In the Name of Jesus
(September. 4, 2016)
Review of what we have discussed up to now.
Suggestion: On your prayer list, search Scripture pertaining to specific need(s) and use as basis of prayer. Faith “begins where the will of God is known and His Word is His Will.” Philippians 4:19 states that God will supply ALL our needs according to His riches. Faith blocks doubt.
The enemy knows the Word of God but twists it. He uses the Word taken out of context to try to create doubt and has used this tactic from the Garden (Genesis 3:1-6). Jesus used the Word to combat the enemy. (Matthew 4:1-11)
I Timothy 6:12
I Peter 5:8-9
Be alert! Listen to the Holy Spirit.
Discussion of Questions from pages 13-14
#1. What three ways did E.W. Kenyon say that men obtain great names?
- Birth (born with)- example Prince George
- Achievement – example Billy Graham life well-lived
- Conferred – example obtaining Honorary doctorate, knighthood, adoption
#2. How did Jesus receive His more excellent name? (Hebrews 1:1-6)
By all three methods
- Matthew 1:21- birth, Jesus is called “His Son”, the image of the Father (DNA)
- Acts 10:38 – achievement
- Luke 22:70, I John 4:15- conferred
Legal terms used in Hebrews 1:1-6: appointed, word of His power, right hand, birthright (by birth or adoption)
#3. As we study the truths of God’s word, where do these truths need to reside?
In our hearts (Psalm 119:11, Ephesians 3:17, John 15:7)
#4. The MIND is the door to our HEART. (Philippians 2:5-11)
Questions from pages 15-21
#1. When did Jesus inherit His MORE EXCELLENT Name?
Jesus inherited His name on the day He ascended into Heaven and sat down for His mission was completed. (Hebrews 1:4)
#2. When was he begotten?
Jesus was “begotten” on the first Easter morning as the “firstborn of the redeemed” as He was “born again.” He paid the price for all our sin and was raised from the dead. When Jesus died on the Cross He suffered physical death but was not allowed to decay; he suffered spiritual death by taking on our sin and experiencing separation from the Father; he suffered soul death as a person with a personality that was rejected, despised, humiliated. The spirit and soul of Jesus was delivered by God from hell and His body was raised from the grave. Body, soul, spirit renewed, reunited, and delivered–BORN AGAIN!
#3. Jesus tasted Spiritual death for every man.
#4. What are the three deaths?
- Spiritual- man is born spiritually dead and must be “born again” Spirit is eternal
- Physical-body only (Psalm 49:9, Jonah 2:6, Acts 2:25-31)
- Eternal-separation from God permanently in hell
#5. What is spiritual death?
Spiritual death is separation from God. Causes fear, shame
I John 5:12
#6. What separates us from God?
Sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2)
#7. What happens when you are born again?
“The late Adrian Rogers once said if you’re born once, you’ll die twice but if you’re born twice, you’ll die once. By dying twice, he meant a physical and then a spiritual death (Rev 21:8) and born twice means you’re physically born and then spiritually born and if so, you’ll die only a physical death and at that point, you’ll receive eternal life. If you have repented and forsaken your sin and then trusted in Christ, you have been born again, from above, by God Himself. You are now a child of God but for all who refuse to humble themselves and believe they have the wrath of God abiding on them at the present time (John 3:36b) but we must remember that they were “among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind” (Eph 2:3), “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved” (Eph 2:4-5).”
I Peter 2-4
II Corinthians 5:17
II Peter 1:3
I John 4:17
#8. What is God’s nature?
God’s nature is life and peace. (Romans 8:5-9)
#9. What is the devil’s nature?
The devil’s nature is lies and hatred. (John 8:44, John 10:10)
#10. Through Jesus’ great REDEMPTIVE work, he effectively took care of SPIRITUAL death for those who believe in His name.
1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
Max Lucado writes in Glory Days ( pages 19-23) “the courthouse records in heaven have been changed…..You already have everything you need to be everything God desires. You have access to every spiritual blessing. ….this is the best kept secret in Christendom. We underestimate what happened to us upon conversion.”
We are a new creation, fully equipped. Born into God’s royal family, with access to family blessings, joint heirs with Christ meaning we share the SAME inheritance as Christ (His portion). We share HIS MORE EXCELLENT NAME!
Question?? Do we have a low estimation and a low respect for His Name?
The Law (Exodus 20:7) said “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.” (NIV)
Are our prayers not being answered because we are using the Lord’s name in vain? Saying OMG is using His mighty name in a way that says we have a low estimation and low respect for His name. This is not a “little sin.”
Are we saying “in Jesus name” at the end of our prayers not fully understanding what we are doing, with low expectations? May the Lord, forgive our ignorance (lack of knowledge). May we begin to use His great name as He intended: standing in His place for the furtherance of His Kingdom on earth, to bring Him glory, and to make disciples of all men.
Assignment: Read Pages 23-27