So, every once in a while, I hear something that my spirit vehemently rejects. Be it something that, I believe, contradicts the Word of God or a statement that is just demonically twisted/askew: whenever I sense this within my spirit I am tasked to go and study the Word of Jehovah God. After I’ve prayed, I “study to show myself approved unto God.” Today was one of those times: I heard something which led me to pray and study.
I was watching a movie, an African movie, about spiritual bondage. In this movie, the man playing the role of a Lucifer-like character challenged the pastor in his church. The pastor was rebuking him using the Name of Jesus saying “at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow”. Well, this satan-like character “corrected” the pastor saying he was mis-quoting the verse. (Yes, the enemy does know the scriptures but, as he did in the Garden of Eden, and when he tried to tempt our Lord Jesus, satan is also very fond of twisting God’s Word. So, be aware.)
The satan-like character told the pastor that the verse actually states “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…not shall now.” This demon goes on to define the word should vs shall. Should meaning there is a choice vs shall which eliminates choice. When I heard that, my initial reaction was okay, what is the enemy trying to do here? The answer? What he’s always done: twist The Word of Jehovah God for his own use.
My study began in Philippians Chapter two in the KJV and then on to several other versions of The Bible. King James says: “…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.” However, that is not all it says. You see, this verse could be misunderstood if taken out of context. So, let’s put it back in context.
The writer Paul was admonishing the church in Phillipa to practice humility. As he gave them examples of how humility should play out in their lives, Paul ended the topic by giving The Perfect example of humility: Jesus. Paul explained how Jesus perfected His humility even unto death. Paul explains that our Lord Jesus personified humility with the knowledge that God the Father would then place EVERYTHING under His feet. So, because our Lord Jesus did fulfill the requirements of perfect humility, Jehovah God the Father did place EVERYTHING under the feet of Jesus.
This is what we can stand on: the call was for the perfect sacrifice (JESUS) to empty Himself, and be completely humble, humble unto death…even the death of the cross. The Bible says that He despised its shame but, He answered the call and fulfilled the task. Therefore, all that should now shall…this means, they will. So yes, At The Name of Jesus, every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD to the glory of JEHOVAH GOD our Father!!!!!!!
Philippians 2:3-11 AMP
“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves. Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this same attitude in yourselves which was in Christ Jesus [look to Him as your example in selfless humility], who, although He existed in the form and unchanging essence of God [as One with Him, possessing the fullness of all the divine attributes—the entire nature of deity], did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped or asserted [as if He did not already possess it, or was afraid of losing it]; but emptied Himself [without renouncing or diminishing His deity, but only temporarily giving up the outward expression of divine equality and His rightful dignity] by assuming the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men [He became completely human but was without sin, being fully God and fully man]. After He was found in [terms of His] outward appearance as a man [for a divinely-appointed time], He humbled Himself [still further] by becoming obedient [to the Father] to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also [because He obeyed and so completely humbled Himself], God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW [in submission], of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess and openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord (sovereign God), to the glory of God the Father.”
Philippians 2:3-11 KJV
“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 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.”