According to 2 Peter 3:12, the kind of person we are can hasten the Lord’s return.

The earth and those who live in it are the Lord’s (Psalm 24:1). The Lord Jesus Christ is “the King of those who reign as kings and Lord of those who rule as lords” (1 Timothy 6:15).

Yet God’s enemy, Satan, and his “spiritual forces of evil” (Ephesians 6:12) reject the Lord’s rule. Under this influence, many of the human race do not acknowledge Jesus as Lord.

Philippians 2:10-11 says that “in the name of Jesus every knee should bow . . . and every tongue should openly confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.”

One day, all knees will bow. But we can confess Him as Lord today. Even now, we can proclaim Him King of Kings. We can allow Him to rule in us, day by day, as we watch for His return.

“This is the generation of those who seek Him, / Those who seek Your face. . . . Lift up your heads, O gates; / And be lifted up, O long enduring doors; / And the King of glory will come in” (Psalm 24:6-7).

This song is part of our new album, “I’m Your Vessel.”