The Truth That Even Stones and Demons Know
Terry J. Hallock
This morning we celebrate the Truth -- not ‘‘a’’ truth but ‘‘THE’’ truth. It is Truth that is so pervasive, Jesus declared even the most inanimate object of creation knows it and if required to do so would shout it out. It is Truth so undeniable that even the greatest enemies of God admit it and recoil in terror at its presence.
JESUS IS LORD! By ‘‘Lord’’ I mean what the prophet Daniel meant when he wrote, ‘‘He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed’’ (Daniel 7:14).
The Jesus who entered Jerusalem gentle, meek, and riding on a donkey is the today sits at the right hand of the Father Almighty. The Jesus who suffered the agony of crucifixion today has the whole world as His footstool. The Jesus who rose from the tomb where the devil tried to lock Him away today has defeated death’s sting, the devil’s schemes and demons’ power.
His authority, glory, honor, majesty and might are so unquestioned by the forces of the universe that James 2:19 declares ‘‘even the demons believe that -- and shudder.’’ Because the Father has exalted Jesus to the highest place, Philippians 2:10-11 proclaims ‘‘that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.’’
The Truth that Jesus is the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings -- that all things were created by Him and for Him and that in Him all things hold together -- is so absolute that no force on earth can change it. The Pharisees tried to keep the people from shouting it that first Palm Sunday, but Jesus declared that if they were to keep silent lifeless rocks would declare it. They tried to kill it on the cross of Mt. Calva ...
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