Did you ever stop to wonder why we can raise our hands, lift our heads and with our voices shout acclamations at sporting events and other worldly gatherings but we watch with granite like faces and folded arms with voices that remain silent at the proclamation of God’s Word?
We find in the book of Nehemiah that “Ezra blessed the Lord the great God. And all the people answered, “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their hands; then they bowed low and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground”.
Have we become so callused by the world that we have hidden away our Godly heritage, whereby we now bow our knees in protest, and we exhibit a rigidity and un-yielding spirit rather than bow before God who is the Holy of Holies.
Therefore let us raise our hands, lift our voices, and bow our knees “in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him”.
May the divine power of the Holy Spirit rekindle within each of us a fire of revival that burns with such a fervent heat we can no longer sit quietly at the preaching of God’s Holy Word. May we proclaim with a loud voice Amen and Praises to the Lord! May we raise our hands to the heavens in love and honor of His glory! Then may we be found not just bowing a knee to God, but be found falling to our face before our Heavenly Father as we allow the Holy Spirit to cleans us, empower us and give us courage to proclaim with boldness that a relationship with Jesus Christ is the only key which can unlock the gates of Heaven; by which one day we may inter into the glory of God. For without it, the gates of Hell will surely be swung open wide awaiting our arrival.
“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-21)