"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." -- Romans 1:16

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“THE NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME.”-II

And she shall bring forth as son , and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from  their sins.”  Matthew 1:21

3.It is The Only Name For Prayer Access:   We read in John 14:13-14, “….And Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”  Here is the mightiest weapon placed in the hands of  mortal man- prevailing prayer- but access to the throne is only through this name.    The use of Christ’s name in prayer implies relationship with God through Him (Christ), and  intimate relationship  with Him (Christ). It indicates the  surrender of our interests to His and that means we use the name only for aid promoting what He has at heart.

Of Luther it was said: “there goes a man who can get anything from God.”  That he was mighty in prayer was due only to the fact that he knew how to come to God in the all-prevailing name. In so doing he was able to invoke all the power, privileges and prerogatives of the One in whose name he came.

4.It is The Only Name to Indict Our Thanks:   Since only in that name can we ask to receive divine blessing, our praises should be also in the name by which we prevailed.  Let us see to it that our thanksgiving is made especially acceptable to God because  it is made in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20, reads, ” Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.”  the same truth is iterated in Hebrews 13:15, “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”

5.It is The Only Name to Quicken Our Service:   In Colossians 3:17 we read, “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”  The seventy returned  to the Lord, “with joy”  that “even the demons were subject to us through thy name.” (Luke 10:17)  their journeys had been long and hard, yet they returned to  with no complaint of fatigue  and no mention of opposition and discouragements- only rejoicing that through the power of His name evil powers had been forced to loose their hold upon men.  Our New Testament is full of the story of how that name was wielded against every power of the enemy. Go into combat with spiritual forces in any other name and you are doomed to fail.

6.It is The Only Name For Christian Assemblies:  Jesus said in Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”  There is little use coming together as Christians unless on His warrant and or for the purpose of exalting His name above all others. The Apostle Paul wrote by inspiration of the Holy Spirit to remind the Corinthian believers in 1st Corinthians 5:4, saying, ” I in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together…..”   We have no guarantee of the presence of the Lord when we gather together  on any other name.    This has often been the reason for very ineffectiveness and sometimes disastrous Christian gatherings. His name is not recognized,  nor honored.  That which is transacted has no acceptableness in heaven and little effect for good on earth.

 

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The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).

There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”

But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)

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