Philippians 2:10-11 – “…at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” NASB
I am stunned at the lack of acknowledgment of God and His Authority in modern Christendom and my beloved nation of America. I would never have believed that I would live to see a time when preachers of major national standing would proclaim that there were many roads to God and even that Jesus was not the only way to salvation. Oh, I knew that there would be those who were nothing more than charlatans and frauds but when people who genuinely believe they are followers of God could adopt those views it is stunning.
The Islamic terrorist and their followers, as well the many other false religions refuse to acknowledge Jesus as the Son of the Living God and the only True God. There are politicians in this nation who openly declare their atheism or opposition to God and His principles. Those are persistently attempting to push America toward being a totally secular nation.
Some of those politicians seeking to promote abortion, same-sex marriage, and other biblically offensive lifestyles demand that Christians and Churches change their views, beliefs, and teachings to accommodate those things. They disbelieve that God is God and that Jesus is LORD. They live without fear of God and what that rejection will mean now and eternally.
They may boldly declare, as some in past ages, views and beliefs that clearly reject the Lordship of Jesus. Some even believe that He was a prophet, a good man, and a worthy teacher, but reject his divinity. They may say that now and believe they are right and have no fear of facing the consequences of those actions and beliefs.
However, one day they will come face to face with their error, and at that point, with fear and trembling they will fall on their faces, bow their knees, and confess that JESUS IS LORD! They will finally realize, tragically too late, what the devils already know, God is, and Jesus is God.
You may join people like Friedrich Nietzsche and believe that “God is dead” or say so with contempt for all who believe in God. You may stand with people like Karl Marx and declare that “Religion is the opiate of the masses” and thereby declare your disbelief. You may join those who have declared and believe that “Belief in God and Religion is simply a crutch for the weak.”
Let me address that last statement and say, “Yes, God is a crutch for the weak in the sense that when we are weak, He is strong and as we recognize our weakness, we receive His strength.” It is as we adopt the mindset of John the Baptist, “He must increase but I must decrease” that we gain His strength. You can bow now to God, or you will bow then. There is no if, and, but, or maybe it is a factual reality that YOU WILL BOW!
If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal savior, I urge you to call upon Him, repent of your sins and receive His mercy, grace, and pardon. He has promised that if we will call upon Jesus, He would in no way reject us. John 3:16 declares, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” You can BOW, NOW willingly and in faith or you will BOW THEN with fear and trembling and face the judgment of God.
May the Lord bless you richly as you enjoy this wonderful day in the LORD!