Sunday, June 30, 2019

One Day

One Day
July 1, 2019
Zechariah 14:9 "The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name."

The Lord is Lord, even if you don't acknowledge it. He is Almighty, Sovereign, and Ruler over all creation. He is either Lord of your life or not, but that does not change the fact that He is still Lord. You can agree or disagree, neither changes His identity. Atheists will one day have to acknowledge that He is Lord. They may choose to deny His existence now, but there will be a time when they not only have to acknowledge His existence but they will also honor Him as Lord. One day every knee will bow and tongue confess that He is Lord. For those of us who understand this, it gives us opportunity to do this now.

There are many religions today, and gods who go by many different names. Those who serve those gods will one day realize an unfortunate truth, that those gods had no name, that those gods were not even real. People spend their lives in service to these gods, only it is for nothing. Those gods cannot save them in the end, and in the end those who serve those gods will not be saved. Those people, however, will still have to acknowledge that the Lord is Lord, that the Lord is the one true God over heaven and earth. We can acknowledge now and later or be forced to only acknowledge it later.  You and I, we chose to acknowledge Him now. We know Him as Lord and Savior, but do we honor Him as Lord of our lives, honoring Him as Lord every moment.

Sure, in the end, we will bow down and acknowledge Him as Lord, and in general, we acknowledge Him as Lord, but what about each and every secret moment. One day we will all honor Him as Lord publicly, the atheist and the Christian alike. But in the secret moments, when no one can see you, do you still acknowledge and honor Him as Lord? When the Lord comes back, making Himself known and destroying the old ways of heaven and earth, it will be the obvious moment to declare Him as Lord. This will be the opportunity to bow before Him in humility, as a Christian, and bow before Him in embarrassment and shame as a previous atheist.

But if the Lord came back at this very moment, as a Christian would He find you honoring Him or would you be embarrassed by your actions in the moment. Consider yourself at your worst moment yesterday, if the Lord had chosen that moment to appear in all His majesty and glory, would He be pleased or would your actions be akin to those of an atheist? One day every knee will bow and tongue confess, but is that one day in the future for you or is one day really and truly everyday? One day is for the atheist, everyday is for the Christian.

Don't take my word for it; look it up: Phil 2:9-10, Rom 14:10-13

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