Romans 14: 7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. 8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s. 9 FOR TO THIS END CHRIST BOTH DIED, AND ROSE, AND REVIVED, THAT HE MIGHT BE LORD BOTH OF THE LIVING AND THE DEAD 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
Jesus came for this end, (aim, purpose, intent), that He might be Lord. That means someone else had authority over us, owned us, and was our master. Jesus’ death and resurrection was to destroy satans lordship over us. Without a revelation of Jesus as Lord by the Holy Spirit a sinner cannot be saved from his sins, become a child of God, or become a member of the Body of Christ. Once it is unveiled to a human being on Earth, acknowledged, and received no power in hell can stop their entry into the Kingdom of God. Immediately at salvation a person is delivered from the authority of darkness and translated into the Kingdom of Gods Son.
Salvation was a change of Lordship and where Jesus’ Lordship begins satans lordship ends. We have a new Lord and with His authority the right to resist, deny, and defeat anything under the authority of darkness. Jesus Christ is Lord and head over all principalities and powers. We don’t have to receive anything from our old lord, owner and master. Some think of Jesus only as Savior from their sins but do not realize that we also must have needed a Lord. One aspect of sin is that it is of the will. We make choices to sin. His Lordship involves the reshaping of our will to His will.