Philippians 2:9-11 – Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
John Hagee Daily Devotional 9th April 2021 Message
When God saw the extent of Jesus’ sacrifice, our verse for today tells us that He exalted Him. He elevated and extolled Him. He gave Him a name that is above every other name. There is no one above Him or beside Him.
At the sound of that name, every knee in heaven bows. The book of Revelation tells us how the twenty-four elders will fall down before the Lamb. All the angels pause to revere the Great High Priest, the Victorious One.
At the name of Jesus, every knee on earth will bow. Every human being on earth will bow their knee to Him. Each person will choose to honor His sacrifice and humbly serve Him here now or will be forced later to bow to Him Who sits on the throne of a kingdom that has no end. Every one will worship the Almighty One, the Author and Perfecter of our faith.
At the mention of that name, every knee under the earth will bow. Every power and every principality that was already defeated at Calvary will submit to the Alpha and Omega, the Lord of All. Jesus is now at the right hand of God in heavenly places. He is far above these powers and principalities, all power, all might, and dominion, and every name that has been named not only in the present, but in the time that will come.
It is not a matter of if – but a matter of when – knees will bend. Every created being will, one day, confess that He is indeed the Lord of lords. He is incomparable and unrivaled. God has put everything under Jesus’ feet (Ephesians 1:20-22).
As Joshua of old declared: “Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15).
Matchless and Mighty Jesus, I choose You today. Show me Your will for my life. I choose Your plans over mine. I invite You as Savior, and I submit to You as Lord. I choose to serve You now and every day until we meet face to face in heaven where I will bow before You in worship and honor. In Your name, I ask these things…amen.
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Psalms & Proverbs
John Charles Hagee is an American Protestant pastor and televangelist. The founder of John Hagee Ministries, his ministry is telecast to the United States and Canada. Hagee is also the founder and chairman of the Christian-Zionist organization Christians United for Israel