Do you know (without looking at the reference) who spoke those words? Not Peter or John. Not the wise and righteous spiritual leaders of Israel. Those words were spoken by a man possessed by an evil spirit, a demon of hell. Someone who certainly had no affection for Jesus, but recognized His divine nature as God in human flesh.
The world is filled with people who refuse to acknowledge Jesus for who He is. They deny His divine nature and His resurrection. But Paul declared in Philippians 2:10-11 that “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” The evil spirit in our key verse is the proof of Paul’s words. The day will come – very soon I believe – when every human from Adam to the last man standing will kneel and profess Jesus as Lord – the Son of God – the Holy One. We will have no choice in the matter. Just as the demon declared it, the words will be pulled from our mouths as we acknowledge Him. But for those who rejected Him that confession will be made with deep anguish, because they will realize that in rejecting Jesus Christ they have condemned themselves.
Beloved, you and I have a choice to make today that will determine how we respond in that glorious moment. We can reject Jesus and make that confession by force, but if we bow our knees and our hearts and acknowledge Jesus as Lord today, that great confession will be spoken with joy. Don’t wait to proclaim the Name of Jesus – He is Lord!