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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Name of Jesus

John 1:12-14
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Jesus is Amazing!  Giving to those that receive him and believe on his name (as their Lord, Master and Saviour) the power to become the sons of God.

Thank you God for giving us Jesus.  His name is above all names!

Philippians 2:9-11
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

With the example of Peter, we see how Jesus responds immediately when we call for his help.

Matthew 14:26-31
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

We also see that when Jesus call us, first he introduces himself, so that we know it is indeed Jesus who calls us.  Second, it is good to confirm that we are being called by Jesus.  Jesus will confirm the calling.  Even when calling us appears to be walking on water and we do not know what we will stand on.  Jesus is our solid rock on whom we stand.  Let us pray for strength and focus on Jesus so that fear will have no room in us.  And even then, when we begin to sink, let us call on Jesus "Lord, save me."  Let us pray for a measure of faith so that we would not doubt.

Even the reason God sent Jesus to the earth shows us that we have a hope of being saved.

John 3:16-17
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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