The exaltation of Christ

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is
above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things
in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every
tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the
Father.” Philippians 2:9-11

Suggested Further Reading: John 17:1-5

Look at him! Can your imagination picture him? Behold his transcendent glory!
The majesty of kings is swallowed up; the pomp of empires dissolves like the
white mist of the morning before the sun; the brightness of assembled armies
is eclipsed. He in himself is brighter than the sun, more terrible than armies
with banners. See him! See him! Oh! Hide your heads, you monarchs; put away
your gaudy pageantry, you lords of this poor narrow earth! His kingdom knows
no bounds; without a limit his vast empire stretches out itself. Above him all
is his; beneath him many a step are angels, and they are his; and they cast
their crowns before his feet. With them stand his elect and ransomed, and
their crowns too are his. And here upon this lower earth stand his saints, and
they are his, and they adore him; and under the earth, among the infernals,
where devils growl their malice, even there is trembling and adoration; and
where lost spirits, with wailing and gnashing of teeth for ever lament their
being, even there, there is the acknowledgement of his Godhead, even though
the confession helps to make the fire of their torments. In heaven, in earth,
in hell, all knees bend before him, and every tongue confesses that he is God.
If not now, yet in the time that is to come this shall be carried out, that
every creature of God’s making shall acknowledge his Son to be “God over all,
blessed for ever. Amen.” Oh! My soul anticipates that blessed day, when this
whole earth shall bend its knee before its God willingly! I do believe there
is a happy era coming, when there shall not be one knee unbent before my Lord
and Master.

For meditation: FOR MEDITATION: Those who refuse to acknowledge the Lord Jesus
Christ in this life (2 John 7) will be forced to acknowledge him in the
next—but it will be too late to do them any good. Those who trust in him now
will enjoy praising him for ever.

Sermon no. 101 / 2 November (1856) – Charles Spurgeon

– Bible Gateway.Com

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