I have never had any doubt in my mind that at some time every knee will bow before Christ, our Saviour, and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord but when and how it would happen wasn’t so easy to figure out.
Everyone has the inner longing to worship, to reverence and pay homage to a greater being. God created us to have fellowship with, and worship Him but when sin entered the picture we became separated from our Creator and thus began the practice of worshipping someone or something else.
Some people worship the sun god or the moon goddess. People who have placed their belief in the stars follow Horoscopes. Those who have set their affection on the rain forest and the environment have made gods out of those areas. Many make their own idols out of wood or metal.
Then there are those who worship the body, beauty and strength and spend all their money on spas, exercise, tanning salons, health foods, tattoos, jewelry and designer fashions. Lets not forget the worship of money, possessions, the car, the boat, the big house, the cottage at the lake.
The act of bowing the knee is an indication of respect and reverence. People bow to royalty, whether they are actually loyal subjects or not. The bridegroom, traditionally kneels when he proposes, as a token of respect. These are only an image of what will happen when every knee bows before Jesus Christ. It will happen. People will have no option because one by one all objects of worship will disappear.
At death we leave behind all our wealth and possessions. Ecclesiastes 5:15 says we came into this world with nothing, we will carry nothing with us when we leave.
But there is an even greater event talked about in Matthew 24:29. “The sun will be darkened, the moon will give no light, the stars will fall from the sky and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Sad news for those who have spent a lifetime worshipping the sun or moon and following the stars.
Revelation 7:14 also tells us that “The sky was rolled up like a scroll and all the mountains and islands were moved from their places.” Revelation 8 describes the end of the trees, grass, the sea and everything in the sea. No more fighting to save endangered species, no more protests to save the rain forests, no more worry about keeping the water clean. People who have committed their lives to nature will face the one who created it all, the one who should have been worshipped all along.
You can choose now to worship the Eternal God or you can wait until you have no choice because some day there will be nothing and no one else left to worship. “Every knee WILL bow and every tongue WILL confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.”