Jesus is Lord over my SOUL

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

After our lungs stop breathing and our heart stops beating, our physical body ceases to be.

But not our soul. Unconquerable by death, the human soul lives on… in another world. Or rather, in either of two worlds: heaven or hell. Eternal joy or eternal despair.

The good news is, the key to heaven had already been given to us. Jesus Christ had already given His life for us. Jesus Christ had already died on the Cross and, then, after three days, rose up from the dead. Jesus Christ had already taken up His place at the right of the Father in heaven.

The question now is: Would we use the key? Would we confess that Jesus IS Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead?

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Jesus is Lord over my CHURCH

And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. (Ephesians 1:22-23)

To be the lips that proclaim the Good News of salvation… the feet that go where the needy are… the ears that listen to cries of distress and oppression… the hands that are open to give and to help… and the arms that embrace the different and welcome the undesirable.

Those are our roles. Not just as part of the Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide, but more so, as part of THE Church, the body of believers. We who were once sinners, but now forgiven. We who were once lost, but now saved. We who were once outside the fold, but now taken in graciously and mercifully.

The question now is: How are we faring as members of God’s Body? May those outside the Body indeed see that we are God’s lips, feet, ears, hands, and arms.

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Know God, know Faithfulness

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)

For every opportunity that came our way, every sickness we were cured from, every catastrophe we evaded, and every struggle we overcame, we know for sure that God has been faithful—having been our Provider, Healer, Fortress, and Miracle Worker.

But what about those wasted opportunities, aggravating sicknesses, destructive catastrophes, overwhelming struggles, and insuperable impossibilities? We also know that God IS faithful because—

– every wasted opportunity highlights that ours is a God who gives countless of chances

– every aggravating sickness highlights that ours is a God who Himself was beaten and hammered and crucified just so we could be healed of our deepest malady: spiritual destitution

– every destructive catastrophe highlights that ours is a God who, despite our irresponsible stewardship of His creation, still has allowed us to live in and enjoy this world

– every overwhelming struggle highlights that ours is a God who not only rescues us but, more so, remains on our side

So, for all the things that were and, also, for all the things that will be, we say, “God has been and will always be faithful.”

Let your light shine before others.

In the dark, light will—no, is meant to—twinkle, glow, shine. Its purpose is to guide, to make people see through the darkness.

In the same way, we, Christians, are little lights in this dark world—lights that should point people to the Source, the Light of the world, Jesus Christ.

This month, therefore, coinciding with our anniversary, let us join our little lights and show the world that Jesus IS Lord!