December 14, 2011

Jesus, Lord of Lords

Philippians 2:1-11

At the name of Jesus every knee should bow … and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:10-11


Jesus is the name above every name. He is King of kings and Lord of lords.

Because “he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross,” God the Father highly exalted him and gave him the greatest of all names. Before him every knee shall bow, in heaven, on earth, and under the earth.

Jesus holds the reins of history in his hands. He rules the nations. He raises kings and dethrones them. He raises kingdoms and destroys them. Angels, human beings, and demons bow at his feet.

The kings and their servants, the thinkers and the ignorant, the religious and the atheists—all bow before him.

That baby lying in the manger was destined to inherit the throne of David—even more, to be raised up to the throne above all thrones and to reign absolute over the entire universe.

Because he is the King of all kings, we must bow at his feet and give him the glory due his name.

Because he is the Lord of all lords, we must be faithful servants, submissive and obedient to his orders.

Because he is the everlasting Lord who saves us and gives us eternal life, we praise his name forever!

Sovereign God, the lordship of Christ leads me to bow gladly before him and feeds my hope that he will always be with me. In his name I thank you. Amen.

About the author — Hernandes Lopes

Rev. Hernandes Dias Lopes grew up in a Christian home in Brazil. Following his 1981 graduation from Seminário Presbiteriano do Sul in Campinas, Brazil, he served two congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Brazil. In 2000, he earned a doctor of ministry degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Rev. Lopes has been the voice of the television program Verdade e Vida (“Truth and Life”) since 2006. In 2010 he was appointed Portuguese ministry leader for Back to God Ministries International. Rev. Lopes and his wife, Tinha, have two college-age children.

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