I have been crying out and seeking Jesus Christ, asking him what He wants me to do and what He wants me to say to His people. We need to know what Jesus has done for us. We must experience Jesus personally.
You can know something in your mind and not have experienced Jesus in your heart.
Only those who have received and experienced Jesus come to know Him for surrender and obedience.
John 1:12 says, “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
In John 3:1-6, Jesus teaches Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.”
We must surrender to Jesus for deliverance. We must surrender our will to Jesus. This will be the most difficult and hardest thing to do, but when it is done, it is done. We feel crises in our lives, but the most difficult and hardest thing to surrender is our will.
God can do nothing with us as long as our will is our own will and not the will surrendered to God. In total surrender, we become absorbed into who God is. Jesus will say, “Come unto me, willingly, not because you are made to come.”
Matthew 11:28-30 says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
We surrender to Jesus for total devotion to Jesus in everything we say and do. Jesus said, “Deny yourself.”
Mark 8:34-35 says, “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.’”
We must surrender to the death that Jesus died in order to save us. We must be united with Jesus Christ in His death until nothing matters but Jesus.
Wesley is the pastor of Victory Faith Fellowship and a member of the United Ministerial Alliance.