22nd 23rd August
“Therefore, God elevated Him to the place of highest honour and gave Him the Name above all other names, that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father..”
Jesus had to completely sacrifice Himself for us; both emotionally and physically. He emptied Himself of all His rights and privileges (remember He said He could have called legions of angels to rescue Him if He needed), He humbly came to earth as a servant, obediently endured the hardship of the cross, and sacrificially gave Himself up for our sake. Our sins were pinned on Him. The world’s pain, sadness, and grief were all on His shoulders.
Yet, because He was obedient, the Father exalted Him and gave Him the Name above every name. It is at the Name of Jesus that enemies flee, sickness is healed, salvation is found and lives transformed. It because Jesus had to endure the cross and overcome it, that we too can access His great power, His great grace and His great love. Because He lives, we live. He lives in us and we live in His glorious blessings.
Furthermore, one day, even the doubters, will fall before His throne, and declare He is Lord. This means everyone!! Yet we have been given the privilege to declare His Majesty here on earth, right now. Let us declare that we serve the exalted King. That He is our God. Jesus Christ, the Lord of Lords and Name above all Names! Hallelujah.