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What is in a name?

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Revelation knowledge is very exciting to me. Ephesians 5:20 is a scripture I know and have quoted so many times in my walk with the Lord. I bet you too can quote it …… “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;” but here is the revelation.

I have always said “always” give thanks to God our Father, I have always said give thanks for “all” things. That in itself can be a lesson, We are to always give thanks. No matter what we give thanks. We are to give thanks in “all” things; the good, the bad, the ugly. Not giving thanks for the problem, but instead for the strength we are gaining. Or for what God is removing out of us in the situation, or what He is placing in us, in this situation. But that was not the revelation…..

This scripture specifically tells us “in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!” We are to declare out of our mouths and in our prayers, “Thank you Father for ————- in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!” Do you see that? Why? Why are we to be thanking our Father God in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ?

We seem to throw around “the name of Jesus” like a cliché sometimes. I am just as guilty! We are praying and we finish “in the Name of Jesus, Amen.” We have forgotten these are not just words! They are power house declarations! When we pray or declare in the Name of Jesus we are speaking by the authority of Jesus! We are not speaking in our own authority but because Jesus authorized us to take action in His name we have the right! (John 14:13  “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.“) When David battled against Goliath, he came to him “in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied” (1 Samuel 17:45). He did not go in his own power and authority but in the power which belonged to God! This authority gave David the ability to fight Goliath and be victorious.

When we come in someone else’s name we come in their stead. In other words the person to whom we go to is expected to react to us, not based on who we are, but as if the person who sent us was there himself. They are to treat us as they would treat the one who authorized us to come! Jesus authorizes us to come in His name, and the Father is obligated to treat us as He would His own Son, because we came in His stead. We are representing Jesus when we come to the Father by using Jesus name!  Romans 8:17 “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” We are joint heirs with Jesus Christ, we share the same inheritance!

When we open our mouths to thank our Father in Heaven for ALL things we are to use the authority given to us and thank God in the Name of Jesus!

{Want more devotions? I’m A Sword Wielding Devil Slayer; Declaring the Word of God and Taking Back What the Devil Stole from Me!}

Revelation Will Change Your Situation!

What situation do you need changed? Author Sandra HerseyIn Genesis chapter 1 we all know this portion of the Bible as the unfolding of God and His mastery as He created the heavens and the earth. Even in these few verses we see several wonderful things about our creator and father. Have you noticed in verse 3 He gave to us examples to help us to understand Him and how He works in our lives.

The first example was He “said.” When God spoke – things came into existence. He has set up for us and shown us a wonderful example. Even Jesus when He walked on the earth was telling his followers to “say” or “speak to.” This is how we are to live; we are to speak to our situation and say what we want to come to pass! God was showing us as a Father shows his child what we are to do. He wants us to open our mouth and speak out. Speak into existence what we want to come to pass! Mark 11:23 promises us if we “say” to our mountain to be gone and believe it will be, then whatsoever we “said” shall come to pass! I can give you more scriptures to prove to you God wants you saying and speaking over your daily life but to me this one sums it all up!

“For truly I say to you, That whoever shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatever he said.” (American King James Version)

What is a mountain? Anything in front of you that is too big to conquer! Anything in your life that is standing in your way that you need the impossible done! Good news is…… you serve the one and only “possible maker” what is impossible for you IS possible for God! But first YOU must SAY and BELIEVE!!!!

Now notice the second example God gave us in verse 3. He was speaking and created light correct? Yes, but have you noticed that even though He created light in verse 3 it was not until later (we see it in 14-18) that He created the two great lights the sun and the moon! In verse 3 (or first) He created the “mixture” or the ability for light. He first made the declaration of light – in other words He was telling it what to do! He was giving the “revelation” of light first, then later the two lights followed. So here is the point; has God given you revelation of something in your life that has not yet come to pass? God will show something to you – giving you revelation first – then He will bring it to pass! You are not to look at your current situation and think “did I miss God?” Or “did I mess it up?” NO! God spoke revelation to you and it WILL come to pass!

As our Heavenly Father He has shown us what we are to do and how He works. We are to speak and declare and we are to stand and believe when He has given us revelation. You must know and understand when God gives you revelation it WILL change your situation!

{Know someone facing a trial? The Drying Pot; And The Refining Fires Necessary to Become a Vessel Used By God}

I Have No Rights; It Is Not About Me!

Philippians 1:12-14

So many times we always feel as if we have rights. We scream out when we do not think things in life are going our way. We look around and wonder why God; why is this happening to me?

I heard a friend tell me just the other day some words that stung my soul. She said “I have no rights, it’s not about me!” As I gasped, ready to retaliate with all my “children of God” “seed of Abraham” scriptures, then the Holy Spirit confirmed in me these words are indeed true; I have no rights. I was not to think anything that happens is about me. When I am ministering and no one seems to be getting it, and I want to say God why, I am reminded – I have no rights, it is not about how I am ministering, it is about Jesus, not about me. When I work and work with what seems like no appreciation, the Holy Spirit gently reminds me – I have no rights, it is not about me.

We always seem to feel as if we are entitled. We want others to notice and acknowledge what we have done. This started as young children when we would yell “Daddy look, watch me!” and we do our best performance so he will be proud of what he has just seen. And as all parents do, our father would smile his biggest smile, applaud loudly, and tell us how wonderful we did and how great we are. That is how it is with us even now; with others and with our Heavenly Father. We want others to see what we have done; to see the hard work we have done, to be proud of our accomplishments. The problem is, all of us are like the little child yelling “Daddy look, watch me” and no one is looking and acknowledging, because we are all doing our own little performances. But someone is watching; our Heavenly Father is watching. He sees each of us and He looks on with admiration both at us and our accomplishments. Our reward is to know that our accomplishments are about Him. They are to lead others to Him and tell others about His wonderful grace and mercy.

As I was reading in the Word of God I came upon some definitions of spiritual maturity I want to share with you today. A mature choice would be teaching others rather than just being taught. We are to develop a depth of understanding rather than struggling with the basics. We should be doing self-evaluation rather than self-criticism. As a mature Christian we are to be seeking unity rather than promoting disunity. Carefully studying and observing rather than desiring entertainment. We should be walking in confidence rather than walking in fear. And one that really relates to us not having rights; rather than evaluating our experiences according to our feelings (why is this happening to me, why am I not being appreciated, etc) we should evaluate our feelings in the light of God’s Word.

One way to evaluate spiritual maturity is by looking at the choices we make; seeing if we are pointing all we do towards Jesus. Knowing that none of this is about us, it is ALL about Him. Here is a question I have started to ask myself: What am I feeling upset or daunted by right now; if I try looking at it from the stand point of “this is not about me” I am able to have a different prospective on it. Knowing I have no rights; it is NOT about me, it is about my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Copyrighted excerpt from my book The Drying Pot