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A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers and Daughters (Adams Media, 2009)
Chicken Soup: What I Learned from the Dog (2009)
Love is a Flame (Bethany House, 2010)
Extraordinary answers to Prayer (Guideposts, 2010)
Love is a Verb (Bethany House, 2011)
Big Dreams from Small Spaces (Group Publishing, 2012)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Powerful Name of Jesus

The other day, my husband and I were waiting in line to purchase movie tickets. Some teens behind us were trying to impress each other with rude and dirty language. You've probably had your own experiences in public with these awful verbal displays.
The kids frequently used the name of Jesus as a swear word.

I know if the people who spew Jesus's name as a swear word suddenly encountered the Lord, in all His majesty and power, they'd be rendered speechless. They'd fall flat on their faces.
But most of these people have no idea whose Name they're abusing.

But the ones who really know about Jesus,
who've encountered Him in heaven,
who know that they are weak and subdued before Him,
who understand that they are mere created entities,
but HE IS alive from eternity past and into eternity,
who know Who has the power and authority to throw them into Hell for eternity...

they are the ones who recognize the Name of Jesus...
and tremble.
Demons know who Jesus is.
They hate Jesus! "You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder." (James 2: 19)

I always thought it was strange...and utterly stupid for people to worship demons, the evil ones who curse Jesus's name.
They're conquered foes. Why would anyone worship them?

Jesus has far more power.
These former angels rebelled and God threw them out of heaven.
But they know the power of Jesus's name. After all, He's the one Who threw them out!

This all-powerful God, Jesus, is the same God who died on the cross to pay for our curses and our rebellions.

Any time His name is spoken, it should be with the utmost reverence and awe.
By His name, the earth and everything else was created.
In His name the sick were healed, and the dead were raised.
And by His name we are saved.

What a mighty God is Jesus! Praise His name.

"Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Phil 2:9-11 NIV Bible)

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