It is the lordship aspect of a kingdom that makes living in a Kingdom better than a republic or any other form of national administration or rulership. lordship in aKingdom protects the citizenship from competition with their fellow citizens for national resources.It destroys such elements as jealousy,fear,deceit,and hoarding.in atrue Kingdom, the lord owns all resources and distribute the same as he determines.Whenever he gives resources to a citizen,it is never for ownership but for stewardship.Submission to a king as lord positions the citizen to receive from the King.From a Kingdom standpoint,then, the most important confession any of us could ever make is to declare,<<Jesus Christ is Lord>>.But if we say,<<Jesus is Lord ,>> whay does that mean in pratical terms? what does it mean to live under<< lord>>? The only experience most westerners have with a lord of any kind is with a landlord. if you now live or have ever lived in rental property ,you know that the landlord is the landowner (or the landlowner's direct representative who exercises the landlowner's autority, which amounts to the same thing),the person you pay rent to and to whom you are accountablefor the way you treat his property.Why/ Because you do not own the property;the landlord does.dealing with a landlord provides a small taste of what it would be like to live all your life under a lord. If you say,<<Jesus is lord ,>>you are acknowledging his autority over you as well as your responsability to obey him.There is no such thing as lordship with-out obedience.If he is lord ,you cannot say,<<lord ...but,>> or <<lord...except>>,or <<lord...wait.<<If he is lord,the only thing you can say is ,lord...yes.>>Jesus himself reiterated this truth throughtout his public mimistry.like 9:23b.