Reading our scripture, Philippians 2:8-11 quoted below brings to my mind a few verses in Romans:
(Romans 14:11-12) For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
To get ourselves into the context of the verses the bulletin quotes, we must see that regardless whether or not we go to Heaven, (even those who are placed within God’s wrath, Hell,) will bow to Jesus.
This confession must be a confession from the heart, and must be made with the Holy Spirit calling. This confession has to be made with sincerity.
(Hebrews 10:22) Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
If you expect to draw nearer to God, it must be done first with a true (sincere) heart. So many have called upon His Name with a prayer that did not involve sincerity nor was it from the heart. The Holy Spirit was absent, nowhere to be found, and there was no real desire to become a child of God. They simply professed to comply with a Mother’s or a spouses wish. Maybe they professed just to get rid of the Messenger; however, they did it, and one day they will confess to Him eyeball to eyeball, as they move to God’s throne to receive His wrath.
(John 3:36) He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
So, the question is, where do you want to confess His name, here or in the hereafter. By confessing here you will be given a Mansion in Heaven in sight of God and His Son, whereas, you failing to confess here the wrath of God will abide with you eternally.
(John 3:16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
“Whosoever” tells us it doesn’t matter what you are, what you have been, nor does it require anything but to believe in Jesus. Then and only then will eternal life in Heaven be given you. We all have eternal life. It is a matter of choosing where do you want to go, Heaven or Hell. It is your choice. Confess Him today.
Bro. John R. E Chastain
(Philippiansp 2:8-11 KJB) And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.