Church Judgment

Church Judgment: Seven Letters to the Seven Churches written by Jesus Christ

This project is designed to be utilized as a broad base interpretation tool for churches big and small to judge themselves based on the seven letters penned by Jesus. This paper is to be used by the pastor as well as the most humble member of the congregation. All who get involved in judging their church will be able to cast off the dead branches so that new life will be born again into the assemblies that call themselves the church. Further this letter is self judgment not one passing judgment onto another. If while reading and judging yourself or your church a conviction rises up from your center that is the Holy Ghost directing you to the will of God. May the Lord direct your paths unto holiness.

I Peter 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

Types of Churches: Informative Section

Loveless Church – Ephesus – Revelation 2:1-7

1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Persecuted Church – Smyrna – Revelation 2:8-11
8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

Compromising Church – Pergamos – Revelation 2:12-17

12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

Corrupt Church – Thyatira – Revelation 2:18-29

18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.28 And I will give him the morning star.29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Dead Church – Sardis – Revelation 3:1-6

1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Faithful Church – Philadelphia – Revelation 3:7-13

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Lukewarm Church – Laodiceans – Revelation 3:14-22

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Types of churches: Judgement Section

The question on all of the following that is to be asked is – do I or my church meet the expectations that Jesus has for me or my church? The answers to all the questions are YES or NO! The questions are not designed to yield all yes or no answers; they are designed as a measuring rod to line yourself and your church up with the expectations that Jesus has for all of us, the individual and the church alike. Further you are not too classify yourself or your church into any category, you are either in line with Jesus or you are not – the individual and the church alike. The format of the questions come from the scripture and follows the order of the passages of the seven letters to the seven churches. One Lord one church.

Loveless Church – Ephesus – Revelation 2:1-7 (Parable of the sower – Matthew 13:3-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:4-15) read Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.

• Do I support those that are evil, that is do I support those that do not hold to the doctrine of God?
II John 1:9; Deuteronomy 17:12; Romans 13:4
• Do I try the leadership that claims that they are men or women of God and claim either verbally or nonverbally that they are apostles, servants of God?
Acts 17:11; Galatians 1:8; Deuteronomy 32:2
• Do I persevere in my labor for the name of Jesus daily not becoming weary?
I Corinthians 15:31; Luke 9:23; Matthew 11:28
• Have I left my first love, that is put aside the name of Jesus?
Mark 12:29-30; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Micah 4:5
• Have I maintained my first works as in when I first loved Jesus?
Hebrews 6:1; James 1:22; Proverbs 11:18
• Do I have need of repentance today?
Galatians 4:9; Hebrews 6:1; Mark 1:4
• Do I hate the deeds of sinners as Jesus does?
Romans 1:27; Proverbs 1:11; Romans 1:8
• Is my ear tuned to the voice of Jesus?
Acts 7:51; Psalms 10:17; Proverbs 21:13
• Have I overcome and am I ready to receive from the tree of life that is in the midst of the paradise of God?

Genesis 2:9; Proverbs 11:30; Proverbs 3:1-18

Conclusion Prayer: Loveless Church – Ephesus

Dear Lord Jesus, show my heart how to pray for the ministers that support your doctrine. Give me strength to try the leadership of the churches so that only those that you have ordained to serve will serve. Help me dear Jesus to persevere in my labor for your name. If I have left my first love, correct me and send me on my way. Father, instruct me in the way that my works were when I first loved Jesus. Prove my heart that I may know if I need repentance today. Dear Jesus reveal to my heart my stance on the deeds of sinners. Lord awaken my mind that I may hear clearly the voice of Jesus. Have I overcome and am I ready to receive from the tree of life that is in the midst of the paradise of God?

Persecuted Church – Smyrna – Revelation 2:8-11 (Parable of the wheat and the tares — Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43) read Paul’s letter to the Philippians.

• Have I come through tribulation and poverty and been made rich in the spirit?
Ecclesiastes 4:13; Psalms 34:6; Matthew 5:3
• Can I discern between those that are of God and those that are not of God?
II Samuel 14:17; I Kings 3:9-13; Hebrews 4:12
• Do I fear to suffer persecution while I am being tested in Jesus Name?
Psalms 7:5; Psalms 119:161; Jeremiah 17:18
• Am I willing to be faithful unto death?
Hebrews 11:5; I Peter 1:7; I Timothy 4:6
• Is there a crown of life prepared for me?
Psalms 103:4; James 1:12; Isaiah 45:18
• Can I hear what the spirit says to the churches?
Matthew 18:17; Acts 5:10-11; II Timothy 4:22
• Have I over come and do I fear the second death in any measure?Revelation 20:6; Revelation 20:14; Revelation 21:8

