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COLUMN: Jesus must be both savior and Lord

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By C.L. Glasscock

Revelation 3:20 says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him and he with me.”
I believe many people have opened the door and invited Jesus in their heart, but many times they forget to make Jesus the lord of their life because they start thinking about a sin they cannot give up. If this happens, sin will devour you.
Romans 12 tells us what we should do with our life. Romans 12:1-2 says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
As we look at this, we will see that God wants all of us. He does not like a lukewarm Christian.
In Revelation 3, we see Jesus addressing the angel of the church of the Laodiceans. Revelation 3:15-16 says, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot, I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth”
If God spues us out of his mouth, the way I see this is that we make him sick trying to live for him and the devil, too.
Now let’s look at Judgment Day. Will the way we are living show up when we stand at the judgment seat of Christ?
2 Corinthians 5:10-11 says, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that everyone may receive the things done in his body according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your conscience.”