What is in a name? We heard about this Sunday morning. We are the Church, the mystic body of Jesus Christ. A Church established not on the name of certain man or denomination. The church was set up by Jesus Christ the King of the Messianic Kingdom. Therefore, it is not man, nor a church system that rules us, but Jesus Christ our LORD.
IS HE YOUR LORD?
People today, want Him to be their Savior, but they do not want Him to be their LORD. "come into my heart, LORD, save me from hell, but don't tell me what to do." That is the attitude of so many in this sinful generation. And yet they want to call themselves, a church or a Christian. That makes God sick at His stomach, to the point He wants to vomit those pretenders out.
What is in a name? It is strange, something or someone can come in their own name, a church name, a preacher's name, and receive it, but that which comes the Father's name, is rejected and considered unspiritual.
John 5:43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
WE WILL RECIEVE THINGS IN THE NAME OF SOMEONE OR SOMETHING.
There are names that people worship under and receive, as from the LORD, that are actually "blasphemous names," because of where they originate (Revelation 17:3). Be careful what name you follow and bow yourself (religiously) to!
What's in a name? Ephesians 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named...
This was the subject Sunday morning at Living Word Tabernacle - www.livingwordtabernacle.com
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People let Him in, say, "I'll let Him be Saviour," but they won't let Him be Lord. "Lord" means "ownership, rulership." "Come into my heart, Lord, save me from hell, but don't tell me what to do." That's the attitude of the people. That's the reason no wonder the Bible said, "All the tables have become full of vomit." You know what vomit is. "As a dog turns to its vomit..." If these organizations didn't work in the first time and God had to vomit them out, go back to them, they'll make you vomit again. He said, "I would that you were hot or cold, because you're lukewarm I'll spue you from My mouth." You make God sick at His stomach, and He vomits us out.
Tell me an organization that ever fell that ever rose again. Show me by history where one ever did. A man will rise up with a ministry; God will bless that man. The first thing you know, he'll turn it right around and get amongst men and make an organization out of it, and that kills it right there. Look through the histories and find one that ever come up. Not a one, because it's all an antichrist spirit amongst the people. - WMB
Pastor Bill Ivy - Living Word Tabernacle, Campbell Missouri USA - Our services are archived - www.livingwordtabernacle.com
The following is a sermon on this subject preached at our Tabernacle titled "What's in a Name."