Conclusion Prayer: Persecuted Church – Smyrna

Dear Lord Jesus, bring me through this tribulation and poverty that I may be made rich in your spirit. Show me Jesus how to discern between those that are of God and those that are not of God. Guide me through all persecution while I’m being tested in your name. Dear Lord you have the words of eternal life. Reveal to me your will that I may be faithful to you unto death. You have prepared a crown of life for me before the foundation of the world that I should be holy and without blame before you in love. Dear Jesus I must hear what the spirit says to the churches daily. Show me how I can be assured that I have overcome the worldly nature. Remove through the spirit any measure of fear I may have of the second death.

Compromising Church – Pergamos – Revelation 2:12-17 (Parable of the mustard seed — Matthew 13:31-32; Mark 4:30-31; Luke 13:10-17) read Paul’s letter to the Corinthians.

• Do I recognize my works?
Psalms 52:2; Psalms 62:12; Proverbs 11:18
• Do I know now where I reside – in the spirit or in the flesh?
I John 4:2-3; Matthew 26:41; I Corinthians chapter 2
• Do I hold to the Name of Jesus?
Judges 13:18; John 20:31; Acts 2:38
• Am I denying the faith?
I Timothy 5:8; Matthew 16:24; Acts 3:13
• Is my doctoring the doctrine of God?
John 7:17; Romans 6:15; Titus 2:9-10
• Do I cause the children of God to stumble?
Ezekiel 14:3; Jeremiah 13:16; Romans 11:11
• Do I partake of those things that are given over to the worldly nature?
John 16:33; Romans 12:21; I John 5:1-10
• Do I fornicate my God?
I Corinthians 6:9-10; Luke 6:38; Revelations 22:17
• Do I hold to the doctrine of the world which Jesus hates?
Ecclesiastes chapter 6
• Do I need to repent to prevent the sword of the mouth of the Word of God from coming on me?
Matthew 4:4; Acts 3:18; Revelation 19:15
• Can I hear the voice of the spirit?
Psalms 44:1; Ezekiel 3:12; Revelation 1:15
• Is there a new name reserved for me?
Isaiah 62:2; Isaiah 66:22; Revelation 3:12

Conclusion Prayer: Compromising Church – Pergamos

Dear Lord Jesus, enable me to recognize my works. Impress upon my heart so that I can see whether I live according to the spirit or the flesh. I pray that I hold to your name all the days of my life. In your eyes Lord Jesus have I denied the faith? Is my doctrine the same as yours and your doctrine the same as mine so that I always line up with your standards and judgment, prove me out Lord on this matter. Do I cause those not of the faith to stumble and fall because of my lifestyle? I shall abstain from all things worldly and unholy keeping my feet set to the course that you have prepared for me. Do I fornicate my God by the unfaithfulness of my worldly acts? Show me Lord how I shall overcome the worldly nature that I may be able to have a relationship and a friendship with you. Oh Lord my God how great thou are, I am of a broken and contrite spirit. I have need of repentance show me how. Oh Lord my God I shall hear the voice of the spirit this day! What name have you reserved for me that I may recognize it when you call me?

Corrupt Church – Thyatira – Revelation 2:18-29 (Parable of the leaven — Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:18-30) read Paul’s letter to the Galatians.

• Have I allowed any one that claims to be a prophet to teach that is not filled with the Holy Ghost?
Luke 1:67-80
• Am I a false prophet that teaches the word of God without being filled with the Spirit and led of the Spirit?
Jeremiah 14:14; Mathew 7:15; Luke 6:26
• Have I repented of my sins and died out to sin and had a new birth take place that is past understanding?
John 3:1-21
• Do I wish God to search my mind and heart where my deepest thoughts lie?
Psalms 26:2; Jeremiah 11:19-20; Jeremiah 17:10
• What will Jesus give me for the works that I have done?
Luke 13:27-30; Matthew 10:41-42
• Am I prepared to hold fast to what I have in the Lord Jesus, will I be able to maintain this level of spiritual belief, or have I fallen short?
Ephesians 6:4; Romans 3:23; Hebrews 10:23
• Have I overcome in the name of Jesus and have I the power of the Spirit?
Luke 9:1; Micah 3:8; Zechariah 4:6
• Do I receive from Jesus through the Holy Ghost an exact message as Jesus received from His Father?
Luke 12:32; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 1:15-18
• Has Jesus reserved for me the morning star?
I Peter 1:3-12; Jude 1:12-13
• Do I daily extend my ear to the voice of Jesus through the spirit?
Romans 11:8; Isaiah 48:12-16; Galatians 3:5

