To a certain extent – today’s study covers a lot of the same ground that has been touched on, over the past few days.
We are waiting for the return of Jesus when He will exercise total authority over all of His creation and all resistance to His sovereignty will end.
In the meantime, we have the situation, where (as Selwyn says): “Jesus has returned to heaven and wears the crown of universal authority. However, He has not dramatically intervened in human affairs to sweep away all resistance to His will and force men and women to capitulate to His demands.”
Yet, in a very real way – God has gloriously intervened in the life of His people – by saying to each one: ‘Come, follow me.’
Our Lord and God, Jesus is patient – full of compassion and mercy; and He is waiting until the ‘full’ number of His people have been reached and saved by His Word.
Eventually, the last day will arrive – then He will dramatically intervene in human affairs. In Romans 14:11-12 (NIV) we read: “It is written: ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’
So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.”
It will be an amazing scene – where all the enemies of God – even the most ardent atheist – will bend their knee and acknowledge Jesus – as Lord.