Friday, May 30, 2014

The Name of God Eternal

It seems to me that the Name of God is the distinguishing marker on men, that sets some apart from the rest.

Revelation 22:4 "They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads"

2 Chronicles 7:14 "if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

Isaiah 63:19 "We are yours from of old; but you have not ruled over them, they have not been called by your name."

Acts 15:17 (Which is a quote of Amos 9:12) "that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who bear my name, says the Lord, who does these things' "

It's no wonder, then, that the "NAME" (The identity) of God is the focal point of doubt for so many. Satan, the enemy, has one goal; the destruction of God's people whom He has loved from before the foundation of time. He wants to steal God's worship. The Name of God is what we are called to love and worship. We are sealed with His Name. But Satan, for all eternity has continually brought into question God's word and identity, creating doubt about who He is and what is truth.

When Moses asked God what His name was, God answered, "I Am that I Am".

Jesus said, "Before Abraham was, I AM".

When Jesus is denied, the Great I AM is denied. They are one and the same.

Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by Me."

It is by His name that we are saved.

Acts 4:12 " Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved."

Proverbs 8:17 "I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me."

When we worship Jesus, we worship God Eternal, The Creator of all that is. There is no other name by which we can be saved. He loved those who belong to Him since before the creation of the world.

John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."

Psalm 89:11 "The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth; you founded the world and all that is in it."

Psalm 102:25 "In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands."

Nehemiah 9:6 "You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you."

Colossians 1:16-17 "For by him (Jesus) all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together."

John 1:3 "Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made."

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