We must always ask ourselves: “I’m using the spirit of reality in my life? ” Often, even to cry out the name of the Lord or to pray we use the spirit. Many times when we call the Lord or we pray, we just throw a few words out of our mouth, that is, we call on Him and pray from the outside. Has this ever happened to you? You shoul know that God wants to change it! He wants you to have a reality of walking in the spirit, of walking with Him. And when you have that reality, your human living, church life, and service to God will also change.
In Romans 10: 12-13 we read: “For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile-the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him. For, “ Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” In fact, call the name of the Lord, we experience salvation. The question is whether we invoke Him with reality.
The chapter of Romans speak about salvation , but also about receive wealth, that is, besides being saved, the one who calls on the Lord, who uses his spirit, receives beyond salvation the wealth that is in him. Now we need to ask ourselves, “Have we called upon the Lord? Have we prayed? Have we sought Him? ” If we have done all this we must show in our lives the riches of which verse 12 speaks. “Richly blesses all who call on him.” The result of truly calling, praying, and seeking is to receive wealth from God. Why we haven’t been able to present this wealth? Any problem in this verse? He’s wrong? Certainly not! The problem is, the way that we make it.
We need to find out what is missing, where we have been wrong. Let’s read Romans 10: 8-10: “But what is said? The word is near you, in its wedding, and in your heart; that is, the word of faith we preach. If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, he will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses concerning salvation. These verses speak of something very important: the heart. They speak of believing with the heart and confessing with the mouth. This is a principle to be aware of. First, when we call on the name of the Lord, the heart must be present, that is, I must believe. I believe with the heart and so I invoke with the mouth. When we say, “O Lord Jesus! ”We must believe that He is the Lord; that is, from the heart we regard Him as our Lord and our mouth confesses this fact, so we invoke Him.
Luke 6:46 says, “Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and do not what I command you? ” This verse is linked to Romans 10: 8-10. It is as if the Lord said, “Why do you call Me Lord if you never do what I want? If you are never willing to do what I command, why do you call Me that? ” The reason we often have no riches to present is because we have a heart problem. Dear beds, at this moment God wants your heart.
In the following verses we also see something very important related to invoking and riches: “Wherefore God hath highly exalted him, and given him the name that is above every name, that the name of Jesus may bow every knee in heaven. , on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ” (Phil 2: 9-11). In verses 10 and 11 there is a sequence, a process. First, the knee bends and only then does the tongue confess. In other words, we first surrender to the Lord and then call on Him.
Every time we call on the name of the Lord, pray, and seek Him, the universe must see someone who has bowed before Him, who has surrendered to Him and is willing to do His will. This is the testimony that whoever calls on the name of the Lord, that who really prays, who really loves and seeks the Lord. We need to live this way, call on the name of the Lord, pray in spirit as true worshipers. This practice is essential to a victorious, God-rich Christian life.