Scripture – “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15).”
Denial – “I have no issues with submission to godly authority.”
Affirmation – “I AM lord.”
Lord is general term for a ruler, one who has power and authority. True power really has little to do with lording over others (1 Peter 5:3). Divine authority is not about ruling other people; it is about empowering ourselves to be our best selves and to live our best lives.
Jesus is the greatest example of person maximizing his divine potential. That’s why he is called Lord of lords. Through his words and his life experiences, we gain principles and practices to be lords in the earth, today. Being Lord, did not make Jesus full of unhealthy pride or ego driven. He was still able to submit to the rules, the regulations as well as the policies and procedures that other lords had set (Matthew 22:21).
When I affirm that I AM lord, I AM saying that I have all the power necessary to finish a task or accomplish a goal. When I declare that I AM lord, it also means that no outside person or force or challenge can stop me from fulfilling my vision or making my dreams come true. Being lord empowers me to complete my divine assignment and to fulfill the purpose for which I came to this earth. As a lord, I lead when I AM called to lead and I follow when I AM supposed to follow.
Reflection Question – What do you think about being called to be lord?
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity of Midtown, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.