Mar 13, 2017

Jesus - Name above every name

Phil 2:9-11 (2:9) Therefore God exalted him to the highest place ​and gave him the name that is above every name, (2:10) that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, ​in heaven and on earth and under the earth, (2:11) and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, ​to the glory of God the Father.
Everything about Christian faith begins and comes to perfection in the Person of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He consumes all our thought, our worship and without Him, we lose the fountainhead of our most blessed faith. In fact, the easiest way to check if an assembly or a worship or a church is "Christian" in spirit, is to see if Jesus Christ is exalted & given the pre-eminence. May He be the No.1 in our lives always!
 This verse above reminds us that because Jesus lowered Himself to be the sacrifice on the cross on our behalf and paved way for our salvation, God has highly exalted Christ and given him a name which is above every other name. How privileged are we to know & follow our Lord. The word says: that Exalted Name is given to Him that, every knee in heaven , on earth & under the earth (i.e. all of creation) shall bow before Him and submit to His Lordship and confess that Jesus Christ is indeed Lord.
 There are people on this earth who currently submit to the Lordship of Jesus - Those are His disciples. They love the Lord & walk obediently in the path that His Word shows us. Yet, There are many people of varied radical faith who hate the person of Christ & the way of the Christian. But the word reminds us - that even these people will, at the point of judgment, have to confess Jesus as Lord. But that will be too late. The word of God reminds us to make the decision today so that we can be among the ones who are saved by Christ and not the ones who shall be judged unto damnation by Him. Behold today is the accepted time & the day of salvation!
 The Word of God shows me my sin ; Holy spirit reminds me to seek Christ and turn to Him - the need for a savior; The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross provides for that one perfect sacrifice for my sins on the cross – So that I may come near to God and be born-again as a child of God and live the life of constant reliance on Him, pleasing Him. This, dear friend is the simple plan of salvation that God has kept for us.
 Isa 45:22-24  says: (45:22) "Turn to me and be saved, ​all you ends of the earth; ​for I am God, and there is no other. (45:23) By myself I have sworn, ​my mouth has uttered in all integrity ​a word that will not be revoked: ​Before me every knee will bow; ​by me every tongue will swear. (45:24) They will say of me, 'In the LORD alone ​are righteousness and strength.' " ​All who have raged against him ​will come to him and be put to shame.

Dear friend, Salvation belongs to Christ and we need to confess our sins to Him, repent of our ways and turn to the Lord, that we may live with Jesus & reign with Him forever.

May the Lord's name be exalted in our lives!