Jesus Christ is literally saying in Revelation 3:20, that He is standing at door of everyone’s heart. That if any hears His voice and opens, He will come in to dine with that fellow. And you can imagine, if the Lord Jesus is supping with you, who is that foe that will disturb? The Lord Himself will handle such. (Psalm 23:5 should come to mind.)
But this will not happen, if you don’t on your own open up to Him sincerely from your heart. That is, you willingly submit unto Him…
Note also that being a willing submission, it has to be daily renewed. Remember in physics, natural vibration does not go on forever. It dwindles to a trickle after a while. So, it has to have a resonant assistance to keep it going. So also it is when walking with Jesus Christ, we will have to daily renew our willing submission to Him.
And He(Jesus Christ) said to THEM ALL, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
Let me make these points with Bible references, and draw the curtain on this, though I could continue with more. But I pray God’s Spirit elaborate this better in your heart and mind. Amen.
*Without willing submission there cannot be a proper growth. And without proper growth, privileges that come with growth will be wanting.
*It takes willing submission for one to be able to follow God’s master plan, perfect will, for one in Christ Jesus. God’s master plan is only available in Christ Jesus. And the only qualification for it is willing submission. Romans 12:1-2.
*Without willing submission you cannot command authority. Show me a man who is at the command of the supernatural, and I will show you a man who has willingly yielded himself, his all, to all of God in Christ Jesus. 2Corinthians 10:6.
*Without willing, free, spirit in you to submit, you cannot properly preach the gospel, nor effectively win souls for Christ.
12 Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy FREE SPIRIT (SPIRIT OF WILLINGNESS, according to direct Hebrew interpretation.)
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.
Pray this from your heart:
Father, uphold me with Your spirit of willingness, that I may do and finish all that you have written for me in Christ Jesus, and enjoy every step of the way.
Pst Funmi Adebayo
The Simple Life of Christ Ministry