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Challenge: AFTER READING THIS NOTE: Seriously pray and read the Word and ask God for a manifested ‘IN JESUS NAME’ statement and share one with us
Jesus at the Center of it all. Jesus, take the wheel. Only through and by Jesus has anything ever been created and by Him it all holds together. IN JESUS NAME. Do we truly know the power of these statements? I think we have only grazed the tip of the iceberg of understanding the Name, much less the person of Jesus. The Bible says that the name of the Lord (remember lowercase ‘ord’ signifies Jesus) is a strong tower (a safe fortress, a defending army, an impenetrable, impassible wall), the righteous run into it and they are saved (protected, raised high, lifted above their circumstances) Proverbs 18:10. So how do you run into a name? A cross-pollinated look at John 1:1-3 and Genesis 1: opens this scripture mightily for me. Prayerfully the Holy Spirit will do the same for you…
John 1:1-5, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcomeit.
14: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
NOW LET’S LOOK AT GENESIS 1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.”
9And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so.
11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.
Still don’t see it? Go to our Psalm of today: Psalm 33:6 The heavens were made by the Word of the LORD (big ORD equates God Yahweh) and all the stars, by the breath of His mouth. 9: For He spoke and it came into being; He commanded, and it came into existence.
THE WORD IS JESUS, JESUS IS THE WORD. The spoken, living, breathing and yes, written Word of God is JESUS manifest. God used Jesus to create everything, by SPEAKING HIM over the circumstances and allowing the Word to change it. So how do you run into a name? You got it-You run into the Word.
So that’s why it’s so important to understand that when we pray ‘In Jesus Name’, it means NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING if it is not a prayer that is in line and manifested in line with the Word. You can’t pray, Lord send me a Husband, IN JESUS NAME, if the Lord has already spoken to you specifically in Isaiah 54:5 ‘For your Maker is your Husband, the Lord of hosts is His name.’ If God has told you that this isn’t your season of marriage, of moving from a job, of WHATEVER, then you praying ‘In Jesus Name’- is wasting your life-giving breath, and seeking to abuse the power of the Name. I hear and have often prayed selfish, disobedient, flesh-ridden prayers and then put ‘IN JESUS NAME’ on the end, like I was sealing something other than the image of how simple my thoughts are.
You can’t pray in the Word’s name, something that is not found in the Word. It’s a contradiction and God has said ‘God is not man that He shall lie, nor the Son of Man that He shall repent. Does He speak and not act, or promise and not fulfill? Numbers 23:19
God can’t lie, but we can sure lie on Him. Vow never again to say ‘Thus said the Lord’ without feeling conviction or confirmation that this is the character of Jesus, the Living Word. We say alot of things that aren’t manifested in the Word of God, just we expect God to perform it. God is only bound and required to fulfill HIS WORD, not ours.
Re-evaluate your relationship status, whether you are Single, Single and Dating, Single and looking, Engaged, or even Married. Can you say ‘IN JESUS NAME’ and not be lying? This is a hard Word and many won’t receive it, but God’s Word can’t return to Him void, it will do what it has set to accomplish. Those that have ears let them hear. IN JESUS NAME.