Loving Life – Part 3 Lawson and Aaron Perdue

Jesus is Lord. What does that mean? And how are you applying that in your life?

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  Friends, welcome to the broadcast. We’re so glad that you’ve tuned in with us today. We’re gonna be talking about a very powerful statement. In fact, it may be the greatest statement today in all the scriptures. And that is this one, Jesus is Lord. What does that mean? And how are you applying that in your life? Stay tuned. Blessings. Friends, I’m so glad that you’re with us today. And it’s great to have Aaron here. And we’re talking about seeing good. Sometimes, you know, we’re in this world and there’s a lot of darkness. There’s a lot of evil. We forget to see the good, but we need to be rejoicing. We need to see the good in life. And the Bible tells us how, and it says this in 1 Peter 3:10, which is actually talking about relationships. But it says, “He who will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips that they speak no guile.” So it’s kind of laid out. And there’s more to it as we get into the next few verses there. But the number one thing we’re talking about this week is what is the foundation for loving life? And I said, in my life, I’ve really identified four things that I believe are the foundation for loving life. Number one is just a knowledge that God is good and He only does good. Never, ever, ever blame God for your problems.

  God is not evil. He’s not the author of evil. The Bible says in James 1:17 that, “Every good and perfect gift comes down from above, from the Father of lights with whom there’s no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” The Bible says in John 10:10, “Jesus said, I am the good shepherd.” And He goes on to say, “It’s the thief that comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But I have come to give you life and that life more abundantly.”

  Jesus wants us to have a good life. And my doctrine is really simple. God is good and He only does good. And the devil is evil.

  So if it’s negative, if it’s sickness, disease, death, destruction, lack, anxiety, all that comes from the devil.




  If it has to do with righteousness, healing, health, provision, peace, all that comes from God.




  And when you understand the cross and what Jesus did at the cross, He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon Him. And by His stripes, we are healed. Isaiah prophesied that six to 700 years before Christ. In Isaiah 53:5, then you understand that Jesus took our sin, He took our anxiety, He took our sickness. And if you read 2 Corinthians 8:9, you find out that, He not only took our sin, He not only took our anxiety, He not only took our sickness, but He took our poverty.




  Praise God. And then you understand righteousness comes from God. Peace comes from God. Healing comes from God and health and lack comes from the devil.


     Satan is the author of lack. He’s the author of poverty. It’s all got a root sin. And Jesus destroyed sin at the cross.




  But if you’re gonna receive His righteousness, His peace, His healing, His provision, you gotta believe on Him first. And then you gotta believe what the word of God says.




  So we gotta understand the goodness of God. And secondly, we talked about, we’ve gotta understand that the Bible is the truth.




  You know, there’s people out today that they, they have no foundation for truth,




  but it’s not all relative. There is black and there is white, there is right, and there is wrong. There is good and there’s evil. And it’s plain to see in the scripture,




  I believe that the Word of God is our foundation for life. It is our, you know, this is our roadmap for living.




  Praise God. And we need to live by the Word of God. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”




  So, I found out when I was just 14 years old, praise God, 45 years ago,




  I found out, praise God, that the promise of God is true. And if you’ve got a problem, God has a promise for it.




  And I started believing, and it brought hope to my life. And my life is much better today than if I wouldn’t have ever found that out. Praise God. But I believe the Bible. There is truth and there is a lie. And you know what? The Bible is true. The third thing we talked about is Jesus is Lord. And we’re gonna actually share about that in this broadcast today. But Jesus is Lord, what does that statement mean, Aaron? Jesus is Lord.


  It means He is the one who was, who is, who forever will be. He is God manifest in the flesh, you know.


  Praise God.


  When the voice spoke to Moses out of the burning bush and Moses asked, what? What’s your name? And the voice said, I am


  Who I am.


  I am. I am the all eternal, existing one. Jesus is all eternal. He’s existed before time began.




  Jesus, you know, was the Word from the beginning.


  Right, I love that. I was just thinking of John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The same was in the beginning with God. And all things were made by Him. And without Him was not anything made that was made.


  Hmm. “Heaven and earth may pass away, but my Word, it remains forever.”


