Every Knee shall bow to Jesus

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. (Phil 2:10). 

Before the Lord God became the Son of man (being born of a virgin and having no earthly father) he was God (Spirit) God is Spirit. God manifested himself as an angelic Spirit, that is present everywhere all of the time. His person was in the form of a man and his eternal Spirit was without form. We know that God has a face and his face was as lightening (Daniel10:6) His eyes were as fire (Daniel10:6) His hair was like wool (Daniel 10:6) He has fingers and hands (Ex 31:18) These verses tell us that God as Spirit also appeared as a man with the features of a man. God's spirit is everywhere yet Jesus as a man is appearing to many and they know God by the features he has, Let me first see the nail prints in his hands, said the disciple (John 20;25-27) The prophets had seen the hands of the Lord in his reincarnate appearances, Thomas wanted to see the hands of the lORD too, This validates that he was the deity which the prophets spoke of.

We shall look at his appearance as a Son through the virgin birth. it's a virgin birth because he had no father. He was the Father, how else would it be a virgin birth? God manifested in the flesh, God Spirit, taking on a body to save us from our sins. This is what salvation is.

We can say “God” took on flesh because “God is my light and my salvation.” For it is written “As I live saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me and every tongue shall confess to God” (Romans 14:11). Let's compare Isaiah 45:23 with Romans 14:11. Isaiah, “look unto me and be saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God and there is none else I have sworn by myself the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness and shall not return that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear” (confess).

The man Jesus was and is GOD. And here it reveals his name. Psalm 91:16 tells us with long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation (Hebrew Yahoshua) The Greek name Jesus is synonymous with Yahoshua in the Hebrew and both mean SALVATION.

Salvation is inseparably connected to the name. “But as many as received him to them gave he power to become sons of God even to that believe in his name“ (John1:12) This then is why all apostles and New Testament disciples of Jesus took on his name in baptism by being baptised into his name they were baptised into his death, burial and resurrection and so received of his life (Romans 6:1).

Thus we see Jesus was not another God or an inferior God but the God no wonder Thomas cried out My Lord and My God!


God notesPaul Thomas