in Jesus name: okay, Like what’s up Jake, can’t you come up with something more interesting to write about? My answer: No.I have been thinking, in relation to the Communion With God study, about that saying. John Owen says:
“The manifestation of grace and pardoning mercy, which is the only door of entrance into any such communion, is not committed unto any but unto him alone in whom it is, by whom that grace and mercy was purchased, through whom it is dispensed, who reveals it from the bosom of Father.”
Which is as much to say, as the study notes put it:
“the door to communion [is] Jesus Christ.”
So, we have fellowship with the father through Jesus Christ. And one of the most beautiful examples of this is that wonderful phrase, ‘in Jesus name’. We don’t often think about these words. We learn them from the time we first learn to talk. Yet it is still a beautiful picture of the work of Christ on our behalf. We come to the Father through Christ. He intercedes for us. He makes our prayers perfect before the father.
Unfortunately, some people tend to forget this. I do not say that they forget to say it, for anyone one may do that innocently, or replace it with some other good saying, but rather that we get so caught up with saying it out of habit that we forget to think about it. and to say anything in our prayers without thinking about it is great foolishness. What’s more, we tend to forget or ignore that it is Christ who makes our prayers perfect. We think that we don’t need to say ‘in Jesus name’, because it is our prayer, not Jesus’, so we should have a right to offer it like we want it. But my friend, I don’t know about you, but I would a hundred times rather have my prayers made perfect by Christ, than have them presented as is. Just something to think about.
need a side splitter?:
Bill Clinton was walking down the street with a pig in his hands. His neighbor stops him and says, ‘what’s with the pig, Bill?’ Bill answered ‘I got it for Hilary.’ his neighbor replies, “awesome trade.’
Did you hear about the near-tragedy at the mall? The power went out, and a couple of blondes were stuck on the escalator for three hours.
papa clyde says:
In that moment of temptation, we do want to sin. Were this not so, temptation would be like dropping a match in water. For us, its often more like dropping a match gasoline. Nevertheless, if we yield to temptation, afterward we regret it and reaffirm in our hearts that sin is not what we really want.