Only One Name Is Above Every Name:
This has been quite a week in America. The Pope visited amid much fanfare. The Speaker of the House, John Boehner, resigned as of the end of October. Abdul Shalabi, former bodyguard to Osama bin Laden and Kalid Sheik Mohammed, was released from Guantanamo Bay detainment center and transferred to Saudi Arabia. Many influential names which represent powerful institutions and ideologies have graced our news these last few days. Yet in the end these names will fade into history with little fanfare.
Make Sure You Are Kingdom Minded!
There is only one name that is above every other name for all eternity and that is the name of Jesus Christ! Jesus is the only name that brings salvation to the lost, healing to the sick, and peace to the weary. It is the name of Jesus that is to be honored and revered. Every knee shall bow.
When you choose Jesus as the Lord of your life you have eternal salvation. This choice also means that your life should change from one of worldly focus to Kingdom focus. Your old self and ways should pass away and you should become new in Him. Submission to Him is crucial to be made new. It is only in the newness that you fully become a Kingdom emissary here to bring His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
If you have chosen Jesus but need to renew your passion for your Kingdom walk with Him, start by praising Him for His faithfulness and presence. Worship the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the King of kings and the Lord of lords above all. Let Him reign over your life and your household completely. Thank Him for the depth of who His is and for all His cover and blessings in your life.
Jesus is the name that is above every name. Rest in His name. Wash anew in His name. Fortify in His name. Arise in His name. Go forth in His name.
Now Is The Time!
Only Jesus is the head of His church. Only Jesus is the name that is above every name. Only through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ are you a follower of His Way. When your time on this earth has ended and you meet the Lord, He will not ask you what denomination you were on earth.
He will know whether or not He knew you in relationship. Accept Him. Submit to Him. Know Him. The time is short.
It Is Never Too Late!
If you have not yet made the decision to accept Jesus into your heart, do it now. Do not wait another minute. Speak to Him from your heart (for it is always a heart issue). Tell Him you have fallen short in your life. Sincerely apologize for your sins, ask Him to cleanse you and come into your heart and into your life. From this moment forward let His Spirit guide you along the narrow road that leads to everlasting life.
Quotes to Ponder This Week
“Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart for Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ ~ Jesus, Matthew 7:21-23
“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many…For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. ”~Jesus, Matthew 24:11, 24
“For it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” ~Romans 14:11
“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” ~Philippians 2:9-11
“As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” ~Colossians 2:6-7
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope, without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” ~Hebrews 10:23
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of god, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.” ~1Peter 2:9-10
“You are Lord and You are mighty and You are merciful. Raise up all who would call upon Your name. Raise up those that love You and seek You and trust You. Lord, we need an army of believers that would stand on Your Word above all else. Raise up warriors, Lord, who will fight on their knees; who will worship You with their whole hearts, Lord. Lord, call us to battle that we may proclaim the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Raise them up, Lord. Raise them up!” ~Miss Clara, War Room the Movie
A Prayer Request
Thank you for your continued faithfulness to pray. Please keep all who serve our country, our servicemen and women and their families in prayer for salvation and safety. They are our front-line on the battlefield, let us be their front-line in the spirit. Also, let us cover all who have come home wounded that they and their families will receive the kindness, help and support they need to go forward in their lives. God bless all our diplomatic and military personnel and their families. May the Lord keep them safe.
Pray for all throughout the world for hedges of protection against radical Islamic extremists and all forms of terrorism. Pray for Christians who face violence and death for their faith. We have long prayed for spiritual victory over radical Islam in Esther’s Warriors Ministry. We now see the reality of this threat come to the forefront in this time in world history. As Iranians and Islamic extremists are shouting ‘Death to America,’ let us speak life, hope and a return to God in America!
Please pray for all in authority over us. Pray for the full truth to come forth concerning #Benghazi. Pray for Representative Trey Gowdy as he leads the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Pray that the full truth will be exposed on October 22 as Hilary Clinton goes before the Committee.
May God richly bless the United States of America, bring to light every single crooked place and keep her safe. The lives lost in Benghazi, the continuing targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service, Operation Fast and Furious, the Department of Justice targeting journalists phone records, the National Security Agency overstepping its legal authority and so much more are hardly “phony scandals.” We continue to pray for truth to prevail in each of these situations. Pray for the families who have lost loved ones, for those relentlessly targeted and for all of us who are proud to call ourselves American.
May we may arise united once again as One Nation Under God in this auspicious season in our country’s history. These are treacherous times and now more than ever we must maintain our walk with the Lord, saturate this country in prayer and stand for all that is right in America. Fail not in this hour.
Pray for peace in Israel. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Pray for American Pastor Saeed Abedini who has been held, tortured and denied medical care in Iran for being a Christian. He was captured in 2012. Let us join our prayers with others across the globe for his release and safe return to his wife and children.
#Pray for America: #America-Love it or Leave it; #God bless America; #Wake up America
Please Join Me In Prayer
Father God, we thank You for the ultimate price that Jesus paid to set us free. Thank You, Lord, for wisdom and discernment to protect each of us from deception in these days. Let us only hear Your voice. Let us only bow to Your name which is above every other name. Use each of us to bring Your Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
Place deep in our hearts the love of God and love of country that has guided this Nation from its inception. Place deep in our hearts Your compassion for our fellow men and women. Lead us to pray without ceasing for our brothers and sisters who suffer at the hands of Islamic terrorists. Open the eyes of our leaders to arise in this season to defend the very belief in You upon which our Nation is founded. Thank You for keeping Your hand on America. We humbly pray this in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen and Amen.