VIDEO There is Power in the Name of Jesus

Apr 12, 2016

“There is Power in the Name of Jesus” is a gospel song declaring the power of Jesus’ name in our lives. Jesus’ name has the power to set us free from condemnation and sin and bring us into fullness of life with Him. There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus! (Romans 8:1)

Gospel Song Lyrics:
VERSE 1:
He has spoken to wind and sea
He has shown you and me
That nothing can stand against Him
There is power in the name we declare
Power to all who hear
Believe and He will meet you
Set you free

CHORUS:
There’s power in the name of Jesus
There’s hope in the name of Jesus
There’s nothing too hard
He can change your heart
If you’ll only believe
There’s life in the name of Jesus
There’s faith in His Word to release us
His promise is sure and it can be yours if you’ll only receive

VERSE 2:
Well He said He came not to condemn
But to bring us life again
And reach into our hearts
It’s not that far
If the Son shall set you free you shall be free indeed
Believe and He will meet you where you are

CHORUS 2:
There’s power in the name of Jesus
There’s hope in the name of Jesus
There’s nothing too hard
He can change your heart
If you’ll only believe
There’s life in the name of Jesus
There’s faith in His Word to release us
There’s power in the name of Jesus
To him who believes
To him who receives
There is power in Jesus

CHORUS 3:
There’s power in the name of Jesus
There’s hope in the name of Jesus
Nothing can stand against His command
If you’ll only believe
There’s life in the name of Jesus
There’s faith in His Word to release us
There’s power in the name of Jesus
There’s power in the name of Jesus
To him who believes
To him who receives
There’s power
There’s power

Copyright (C) 2016, Ray Watson – The Secret Place CCLI#GC97445

“Something So Glorious…”

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout…. 1 Thessalonians 4:16

In her book Not Good If Detached, Corrie ten Boom told of a woman reading her Bible one morning and studying the Rapture of the Church in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. As the passage came alive to her, she became caught up in its truths and didn’t hear the doorbell. After a while, it registered and she went to the door to find an impatient milkman. “You must be getting deaf, madam,” he said. “I had to ring three times.”

“I’m sorry,” she said. “It is not that I am deaf, but I have just read something in my Bible so glorious I forgot everything else. Do you know that it is possible that some day you may come to my door and I will no longer be here? Also you may find every Christian home empty. I’ve just read that when Jesus comes again we shall meet Him in the air. We shall be suddenly changed, and then we shall see Him face to face.”

We have a glorious future, and the Bible fuels our optimism by giving us more verses about our Lord’s return than we can count. He gives us strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow. Great is His faithfulness!

If you accept Jesus as your Savior, you, too, will become a child of God and be among those who will meet Him in the air. Corrie ten Boom

The Message of the Cross

John 19:1-27

Rome used the cross as a brutal method for executing criminals. Through Jesus’ sacrificial act, its message became one of hope and life for those who believe in Him.

The cross meant various things to different people in the gospel account. To Pilate, Judea’s governor, it was the place where an innocent man had died. The Pharisees and Sadducees, on the other hand, saw the cross as the way to eliminate a problem—it meant that the radical rabbi was finished, and their position and authority were no longer threatened.

When Judas Iscariot heard that Jesus was condemned to die, he became greatly distressed. I believe the betrayer had thought his actions would force Jesus to declare His kingdom, with Judas taking a high position in the new government. Instead, his error in judgment crushed any personal ambition.

In that culture, the cross represented shameful crime. Knowing the perfection of her son’s life and His identity as the Son of God, Mary must have been certain it was undeserved. She also no doubt saw it as fulfillment of prophecy: When Jesus was just days old, Simeon had prophesied that a sword would one day pierce Mary’s soul. (See Luke 2:34-35.) The cross brought that about.

To Jesus’ disciples, the crucifixion was the time when their beloved friend and Messiah died. Their close relationship with Jesus seemed to end, as did their dream of being freed from Roman jurisdiction.

