The Last Enemy

Triumphalism forgets the last line of the Lord's Prayer: “yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.” The kingdom is Jesus'; the power is his, and his is the glory. The triumph is his, and for those he has saved to get triumphal means they have forgotten who is the servant and who is the Master; who is the sinner and who the Savior: “The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord” (Matthew 10:24). The Apostle Paul describes the greatest triumph in human history, part of which is still to come, in 1 Corinthians 15:21–28: “Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.”

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