evidence of His living presence so that others can see and know that Jesus died for them and rose again to give them eternal life in His Heavenly Kingdom. The Great Commission of Jesus (that has already been given to His disciples) is to go into all the world and preach the Gospel by testimonies, exhortations, teaching with signs, wonders and miracles following them as living evidence that we have been sent by Jesus Christ to represent Him with the power and authority He has invested in us. “And he said unto them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” (Mark 16:15-18 KJV, English Standard Version)

When You are in the Kingdom of God, All that the King has is Available to You

All what God has is then available to His children. When you cry to God Abba Father or Daddy, He has promised that He “shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:19 [KJV]) The Bible says that God shall supply all your needs – physical, spiritual, financial, all of your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus our Lord. He has promised to supply our needs according to what He has in His entire riches, not from His riches. He has promised to serve our needs from His high table that is full of all that we need that is beneficial to us: His peace in our bodies, in our minds, in our finances, in our families, in our surroundings and in our fellowship with Him “if we shall confess with our mouth the Lord Jesus as our Saviour, and shall believe in our hearts that God raised him from the dead, then we shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Rom 10:9-10) [KJV]

God shall supply to them who love Him wonderful things that we cannot think or imagine. “But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.” (1Cor 2:7-12 [ESV2011])


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