MORE THAN A NAME
By A. W. Tozer
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure,
having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his.
And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ
depart from iniquity. -- 2 Timothy 2:19
There have always been professing Christians who
argue and insist: "I am all right -- I worship in the name of
Jesus." They seem to believe that worship of God is based
on a formula. They seem to think there is a kind of magic
in saying the name of Jesus!
Study the Bible carefully with the help of the Holy
Spirit and you will find that the name and the nature of Jesus
are one. It is not enough to know how to spell Jesus' name!
If we have come to be like Him in nature, if we have
Come to the place of being able to ask in accordance with
His will. He will give us the good things we desire and need.
We worship God as the result of a new birth from
above in which God has been pleased to give us more than
He has given us a nature transformed, and Peter
expresses that truth in this way:
And by that same mighty power he has given us
all the other rich and wonderful blessings he promised;
for instance, the promise to save us from the lust and
rottenness all around us, and to give us His own
character. -- 2 Peter 1:4
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.