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The Name of Jesus

Philippians 2:9-11 – this is so powerful..

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Let’s think about this verse!

God also highly exalted Him (WHO? JESUS) and given Him (JESUS) a name which is above – what? Every Name

Don’t miss that! It is above every name.  The verse says at the name of Jesus every knee will bow – powerful.

BOW DOWN

Hebrews 1 says that when His first born came into the world The Father said for every angel to worship Him. You don’t find that one time to any prophet. You don’t find that to any preachers.  But when GOD sent His son He said every angel come to the manger in Bethlehem and worship My Son. Oh and this child has a name that is above every name.

And it says in this verse in Philippians that at His name every knee will should bow. Of things in heaven, things in earth, things under the earth.  That means angels, men and demons.  3 worlds to be dealt with heaven, earth and under the earth.  Every knee will bow. Think about it pleaseIt’s interesting too that the Greek words for “bow” just means “bow low” I like it bc it says every knee will bow low. Everything! Everything in heaven, earth and under the earth bows low.  Not even just a little (bow). No, no, no it’s all the way – you’re going down.

CONFESS

And it is not even that it is going to be a little quiet worship. No, no, no.  It‘s a loud one bc  it says here – every tongue will also confess. And every tongue will confess.  Angels, men, and demons – that Jesus Christ is LORD! Confess in the Greek there means audibly, vocally, publicly, declare as a fact. To speak it loud.

That means Mohammed will say – JESUS CHRIST IS LORD! That means every Hindu; every Buddhist, every atheist; EVERY nation, tribe and tongue… will say – JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

That means Lucifer will say – JESUS CHRIST IS LORD! While he is bowing low.

Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.  Love that!

Can you imagine the sound of that worship? Every man or being that has ever been created…ever, ever! Think of how that will sound through the heavens! Billions of people, innumerable angels, everything with a tongue…and the demons themselves all declaring loudly, JESUS CHRIST IS LORD! As a fact!

YOUR CHOICE

In heaven, it’s the saints – bought by His blood

In hell, it’s those that have chosen to reject His Lordship on earth. Have you accepted Him today?

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Romans 10:13 – For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” 

You have to confess it – say it with your mouth! I am here today to tell you, on this earth at this moment you have a choice…will you accept the Lord as your Savior or will you reject Him…But one day whatever your choice – you too will BOW DOWN AT THE NAME OF JESUS! You will CONFESS  Jesus Christ is LORD!

HONOR HIS NAME  JESUS – is not just any name! It is not for us just to repeat like a parrot either. That’s not the point. And certainly not to speak lightly or irreverently. NO! It is precious and holy and it to be honored and glorified. You’ve got to know the ONE with the name and you’ve got to know what is behind His Name.

HAVE FAITH IN HIS NAME –  THEN…You’ve got to have faith in His Name!  How do you have faith in His Name? Accept Him, ask the Holy Ghost to give you understanding/revelation of His Word as you read His Word bc – Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.   Few more scriptures

John 14:13 – And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Last words of Jesus recorded in Mark 16: 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.  19So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

We are His disciples and this command is for us too. When we use the Name of Jesus we are being obedient to His commands. And just like the disciples when we will go forth and preach the Gospel the Lord will also work with us, confirming the WORD with signs following. He is the same – YESTERDAY, TODAY, and FOREVER!

Victory is in that Name!  HEALING! DELIVERANCE! SALVATION!

His authority, all authority is in that Name!  His nature is in that Name! His power is in that Name!

That everything heaven is and that heaven has for us is in HIS NAME!  That’s powerful.

JESUS! Oh there is something about that name.

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

There’s just something about that name

Master, Savior, Jesus

Like the fragrance after the rain

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

Let all heaven and earth proclaim

Kings and kingdoms shall all pass away

But there’s something about that name.

 

When I see or hear that name of JESUS I see every need that we have supplied. Every sickness that we may ever have healed. Every demon that we will ever encountered defeated. Every blessing provided.  


His Name – JESUS – It is HOLY! It is to be reverenced! It is to be honored and glorified.

God bless you today In the Name of Jesus!

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Love is Patient, Love is King

Acts 6:1b – And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied

Background – Early days of church. Probably a few weeks or at most a few months after Pentecost and the church was really growing. 3000 – one day! They began to meet in homes

Jews, Gentiles, Samaritans, Ethiopians were becoming believers

Various cultures came together – these were cultures not used to being together

As matter of fact these new believers were very racially segregated and did not like one another. They had persecuted one another, defamed one another, and now here they were in the same Body of Christ.

Saved, Sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost – and they were working together and it was going well.

On the Day of Pentecost not only did people speak in other tongues and not only did others heart in their own languages BUT,

Different races, different genders, different backgrounds, different economic classes were all there worshipping together, serving together and loving one another.

Jesus said in John 13:35 – By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Here were His Words made manifest – Jesus said this is the kind of love that will make the world know that you are My disciples and this is the kind of love that will cause people to believe in Me.

Meditating on this in light of things going on in my own life

Tanzania. Street ministry with ladies involved in sex trafficking. Only focus!

Not much physical prep, so I asked God – then how do I prepare my heart? God gave me such a Word and while sometimes Words are just for us, I believe with my whole heart this is for all of us.

HE SAID: Love is patient and love is kind.

1 Corinthians 13:4a – Charity suffereth long, and is kind

MISSION TRIPS – different dress, different body language, different ways of doing things like eating.

