The text here is a partially transcribed excerpt from a message spoken by Paul Washer. I am uncertain as to the the source of the entire message from which this excerpt is derived… most likely you can find it at www.sermonindex.net. If you find it, please let me know.
He died. The Father gave His Son. When you say things like, Jesus died. Shouldn’t you stop for a moment, or something. I mean, He died. He really died. And it was His blood shed on that tree that’s the only reason the black filth of your sin can be washed away.
That blood on that tree… the slaughter of the Son of God. And that man, that God, that man Christ Jesus rose again from the dead. And on the 40th day He ascended up to the right hand of His father and for the first time in all the history of history a man walked up to the doors of heaven and cried out what we find here in verse 7: "Lift up your heads O gates and be lifted up O ancient doors that the King of Glory may come in. And all of heaven behind those doors are in utter shock in silence and wonder.
Finally a brave one lifts his head and begins to speak: "Who is this King of Gory? Who dares speak to these doors. No man has ever dared come this far or lay his hand to the latch of this wall. Who is this King of Glory? And then all of a sudden the Lord, the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of God, the Man for us cries out: "The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads O gates, lift up your heads, lift them up O ancient doors that the King of Glory may come in." And in the first time of all time, those doors opened for a man, and He walked through those doors and everything that has ever been made fell on its face. "All hail the power of Jesus name let angels prostrate fall. Bring forth the royal diadem and crown Him Lord of all. Crown Him with many crowns, this Lamb upon the throne." And I can just see Him now, walking up to His Father… bold, it was His right. Climbing the steps of this throne that would make Solomon’s throne look like paper machet… and sits down without even asking permission. And looks at His Father, not as a question, but as an affirmation, and says: "Father, it is finished." And the Father says: "Son, it is finished indeed." This Jesus Whom you crucified, God has made Him both Lord and Christ of all.
Don’t think I will even ask you to make Jesus Lord of your life, that’s the most preposterous thing I could ever tell you to do. Jesus Christ is Lord of your life. Whether your serve Him or not, whether you bless Him, curse Him, hate Him or love Him… He is the Lord of your life because God has given Him a name that is above every name so that at the name of Jesus Christ every knee shall bow and tongue shall confess that He is Lord.
Some of you will bow out of the grace that has been given to you and others will bow because your knee caps will be broken by the One who rules the nations with a rod of iron.