Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Power In Jesus Name

The Power In Jesus Name by Keith Cook

"Whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of Jesus." Colossians 3:17

In our culture parents give their children names for many different reasons.

Some name their children after relatives, to honor the memory and legacy of that particular family member.

Some name their children after hero's and celebrities. I have a friend who named their son Walker after "Walker Texas Ranger."

Many give their children names based on fads and cultural trends.

Some of the most popular names for boys and girls born last year were:

Baby Girl Names:  Emily, Emma, Madison, Abigail, Olivia, Isabella, Hannah, Samantha, Ava, Ashley

Baby Boy Names: Jacob, Michael, Joshua, Matthew, Ethan, Andrew, Daniel, Anthony, Christopher, Joseph

Some name their children after biblical personalities or because of the actual meaning behind the name.

The name Gene means Well born, Bobby - Bright Fame, Don - Ruler, Harry - Home Ruler, Ray - Counselor & Protector, Alan - Handsome", Keith - Mighty Warrior, Joan - God's Gift.

Names in Old Testament and New Testament reflected the hopes and dreams of entire families as well as the destiny and divine nature of God's redemptive plan as it unfolded down through the ages.

David's name meant Beloved, Moses - Drawn out one, Abraham - Father of a multitude, Jacob - Trickster, Israel - He will rule, Peter - Rock.

Jesus name means Jehovah (Yahweh) is Savior. Jehovah is the redemptive name of God in the Old Testament and it means the "self-Existing One or the Eternal One."  Yahweh literally means "He is."  I am that I am! Jesus name manifests His Character (Purity), Presence (Eternal), Power (Unlimited) and Authority (Divine)!

Jesus came to earth to save all mankind. He came to rescue all from danger. He also came to keep his flock safe and sound for now and through eternity. The real power in Jesus name is Jesus himself. There is nothing magical about the letters that form the name. Frantically yelling out Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, will not help anyone. But, calling on the name of the Lord represented by the name Jesus will. When you call out to the Saviour of mankind He hears. When you call on Him to direct your life He will. Call on the real Jesus. Do not take the name of the Lord you God in Vain!

Daily Prayer Focus: Praise God that when you call on Jesus name, all things are possible.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Joan Cook's "Women On The Go" Ministries. Joan's "Women On The Go" programs are implemented at women's conferences, local churches, retreats, and separate stand-alone events. God has given her a burden to minister to and encourage women in their walk with the Lord. Pray for Joan as she ministers and shares from her heart and as she presents motivational, evangelistic programs, materials, and leadership to and for women that will challenge and motivate them to a deeper walk with the Lord.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily  Devotion for July 5, 2016
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