What is appropriate for us may not be appropriate for them (and vice versa)

Patient and kind as it regards their culture and beliefs. To honor them because when we honor them, we honor God.

Maybe easier to get in that mind of Christ for a mission trip but what about in your family or on your job or in the grocery store; your everyday life?

FAMILY VACATIONS –  Even or maybe especially here, you are representing Christ. The Hope of Glory.

Galatians 2:20 – I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Christ lives in me! God is love (1 John 4:8). Love is patient and love is Kind.

Romans 2:4b – the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance

Romans 12:10 – Be kindly affectioned one to another with brother love; in honor preferring one another.

Romans 12:18 – If it is possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with ALL men.

  • Jesus Christ lives in you so it is possible!!!!

God said to me, Love is patient and love is kind. He has now said it to you!

What does it mean to be patient and kind?

Patient – bearing the provocation, annoyance, misfortune, hardship, pain without complaint, anger, loss of temper, irritation or the like. The ability and willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay. Quiet, steady perseverance; even tempered care; to be diligent. Undergoing the action of another.

Kind – a good or benevolent nature or disposition. Having, showing or proceeding from benevolence (expressing goodwill or kind feelings). Desiring to help others. Indulgent or showing some tolerance, considerate or showing awareness or regard for another’s feelings or circumstances. Helpful. Mild, gentle.

Be patient and kind in your words and your actions

Israeli Teacher –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0Lar94iNFM

Story on FB of Chen Miller as she told the story of a little boy with big eyes. It was the story of a student of hers who cursed, spat, screamed daily convinced that he was disturbed.

She showed patience and kindness as his teacher. She didn’t argue with him or fight with him. She didn’t agree with him or his parents or previous teachers.

Instead she just said to him, “I know you have a big heart. I know that you’re clever. I know that you’re a good boy.”

She repeated these phrases to him every week until one day he began to believe the words for himself!

Have you ever had someone speak like that into your life? I have Pat Gilbert

God is going to use you mightily! He has great things in store for you! So no matter what, you keep letting Him use you to minister!

On days when I want to give up or give in. Pastor talked about it some today where I feel inadequate, unprepared and worthless in my calling, I can still hear Sister Pat saying to me….

I was thinking today I am Sister Pat’s fruit and all those ladies in Tanzania that I met last year they are hers too. They are the fruit of many in here too.

YOUR KINDNESS AND YOUR PATIENCE; YOUR KIND, ENCOURAGING, LIFE-GIVING WORDS. YOUR PATIENCE and KINDNESS IN YOUR ACTIONS produce FRUIT!!!!!

LOVE IS PATIENT. LOVE IS KIND.

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Come and See

John 1:35-37 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; 36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

John and Andrew were disciples of John the Baptist. In fact, they had actually been standing near the prophet when Jesus walked by. As the Baptizer saw Jesus, he cried out, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” and from that moment the two disciples began to follow Jesus (John 1:35-37).

The Book of John is the apostle John’s actual handwritten testimony of how he came to the Son of God and then followed Him. And it gives us revelation and direction regarding our own walk and what we should each ultimately seek when we come to Christ and as we follow Him.

The two have heard and believed John the Baptist’s proclamation about Jesus and are now walking, perhaps hurriedly, to catch up to Jesus. They are within conversation range.

JOHN 1:38-39

Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest Thou? He saith unto them, Come and see.

 

There are many reasons one comes to Christ. We may seek Him for health issues or to possess the keys to prosperity. Perhaps we need deliverance or are burdened with the cares of a loved one. The Lord asked John and Andrew, as He asks each of us: What are you seeking in life? What goals compel you to follow?

When we approach the end of our lives, will the things we have achieved be transferable into eternity? Or will we have spent our time and energies on that which is void of true life?

Jesus asks, “What are you seeking?” It is a very important question. The Lord desires that we take inventory of our passions and objectives. Even today as we walk along following Him, He is still asking us this. Have you emerged from the trials of this past season determined to walk closer to the Lord?

Like John and Andrew, we, too, “behold the Lamb of God.” Just as He asked them, so He turns and asks us, “What are you seeking?”

In response to Jesus’ probing question, the disciples’ answer may seem strange. They did not ask Him for greater power or one of His many spiritual gifts. Instead they asked Jesus something more personal and intimate: “Where dwellest Thou?”

They wanted to know where Jesus lived. There are times when a response reveals the heart. Such is now the case: they are seeking to know the dwelling place of God.

Our Father wants us to ask for spiritual gifts and special blessings of health and financial prosperity. To desire these things is not wrong; it is just not enough. Inside our heart is a desire quest for more. We search for the “dwelling places” of God. In truth, our hearts have been divinely programmed for it. There are within us “the highways to Zion” (Ps. 84:5).

Those highways lead us to nothing less than oneness with Christ. The Bible says that all fruitfulness comes from living in spiritual union with Jesus. In contrast, whatever we offer as service to God that is not the result of our union with Christ, is in vain; it is a weak comfort. For apart from Him, we can do nothing.

He may heal us! He may deliver us! He may answer our prayers! But then if we don’t then abide in Him and allow Him to abide in us…isn’t that healing, that deliverance, our prayers in vain?!?

John tells us in 1 John 2:6  He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. Abiding in Jesus leads to walking like Jesus.

The disciples answered, “Rabbi, where dwellest Thou?” May this become our prayer as well today and as we go forward: Where do You live, O Son of God? Where is Your dwelling place? Is it in me?

Christ says to us what He said to them: “Come and see.”