Every Knee Will Bow

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

but made himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name:

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:5‭-‬11 KJV

Paul is telling us that though Jesus Christ is eternally God by nature, He did not cling to His prerogative as God’s equal, but chose to humble Himself and take on human flesh.

Christ did not give up His divine nature. But while on earth Jesus Christ chose to temporarily self-impose limitations upon His divine attributes.

While on earth, Jesus Christ chose not to be omniscient. He chose not to be omnipotent, and He chose rather to live as a man and to submit himself fully to the will of the Father on earth.

When He died on the cross He was the perfect sacrifice, the infinite sacrifice, the eternal lamb of God who shed His blood once for all time for the remission of our sins.

One day every single person, including every person who has perpetuated gross heresy about Christ, will have to meet the Master.

On that day “every knee [shall] bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10,11).

Whether it is at the banqueting table of joy in heaven or at the Great White Throne judgment of the damned, every knee shall bow.

We thank God for Jesus Christ, who took our sin and nailed it to the cross, covering it with His shed blood as the infinite payment.

We thank the Lord for the Holy Spirit, who comes and lives in us and gives us new life. To God be the honor and glory and praise!



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