For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name belonging to Yeshua every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Messiah Yeshua is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
In the above words from Paul’s letter to Philippi (Philippians 2), we get an astounding reflection on the glorification of Yeshua, our righteous Messiah and that future day when all of Creation will acknowledge that Yeshua is Messiah, Lord and King.
As I was thinking about these verses as I was writing the notes for my class on “Glorifying Yeshua”, I was struck with the awesome scene that these verses foretell.
One day every man, woman and child who has ever lived (tens of billions of people) will bend the knee, bow before and acknowledge that Yeshua is the Lord of All and King of Kings. From the least to the greatest all of humanity will acknowledge that it is the name of Yeshua that is the Name above all Names.
On a further level reflecting on Paul’s words in Romans 8:22:
For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
The whole of Creation: the trees, plants, animals and “creeping things” all are awaiting that day too. All of Creation has been in a state of separation from the perfection of Eden and await that day when the Messiah comes and then “all things will be made new”.
In this light I got a picture of an amoeba (a single cell creature) bending to show His acknowledgment of the coming of Yeshua. It is hard to picture, but try to imagine an amoeba bending in half.
The whole Created order awaits that day and all of Creation will acknowledge that Yeshua is Lord and King.
We who know that Messiah has come and are followers of Yeshua can now today give Him the glory that He is due. Our righteous Messiah is with us (though not yet physically with us), but His reality is here today. One day all will acknowledge Him, we can today begin the glorification of our righteous Messiah by living credible Messianic Jewish lives that honor Torah and glorify our Messiah.
We will be there on that day in joy celebrating Him. May we live lives that make Yeshua more clearly seen as the Jewish Messiah by our People.
The Messiah has come, He is Yeshua, may we make Him known more as we build a credible, mature Messianic Judaism!
(Photo from the film, Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe when all of the Narnians and Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy bow before Aslan).