A.B. Simpson said, “Once it was a blessing, now it is the Lord.”
Let the preacher exalt Jesus; let the people exalt Jesus; let the workers exalt Jesus; let everything that has breath exalt the name of Jesus.
Every piece of furnishing in the Tabernacle pictures Jesus.
The calendar started with Jesus.
Our convictions come from Jesus.
Every once in awhile we need to stop everything and exalt the name of Jesus.
In future additions we will study Face of Jesus, Hands of Jesus, Feet of Jesus, Birth of Jesus, Death of Jesus; Burial of Jesus; Resurrection of Jesus; Love of Jesus; Compassion of Jesus; Mercy of Jesus, and the Judgment of Jesus.
The world needs Jesus: Russia, China, Cuba, Cambodia, Korea, South America, Japan, Philippines, Africa, Europe, Brazil, England, India, Canada, France, Germany and all nations need Jesus.
Their leaders need Jesus to solve their problems. G8 leaders need Jesus. America needs Jesus. We do all because of Jesus – He keeps it altogether, because He is omnipotent. We exalt Him or fall apart, because “His Name Is Wonderful.”
For all these years I have tried to exalt the Name of Jesus. I have told people about Him for over forty-four years. I have told people at work, in the streets, shopping centers, airports, airplanes, etc.
I have told them whenever I had the opportunity because, “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.”
Amen and Amen. Let’s exalt His name for the rest of our lives, because:
THE NAME OF JESUS BRINGS SALVATION
Matthew 1:21, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
His name means hope and deliverance:
Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
THE NAME OF JESUS BREAKS THE BONDAGE OF SIN AND SATAN
His name is not magic, but it is a name of authority. If God be for us, who can be against us?
When we pray, we pray in the name of Jesus, not some religious imposter or Allah, Buddha, or any other false God.
The following is a true story and the author, Rick Mathes, is a well known leader in the prison ministry.
The authority of Jesus has never diminished. That is a whole lot more than you can say for man and his authority. King’s rise and fall – by the name of Jesus.
His name has and gives authority: Matthew 7:29, “For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”
Please read Romans 6:6-14.
THE NAME OF JESUS BURDENS OUR HEART FOR SERVICE
The law says murder is sin, Jesus said, even the thought is sin.
It took Adoniram Judson, missionary to Burma (1788-1850) six years, working 15 hours per day to see his first soul saved, but thirty thousand came to know Jesus by the time he died.
We too ought to have a burden on our hearts to see people come to the name that is above every name.
“No word of man can ever tell, how sweet the name I love so well; O let its praises ever swell, O praise the name of Jesus.”
The following, entitled Two Lives, was written by one of my converts in our first ministry.
I’m so glad that I’ve led two lives, the first I spent most of in dark smelly dives. I once was a person with no direction at all; my life had slowed to a pitiful crawl. I didn’t know where I was going, nor did I care if wherever it was I never got there. I tried all of the fleeting and temporary joys, such as drinking and carousing with the rest of the boys.
At one time I told all listeners that the world’s only hope was a red and white pill or just about any kind of dope. Then I realized there must be more to life than what I had seen something to last long on which I could lean. Now I didn’t know it at the time, but someone was working on me, slowly opening my ears and my eyes so I might hear and see. I thank God someone who cared came to my aid, and told me about the sacrifice that Jesus had made. I asked that my sin be forgiven that day, as I got down on my knees and started to pray.
That day I asked Jesus to come into my heart, my second life was beginning to start. That I’ve come a long way from my old life I’m sure, but I also know I’m far from pure. But with God watching over me and Jesus inside, coupled my belief that it was for me that He died. And along with God’s promises He’s sent to us through His word, I can now feel as light and free as a bird. God is so wonderful, what He’s given to mankind, to me He’s the most precious thing anyone can ever find. I thank God for sending him by, and will always be grateful for Pastor Nikoley.
How about you? Is His name wonderful to you? Or do you even know Him? “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Why not receive Him now?