Neither yield ye your members [as] instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members [as] instruments of righteousness unto God.
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
To completely surrender to the Lord will be the wisest thing a person ever does in this life! Let me give you 5 reasons why.
#1 SURRENDER HAS POWER TO REVEAL TRUTH
John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself.
John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
Matthew 6:22-23 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great [is] that darkness!
#2 SURRENDER HAS THE POWER TO MANIFEST JESUS
John 14:21-23 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
* WE KNOW THAT HE IS “WITH US ALWAYS”
* BUT WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT MAKES WHEN HE MAKES HIS PRESENCE KNOWN
John 20:20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them [his] hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
#3 SURRENDER BRINGS OVERFLOWING JOY
John 15:10-11 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and [that] your joy might be full.
* THERE’S NO REAL JOY IN HALF-HEARTED CHRISTIANS!
* THEY CAN’T ENJOY THE THINGS OF THE WORLD HAPPILY !
* THEY WON’T SURRENDER TO GOD FULLY!
* THE RESULT IS AN UNFULFILLED SOUL!
#4 SURRENDER BRINGS POWER IN PRAYER
1 John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
* NOTICE NOT ONE PRAYER GOES UNANSWERED!
* WHY? HOW? – NOTICE, “BECAUSE WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS”
* WE CAN EXPERIENCE AN UNPRECEDENTED PRAYER LIFE
* A LIFE COMPLETELY AT GOD’S DISPOSAL IS THE SECRET OF PREVAILING PRAYER!
John 11:42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said [it], that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
#5 SURRENDER BRINGS POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST
Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and [so is] also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
* HE DESIRES TO EMPOWER US TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS FOR HIM!
* BUT NOT WITHOUT SURRENDER TO HIM!