WE ARE KEPT BY THE NAME OF GOD.
The name of God, this is mystery being unveiled to man. Jesus is a man in the flesh and also God. I love this song
Put Your name within my soul, write Your Laws upon my heart, I want to be called by Your name by Sis. Elfrida.
The only name by which a man can be saved is Jesus.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is NONE OTHER NAME under heaven given among men, whereby we must be SAVED.
there’s a name, the name of Jesus can save and can also keep a man from falling. Jesus never died so that we can come to Him and test of Him and then we should go back and check out on the world. He came so that we might be saved. Taking us out of darkness into His light for which He is light, that light has the power to keep a man from falling it’s the light that shines upon the feet of men and keep them for life if followed and submitted to. Let’s see what Jesus said while on earth by praying to the Father.
John 17:9 I pray for THEM: I PRAY NOT for the WORLD, but for THEM which THOU hast given me; for they are THINE. 17:10 And ALL MINE ARE THINE, and THINE ARE MINE; and I am glorified in them.
(Colossians 1:19 For it PLEASED THE FATHER that in him should ALL fulness dwell;)
17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, KEEP THROUGH THINE OWN NAME those whom thou hast GIVEN me, that they may be one, as we are.
You notice Jesus was not praying for them that are of the world. I believe then, His prayer was not needed to save the world but His love and death was needed to save us but for those that are saved, He prayed for them and affirm that they are of the Father and that whatever the Father has is His and whatever He has is the Father(this too must be our attitude towards the Lord). He then prayed for us that we might be kept with the Father’s name. Notice Jesus didn’t say keep them with My own name but with Your own name. Permit me to say that WE ARE SAVED BY THE NAME OF JESUS AND WE ARE KEPT WITH THE NAME OF GOD. The prayer of Jesus went further by saying
John 17:12 WHILE I was WITH THEM IN THE WORLD, I KEPT THEM IN THY NAME: THOSE THAT THOU GAVEST ME I HAVE KEPT, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
You see, Jesus actually knows that name and kept them through the name of God. There are some things we use to preserve some food in other not to get spoilt. Now the name of God was what Jesus used to keep the people of God. I know you might be saying what’s that name. It’s simple, the name is the name of God. Peter was also referring to our inheritance being kept by the power of God.
1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 1:5 WHO ARE KEPT BY THE POWER OF GOD THROUGH FAITH UNTO SALVATION ready to be revealed in the last time.
If God can save a thing He also has the power to keep it. Let’s see Jude speaking by the Spirit of God.
Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, TO THEM that are SANCTIFIED BY GOD THE FATHER, and PRESERVED IN JESUS CHRIST, AND CALLED :
so the Father sanctifies us and preserve us in Jesus Christ. Glory to God. We must understand that we are not called so that we can escape this world and then die or expecting rapture as a way of escape but to be kept and stand the wicked one.
John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest TAKE them OUT OF THE WORLD, but that thou shouldest KEEP THEM from the evil.
John speaking about having the name of God in our forehead, and also notice that the devil want to have his name Written too on man’s forehead, it’s a choice of who to follow.
Revelation 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a LAMB stood on the MOUNT SION, and WITH HIM an hundred forty and four thousand, HAVING HIS FATHER’S NAME WRITTEN IN THEIR FOREHEADS.
Revelation 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, HAVING THE SEAL OF THE LIVING GOD: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have SEALED THE SERVANTS OF OUR GOD IN THEIR FOREHEADS.
This is getting big. We need the name of the Lord. Kai. Jesus stood upon Zion, and with 144,000 having His Father’s name written on their forehead. I believe this in a sense was the name He kept the Saints with. We need the sealing of God upon us as the people of God. It’s the separation of God’s people. That’s why there is no name by which a man must be saved but the name of Jesus and I say that there is no name by which a man can be kept but by the name of God. There is a name for the people that overcome and also having the new name of Jesus.
Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 3:12 HIM THAT OVERCOMETH will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I WILL WRITE UPON HIM THE NAME OF MY GOD, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I WILL WRITE UPON HIM MY NEW NAME.
Jesus knows that name and He’ll write that name and give us His new name all written on us.
Beloved see our end with the Father…
Revelation 22:4 And they shall SEE HIS FACE; and HIS NAME SHALL BE IN THEIR FOREHEADS.
Remember that no man as seen God at any time. We shall see Him as He is and also dwell in His light that is unapproachable for that light shall be our light. Glory to God.
Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
Beloved, we are saved by grace, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and that’s what saved us, His name. We are kept by name of God, His love is what kept us. We shall be sealed and have His name on our forehead. We are not without a hope! Keep walking…