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The Name of Jesus

Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

20140530-104833-38913743.jpgSunday was powerful. I love it when the Holy Spirit takes over a worship service. I really appreciated the guest team that led the contemporary service today – I got caught up in worship this morning and felt the Spirit moving us. Both services were powerful for sure.

One of the songs at 11 this morning was all about the name of Jesus. It was very much like the old traditional song – Jesus, Jesus, Jesus; Sweetest Name I Know. We kept calling on the name of Jesus and I felt the Spirit grab me and take me to the very throne of God. It was an amazing feeling.

The name of Jesus has so much power. It must – since the world is trying so hard to keep us from calling His name in public settings. We can speak about Confucius – Mohammed – Buddha – or another religious leader and nothing is said – but call on the name of Jesus in public and watch the fireworks!

Proverbs 18:10 – The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. The name of Jesus is a fortified tower – no one can pull Him down. Call on the name of Jesus and He will respond – unlike the other names others call upon – who are all dead and gone!

Paul wrote to some early Christians about the name of Jesus – 1 Corinthians 1:1–31 Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, 2 To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours: 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Call on the name of Jesus dear readers – seek His face and desire His grace – follow hard after Him and He will lift you up!

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

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July 14, 2014 - Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Holy Spirit, Leadership, Personal | , , , , , ,

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