quote by Bernard Law Montgomery

Rule 1, on page I of the book of war, is: "Do not march on Moscow". Various people have tried it, Napoleon and Hitler, and it is no good. That is the first rule. I do not know whether your Lordships will know Rule 2 of war. It is: "Do not go fighting with your land armies in China". It is a vast country, with no clearly defined objectives...

— Bernard Law Montgomery

Off-limits Lordship quotations

If God is the Creator of the entire universe, then it must follow that He is the Lord of the whole universe. No part of the world is outside of His lordship. That means that no part of my life must be outside of His lordship.

That's what lordship is - Christ reigning as supreme authority over our life.

Making Jesus Lord of our life is not something passive. It's not a state of being, it's a state of doing. Those whom Jesus recognizes as His own are those who do the will of His Father in heaven.

When Jesus is truly our Lord, He directs our lives and we gladly obey Him.

Indeed, we bring every part of our lives under His lordship - our home and family, our sexuality and marriage, our job or unemployment, our money and possessions, our ambitions and recreations.

The founding document of the United States of America acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ because we are a Christian nation.


To control the future requires the control of education and of the child.

Hence, for Christians to tolerate statist education, or to allow their children to be trained thereby, means to renounce power in society, to renounce their children, and to deny Christ's Lordship over all of life.

Christianity is not a cafeteria line where you say, “I’ll have a little salvation, but no Lordship right now.

You don't make Him Lord. He's Lord already. You just recognize it.

As evangelical Christians we have tended to relegate art to the very fringe of life. The rest of human life we feel is more important. Despite our constant talk about the Lordship of Christ, we have narrowed its scope to a very small area of reality.

He rules all things, not as the world soul but as the lord of all.

And because of his dominion he is called Lord God Pantokrator". For “god" is a relative word and has reference to servants, and godhood is the lordship of God, not over his own body "as is supposed by those for whom God is the world soul', but over servants.


Until the will and the affections are brought under the authority of Christ, we have not begun to understand, let alone to accept, His lordship.

The irony of New Testament lordship is that only in slavery to Christ can a man discover authentic freedom.

Christ's lordship is a blessed hope for some & a terrifying nightmare for others. Regardless of our response, it is an unalterable reality.

Iblis (satan) himself recognizes the Lordship of Allah, but wants the human being to forget it

Revelation is the first step to holiness, and consecration is the second.

A day must come in our lives, as definite as the day of our conversion, when we give up all right to ourselves and submit to the absolute Lordship of Jesus Christ.


If I had only one sermon to preach it would be on the Lordship of Christ.

When we get right on that point we are right all down the line. God honors the exaltation of His Son.

I think that prosecuting some college kid because she shared a file is a lot like sending somebody to Australia 200 years ago for poaching his lordship's rabbit. That's how it must seem to poor people who just want to watch a crappy movie for free after they’ve been working themselves to death all day at Tesco or whatever, you know.

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants' hall.

A kingdom man is a man who visibly demonstrates the comprehensive rule of God underneath the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of his life.

When a man comes under the blood of Christ, his whole capacity as a man is refashioned. His soul is saved, yes, but so are his mind and his body. True spirituality means the lordship of Christ over the total man.


In short, apostolic movement involves a radical community of disciples, centered on the lordship of Jesus, empowered by the Spirit, built squarely on a fivefold ministry, organized around mission where everyone (not just professionals) is considered an empowered agent, and tends to be decentralized in organizational structure.

God Most High has said, "Is the reward of virtue aught save virtue?" .

. . Know, O man, that the covenant of servanthood is incumbent upon you, and that the covenant of Lordship is incumbent upon His magnanimity, as He Most High has said, ". . . and fulfill your covenant, I shall fulfill My covenant."

Your lordship, though not clean past your youth, have yet some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltiness of time.

Dread lord and cousin, may the almighty preserve your reverence and lordship in long life and good fortune.

Dread lord and cousin, may the almighty preserve your reverence and lordship in long life and good fortune.


Some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltness of time.

It is time for us to seek again the leadership of the Holy Spirit.

Man's lordship has cost us too much.

The 'lords of the earth' are those who are doing their Will.

It does not necessarily mean people with coronets and automobiles; there are plenty of such people who are the most sorrowful slaves in the world. The sole test of one's lordship is to know what one's true Will is, and to do it.

...we must all offer up a hymn of praise to the God... who is 'Lord of lords' (Deut. 10:17, Ps. 136:1, I Tim. 6:15, Rev. 17:14, 19:16)... Lordship is not simply a matter of being superior with respect to inferiors but a complete possession of all that is beautiful and good, and is furthermore a true and unshakable stability.

There is something you can't fix, can't heal, or can't escape, and all you can do it trust God. Finding ultimate refuge in God means you become so immersed in his presence, so convinced of his goodness, so devoted to his lordship that you find even the cave is a perfectly safe place to be because he is there with you.


Mission is the practical demonstration, whether by speech or by action, of the glorious lordship of Jesus.

Attack and defence, want and war, victory and defeat, lordship and thraldom, all sealed with the seal of blood: this from henceforth is the History of Man.

Yesterday's concert was a success. I hasten to let you know. I inform your Lordship that I was not a bit nervous and played as I play when I am alone. It went well... and I had to come back and bow four times.

The purpose of apologetics is not just to win an argument or a discussion, but that people with whom we are in contact may become Christians and then live under the Lordship of Christ in the whole spectrum of life.

Christ's resurrection doesn't mean escaping from the world;

it means mission to the world based on Jesus's lordship over the world.