I’ve noticed a sudden influx of churches proclaiming Lordship; though it might sound wonderful at first; many of these actually stand for easy believism or free grace which is a far cry from sound doctrine; putting it plainly blatant heresy. Remember saints; it is easy to stamp lordship in a message, event or gathering but what really makes it Lordship is the fruit bore in church and in the lives of those who proclaim the Lordship of Christ. Radical Christianity does not mean a tattoo of a scripture verse you like in one arm while randomly proclaiming the gospel in your spare time. Radical Christianity and Lordship Salvation is founded in the newness of life in Christ, completely reformed; not cooperating but firmly submitting; standing as slaves to righteousness in Christ Jesus as we meditate on His word day and night; seeking His truth in all and everything. Lordship means we don’t expand by man made means; but we move forward with God’s hand adding to our number daily. Thus before we state we proclaim Lordship; check your bible reading, check your quiet time, check the preachers you listen to, the church you are part off and test the spirit. Lordship is not a trend, Lordship is simply standing by Bible founded truth. Lordship is when a person hit rock bottom, saw the error of his/her ways- REPENTED, saved through divine election to Sin no more since we stand regenerated by God’s Holy Spirit. Lordship is not a process, its instantaneous. Lordship is not just attending every Sunday or having a hulabaloo party of a youth ministry- Lordship is Serious since Lordship is Life! So before stamping Lordship; ask yourself- Is Jesus Truly The Lord of Your Life?
1 John 4:1-6 – 4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. 4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
Hope you are standing regenerated in all aspect of our existence, Truly proclaiming the Lordship of Christ. Have a blessed day – Pastor Lyle Lopez