THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
32 Days to Resurrection Sunday
Philippians 2:9 “…A name which is above every name…”
SCRIPTURE READING: PHILIPPIANS 2:9-11
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
REFLECTION: Before He was born Jesus had a name. Luke tells us, “His name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel, before he was conceived in the womb.” (Luke 2:21)
Some have names with no specific significance. Some have significant names but no significant success. But Jesus had a significant name with matchless success.
In heaven the angels will sing of the Crucified: “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” (Revelation 5:12).“Things in heaven.”(Philippians 2:10)
Every part of the creation that Christ himself spoke into existence, everyone, in every place, in heaven, on earth, under the earth, and in the sea, will declare of the Risen One, “Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever!”(Revelation 5:13).“Things in earth, and things under the earth.” (Philippians 2:10)
The sanctified children of God will testify of their Savior, “THOU WAST SLAIN AND HAST REDEEMED US TO GOD BY THY BLOOD…” (Revelation 5:9).That’s a song the holy angels cannot sing.
But what of those who neglect and reject our Jesus? What of those who have blasphemed His name? What of the many who have no regard for His name—who carelessly take his name in vain?
Ah they too shall confess in that day! For “Every knee should bow…and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”Without exception, every child of Adam, and Adam himself will bow.
It is not IF we bow that settles our eternal destiny, for all will bow at the last judgment. It is WHEN we bow, and when we confess, that finally determines whether we will hear, “depart from me,” or “enter thou into the joys of thy Lord.”
PRAYER: Our Father, Hallowed be thy name! From the depths of our hearts we thank you for sending your only Begotten Son to be:
the Bread of Life,
the Christ of God,
the Dayspring from on High,
the Everlasting Father,
the First and the Last,
the Good Shepherd,
the Holy One of Israel,
the great I AM,
the King of Kings,
the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
a Man of Sorrows,
the Only Begotten Son,
our Prophet, Priest, and King,
the Quencher of thirst for the water of life,
the Resurrection and Life,
the Sun of Righteousness,
the Unleavened bread that came down from heaven,
the Vine of whom we are but branches,
the true Witness,
him who speaks from His more Xcellent glory,
the Yea and Amen, and
the Savior of Zacchaeus! And our Savior too!
In the name above every other name, the name of Jesus, Amen. Our Father, &c.