Words from the Heart for Thursday March 8th, 2018
…that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:10-11 (NLT)
Every Knee Should Bow
Before the crucifixion, people had lied and cried out against Jesus. His trial was not just or fair. But, the resurrected Lord proved everyone wrong. Yet, His victory over death was not just for Himself. His name is now available to all as the way to the Father. Those who refused to praise Him can now declare Him worthy. He can be their Lord, too.
When Prince William and Kate visited Canada back in 2016, a list of five etiquette tips was presented for those who met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children. The list included these words: “This may come as a surprise to many, but there is absolutely no requirement for anyone to bow or curtsy. It’s considered respectful for men to offer a subtle nod of the head. For women, the right foot is placed behind the left heel, and the knees bent slightly.”
Those of us who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ should not be surprised that the world uses His name as profanity. Satan understands the power that is the name of Jesus, and does his best to denigrate the name. But it is a futile attempt. The name of Jesus, Yeshua, means Yahweh saves, and Jesus sets free all who come to Him in repentance and faith. A day is coming when Jesus will be seen by all, in His full glory. Philippians 2:10-11 says “…that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” There is coming a day when the entire world will see the glory of Jesus Christ. And in light of His glory and majesty, every knee will hit the ground in worship and every tongue will confess that He is Lord. For those of us who have already received Him as Saviour, it will be a glorious moment, a moment we have been waiting for our entire redeemed lives.
These have been words from the heart.