Submission simply means yielding, giving up oneself to somebody, a cause or something. Basically, submission can be categorized into two, viz: forced and willing.
Forced submission is a situation whereby one is made to do something forcefully against one’s will. While Willing submission is when someone sees reason why to be given to something and do just that from the heart.
See, God wants for all people to willingly submit themselves to Him, without being forced. God of the Bible is not like other gods, who are no gods at all, who make people to follow them forcefully. No, He does not do that. It’s not His nature. He loves mutual understanding above other things. He is a fan of willingness, not subjection.
God of the Bible normally approaches everybody with the desire for them to willingly submit to Him. But not cooperating with this will bring one to forced submission before God in the end. At last those that are not submitted to Jesus Christ willingly will experience forced submission, especially during His millennial reign… But this will not lead to their salvation. It will be too late by then. All that rejected Jesus Christ, to willingly make Him their Lord and Saviour, shall finally be cast into the lake that burns with fire and brimstone.
42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
22 Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
23 I have sworn by Myself, the word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father…
…to be continued
Pst Funmi Adebayo
The Simple Life of Christ Ministry