Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
The beginning of the Shekinah glory and the glory of the Lord known as the Shakan.
We have begun to note one more major doctrine that is extremely important and that is the Doctrine of what is known as THE BIG GENUFLEX.
Point 1. Definition and Description.
2CO 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
REV 22:12 ”Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.
REV 22:13 ”I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
REV 22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.
Point 2. Jesus Christ has three categories of royalty.
- Divine royalty. He is coequal with the other members of the Trinity. His title is “Son of God.”
- Jewish royalty. Mary is descended from Nathan; Joseph from Solomon. His title is “Son of David.”Battlefield royalty. The first and second royalties combine to form a third royalty at the cross.
- Battlefield royalty which explains our Lord’s new royal title which is revealed in Scripture, as being “King of kings and Lord of lords.”
Since we are in the book of Revelation. We begin in REV 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond‑servants, the things which must shortly take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond‑servant John,
REV 1:2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
REV 1:3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.
REV 1:4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne;
REV 1:5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first‑born of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us, and released us from our sins by His blood,
REV 1:6 and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father; to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
REV 1:7 Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. Even so. Amen.
REV 1:8 ”I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “
REV 1:9 I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos, because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
Look at REV 5:10 ”And Thou hast made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”
We also noted the works of the Beast in REV 17:14 ”These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”
Or in REV 19:16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
Remember this principle, more is said about this time in human history than any other time in all of human history.
Point 3. At the Big Genuflex, we will acknowledge Christ’s battlefield royalty.
Now, the big Genuflex is the moment of maximum +H which is perpetuated forever.
It is followed by the Judgment Seat of Christ.
And we make that happiness meaningful by receiving our eternal rewards and decorations.
So, the big Genuflex, our acknowledgment of Christ in eternity, will be the greatest moment of worship in history, full of great singing.
In time, we acknowledge Christ by our daily intake of doctrine.
In the eternal state, we will acknowledge Him through our worship.
Now, something very interesting is said about our Lord in Phi 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth,
The phrase that “every knee should bow” is the recognition of the Celebrityship of Christ by both believers and unbelievers.
This is a reference to unbelievers who did not do it the easy way.
The easy way is through the communication of doctrine by the pastor-teacher to his congregation, so that they can reach super-grace and occupation with the Person of Christ, our unique Celebrity.
The hard way is described as the unbeliever on his knees at the end of time.
He has rejected Jesus Christ.
He has used the Name of Christ in profanity and derision.
Or he has ridiculed Him or has been passive and indifferent toward Him.
But the time will come when the Celebrityship of Christ will be manifest to all creatures in the universe.
PHI 2:11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
God the Father had a plan that He made billions and billions of years ago—sometime in eternity past.
And the epitome of the expression of God’s Plan is the God-Man-Savior.
Prin: A perfect Plan from a perfect Father glorifies a perfect Son.