Bow now or Bow Later

Philippians 2:10

” That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

Every knee will bow when Jesus name is mentioned.  Every knee.  There will be no exceptions.  No one can escape.  No god will protect them.  No illness will keep them away.  Nothing.  Every knee will bow at His name.

The ISIS member, who is killing Christians just because they are Christians.  Who is beheading people in the name of Allah.  Who is convinced that his religious experience is pure and righteous.  Who would hold you captive if you said the name of Jesus.  His knee will bow.

That friend of yours who you have witnessed to over and over again about the love of Christ, and he has rejected you.  He uses Jesus name as a curse word on a regular basis, not caring that it hurts you.  He mocks your religion and likens it to any other religion, saying religion is one of the main reasons people go to war.  He has no desire to submit to Jesus.  His knee will bow.

The drunk in the bar, who just can’t seem to put the bottle down.  She tries to get sober, only to find herself right back there again.  She curses God for all the evil that is in this world, and says how could a God who is supposed to be loving allow such misery.  She is loose with her body, and allows men to take advantage of her when she’s drunk.  She has a deep need for Jesus, but just can’t find the courage to give her life up.  Her knee will bow.

The atheist who says there is no God.  He uses science and logic to explain everything from the very beginning all the way to today.  He believes he has a valid argument for there being no God, and he talks to everyone he knows to win them to his story.  He does everything he can to bring down the Christian symbolism our society because he wants freedom from religion.  His knee will bow.

All Muslims, all Buddhists, all Hindus. All Jews, all Mormons, a Catholics, all native Americans, all Satanists, all Incas, All Aztecs, all humanists, All Atheists, every knee will bow.  No exceptions.  No excuses.  No reprieve.

And not just the living!  All that are under the earth.  All he dead will rise and will bow on their knees at the name of Jesus.  All.

Personally, I would rather willingly bow my knee to Him now than to have to find out at the end that He is the only one worthy of me bowing to.  Imagine how distraught all those people will be because they didn’t listen to your witness, and now they have to bow.  That all this time, they have been serving the wrong God.  What a horrible day that will be for them.  And what a glorious day for us!

 

I choose to bow to you now, Jesus.  To submit my life to your authority every day.  I pray today for all those who I have witnessed to in the past that have not accepted you Lord.  Please open their eyes and ears to hear you calling them.  Open their hearts that they might receive the engrafted word and be saved.

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