Elul Day 6
This “house rule” demands that we show respect for the name of Adonai because it is not to be used lightly. There is power in His name! At His name demons flee! And yet we toss it around flippantly and even use it in vain. I hear many believers saying things like, “Oh God!” or “My God!,” in casual conversation to make an exclamation. Others use it in the form of a cuss word without repentance. We make vows and promises in His name that we don’t keep. How can this be?
Let us examine how and when we invoke the name of the Most High God. Let us be VERY mindful of how easily we can slip into improper use of His name. Although the name of Jesus is not used to invoke magic...we can rely on the integrity of it when we pray. We can rely on Jesus when we confess our sins to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9) and that we will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). Disciples cast out demons in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 16:8). Faith is the key that unlocks the power (Colossians 3:17). He works in us to make us more like Him in character (Proverbs 3:5-6, 2 Corinthians 10:5). We must also align with the will of God (Romans 12:2). We can stand on His promises because He is faithful to see His word to completion (Isaiah 55:11, Jeremiah 1:12, Psalms 33:4, Hebrews 10:23).
We enter his gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; Give thanks to Him and praise HIS NAME (Psalm 100:4).
Lift up the name of Jesus for He is worthy to be praised!!!
Some songs that might help you lift HIGH the name of Jesus:
“Lift High the Name of Jesus” by Keith and Krystyn Getty
“At the Name of Jesus” by Christopher Walker
“Lord I Lift your Name on High” by Mercy Me
“What a Beautiful Name” by Hillsong worship
“All Hail the Power of Jesus’ name” by Maranatha! Praise band
Follow the season of Teshuvah during this Month of Elul with Guest blogger Denise Dee Lytle Gibbs who originally posted these blogs on her Facebook page Fall Feast Prayer Initiative.