Conclusion Prayer: Corrupt Church – Thyatira

Dear Lord Jesus, where are your prophets, your spirit filled prophets, the ones that proclaim your living truth? Show me Lord why have I settled for the false prophet. Am I a false prophet teaching your word without being filled with your spirit? Am I not praying through to the spirit and pressing into your kingdom? Show me oh Lord God the one true King of heaven and earth, have I ever repented of my sins and died out to the sin nature and my worldly desires? Have I ever been born again? Reprove my heart that I may know the way that is past all my understanding. Lord I wish you to search my mind and my heart that my deepest thoughts line up with your will. Lord I present my works before you laying them at the foot of the cross. What will you do with them? Will you accept them or reject them; I pray that you speak to my heart on this matter. I am prepared to hold fast to what I have in you Lord God. Give me strength to maintain this drive for the faith that I may not fall short of your will. Oh Jesus have I overcome the world in your Name by the power of the spirit? Do I long for the one true God to be led and instructed of your way each and every day that I live Lord God? Oh Lord, the message that speaks to my heart must come to me through the Holy Ghost in the same measure and manner that it was given to Jesus as He was establishing His ministry here on earth. My Lord my God, what have you reserved for me, let me check my heart to find what it is that I’m worthy to receive from you. I must extend my ear to the spirit so that I hear not from this sinful world.

Dead Church – Sardis – Revelation 3:1-6 (Parable of the treasure of the field – Matthew 13:44) read Paul’s letter to the Romans and the Hebrews.

• Do I hear the voice of Him that has the seven spirits of God?
Isaiah 11:2; Revelation 4:5; John 5:25
• Does my worldly nature rule over the Nature of Jesus?
I Corinthians 2:11-14; John 1:1-5; Revelation 1:4
• Do I make my works perfect before God?
I Corinthians 3:1-17; Titus 3:5; Matthew 3:11
• Do I make communion with Jesus as when I first repented?
Mark 12:30-31; I John 4:19; John 12:16
• Do I always keep myself ready for the Lords return – am I ready for the Bridegroom to receive his bride?
Acts 15:13-14; Acts 26:16-20: Revelation 22:17
• Am I worthy to walk with Jesus in a white garment not mired by the stain of the worldly nature?
Daniel 7:9; Zechariah 3:1-10; Luke 9:28-36
• Where is my Name, is it blotted out or is it clearly written in the book of life?
Numbers 19:1-2; Ephesians 5:27; I Peter 1:17-23
• Will Jesus confess my name before His Father and His holy angels?
I Peter 1:16; Matthew 10:32-33; Luke 12:8-9
• Am I among those of the church that can hear the voice of God?
Acts 22:12-16; Romans 10-17; I John 1:1-5

Conclusion Prayer: Dead Church – Sardis

Dear Lord Jesus, I lean my ear to your mouth that I may receive of the seven spirits of God. Oh Lord my God, reveal to me my nature. Show me whether I am of Jesus or the world. My works show me my works, what have I done according to the name of Jesus? Commune with me Oh Lord, sit and eat bread with me that I may eat of you and drink of you, feasting on your nature and on your every word. I am ready for your return Lord. Receive me as I am or correct me as a loving Father that I may walk according to your statutes. My worldly nature has stained my flesh, how shall you make me a sinner worthy to walk with you in white? Impress upon me this answer that I may know and be sure that I will reign with you in your holy kingdom. Where will you put my name in hell or under your cleansing blood? Confess my name dear Jesus, before your Father and his holy angels or make my ways clear so that correction can rule my life. Do you Lord count me among those of the church that can hear the voice of God?

Faithful Church – Philadelphia – Revelation 3:7-13 (Parable of the pearl of great price – Matthew 13:45-46) read Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians.

• Are my works holy, true and worthy of the key of David?
Acts 13:1-3; II Timothy 1:9; Acts 13:22-23
• Am I an open door to the Lord?
Acts 14:27; Luke 18:9-14; Joel 2:28-29
• Have I kept His word and not denied His name in my times of weakness?
Joshua 24:27; Matthew 10:33; Titus 1:16
• Am I ready to receive my brother/sister in Christ in a humble spirit?
Proverbs 16:19; Proverbs 29:23-24; Isaiah 57:15
• How much does Jesus love me?
Malachi 3:10; Acts 20:32; John 3:16
• Have I kept the word of God?
Luke 11:28; I John 2:5; Psalms 119:67-68
• Do I stand on the word of God when tempted?
II Chronicles 13:18; Genesis chapter 3:1-19; Luke 4:1-13
• Am I prepared to keep the word that is sown in my heart that no man may take that which I have?
Matthew 13:19; II Kings 6:12; Psalms 119:101; John 15:20
• Am I ready to enter into the temple of God?
Psalms 48:9; Luke 2:37; I Corinthians 3:16-17
• Am I prepared to receive the name of Jesus as my name?
Matthew 28:19; John 20:31; II Thessalonians 1:12
• Am I worthy to live in the city of God?
Luke 7:1-10; I Peter 1:3-5; Psalms 69:30-36
• Would my friends and family think me worthy of the new name that Jesus is prepared to write upon me?
Isaiah 62:1-5; Isaiah chapter 66
• Am I willing to hear what Jesus is saying unto the churches?
Isaiah 55:1-4; Luke 8:4-8