  Amen. Matthew 24:35.


  The Word of God remains forever.


  Jesus is the living word.




  He is the eternal God.




  So when we talk about Jesus is Lord, He was in the beginning with God, creating all things.


     Colossians 1 says that, “All things were made by Him and for Him and without Him was not anything made that was made.




  He is before all things. And by Him, all things have their consistency. Jesus was in the beginning with God, the Father, and God, the Holy Spirit, creating the heaven and earth. In fact, in Genesis 1:1, the scripture says, “In the beginning, God created the heaven and earth.” And the Word for God there is the Hebrew word, Elohim.




  And that’s what we understand as the plural name of God.




  And He says, the earth, He goes on in verse two, was without form and void, but He said, the spirit of God moved upon the face of the deep. So Elohim in verse one, we understand as being the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. And we see the Holy Spirit right there in verse two, planting things. And then God spoke it into existence. But then in the creation on the sixth day, God formed man of the dust of the earth and He said, let us make man in our own image after our likeness that is a plural pronoun.




  And let them, let man have dominion over the fish of the sea, the fowl there, the birds of the earth, everything that lives and moves and breathe.




  So God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit were all involved in the creation so that Jesus was eternally God.




  But then Jesus, God laid out a plan after man’s sinned, right?




  And was actually His consciousness of sin, actually drove Him from God.




  But after man’s sin, then God set this plan of salvation into existence. And the first promise of redemption is in Genesis 3:15. And it says, the seed of the woman will crush the serpent’s head, the literal Hebrew,




  and he, the serpent, will bruise his heel. It talks about Satan’s ultimate fall. Satan came and deceived man, man fell into sin, ate off the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. But God immediately set His plan of redemption




  into action. The Bible actually says this in Revelation 13:8, that Jesus was the lamb slain from the foundation of the world. So before the world was ever formed and created from the foundation of the world, God had a plan for our salvation and our redemption.




  But we find he’s the seed of a woman, Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14, “A virgin will conceive and bring forth the son, and you’ll call His name Immanuel,” God with us.




  The angel Gabriel quoted that to Joseph in Matthew chapter one. So we see this over and over and over. Then we see later about two thou, that’s about 4,000 BC then about 2,000 BC, He is revealed as the seed of Abraham. And then about 1,000 BC, He’s revealed as the seed of David.




  And then when He’s born, praise God. Jesus is, He’s born of a virgin. He is God manifest in the flesh. He is eternally God.




  And He became a man. And He did that for a purpose that He could live sinless, wholly, perfect and pure.




  Amen. And die on the cross for our sin, Jesus. And so Jesus came, He lived wholly, perfect and pure. He was Lord in heaven creating all things. When He lived on this earth, He was Lord in every area




  He was Lord over sin. He was Lord over sickness. He was Lord over disease.




  He was Lord over death. He was Lord over demons. Jesus was Lord on the earth. And then we went to the grave, Colossians 2:15 says, He spoiled principalities and powers made to show of them openly triumphing over them, in it He was Lord in the grave. Now, when we hear the gospel in believing that Jesus, the sinless one, came to earth and lived sinless, right, as a man,




  Jesus didn’t operate as God in the flesh. He operates as a man anointed by the Holy Ghost. And He lives sinless




  as a man, praise God. And then He died for our sin. Satan thought he won the battle, but Colossians or Corinthians says, if the princes of this world would’ve known what was gonna happen when they crucified the Lord of glory, they never would’ve done it.




  So Jesus is Lord, praise God. And He went and He conquered the devil, and He rose victorious, when we hear that and believe it. Romans talks about this in chapter 10, verse six. It says it, it goes on. And it talks about how you know how He came. We don’t have to say who’s gonna go into heaven to bring God down, or who’s gonna go into the grave to bring God up. Jesus already came from heaven. He already lived, sinless, holy, perfect, and pure.




  And then He already died. We don’t have to say, you know, who’s gonna bring Christ up? Who’s gonna defeat the devil? He’s already defeated the devil. Praise God. Some people are trying to pray heaven down and trying to, you know, bind every devil in hell. We take authority over the devil, we bind, but it’s because of heaven’s authority behind us.




