10 December 2023
Every being in the universe will ultimately acknowledge the authority and power of Jesus. We all have an opportunity to believe in Jesus now, in this life. When we do, we are given access to all the benefits that come from citizenship in His Kingdom. Those benefits start right now in this life and extend on into eternity. Yet many reject Jesus in this life and refuse to acknowledge His true identity as the King of kings and Lord of lords. However, the Bible clearly tells us that even those who reject Jesus in this life will ultimately bow before Him in eternity and recognize the person and authority of Jesus. But because they refused to believe in Jesus willingly in this life, they won't enjoy the benefits of His Kingdom in eternity. Everyone gets to choose whether to submit to Jesus in this life or be subject to Him in eternity. God loves us so much that He honors the choice we make.
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, those on earth, and those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. — Philippians 2:10-11 (WEB)