Conclusion Prayer: Faithful Church – Philadelphia

Dear Lord Jesus, my works are true and holy as I boldly come before your throne stating that I am true and worthy to hold the key of David. My life is an open door; I walk with the righteous and holy. I have kept your word and I have not denied your name. My weakness has become my strength. I embrace my brother in Christ in a humble spirit. Jesus loves me this I know as I hold to the cross and His blood knowing that this is truth. I have kept your word Oh God holy and true. In temptation I stand on the word of God not wavering with faith like that of Job. I am prepared to keep your word that you have sown in my heart and no man shall be able to take it away. I am ready to enter your kingdom as my sins have been repented of, they are washed, covered, and blotted out by the blood of your life. I am ready to receive the name of Jesus as my own name taking on the nature and manner of life that you live. I have been made worthy by your washing and renewing of my mind and spirit to live with you in the city of my God. My friends shall claim me as worthy to take upon the name that Jesus has prepared for me. I have been reborn and I am NOW willing to hear what Jesus has to say to me and to the churches.

Lukewarm Church – Laodiceans – Revelation 3:14-22 (Parable of the net and scribe — Matthew 13:47-52) read Paul’s letter to the Colossians.

• What is my temperance as viewed from the Spiritual?
Daniel 10:4-20; Zechariah chapter 3; James chapter 4
• Am I lukewarm and ready to be spat out of the mouth of Jesus?
Leviticus 20:22-26; Proverbs 25:16; Psalms 106:34-43; Matthew 27:34
• Does Jesus think that I am wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind and naked?
Romans 7:22-25; Romans 3:9-20; Isaiah 66:2; Romans 2:17-24; Genesis 3:6-11
• Do I seek the council of Jesus?
Isaiah11:2; Ezra 6:19:22; Psalms chapter 10
• Where is the shame of my nakedness?
I Corinthians chapter 4; I Corinthians 15:33-34; Philippians 3:17-21
• Do I repent when Jesus rebukes me?
Psalms 39:11; Hebrews 12:6; Psalms 119:17-24
• Is Jesus currently at my door?
Proverbs 8:34-35; James 5:1-12
• Is there place for me on the throne of Jesus?
Matthew 20:20-23; Revelation 20:6; Hebrews 6:20
• Will my ear ever turn to the Voice of God?
James 2:5; Deuteronomy 4:1; Deuteronomy 7:12-13

Conclusion Prayer: Lukewarm Church – Laodiceans

Dear Lord Jesus, make known to me my spiritual character. Am I lukewarm and disgusting in the sight of all those that are holy and true in the Lord? I am wretched, I am miserable, I am poor, I am blind, I am naked, Jesus make me whole. I seek not the counsel of Jesus, please dear God bring a change upon my heart. I have no shame in my nakedness, I walk of my own accord. I do not seek guidance or council from the Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus I have need of repentance today. Please instill in my heart that desire to seek your nature. My Lord, is that you seeking my life and knocking at my door? Will there ever be a place for me on your throne? Show me the way. My ear, will it ever be turned to the voice of God? Lord Jesus, created in me brokenness that I will be able to repent.

Over all conclusion of project:

It must further be stated that life is like the ocean with tides, storms, and waves that roll over our heads causing us to view and perceive things differently from day to day. All who get involved in judging their church will be able to cast off the dead branches so that new life will be born again into the assemblies that call themselves the church.

It must further be emphasized that the discernment of spirits is also deciphering the difference between the born again state of pouring out (Titus 3:5) and the initial crying unto repentance, that period that births the born again state (John 3:1-21). As you have judged yourself and your church today, be sure to mark your answers as next week, next month, even next year your perspective will be different. You may understand better the older you get or you may find that you are closer to God while hardship is upon you. An annual review of self and church would help keep things in perspective. Feed the Church.

Unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Romans 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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