Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
1 John 2:1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.
When I think about my past…I want to fall out and cry because I was sinner….I was out there….I was lost…The devil was my father (John 8:44). Oh the thought of that makes me get the chills!! I was so unprotected…I was condemned! I had no one to help me. I was left to my own evil devices. I was in danger…sitting out here precariously on the edge of a cliff ready to fall into the abyss of eternal damnation. Then……..
Someone came into my life 2000 years before I was born and fixed this problem. Halleluiah!!! He went back to heaven after He gave His very own life for me and sat down by the Fathers side and interceded on my behalf. I’m not condemned. I had an advocate who had my best interest at heart. I was surely guilty but there was someone who would be able to not only provide a way out… but completely remove the obstacle that was keeping me from wholeness and separated from the one who created me. One day He will present me faultless to the creator. He is the only one in the entire universe who could approach the Almighty and ask Him to forgive me. ( What Jesus did for me required that I repent of my sins , believe in Jesus christ and ask Him to be my Lord and Savior)
If you haven’t guessed by now…this person is… Jesus Jesus Jesus. I have to say His name three times because He means that much to me and so much more. Sin is nasty, ugly, stinking, vile, and disgusting…there aren’t enough human word to express the complete awfulness of what is contained in that word sin. Jesus took every human that will ever be born in this world’s… sin upon Himself and made it possible to remove it . He had to endure having His Father turn His back on Him the minute He did this because He couldn’t look upon that sin. Jesus was our advocate our intercessor.
As I took communion in church Sunday…I took the time to really remember why I had that wafer in my mouth and the wine. What Jesus did for us and His ongoing work as an intercessor should NEVER be forgotten and should constantly be on our minds. When we say…”Thank you Jesus”…it should be said with His sacrifice on our hearts and minds.
And if His His sacrifice and intercession wasn’t enough….it was arranged by God that His name alone is endued with power. Jesus name is beneficial for one’s life. I thank Jesus for His propitiationary sacrifice for us (Hebrews 2:17)
When I think of that name Jesus….I just want to jump up and down and shout and cry out His name. When I think on that name Jesus…I want to bow down low…in fact I want to lay down and put my face on the floor and worship Him. When I think about the name of Jesus…I want to hold a pillow and rock back and forth, cry, laugh and sing His name. When I think of the name of Jesus….I want to pray and moan in the Holy Spirit because I know He can express to Jesus better than I can just how much I thank Him for what He did for me and tell Him how much I love Him.
When I woke up this morning…I had Jesus on my mind…like many mornings but this morning I’m feeling so much anointing on that name!! So I’m sharing what I feel God has given me to share with you. I’m feeling… the power of that name right now. Come on… close your eyes right now and Just think of that name…JESUS_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Do you feel that power too? We need this power today!…this week…this year! I need that name…I need Jesus! Oh Jesus….Jesus …Jesus!
Touch each and every person who reads this blog today. Oh Lord…you know what each of your children need in their lives. Oh Jesus…there is so much power in your name. Help us to rely on you alone. Help us to look to you in our weakness. Let us look to you in our joy also. Oh Lord…let us taste and see that you are so good for us. Lord..Please give us your peace…we need it! We want to be anchored in you…help us to remember that we am. Today as we feel the weight of this New Year and all the things that can happen in this year, let us keep this thought before us…. that because your Son lived we can face all our tomorrows. Help us to have courage and please give us wisdom. Father we thank you in advance for all the victories that will come our way in 2012. I know they will because you said you will never leave us or forsake us and you said you would provide what we need. Thank you for your protection, concern and care. We love you!
I ask all these things in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Message for today: Call on the name of Jesus for help and to worship. It’s not just any name. Jesus is the Son of God and His name is worthy to be praised!