  Satan is actually already a defeated foe, and we have to take our authority in Christ. And man, this is powerful.




  But see, Jesus was, God raised Him from the dead and made Him Lord. And it actually says this in Romans chapter 10, then verse eight, see, Jesus put the ball in our court. He already worked salvation, He already conquered the devil, praised God, He already lived, sinless, holy, perfect, and pure, died on the cross, took our sins, paid the price for our sins, but then went to the grave and broke the power of sin, conquered the devil, and rose victorious. He says in Revelation 1:18, “I am He who lives and was dead,”




  “and I have the keys of hell and death, and I am alive forevermore.” Amen. Jesus is Lord, praise God. But in Romans 10:8, He says, “The word is near you, even in your heart and in your mouth.” That is the word of faith that we preach that if you will confess with your mouth, the Lord Jesus. See, Jesus already did all the work. You just gotta believe it. And when you believe it, you’ll speak it.




  And believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. In verse nine, He says, you shall be saved. For verse 10 says, for with the heart, man believes under righteousness. Righteousness is already made available. Jesus made righteousness, the righteousness of God, available to every man when He died and rose again. With the heart man believes, you believe your way into it. And with the mouth confession is made under salvation. There’s no other work that needs to be done for our salvation. Jesus has already finished it. He’s already completed it. And all you need to do is believe it, praise God. And if you’ve never prayed that prayer and receive Jesus, I invite you right now to call in our prayer ministers and right now receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. It’s really easy, it’s really simple. Praise God. We’re gonna take a short break and we’re gonna be back right after this break to share more on the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Stay tuned. Hey friend, I have a question for you. Do you love life? I believe that God wants you as a believer to love life, to enjoy living. And I believe that God has given us the keys in His work so that we can do that. So go to our website at Charis Christian Center and download this teaching, absolutely free, blessings. I just had a brother in Law who went into a coma. Then I asked this group of women to please gather around and pray. I had heard, and I think it was Lawson who had said this sometimes to just imagine what it is you are praying for. Not only did he wake up, but the songs we sang over him, he woke up singing. Our family, I don’t think has ever seen a miracle like this.


  Friends, I’m so glad you stayed with us. We’ve been talking about why is life good, praise God. Well, life is good to me because number one, you know God is a good God, because number two, the Word of God is true. I can believe the promises of God, because number three, Jesus is Lord. And we talked about, you know, how we receive Him as personal Lord, that he’s the Lord of eternity,




  but he’s also the coming Lord. Now, when did God make Jesus Lord? He made Him Lord, when He raised Him from the dead. Aaron read Philippians 2:5 11, Philippians 2:5 11. This is talking about the Lordship of Jesus Christ and how God made Him Lord, when He raised Him from the dead,


  It says, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, who being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bond servant and coming in the likeness of man. And being found in appearance as a man. He humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore, God has also highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow of those in heaven, of those on earth and of those under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father.”


  Amen. This is awesome, isn’t it Aaron,




  that you know Jesus is Lord




  and Jesus, you know, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, but it says He made Himself. You know, God sent His only begotten son, but Jesus had to be willing. He made Himself of no reputation and took on Him the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men. In fact, as a young child, Jesus studied the scriptures.




  And I believe He looked in the scriptures and saw who God said He was. But then He made the decision when He was 30 years old to be baptized.




  And when He was bap , John said, you know, you, I need to be baptized of you, not you. You know the other way that Jesus said, no, do this now because it this behooves us to fulfill all righteousness. And when Jesus was baptized and the Holy Spirit came, you know, God spoke from heaven, said, “This is My Beloved Son, in whom I’m well pleased and the Holy Spirit came on Jesus.” From that point, Jesus began to move forward in the power of the Holy Spirit.




  I actually believe that before Jesus was baptized and the Holy Spirit came on him, there’s no record of Him healing one person. There’s no record of Him casting out one devil, raising one person from the dead.




