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Bible Study WELCOME TO AN IN DEPTH STUDY OF MATTHEW'S GOSPEL.

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Abram had a name, but God changed his name to agree with who he was to become. It also was going to take a supernatural work in Abram to move him to his new name / position.

If we move into understanding all that Abraham became, we acknowledge the fullness of his new name.

John 1:14 KJV
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

All the words of the bible became Jesus. Jesus manifested all the previous names of God in the flesh.

The supernatural aspect is just about beyond comprehension. In Christ / Jesus has the descriptive and accepted combined.

This discussion should be interesting.

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O boy eddif. You just did what I was hoping would happen, Home Run for you! Instead of posting my thoughts and personal theology like I've done in the past, I wanted to hear what all my friends had to say and you did that, Bravo my Brother.
 
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It was Christ instruction to us , now that we could go directly to the Father.(John 16:22-28)
Exactly Douglas. That's where it all seemed to happen. In Jesus' absence, we ask the Father directly thru Jesus' Name. The result is supposed to be like I'm speaking directly to Jesus and He gets His Father to do it.
 
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February 17th 2016 Matthew 18:20 Lets talk About "In My Name".


Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Almost everyone ends a prayer in Jesus' Name. Why?

Is there an advantage?

Where did that come from?

Lets talk about the importance of using Jesus' Name. It had great power in the first century Churches. I must admit, now it seems like just a formal way of ending a prayer. What is necessary to bring back the power in the Name of Jesus.
To me, it signifies that you believe that God's only begotten Son, died for us, and resurrected.
Because in His name, you can cast out devils, there is Power in His Name.
He is our propitiation.
1John 4:10-15
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
Kinda like a signification...:twocents
 
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Let me add this to be considered as the Hebrews understood the phrase....

THE HEBREW WORD SHEM http://beth-abraham.org/shem.html

by Glen Penton

When I teach introductory Hebrew, the first word I typically teach is the common noun SHEM. It's pronounced exactly like our English word "shame", means almost exactly the opposite, and seems to me to be a key to some of the discussions about God's Name in Messianic circles today.

  1. The Old King James Bible almost always translates SHEM as 'name'. It very often means that, as in, "The SHEM of Naomi's husband was Abimelech." So it's easy to see why lazy translators will translate SHEM as 'name', even where that translation makes no sense at all.
  2. Like our English word 'name', SHEM has several meanings besides the most common and literal one. SHEM sometimes means 'fame', as in "Noah had three sons whom he named SHEM, Good-looks, and Warm-heart." Thirty-something years after David's parents named him, the Lord said, "I'll give you SHEM, like the greatest kings of history." God gave David a new SHEM, but not a new name. In a contrary circumstance, to damage someone's SHEM is to defame them.
  3. A more common meaning of SHEM in the Bible is 'the essential reality of who someone is', as in Proverbs 21:24. "A proud and haughty person's SHEM is scorner." In Exodus 34:14 we read,
"The Lord, Whose name (SHEM) is jealous, is a jealous God."

In a more famous example, the prophet Isaiah says Messiah's name (SHEM) shall be called

  • "Wonderful,
  • Counselor,
  • the Mighty God,
  • the Eternal Father,
  • the Ruler of Shalom." (Isaiah 9:5-6)
He certainly is all of those, and they are some of His royal titles, but none of them are His Name. The plural form of SHEM is SHMOT. The Bible has many SHMOT for God which are royal titles and revelations of the reality of Who He is, but not names as such.

In Biblical Hebrew, to trust in Someone's SHEM means to trust Him because of Who He is. To bless Someone's SHEM means to bless Him because of Who He is.
Thank you Brother Paul. That is such a good addition to this Study. Lots of information that I never knew about a "name".
 
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Exactly Douglas. That's where it all seemed to happen. In Jesus' absence, we ask the Father directly thru Jesus' Name. The result is supposed to be like I'm speaking directly to Jesus and He gets His Father to do it.
In Jesus name because He is my all and I a bond slave to his will. I have no other authority, Jesus is the Master not my will I am in His will.
That is what δουλος ιησου χριστου means I am His servant by my choice, I have only Him.
 
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Some ponderings

When we pray in the name of Jesus we are claiming kinship with Him...He is the elder brother so to speak..
we are invoking that God is Abba Father
Gal_4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
 
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Luk_11:2 And he said unto them, When you pray, say, Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.
Have you ever considered exactly what Jesus said? God, Self-existent, Holy, All Power, all Knowledge, Majesty, The Most High . Jesus said Hallowed ( Reverence, To make Holy, Sanctified) be your name, BUT first Jesus said CALL HIM FATHER.
It is in Jesus we have that permission. To call The Most High God, FATHER.
 
