God Will Be Exalted

God Will Be Exalted

God’s decrees and declarations in the Bible are unchangeable, inevitable and unstoppable.  A clear declaration that God makes often in the Word is that He WILL BE exalted.  No matter what wicked human beings, evil despots, or demon adversaries want or expect.  God cannot be denied.   His power cannot be stopped.  His will cannot be successfully opposed.

“Be still, and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”  (Ps 46:10)  It’s good for us to realize that we are expected to exalt our Lord and Savior.  It’s an honor and a privilege to conform to this expectation.

“Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.”  (Ezek 38:23)  God says that He will magnify Himself—make His own power large and obvious for all to see.  He does this to establish that He is the Only God—the Creator of all.

The loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day . . .  (Isa 2:17) No human conceit shall stand before the Lord.  Only God shall be revered and praised.  All beings shall bow to the God most High.

But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God who is holy shall be hallowed in righteousness.  (Isa 5:16)  The holy God, whom we serve, shall be recognized as glorious and grand in all of His judgments [decrees, decisions, verdicts].

They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying:  “Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty!  Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!  Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy.  For all nations shall come and worship before You, for Your judgments have been manifested.”
  (Rev 15:3-4)  This is a beautiful example of how to exalt, glorify, and praise the Lord our God.

As believers, it is our honor to form the pleasant habit of praising and extolling God daily for His goodness, mercy, and love.  I urge you to develop this habit as soon as you can.

Looking for Blessed Hope

Looking for Blessed Hope

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ . . . (Tit 2:11-13, emphasis added)

I think it’s too easy in this age of high pressure and constant stress overlaid by tense world events for us to lose sight of our HOPE.  We need to meditate more frequently and regularly upon the truth that we are expectantly waiting and watching for our blessed hope which will be evidenced by the glorious appearing of our Savior, Jesus Christ! 

Here is what the Bible has to say about it:

Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.  (Mt 24:30-31) 

The righteous rejoice to even anticipate this event, so think of what the reality of it will be like!  In the meantime, we have many responsibilities to attend to—not only those of being responsible spouses, parents, children, or friends—but also the responsibilities that we have to Jesus, our Savior.  We have an active and eager enemy according to the Bible.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Pet 5:8) 

Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.  (1 Thes 5:6)

Do not be taken unawares.  Do not be drowsing or spiritually dull.  Keep yourself spiritually keen, effective and alert.  Read the Scriptures; praise and worship God regularly; fellowship with other believers, and be a witness of what Jesus has done for you.  This lifestyle will energize your faith and move you forward in realizing your purposes in the Kingdom.  God bless you.