Preparing to write more about Adonai today and Lauren Daigle is on 91.1 FM — You gave your life to give me mine – you break my chains – you plead my cause — Amen!
Yes, Adonai has done all this.
It is good for us to remember that Our God is a God of order – in all respects.
And yes, He is our sufficiency –
It is important, however, to recognize Him and acknowledge Him as our Lord and Savior, before we can fully understand and grasp His sufficiency, His Almighty Hand, His purposes and His ways, His sovereignty.
Adonai – Supreme in authority; Absolute Ruler –
Lordship to GOD means: total possession of me and my total submission to Him as Lord.
Remember the definition of Believe? The 3 “c’s”? Conviction, COMMITMENT, Conduct?
So submission to the Lord is not new — it is something you have already decided upon when we Committed to Believe on His Name for Salvation. Also, Submission is not a “negative” term as the world would have one think — Submission brings about obedience and obedience brings about freedom.
Perhaps no one has ever told you about His Names and so some of this might be very new for you to read — Let’s go to His Word to find out more about His Name: Adonai.
Look in your Bible at Luke 6:46 -“Why do you cal Me, “Lord, Lord‘ and do NOT do what I say?”
(What might he be saying to you today?)
This btw is a good application question for every Believer, right?
We do not say to our children — don’t call me mommy or daddy if you are not going to do what I say – do we?
No – we instruct, guide, love our children to protect them to lead them to be safe but also to raise these precious young people up to be able to be respectful and helpful people — ultimately our goal is to be to raise our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord (but that’s a different topic for another day).
You may have a boss or someone in authority over you at work — when they ask you to do something — and you don’t do it — it doesn’t remove them from the authority they have over you at your job, does it?
Well, Jesus died on the Cross for our sins – and He is and has always been Lord — but He is a gentleman and will not push us to trust Him as Lord – until our hearts understand and recognize that we need Him, want Him, desire for Him to be our Lord.
Does that make sense? I know some of you would word this differently – and more eloquently — but am hoping the main point comes across and provides a little more clarity.
Application — So Can you call Him “Lord” and not do the things that He has said?
Romans 10:8-10: Read it on your own – but starting in verse 9: “if you confess with your mouth (confess – to agree with God) Jesus as Lord (we do not make Him Lord – He is Lord) – and Believe (3 – c’s) in your heart (what?) GOD raised Him from the dead, (what happens?) you shall be saved.
vs. 10: “for with the heart man (does what?) Believes, (what happens?) – resulting in “R”, and with the mouth he confesses (agrees with GOD – that I am a sinner and need a Savior — even Mary believed she needed a Savior — check out John 2), resulting in Salvation.
Salvation: (Again, I just go to Youdiscovertruth.com – go to the Scripture – tap on the Word and find the definition to give a clearer understanding of the Scripture I am studying).
savior, deliverer. Safety, deliverance, preservation from danger or destruction.
(I) Particularly and generally: deliverance from danger (Heb. 11:7; Sept.: Ex. 14:13; 2 Chr. 20:17); deliverance from slavery (Acts 7:25); with apó (575), from (Sept.: 2 Sam. 15:14); with ek (1537), from enemies.
Saved from: The Power of Sin, the Presence of Sin:
Matthew: 1:21: “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His Name Jesus, for He will SAVE His people form their sins.”
Isaiah 53:6: “All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.”
2 Corinthians 5:17-21: “Therefore if anyone is IN Christ, he is a new creature; the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come.” Exciting — When we Believe and are in Him — we ARE NEW!! Yea!
Repentance: Change of mind resulting in a change of direction.
Believing Jesus is Lord – Submitting to His Lordship, His authority over my life (which is not my own because I have been bought with a price, the price is the precious blood of Jesus shed on the Cross for me — 1 Corinthians 6:12-20).
Psalm 16:2: “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”
Lastly for today — Philippians 2:10-11: “that at the name of JESUS “every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (Adonai) to the glory of GOD the Father.”
Application: Is there any area of our life that we are withholding from the Lord?
Application: Do you – today need to bow the knee to Jesus and trust/beleive Him as Lord of your life?
Application: Tell the Lord, today, you are ready to serve Him and allow Him to be Lord over every aspect of your life, trusting Him to do good in your life for your best and His glory.
See you tomorrow. We will look at the benefits of knowing Him (John 17:3) as Adonai.
Again, am praying for those I know are walking through heavy trials at this time. 🙂