Wednesday, September 11, 2013


The most important "9-11" that I know, has nothing to do with an event which occurred twelve years ago today.  The most important "9-11," the one with eternal significance, is the following "9-11" reference found in the writings of the Apostle Paul.  He wrote:  "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" (Phil. 2:9-11).

It is going to happen!  Every single person who has ever lived, will acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord!  The Prophet Isaiah wrote, "Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.  I have sworn by Myself, the Word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear" (Isa. 45:22-23).  And in another place, the Apostle Paul stated it this way:  "For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.  So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God" (Rom. 14:11-12).

Because the born again believer has already knelt and acknowledged Jesus as his Lord, he joyfully awaits the time when he will see Jesus.  Not only do we long to see His face, but we also long for the time when we are no longer tempted by sin.  The Scripture tells us that we will be changed into His likeness; we will no longer be mortal or corruptible, but we will be like Him (1 Jn. 3:2)!

Paul wrote:  "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality"(1 Cor. 15:50-53)! 

The question is, will you kneel before Him now, or will you do so at the judgment?

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