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

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  1. Chopper

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Heart felt tears. I was just thinking reba. That 10 year old blind boy can see God better than most of us with 20/20 vision.
     
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    he is one beautiful kid Thank you Jesus
     
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    Another way to put this is that we pray to the Father, through the Son, and by the Holy Spirit.
     
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    O my! Thank you Reba for sharing this young man. What a wonderful video.
     
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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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    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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    Yes, exactly.
     
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    Choppers words brought the video to mind... it is there it takes a couple clicks The fuzzy black page says Watch this video on utube tha has to be clicked...
     
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    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.

    W
     
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