Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.
And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb
For His Glory!
In My Name
Names of Yeshua (Jesus)
John 14:13And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (NAS unless indicated)
In the last MEM we talked about the significance of a name, especially in Scripture. i.e.:
"the name" often came to stand for the person
"The name" also stands for fame, renown, reputation, character
to speak or write "in the name" signified authority
to "call one's name" over a place or people indicated possession or ownership
In Scripture, the name of God signifies;
Whenever we hear a person’s name we associate it with what we know of that person. Therefore being properly informed is crucial to understanding YHVH’s (The LORD’s) view of that individual.
"What do you see when you look at other people? The first impulse is to form judgments based on all visible characteristics such as age, race, or gender. These are things they have no control over, but judgments are also formed on the basis of manner of dress or occupation. Do you look at clerks and waitresses and other menial laborers only as functionaries to serve you? I tell you they are created in Elohim’s image as much as your family and friends. The Messiah wants you to see this essential humanity in everyone you meet, and treat them accordingly. This is a necessary part of being pro-life, and the only way that you can minister His life to them." (Based on a Dale Cresep commentary)
Therefore what does Yeshua’s (Jesus’) name mean to you?
Consider Who He is; His mission, His purpose and will for those that believe in His name:
John 1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
John 1:10He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Col 1:13For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 15 And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities -- all things have been created by Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Col 1:18He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross…
Col 2:9For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority…
Col 2:13And when you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, 14 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us and which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
Heb 1:2in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. 3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Heb 2:10For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.
Isa 44:24Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, "I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself, And spreading out the earth all alone,
1 Corinthians 8:6yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
Eph 1:10…the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things upon the earth.
Eph 1:21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come. 22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fulness of Him who fills all in all.
Philippians 2:10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth,
The Names, Titles, and Characteristics
By Herbert Lockyer
1.And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the SON of the living God. (Matt 16:16 KJV in this section).
The Son of God John 1:34
His Only Begotten Son John 3:16
The Son of the Father II John 1:3
The Firstborn of Every Creature Col 1:15
A Son Given Isa 9:6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
The Son of the HighestLuke 1:32
I Am the Son of God John 10:36
This is the Son of God John 1:34
Thou Art the Son of God Matt 14:33
The Christ Is the Son of God Acts 8:37
2.Unto the Son He saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever. (Hebrews 1:8).
God John 1:1 Matt 1:23 Isa 40:3
The Mighty God Isa 9:6
The True God I John 5:20
My Lord and My God John 20:28
God My Savior Luke 1:47
The God of the Whole Earth Isa 54:5
God Manifest in the Flesh 1 Tim 3:16
Emmanuel, God with Us Matt 1:23
The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob Ex 3:2; Ex 3:6
3.Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am (John 8:58).
Jehovah (KJV) Isa 40:3 [Jehovah is the YHVH of the Hebrew Scriptures; the tetragrammaton usually translated as "The LORD" in modern translations.]
Jehovah my God Zech 14:5
The King Jehovah of Hosts Isa 6:5
Jehovah, Mighty in Battle Ps 24:8
Jehovah-Tsidkenu (the Lord Our Righteousness) Jer 23:6
I am (the Resurrection and the Life) John 11:25
4.And he is before all things, and by him ALL THINGS consist (Col 1:17).
The Almighty, Which Is, and Which Was, and Which is to Come Rev 1:8
The Creator of All Things Col 1:16
The Upholder of All Things Heb 1:3
The Beginning and the Ending Rev 1:8
The Alpha and the Omega Rev 1:8
The First and the Last Rev 1:17
Eternal Life I John 5:20
This is a partial list of1 thru 4 out of 24 - in this MEM (see below) and the next several there will be a section entitled "The Names, Titles, and Characteristics of the Son of God" on which to reflect.
May we learn to stand in awe of ‘The Name’; our Creator, our Savior, our King, our High Priest …
Thy Kingdom come… Amen
(* editing is done to shorten length - you are encouraged to read the full commentary where applicable)
Proverbs 30:4Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son's name? Surely you know!
The Arabic has, What is his name? [Arabic] "and what is the name of his father?" him who begat him.
Psalms 2:7"I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, 'Thou art My Son, Today I have begotten Thee.
Matthew 11:27"All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son, except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.
Deuteronomy 28:58"If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, to fear this honored and awesome name, the LORD (YHVH) your God…
Judges 13:18But the angel of the LORD said to him, "Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?"
Yeshua, Son of God, keep us from taking The Name in vain.
"Those who attempt to search into the majesty of God will be overwhelmed with His Glory!"
Exodus 24:16Now the glory of the LORD rested on Mount Sinai… 17 The sight of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.
Exodus 33:17So the LORD said to Moses, "I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name." 18 And he said, "Please, show me Your glory."
19Then He said, "I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion." 20 But He said, "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live."
YHVH help us to resolve to live by Your standards given in Your Word, for Your Name’s sake.
In our pursuit of humility:
(Lessons from humility and death to self.)
"Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? … Count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus … Offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life" (Romans 6:3, 11, 13). The whole self-awareness of the Christian is to be imbued by the spirit of the sacrifice of Christ. He must present himself to God as one who has died with Christ and in Christ is alive again. His life will bear the twofold mark: its roots in the humility of Jesus, death to sin and self; its head lifted up in resurrection power." Andrew Murray
John 11:25Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies,
Acts 23:6… Paul … "…I am on trial for the hope and resurrection of the dead!"
YHVH, help us comprehend what it truly means to die to self and be alive in Messiah.
Understanding the precepts of prayer.
In the book of Job we read how Job was humbled when YHVH addressed him. Then his three friends were humbled - but when all obeyed Job’s prayer was accepted.
Job 42:8"Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves, and My servant Job will pray for you. For I will accept him so that I may not do with you according to your folly, because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has."
Job 42:9So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the LORD told them; and the LORD accepted Job.
Job 42:10And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold.
YHVH, thank You, we can be accepted in prayer because of what Messiah, our High Priest, has done for us.
How does God feel about issues we face today?
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.(Proverbs 25:28 ESV)
To succeed in life takes discipline, the verb and noun to maintain the correct way. God will discipline you sometimes and you have to show some discipline to engage fully in a course of action. It is the discipline that gets you up on your feet when you are lying on the ground, fallen again. It is the discipline that gets you out of bed when you REALLY don’t want to move. It is discipline that keeps you from putting death in your mouth or in front of your eyes. Discipline is the action on a belief, a determined mindset to follow through on a promise. Learn some discipline in your life. Just as it takes discipline to put the tool back where it belongs - so it takes discipline to do what is correct every time - to keep moving rather than sit and vegetate the day away frivolously.
Is your life chaotic? You are not stuck this way forever - you can get out of this rut - it just takes discipline. That word no one likes but enables everything good to happen. Embrace discipline for that is the only way change will happen.
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:11 ESV)
Material in this section is based on various prayer diaries.
Oklahoma Town names Offer It All -
Want Something To Eat?
Why Travel To Other Cities? Oklahoma Has Them All!
Don't Forget The Wildlife!
There's A Town Named After A Number:
And A Town Whose Letters Don't Spell Anything:
For The Sportsman Who Wants To Get Away From It All...
We Even Have A City Named After Earth's Only Satellite!
And A City Named After its State!
Feeling A Bit Chilly?
Other City Names In Oklahoma To Make You Smile...
What do you expect to find in a name?
5.No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath DECLARED HIM (John 1:18).
The Word John 1:1
The Word was God John 1:1
The Word Was Made Flesh John 1:14
The Image of the Invisible God Col 1:15
The Wisdom of God 1 Cor 1:24
The Power of God 1 Cor 1:24
The Messenger of the Covenant Mal 3:1
The Angel of God Gen 31:11, 13
6.Thou madest him a LITTLE LOWER than the angels (Heb 2:7).
The Man Christ Jesus 1 Tim 2:5
The Second Man, the Lord from Heaven 1 Cor 15:47
The Son of Man Mark 10:33
The Son of Abraham Matt 1:1
The Son of David Matt 1:1
The Seed of the Woman Gen 3:15
The Seed of Abraham Gal 3:16,19
Of the Seed of David Rom 1:3
5 and 6 of 24
(By Michael Boldea Jr.)
One Constant - One Variable
All one must do is look to see the marked difference between generations past, and our current generation to understand why the power of God is so sporadic in our day and age. I submit it isn’t God’s hand that has grown short over the centuries. It’s not that God decided not to pour out His Holy Spirit or work signs and wonders within the congregations, or chose, on a whim, to leave us helpless and powerless. The reason we are not seeing the power of God as we ought is because men’s constitutions have changed, and not for the better.
It used to be, the saints of God prayed for boldness to stand firm, and not flinch in the face of the enemy. Nowadays, most believers are praying to be spared, or otherwise sheltered from anything resembling hardship or persecution.
It used to be men such as Paul looked upon their present suffering and considered it unworthy to be compared with the glory that would be revealed in him. Nowadays the very notion or hint of the possibility of suffering is enough to paralyze most believers in their tracks, never mind actual suffering for the cause of Christ.
It used to be Christians defended the truth, and the word of God, and the sovereignty of Christ. It used to be Christians stood for something. Nowadays, they’re falling for everything, and defending anything except for the Christ who redeemed them and bought them with His blood.
Michael Boldea Jr.
A man of stature doesn’t need status
The world is full of beauty when the heart is full of love
It is more difficult to get up and take action than it is to sit up and take notice
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand
Do not worry about whether or not the sun will rise; just be prepared to enjoy it
People who give thanks for little will always find that they have enough
Seize the day and put the least possible trust in tomorrow
Acknowledgment vs. Faith
By Alan Gilman
*(This document may be edited for length)
The righteouscry and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, And saves those who are crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous; But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
Thank You for Your promise to hear us and deliver us when we are truly humble (brokenhearted).
Blessed be YHVH (Genesis 14:20And blessed be God Most High…)
Col 1:13He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. 15 And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities -- all things have been created by Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
1. At Yeshua’s baptism - Luke 3:21-22
2. He is all powerful
3. Jerusalem - Luke 2:25-28
4. On things above - Colossians 3:2
5. Seven - Genesis 41::53-54
6. Barnabas - Acts 9:26-27
7. Job - Job 42:6
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