  But once the Holy Spirit see Jesus operated as a man anointed by the Holy Ghost,




  and Jesus defeated the devil, right? Satan came and He, Jesus was tempted in all points like we are, the scripture says, and yet without sin, but He lived as a man anointed by the Holy Ghost and took authority over the devil, spoke the Word, conquered the devil every time.




  But when He did that and was baptized, I believe when we’re baptized, we identify with Jesus. We identify with His death and resurrection, we identify with, He took our sin and gave us righteousness. But I believe Jesus, when He was baptized, He identified with humanity and He identified with the Father’s plan for Him. He identified with the cross, I believe when He was baptized, He fully understood as a man, the cross.




  He fully understood what He was gonna have to be deal with.




  He cried out on the cross, “My God, my God, why has Thou forsaken Me?” I believe that’s when God laid on Him the iniquity of the whole world. Jesus had never, never tasted sin. He had never been involved in sin. And so I believe that, that the sin of the world was put on Him. And that’s when He cried out, my God, my God. David prophesied of that in Psalm 22. It’s actually a Psalm prophesying of the, of Jesus dying as the Savior of the world. And Jesus, you can read it in Matthew’s gospel, Matthew records how He cried out, “My God, my God, why Thou art forsaken Me?” So it’s because God laid on Him the iniquity of us all. And Jesus became a sin offering for us all and took death for every man, my God. And then He went to the grave and conquered the devil. But He rose three days later, victorious. And He said, “I am He who lives and was dead. Behold I have the keys.” And He gave the keys to us.




  So we have authority now over the devil. So it says He took on the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of man. And He became in the fashion of man, He humbled himself and became obedient. I believe when Jesus was baptized, He knew that was gonna happen, praise God. And to death, even the death of the cross and the cross, you know, we at Christian circles, we look at the cross as a beautiful place, but the cross was a terrible place. The cross was a place for the worst of criminals, and Jesus was crucified between two thieves. And so it was this terrible, humiliating thing, but Jesus did that because He was paying the price for our sin. But look, read verse nine, Aaron, through verse 11.


  “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow of those in heaven, of those on earth, and of those under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.”


  Amen. So when Jesus became obedient to death, God highly exalted and gave Him a name above every name. Is the name of Jesus, above the name of cancer?




  Yes. Is it above the name of death? Yes. Now it’s appointed, a man wants to die, and in the judgment, until Jesus comes, the Bible actually says this in 1 Corinthians 15, God has put every enemy under the feet of Christ except the enemy of death. But when Jesus comes again, He’ll put that last enemy of physical death under Him.




  But spiritual death has already been dealt with, praise God.




  And when you’re born again, you’re spiritually alive. You were dead. But now you have to quicken, the Bible says in Ephesians 2:1, who were dead and trespasses and sin. So every, the name of Jesus is above every name. God highly exalted him. And it says that not only is His name above every name of things in heaven, again, He was Lord of heaven. He created all things, you talked about that, we talked about that, He was Lord of earth, He’s Lord over sin, Lord over sickness, Lord over death. Lord over destruction, Lord over disease. Praise God. Lord over, like Jesus was, Lord in every situation when He walked in the earth, but then when He went to the grave, He was Lord, wasn’t He,




  of things in Heaven. So past, present, when He is on the earth and future, Lord in eternity and things under the earth, He’s Lord over the grave. Praise God. And it says, He says, “And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.”




  Now we, when you believe on Jesus, you confess Jesus is Lord.




  In fact, I was attacked for putting the name of Jesus on Jesus is Lord, on bus benches here in Colorado Springs years ago. But we won that battle and we kept ’em up for several more years.




  And Jesus is still Lord.






  And I really appreciate too that you’re connecting just our knowing that Jesus is Lord to why we should love life.




  You know, when you really believe and confess and know that Jesus is Lord and he’s the Lord of your life, you know that no matter what, you have the victory.




  Yeah, I was recently talking to a great, you know, woman of God. She’s a mother of several children, but she had a child who was born with just severe disabilities, and after a few years he passed away. But she said she had just settled in her heart. She believed that he would get better, but he lived longer than doctors had given ’em hope for.


  Uh huh.


  But she’s living a victorious life,




  a life full of purpose, impacting a lot of people for the Kingdom. But she said, I just said all in my heart that no matter what, I have the victory.




