When is Jesus your Lord?

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven.”(Matthew 7:21).

Some have taught that your salvation is secure if you pray a prayer inviting Christ to be your Saviour. Others have taught that if you just SAY ‘Jesus is Lord’ you will be saved according to Romans 10:9. But Jesus said you have to ‘do the will of the Father’ to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Calling Him Lord is therefore not enough.

Where in the Bible do we see Jesus promising people eternal life if they will just pray a prayer and say some words? If we understand what the words of the prayer MEAN and it expresses our true conviction, if the words include repentance and faith, then there is power in those words. Otherwise, we may as well learn the sinner’s prayer in a foreign language and say it by rote, for all the good it will do.

The problem is because many of us think that Jesus can be our Lord without being our Master. When he really IS Lord of our lives, he OWNS us. We recognize that we belong to Him – we are not our own (1 Corinthians 6:19).

This truth is not superseded even by the American Constitution, which declares that all men have the right to the pursuit of their own happiness. If you pursue your own desires which are outside the plan of God – if you pursue this present world and live for what it can give you – you are guilty before God. We belong to God if we are true believers. Otherwise, we are in Satan’s Kingdom and will be destroyed along with it unless we turn and give ourselves to Jesus.

The good news is that in turning to Jesus we can now come out of the curse and inherit God’s blessings. God is a good God. But He is also GOD. Rejecting Him, you reject eternal life. Worship and serve Him – even when its difficult, trust Him, and you can enjoy a true relationship with God.

I urge you to follow God’s call, to seek God, to receive a new nature through believing in Jesus and what He says in the Bible, the Word of God. I sincerely hope this website will help you to grow in faith and love for God and others, and give you a solid hope that will not disappoint you.

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About Michael Fackerell

The Christian faith is about Jesus. He came to save the lost. About Jesus Christ, Bible teaching, Testimonies, Salvation, Prayer, Faith, Networking.

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  1. cesar feliciano says:

    Michael,

    Thank you for posting this up. I am very sensitive to this particular subject as I was one of those that was relying on a prayer to get him into heaven. You see back in 1984 I prayed the sinners prayer and was convinced that I was “right with God. The sad truth is that shortly after praying this prayer I soon fell back into the old habits that I had and actually intensified my efforts in them. With out realizing it I soon became the worst sinner that I could be. The problem was that I would have died and gone directly to hell had the Lord called my number. It wasn’t until many years later when I was married and had children that I started to realize that perhaps all the time that I thought I was a child of God I was really on the side of the Satan. He had firmly convinced me that I did not need to do anything else and that I would go to heaven. The only problem was that the Holy Spirit was working overtime in my life and exposing some very sensitive areas of my so called Christian walk. I started to wonder that if I was really a christian then why was it that my life was not bearing any fruit. It wasn’t until the spring of 1994 that I came to a place that I new I needed to be saved and trust in Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. It was during an evangelistic meeting that i went forward during the altar call. I gave my life to Christ and asked Him to be Lord of my life. Shortly thereafter i had the blessing of leading about 15 people to the Lord, the right way. I was finally bearing fruit for the kingdom. I urge all of my brethren to make there calling and election sure and to work out their salvation with fear and trembling. I am not fully in the camp of losing one’s salvation but I am also not a hyper calvanist either. The way I see it if a person professes Chrsit and then willfully goes against Christ and leads a life of deliberate sin against the holy Spirit, I will question whether the person was ever truly saved or not. the scripture says that when are born again we become a new creature old things are passd away and all things are become new. The truth of the matter is that if you are telling people that you are a believer and living like the devil you will pour judgement upon yourself. That is a very dangerous place to be in. Woe unto you if you grieve the Holy Spirit in this way. You will be ushering curses into your own life and that would be truly tragic. I am so glad that the Lord gave me an opportunity to truly receive Him into my life. I beg you turn from your ways if you are heading in the wrong direction and trust in Him or you may find yourself standing before the Lord ashamed of not having lived as righteously as possible or in fear of the judgement that will come upon you.

    In Christ-

    Walk in Wisdom Toward Them That are without Redeming the Time. (Col. 4:5)

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