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At the Name of Jesus Every Knee Will Bow

September 27, 2014

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At the Name  of Jesus  Every Knee  Will Bow

In Philippians 2,  Paul wants all Christians  to humbly consider the needs  of others.     Paul points to Jesus  as an example  for us  to be like.     Although Jesus is God,  He humbly took on  the form  of a man  so that He could suffer  and die  for our sins.     Then Paul says  in Philippians 2:9-11,

For this reason also,  God highly exalted Him,  and bestowed  on Him  the name  which is above every name,  so that  at the name  of Jesus  every knee  will bow,  of those  who are  in heaven  and on earth  and under the earth,  and that every tongue  will confess  that Jesus Christ  is Lord,  to the glory  of God the Father.

Although Jesus is God Almighty,  He never flaunted  the fact.     Jesus never “lorded it”  over anyone.     Much rather,  He was so humble  that the religious leaders mocked Him  with unbelief  and despised  His teachings.     And  —  He took it all.

But,  that was not  the end  of it.     Jesus’ perfect,  humble obedience  in suffering  and dying  to pay  for all our sins is why  “God highly exalted Him,  and bestowed  on Him  the name  which is above every name,  so that  at the name  of Jesus  every knee  will bow.     Absolutely everyone  who has ever lived  “will bow”  in worship  when they hear  “the name  of Jesus”.

That includes us.     And,  it includes  “those who are  in heaven  and on earth  and under the earth”.     Even in hell, “every knee  will bow”.     All those who spent  their lifetime despising Jesus  and mocking Him,  will end up  bowing  in worship.     It will be because  they will see Jesus’ victory,  glory,  and almighty power  over all.     It will be awesome  for everyone.

Those who imagined  they would make their own way  into heaven,  will see  that they can’t.     Faith in Jesus  is the only way.

Those who imagined  that Jesus is called Savior,  but that He won’t forgive  all our sins,  will be totally ashamed  of their denial  of God’s promises.

Those who deny  a need  for a Savior,  will see the ugliness  of their sins  laid out before all  —  and realize their pride  condemns them eternally.

For the scenario  of every single life  that has ever lived,  it will be seen  “that Jesus Christ  is Lord,  to the glory  of God the Father”.      The question then is,  “Do I now  —  right now  —  gladly bow my knees,  reverently  acknowledging  that “Jesus Christ  is Lord?”     Knowing that Jesus is our Savior,  Messiah,  the promised Christ  should lead us  to study  and meditate  upon God’s word  to us now  —  so that we will be enabled  to see and accept  all the wonders  of God’s salvation  in Christ Jesus.

Denying ourselves  the opportunity  to know our LORD  and Savior  is denying ourselves  eternal life.     Every day we have  on earth  is another chance  to see how wondrous it is  to know  and  “confess  that Jesus Christ  is Lord”.

In the wonder  of being loved,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  come into our hearts  so we may come  to abide  in You,  and You  in us.”

Love,
Margaret

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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