Topic: Jesus Our Captain
Matthew 16: 24-27
Hebrews 2: 10 – For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
A captain is someone in charge of a ship or an aircraft. He is the leader of a team in sports or other human activities. He is the head of others. As Christians, Jesus Christ is our captain who, through His shed blood on the cross at Calvary, made our redemption possible.
He is the captain of our salvation. He has brought us as children unto the glory of the Father’s kingdom. Ephesians 1: 22 says, “And hath put all things under his feet and gave him to be head over all things to the church.” Jesus is the head and authority over the church. If Jesus is your captain, He demands your total submission.
You must absolutely surrender every area of your life to Him. For a deeper understanding, let us consider Matthew 16: 24 from the Message Bible: “Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver seat, I am.” Jesus, as the captain of your life, wants to occupy the driver’s seat. He wants to be in charge.
He wants to have full control of your life. He wants to be the Potter and you the malleable clay. Unfortunately, many Christians have strayed too far from God. Some are too proud for God to look their way, or too independent to be guided by God, or too obstinate for God to break, or too high-minded for God to counsel, or too sophisticated to enjoy God’s company, or too busy for God to get their attention.
If Jesus must be the CAPTAIN of your life, you must avoid the seven vices mentioned above. Beloved, if Jesus is truly your captain, you would get rid of any idol in your life. By idol, I mean any person, thing or desire that stands in the way of an immediate wholehearted “Yes, Lord!” to anything the Lord asks of you. Such a person, thing or desire must be eliminated.
If Jesus is truly your captain, then He would be the One giving you commands and instructions and you would obey Him promptly and completely.
Are you totally yielded to God and His word? Can you truly say that Jesus is your captain? Examine yourself!
A ship captained by Jesus can never sink.
Your life shall not be a failed project, in the name of Jesus.
On For Jesus
On for Jesus! steady be your arm and brave;
Onward, onward, take the shield and sword;
On for Jesus! standard of your Captain wave,
Pressing on ward, trusting in His word.
Marching, marching on,
We’re marching onward still for Jesus;
Marching, marching on,
Beneath the banner of the free;
On for Jesus! tiresome tho’ the conflict be,
Tho’ the hosts of sin are pressing hard;
On for Jesus! striving for the victory,
Endless life will soon be your reward.
On for Jesus! till the sound of strife is o’er!
When the great Commander calls for thee,
Thou shalt wear a crown of life forever more,
And with Jesus reign eternally.
1. Powers resisting the Lordship of Jesus over my life, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.
2. Lord Jesus, establish Your throne perpetually in my heart, in the name of Jesus.
3. Lord Jesus, stamp Your image upon my heart, in the name of Jesus.
4. Evil foundational river, I am not your candidate, dry up by fire, in the name of Jesus.
5. Wickedness of the wicked, assigned to weaken my spiritual life, die, in the name of Jesus.
6. Authority and dominion of the wicked over my life, scatter, in the name of Jesus.
7. Holy Spirit of God, envelop my life, in the name of Jesus.
Bible In One Year
MFM Daily Devotional 19th June 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.