  Because you know, God is good.


  Amen. Amen.


  Because you know, the Bible is true. Jesus is Lord. And she has that hope, she has that face, she has that knowing that she’ll see her son again, you know.




  Fully, fully healthy fully.




  Full of life. And yeah, Jesus is Lord. And that should cause us not to become jaded and bitter and






  because something negative happens.


  But she actually really loves God, teaches other people about the love of God, and just lives life with purpose.




  She loves life.


  Amen. You know, your mother’s sister, Beth, her little sister was born when her mom, when you know mom’s mom, her, your grandma was older and Beth, they said she wouldn’t live to be a year old.




  They said she wouldn’t walk. They said she wouldn’t go to school. But you know what, she lived to be 20 years old.




  She walked, she rode horses,




  she rode bikes, she did all these things. She went to school. She graduated from high school, and shortly after she graduated from high school, she went to Heaven.




  Praise God. But we never look at lack. We never look at, you know, you know, we were robbed. If we were robbed, we were robbed by the devil, right? But we look at this is God gave Beth 20 years when the medical society said that she would only live less than a year.




  So we look at that,




  but we know Beth loved God. We know that she knew Jesus. And we know she’s perfect in eternity.




  And your mom’s not mad at God.




  And you know what? We’ve had loss. We’ve dealt with people that we’ve prayed for and we’ve lost them. But you know what? They’re not lost. If they knew Jesus, we’re going to, we’re gonna be with them in eternity. And that’s because we know that Jesus is Lord.




  And if you don’t know that Jesus is your personal Lord, you can know that.




  So he’s Lord of our life, praise God. He’s Lord of eternity. And He, Jesus is gonna reign His king.




  I love it. He says this in Revelation 19, I believe it’s verse six, but it’s talking about Jesus coming back is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. And it says the Lord our God, omnipotent, reigns.




  Amen. In fact, they’ve saw written songs that we’ve sung for hundreds of years in the church




  about the Lord thy God, omnipotent, reigns.




  And when we know without a shadow of a doubt from the bottom of our heart, that Jesus is Lord, we don’t have to be, you know, controlled by circumstances




  and controlled by negative things,




  praise God, but we can let Jesus fill us with joy




  and fill us with peace. Glory to God. Aaron, share.


  Yeah. Amen. Well, I’m just gonna pray for everyone before we close. We’re almost at the end of our program. But thank you, God, for everyone who’s tuned in right now. Lord, I just thank you that Jesus, you are Lord. And because you are Lord, you conquered the devil, you conquered the grave, and we just can experience eternal life with you. So we just thank you because Jesus is Lord, we have the ultimate victory in Jesus. And everyone who believes on you is victorious and has eternal life with you.


  Amen. And if you have not personally prayed to receive Jesus as Lord, I invite you to contact our ministry. I invite you to call in today and pray with our prayer ministers. And we have actually hundreds of hours of teaching, all kinds of material available on the internet, on our website CharisChristianCenter.com. And it’s free to you, available to you, free of charge, and it’s our partners to do that, make this available. So if you need prayer or you want to become a partner, or you want to just share with us, give us a call. Friends, we don’t want to leave this broadcast without giving you the opportunity to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord. Pray with me right now. Heavenly Father, I believe that Jesus Christ is your Son. I believe that He died for my sins, and I believe that you raised Him from the dead and made Him Lord. I surrender my life to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


  God is the author of life, and every gift from Him is perfect and good. If you have breath in your lungs, you have a reason to rejoice. You can love life because God is good. His Word is always true. Jesus is Lord, and His blessing is upon you. We’d like to bless you with a digital copy of the teaching, Loving Life, a $20 value free of charge. Download it today at CharisChristianCenter.com. Thanks for watching “Grace For Today.” This broadcast has been made possible by our faithful partners. If you would like to become a partner, need prayer or have a question, please call us at 719 418 4000 or to partner online, go to CharisChristianCenter.com/Give. You can write us at PO Box 63733, Colorado Springs, CO, 80962. See you next time on “Grace For Today.”

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