Jesus Is Lord

There is no such thing as ‘coming to Jesus’. In one sense, a man cannot even come to Christ. He can only come to the Lord Jesus. If this doctrine is true a man cannot accept Him as Saviour only, and then perhaps later decide to accept Him as Lord, for He is always the Lord. The One who died for our sins is the Lord. And He died for our sins because sin is under the wrath of God; it is transgression against the law, it is enmity against God, so it must be punished.

If I say that I need a Saviour it is because I need a Saviour from sin, including deliverance from the power of sin and everything connected with sin. If I have a true conception of sin I cannot only ask to be forgiven. I must desire to be delivered from its power and pollution as well. We cannot believe in ‘Jesus’ and leave out ‘the Lord’. We believe in one indivisible Person. In Him there are two natures in one Person; and when we believe in Him we believe in Him as the Lord of glory and the Lord of our life.

When we believe in Him we believe that He died for our sins, that He has bought us, purchased us, ransomed us. When we believe that, we give ourselves to Him, We do not ‘come to Jesus’, and we do not believe in Jesus: we come to the Lord Jesus, we believe in Him as He is.

(Martyn Lloyd-Jones- God’s Ultimate Purpose, 321)

In Him there are two natures in one Person;
and when we believe in Him we believe in Him
as the Lord of glory and the Lord of our life

*Emphasis Mine, Pictures Not Mine

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