I had concern for my holy name, which the people of Israel profaned among the nations where they had gone. “Therefore say to the Israelites, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: It is not for your sake, people of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone. I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD, declares the Sovereign LORD, when I am proved holy through you before their eyes. Ezekiel 36:21-23 Continue reading
A friend brought to my attention a recent article, “John Hagee Calls For “Prosecuting Women Who Say God’s Name During Intercourse”. Written by Lea Vat Kens, June 15th 2015, NEWSLO Just Enough News. Because my blog focuses on lifting up God’s name, I’d like to comment on this controversial interview.
Pastor Hagee, founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, stated “One of the things that the Bible has consistently denounced is the taking of the Lord’s name in vain.” Christians, we know this statement is rooted on the third commandment, written in stone by the finger of God. It is a biblical truth; we are instructed to keep God’s name holy. Continue reading
Our holy Father’s son, is God’s Word in the flesh. Jesus came to us to demonstrate God’s Word through His love for us. His was baptized around the age of thirty (Luke 3:23), and His ministry lasted approximately three years. In that short span of time, Jesus selected a devoted group of twelve disciples. They gave up all they had in order to follow and learn from Him. Continue reading
Using the name Jesus, to express contempt, ill feelings or false glory, is immoral and God said no one will go unpunished. But the Good News is, because we believe in the meaning of the name Jesus, we can ask God for forgiveness. The name Jesus comes from Greek for Joshua, which means God is salvation.
salvation – noun : deliverance from the power and effects of sin Continue reading
Word and world alphabetically part company at the fourth letter. We Christians, however, understand there is literally a world of difference between these two words. The Word is God’s message. It purely instructs us how to live a holy life. The world, however, is not pure. It contains both good and evil. This evil is what tries to cunningly trick us away from God’s Word.
Sometimes The Word’s simplest rules are hardest to obey. Continue reading