Good morning Friend. I trust you had a good weekend. Today we will examine the theme; Get Off The Throne. If you check out the featured image on this post, you will observe that the seat is clearly oversized for the occupant. There is a throne at the center of our lives, and we ought not to be the ones sitting on it. This is a call to the consciousness of our consecration to Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Many times, with the way some believers live their lives, it seems more like Jesus is our Buddy and Saviour. Yeah I know He is our friend, but He is first Lord before anything else. LORD speaks of control and ownership. He did not just save us, He literally owns us. He bought us with His precious blood and has placed inside of us the guarantee of His ownership. We are not our own. Many believers do not like to be seen as the ones who belongs to Jesus. We want to do what we want, then go to God to bless our wants and desires. Brothers and Sisters, like I said earlier, there is a throne at the center of our lives, and we ought not to be the one on that throne. That throne belongs to only one Lord and Master, and you’re not Him.
1 Cor 6:19 (KJV) What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, WHICH YE ARE OF GOD, AND YE ARE NOT YOUR OWN?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
“NO LORD” are two mutually exclusive words. You can’t call Him LORD and say NO in the same breath. He is either Lord of ALL or not Lord at all. You are of God. You belong to God. God owns you. You are His property and His Masterpiece. He designed, destined and deployed you for a specific assignment on earth. Do not act like you’re here on your own account alone. Don’t go AWOL. Stay connected to the control tower. Many times when we’re making a decision, the only factors we consider are selfish ones. Then maybe sometimes, God comes at the bottom of the priority list, when He alone ought to be the priority. Brother Kenneth Copeland said the Church to attend should be a bigger priority for house hunt than the job we seek. How many people ever think like that. We get a job first, settle our families and then we look for a Church that suits our needs. Now I’m not saying that ought to be the case every time. God makes everything work together for our good, but if God is your priority, He knows and if YOU are your priority He also knows. ALL things are naked before Him before whom we must give account. Our lives belong to Him and before we make a major decision about that life, the least we could do is seek His approval. How would you feel if someone took your car, the one you bought with all your savings for the first 2 years of your working life, and then drives it to a very distant land for months and didn’t inform you. I bet you’d track the car down, get the police to arrest the hijacker because that’s plain theft. Even if it was a friend who did that, you couldn’t possibly trust such a person again. Many of us take the life that belongs to God and then run off with it doing our thing, marrying who we want, working where we desire and then when a problem comes up, we seek His attention to help us navigate through the rough patch. When He’s done fixing the problem… we run off again. God is no Mechanic! These things ought not to be so.
2 Cor 5:14-15 (KJV) For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
If He gave up His Divine life for us, then no one ought to teach us to give up our lives for Him in honour of His sacrifice for us. This may not sound like the “typical grace message” that has flooded our time lines, but this is the meat of he Grace message Himself. That we are bought with a price and we ought not live as though we weren’t. Grace should never be seen only from the perspective of Pardon for sin, but also from the perspective of Victory and Dominion over sin. Jesus didn’t die for you just so you rejoice in the fact that you can’t lose your salvation, so having understood that, what next? Sin hard enough to test that insurance? No way! Having understood the “everlastingness” of His Love for you, then pull your thumb out of your mouth and grow up. Live to please Him. It’s like a child glorying in the fact that “ I can’t poo on myself enough for my mum to disown me” of course she can’t, but if he grows up, he wouldn’t have to poo on himself anymore and then he can begin to please his mum in all things. These things are so simple and straight forward that we actually need someone to help us miss them. Grow up brother and sister. Be Holy! Consecrate yourself to the Lord, please Him in all things including your thoughts. Get off that throne and quit using God to please your lusts in the name of “Grace”. Live to get that crown that only mature sons will get. Live to stand bold in His presence on that day. Live circumspectly and the Grace of God will keep you in all things in Jesus name.
2 Cor 5:10 (KJV) For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.