It's been out there a few years now, but it still is one of the most impactful worship songs I know. Here's Kim Walker-Smith and Jesus Culture leading Revelation Song.

Join me in the throne room.

Have a great day!

See you again soon,

Ben

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Mull this over with me for a few minutes:

I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; - John 17:6

A few weeks back we saw from John 16 that the Holy Spirit gives us everything there is to get via disclosure or revelation. [read about that here]

I have talked much about the wonderful name of Jesus and the names of God – all those magnificent “I AM”s of the Old and New Testaments.

Here in John 17:6 we find that Jesus’ method of discipleship was to walk through life with these boys and manifest – demonstrate – the name of the Father to them. Jesus demonstrated what it looked like to be “in the name.”

The Father’s name – revealed in all those “Jehovah …” statements and Jesus’ name – revealed in all His “I AM” statements paint for us a picture of the character and nature of God. [I AM healer … provider … righteousness … banner … door… way … truth… life … resurrection … vine … door – you get the idea]

But it does not end with seeing the character and nature of God in Christ.

I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. "While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled. - John 17:6, 11-12 NASB

We are “kept” IN the name.

Jesus demonstrated the name – a full disclosure or revelation.

The revelation of truth by the Spirit makes it ours.

Not only do we now own it – we are drawn into it.

The Name of the Father is given to us as a dwelling place. He abides in us, we abide in Him – and the “how” is by the revelation of His name to our spirit.

As we understand the nature and character of the Father – we live in that truth. We trust in it. We make life choices counting on His character to back us. His name becomes our life collateral.

Then check out the end of it – Jesus says that when He was “keeping them in Your (the Father’s) name – he guarded – protected – covered them.

It turns out that the Father’s name – and by extension the name of Jesus – the name above all names, given to Jesus – the name at which every knee shall bow – that name – is the safest place on earth. [Tweet This]

Father, this day, help me live my life completely in Your great name.

Ben NelsonThanks for stopping by today.

You are a huge blessing to me.

Ben

 

Hallowed is not a word we use much today. We hear a throw back to it in the word Halloween, but there is not much we can learn from our grand October holiday about what Hallowed means.

Well, here's a surprise for you. It is a verb not an adjective! That caught me by surprise. I would have said that it simply meant that God’s name had the characteristic of being Holy, or set apart, but that is not exactly it.

It is more like we are to hallow, or reverence the name of God, but I am still not satisfied with the word reverence, because it has little meaning to us today.

One thing we might be able to understand is that the Name of God must be kept separate from anything that is not holy. This is a bigger deal than just keeping it away from that which is dirty, or ugly, like using His name to curse rather than bless.

You see Holy is not the opposite of evil, it is the opposite of common, or normal, or regular. Let that sink in for a minute. Holy is the opposite of normal. We are to make His name stand so far above normal as to be supernormal (or you could say supernatural.)

Frankly this is why I cringe just a little when folks use OMG so freely. I hate to hear God’s name (or even just a quick reference to it) used in such a common manner, so regular and every day.

The third commandment, which God gave Moses for His people, was “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” (Exodus 20:7) I have often said when we are married a wife takes her husband’s name, and so it is when we are born again. We take Christ’s name, Christian. When we live a life that looks nothing like Christ we are taking that name in vain!

Let us, not only in our prayers, and in our words, but by our life Hallow His Name! [Tweet This]

MeWhat can you do today to Hallow His name?

Thanks for reading today. Let’s live it.

Ben

"Holy And Anointed One"  Written by John Barnett

I'm psyched about next week's blogs. Monday through Thursday I will be talking about the best thing ever - The Name of Jesus!

Then next Friday I will be hosting my first guest post. I would actually like to introduce guest posting as a regular part of my blog. If you are an established blogger, it would be a great honor to host you here, and if you are a newbie to the blogging world like me, and have something you would love to share, let's have a go! The only thing I would ask is you base your blogs on the Words of Jesus (Red Letters!)

Make sure you tune in next week and check out my "Name of Jesus" blogs, and let me know if you have interest in guesting here.

Thanks for reading.

Ben

 

"His name is Wonderful" Words and music: Audrey Meier