And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh…Ecclesiastes 12:12 (KJV)
In The Name Of The Father, And Of The Son…
“He that findeth his life shall loose it: and he that looseth his life for my sake shall find it. He that receiveth you, receiveth me, and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward”… Matthew 10:39-41 (KJV)
Many will say to me in that day, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied ‘in thy name‘? and ‘in thy name‘ have cast out devils? and ‘in thy name’ done many wonderful works?” And then I will profess unto them, “I never knew you. Depart from me, ye that work iniquity”… “For he taught them ‘as one having authority’, not as the Scribes.” (“as” one having authority? What? Didn’t Jesus have the authority??? Actually, no, He did not.) Matthew 7: 22-23, and 29(KJV)
He was “in His Father’s name and authority“. He was here on behalf of his Father. Jesus did not do miracles. God, the Father did miracles through Jesus. What do you suppose Jesus meant by this? “I can of myself do nothing”? Read John 5: 30-31 (KJV), “I can of mine own self do nothing. If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.”
What is “in my name”? What is “in” yours? …”and there he builded an alter unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord.” Why did Abram, (who later became Abraham) call upon the name of the Lord, and not just simply call upon the the Lord?
Paul said this…”for I know nothing by my self…” 1 Corinthians 4:4(KJV). John said this…”He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth, an no man receiveth his testimony. He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. (in other words, the Spirit is not portioned out, but given whole, and entirely) The father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.”John 3: 31-35(KJV)
Note this next verse now, write it down, because the subject will seem to change. This sentence is what this lesson is about, and below we will look at the “when” all this will happen. This verse should be meditated on. Matthew 7:29(KJV)
For he taught them ‘as one’ having authority, and not as the scribes. The Scribes had a “‘form‘ of Godliness, but no power. 2Timothy 3:5(KJV)
We’ve been on the subject of faith, and the reality of Jesus in your life now, as opposed to “one day soon”. Jesus says this…“I have heard thee ‘in a time accepted’, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, ( means ‘see this’), now is the accepted time, behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2(KJV)
Above, Jesus said “I have heard thee”. This is past tense. He goes on to say…“in ‘a’ time accepted”, also, past tense.
Then He says, “now is the accepted time”. This is present tense. Now? When is “now”? Now can be any time, that’s up to you. What time is Jesus talking about? He is talking about time “of acceptance”. Okay, who is accepting something? Or, what is being accepted?
I also mentioned before about your mind adding words to scripture, and that the words “added” come from an enemy. An enemy that makes subtle suggestions in your mind…”and the serpent was more subtle than any beast in the field.” Genesis 3:1(KJV), “And God said, “Who told thee that thou wast naked?” Genesis 3:11(KJV) Adam “thought” he was naked, and believed the thought, and the belief (faith in the thought) made the thought manifest the reality of nakedness, and then he really was naked, but only because he believed he was. The belief comes first, then the reality. People assume that “I see it, then I know I see it, Is it is there, so I believe it is really there.” Actually, the thought comes into your mind first that it “may be there, why don’t you look?”, and that thought comes strait from the d(evil).
Now, back to today’s lesson. Who is accepting who? What has to be accepted? Look at this verse. Jesus is saying…“Verily (surely) I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” Now wait a minute. That was two thousand years ago. Then He says this, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”.
What hour are we talking about? What “time of acceptance“?
The hour of acceptance? The reason no man knows the hour, or day Jesus “is coming back”, is simply because of this…
No man could possibly know when you will “accept what is ‘at hand’ now”. (not later).
“behold,now is the accepted time, behold, now is the (if you deside it is)(“accepted”) day of salvation…”
2Corinthians 6:2 (KJV)
We will continue. It is enough for “now” 🙂 Just to recap, “in his name” means something. It means when we pray, and add “in Jesus name I pray” to the end, doesn’t necessarily mean you are acting on His behalf.
Faith is more than just saying the right words. Peace.