Paul N. F. (3 Jan 2011)


    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
    a name.

                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.