What response would you give to the question, “What does the cross mean to you?” Is it the place where a good man lost his life, a troublemaker was eliminated, or the Son of God died to save you?

Indwelling Trinity

“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19)

This prayer of the apostle Paul applies to us as well as “to the saints which are at Ephesus” (Ephesians 1:1). Paul directs his prayer “unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (3:14), and he requests both that “Christ may dwell in your hearts” and also that the Holy Spirit would strengthen our “inner man.” We know elsewhere that Christ is at the right hand of the Father in heaven (Ephesians 1:20) so that the Holy Spirit is the person who actually indwells our bodies as believers. And yet, because God is a triune God, if the Holy Spirit indwells us, so also must “the Spirit of Christ” or else “he is none of his” (Romans 8:9).

But the prayer doesn’t end with Christ dwelling in our hearts. He further prays that “ye might be filled with all the fulness of God,” and thus the Father is there too! When we accept Christ, we accept also the Father and the Holy Spirit, for the three are one, and God in all His triune fullness thenceforth lives in our bodies.

The Lord Jesus Himself had prayed essentially the same prayer. “I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; . . . and my Father will love [you], and we will . . . make our abode with [you]” (John 14:16-17, 23). What a priceless privilege and responsibility is ours as believers that our triune God of creation and redemption and direction is with us always! HMM

Where Is Mary?

And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus feet, and heard his word. —Luke 10:39

Today the Christian emphasis falls heavily on the “active” life. People are more concerned with earth than with heaven; they would rather “do something” than to commune with God. The average Christian feels a lot nearer to this world than to the world above. The current vogue favors “Christian action.” The favorite brand of Christianity is that sparked by the man in a hurry, hardhitting, aggressive and ready with the neat quip. We are neglecting the top side of our souls. The light in the tower burns dimly while we hurry about the grounds below, making a great racket and giving the impression of wonderful devotion to our task….

It is time that we prayerfully test the flavor of present Christianity and compare its spiritual quality with that of the New Testament. I think we shall find the element of mystic worship all but absent from it….

It is to our lasting reproach that we cannot live full, rounded and symmetrical lives, embodying in our redeemed personalities the practical service of Martha and the adoring vision of Mary. We would appear to be unwilling to have both sisters present at once. Just now Martha is all over the premises, but where is Mary? I wish someone would find her soon.

Lord, forgive me for neglecting the important aspects of worship and adoration. Quiet my heart as I sit at Jesus’ feet to hear what He has to say to me. Amen.

Light and the Shadows

Charity suffereth, long, and is hind. (1 Corinthians 13:4)

A person once called me to ask this question: “Mr. Tozer, do you think a person who is really a Christian can hurt another Christian?”

There is no easy answer—but I had to reply: “Yes, I think so.”

Why is it that a man can be on his knees one day, praying earnestly, and the next day be guilty of offending or injuring another Christian? I think it is because we are halfway between heaven and hell. It is because the light—and the shadows—fall upon us.

The best answer is that we are being saved out of all these contradictions we find in our lifetime. Perhaps on this earth we will never be able to comprehend fully the awful, terrible price the Lord of all beauty paid to gain our redemption; to save His people from the ugliness of sin.

If you do not know Him and worship Him, if you do not long to reside where He is, if you have never known wonder and ecstasy in your soul because of His crucifixion and resurrection, your claim of Christianity has little foundation!

Come, O Lord my God; my soul invites thee earnestly

Come, O Lord my God; my soul invites thee earnestly, and waits for thee eagerly. Come to me, O Jesus, my well beloved, and plant fresh flowers in my garden, such as I see blooming in such perfection in thy matchless character! Come,

O my Father, who art the Husbandman, and deal with me in thy tenderness and prudence! Come, O Holy Spirit, and bedew my whole nature, as the herbs are now moistened with the evening dews. Oh, that God would speak to me! Speak, Lord, for thy servant heareth. Oh, that he would walk with me;

I am ready to give up my whole heart and mind to him. I am only asking what he delights to give.