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Luk_11:2 And he said unto them, When you pray, say, Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.
Have you ever considered exactly what Jesus said? God, Self-existent, Holy, All Power, all Knowledge, Majesty, The Most High . Jesus said Hallowed ( Reverence, To make Holy, Sanctified) be your name, BUT first Jesus said CALL HIM FATHER.
It is in Jesus we have that permission. To call The Most High God, FATHER.
Thank you Stephen for the reminder of just how high and lifted up out Heavenly Father is. There have been many times in my prayer life that I pause and reflect on the fact that a worm such as I, am a child of this awesome God who with unbelievable power created all things with the word of His mouth.

My position with YHWH is beyond explaining, simply put, I can hardly believe it. If it wasn't for God's Word, of which I trust with all my heart, I wouldn't believe it. Some day, I'll leave this old world and be transported in the Spirit to where the God resides. What I have believed by faith will become reality! O my, what a grand experience that will be. I long for holiness, and to think that there is a place that I will reside for as long as time exists that is free from all sin, where love is so real that I'll be overwhelmed by it at first, will be the best thing that will ever happen to me, I can't wait. Even so, come Lord Jesus.
 
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Luk_11:2 And he said unto them, When you pray, say, Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.
Have you ever considered exactly what Jesus said? God, Self-existent, Holy, All Power, all Knowledge, Majesty, The Most High . Jesus said Hallowed ( Reverence, To make Holy, Sanctified) be your name, BUT first Jesus said CALL HIM FATHER.
It is in Jesus we have that permission. To call The Most High God, FATHER.
of course we do? In The Old Covenant the High priest had to have a blood sacrifice to enter in to the Holiest of Holy for his own sins and the peoples sins before he could intercede before God for the congregation. But the New Covenant gave us an eternal High Priest, forever in the Heavens, sitting at the right hand of the Father as our Mercy Seat , our propitiatory and our intercessor before the Father. He has broken down the vale that separated us from the Father. Now he stands as our Eternal Sacrifice before the Father for those who are His. Therefore we pray to the Father directly, through the sacrifice of Christ. For it is in Christ that we have audience unto the Father. (Hebrews chapters 9 & 10) We do not pray to Christ, but through Christ directly to The Father. (John 16:22-28)
 
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I used to think it was significant to add "In the name of Jesus, amen." to the end of my prayers. Somewhere along the way I had picked up the notion that to say this gave extra heft to my prayer; gave it more power. I look back now and see I had let "magic" become part of my theology. Kind of like a Hogwarts student, I had learned a magical set of words that if pronounced, gave my prayer power. Now, I realize that such a notion served my flesh in it gave me the sense of wielding power; as if God had given me a spiritual sword that I could strike at what I thought best. I realize now if I pray contrary to my Lord's will, no amount of "magical words" will sway him. And I am content with that.

(Chopper et al: good stuff here. Thanks.)
 
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O my! Thank you Reba for sharing this young man. What a wonderful video.
Sorry to disturb the study.
Would like to say that I believe the video on youtube has been taken off.

However, I know for sure that autistic children love God a lot. They aren't affected by different ideas, concepts and beliefs. All they know is that God loves them, that Jesus died because He loves them and they love Him back - in a real way that is not easy to find in adults. Pure, simple and loving. Everything is accepted. And love comes easily. It has many times brought tears...
Luke 18:16-17

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Praying in the name of Jesus.
When you do something "in the name of" you do it with that person's authority. Every secretary to a manager or executive knows this.

When we pray in the name of the Lord, we're saying that we're trusting in His authority. The authority that was given to Him from God. After all, Messiah means a messenger that was sent having the authority of the sender.

We just finished with Mathew 18:20
Jesus is with us to decide or to judge what we ask. He's in our midst because He has the power to affect what we pray. We pray with the power of His name and the authoiriy of His name.

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I used to think it was significant to add "In the name of Jesus, amen." to the end of my prayers. Somewhere along the way I had picked up the notion that to say this gave extra heft to my prayer; gave it more power. I look back now and see I had let "magic" become part of my theology. Kind of like a Hogwarts student, I had learned a magical set of words that if pronounced, gave my prayer power. Now, I realize that such a notion served my flesh in it gave me the sense of wielding power; as if God had given me a spiritual sword that I could strike at what I thought best. I realize now if I pray contrary to my Lord's will, no amount of "magical words" will sway him. And I am content with that.

(Chopper et al: good stuff here. Thanks.)
Hi Hospes,
I agree with the above and reread my post 1497 and just want to say that I didn't mean that using Jesus' power is going to get us all we want. There are no magic words. God's Providence is God's Providence. And all must be accepted.

We are always to pray His will. Also, I'd like to repeat what I said earlier and that's that the reason we pray is to communicate with God. God is our Father, we pray through Jesus, our Brother who shared our earthly life and flesh and who is present with God and is our proper representation, having been one of us, that bridge between us and God. It's with the authority of Jesus that we are able to approach God Almighty.

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