Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tree of Life Day 81: Philippians

Admittedly, as a pastor, I’ve turned my attention to next week’s sermon.  Generally, that happens on Monday.  I had a professor at seminary that called it IROS – the Incessant Return of Sunday.  But this post isn’t about my mental habits.

Philippians 2 mentions a final moment in history.  The end of time is what I am addressing this coming Sunday, so it caught my attention.  What is it?

There is coming a day when at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.  

That's a powerful statement.  Think about it for just a second.  Every knee will bow.  Every person will have a moment where they will acknowledge that Jesus is right.  Every believer.  Every unbeliever.  Every person whose allegiance was to Jesus already.  Every person whose allegiance was to themselves for their whole lives.  Every single person.  Red,  yellow, black, white.  Republicans and Democrats.  Africans and Albanians.  Rich and poor.  Powerful and powerless.  Every person.

And their confession will be, "Jesus is Lord."  And whether or not they acknowledged it before, they will now.  And that glorifies the Father whose plan of rescuing sinners by means of sacrifice is now fully complete and seen for the plan it was.  


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