Rolfe Barnard: "Christ Deserves to be Lord Over All"

It is not a question of whether you will bow to Christ — it is a question of when.

Rolfe Barnard - The Purpose Why Christ Died and Rose Again

The following is part 2 from a Rolfe Barnard sermon entitled, “The Purpose Why Christ Died And Rose Again.

For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. - Romans 14:9

Then in the second place, the Scriptures ring out clearly that Jesus Christ deserves to be Lord over all. Thank God, there is One Who deserves it and that great classic Scripture is in Philippians 2:5–11,

“Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands.”

He has been that [Lord] all the time.

Thank God, Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

Here is the Son of God, and God the Son, God in Christ becoming a man; here He is. He made Himself of no reputation, and came down here in obedience to His divine appointment, and that obedience carried Him to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

And because of that, God Almighty has already exalted Him and given Him a Name. He had that Name while He was here, the Name of His humiliation was Jesus. At that Name that now has been given Jesus, which is LORD, one day every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

It is not a question of whether you will bow to Christ — it is a question of when.

It is not a question of whether you confess Him with your mouth, it is a question of when. Do it now under the leadership and enabling and convicting, regenerating power of the Holy Ghost, and you are brought into saving relationship to God.

Put it off and just give you a little time, and at the Judgment you will acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and it will be too late for your salvation, but not too late for the glory of God the Father to shine in the face of His Son, Who is worthy to be Lord over Rolfe Barnard, you, and everybody else…

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This excerpt is from a Rolfe Barnard sermon entitled, "The Purpose Why Christ Died And Rose Again" from the book, The Sermons of Evangelist Rolfe Barnard. Edited by Eulala J. Bullock. Free PDF edition by Grace-eBooks.com.