Summary of Sermon preached on Sunday, August 8, 2021
Introduction: Summary of Sermon preached on Sunday, August 8, 2021
Psalm 29: 2 states: “Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name”. Psalm 34: 3 states: “let us exalt his name together.” Psalm 100: 4 states we should “bless his name.”
What is the name of God for us to give the glory due unto His name, for us to exalt His name and for us to bless His name?
If we can identify the person that Isaiah 9: 6 refers to, then that person would be “The mighty God”. His name would then be the name of “The mighty God”.
In Matthew 1: 18 – 25, Joseph was told by the Angel of the Lord that what was conceived in Mary was of “the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS”.
In Luke 1: 26 – 33, the angel Gabriel told Mary she would conceive “and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.”
The name “Jesus” was not a name that either Joseph or Mary came up with. They could not have known the name of “The mighty God”.
Jesus was the Holy Spirit, the Almighty God, in human form.
We can thank the Almighty God that we have the opportunity to know His name. His name is Jesus – He is the Lord, He is the Christ – The Anointed One, our Saviour; He is The Lord Jesus Christ.
It is the only name that demons recognize.
You will be blessed.
Summary of Sermon preached on Sunday, August 8, 2021
We listened to a sermon titled “Bible Names!”, CD # 1238, preached by Brother Neal Frisby on 12/4/88 (AM)
In the sermon, Brother Frisby said:
In the name of Jesus is great faith, power, authority and healing.
There are secrets of God in that name.
You should build up your most holy faith in that name.
The name of Jesus is the only name that demons recognize.
Jesus’ name is couched in various names in the Old Testament.
The Bible is God’s word.
EVE: It means life, beginning, vibrant.
ADAM: He was ruddy; his name means human, earthy, powerful.
CHRIST: It means the last Adam was made a quickening spirit (I Corinthians 15: 45).
JOSEPH: He shall add to God’s Kingdom; he added to others; he had dreams and visions.
JOSHUA: Commander; associated to salvation; he lived for God.
JONAH: It means dove, kindness, timid; he liked to be by himself; it shows God’s mercies do reach to all of mankind.
PETER: It means stone, solid as a rock, he would be a strength to his brethren.
THOMAS: It means twin, he was double-minded; he finally realized who Jesus truly was when he told Him: “My Lord and my God” (John 20: 28).
ELIJAH: It means God is God; there is only one God.
ELISHA: God is salvation.
JOHN: Gift of God; he spoke of the Lord Jesus as divine love; the Lord used him to write the book of Revelation.
SOLOMON: Peaceful; there was peace for 40 years during his reign.
NATHAN: It means gift; he was a gift to David.
JACOB: Supplanter; the Angel of the Lord was with him; he kept his promises to the Lord; his name was changed to Israel – a prince with God.
ISAAC: It means laughter; Sarah laughed when the Lord said she would have a child; the Almighty God was standing behind Sarah at the same time He was standing in front of Abraham.
NAHUM: Prophet, comforter; he had prophecies of the coming of the Lord; the Lord will pour out His Spirit upon His own; we shall be comforted.
RUTH: She was a friend to Naomi; she married Boaz.
ANNA: It means Grace.
ABEL: It means breath, weakness.
ABRAHAM: His name was changed from Abram to Abraham (Genesis 17: 5); he was a friend of God; he knew God’s voice; he was the father of faith.
ABIGAIL: She was a source of happiness to David.
PENIEL: It means the face of God; Jacob wrestled with God in the form of a man (Genesis 32: 30).
JESUS: It is the Greek form of Joshua. CHRIST: The Anointed One; the express image of God; it means Saviour, Messiah, born of the Holy Spirit. The Lord Jesus Christ was God in human form.
ABADDON: It means destruction; the angel of the bottomless pit (Revelation 9: 11).
ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION: Idol of blasphemy standing in the Temple of God during the great tribulation (Mark 13: 14); the antichrist opposing anything that is called God; abomination/desolation showing there will be atomic war.
SORCERY: It means child sacrifice, drinking of blood, idolatry.
MICHAEL: God in the form of an Angel; He is hidden among the Angels; He is an Angelic prince to the Jews (Daniel 10: 13, 21; Daniel 12: 1).
GABRIEL: An Angel that stands in the presence of God (Luke 1: 19); he is a time Angel.
JERUSALEM: Home of peace; Shalom; the Lord Jesus will reign as the Prince of Peace from Jerusalem during the millennium.
MAZZAROTH: Constellations in the heavens (Job 38: 31 – 32).
MAGGI: The wise men from the East that understood a spiritual King, the Messiah that created the world, would be born; they understood the heavens (Matthew 2: 1 – 12).
SERAPHIMS: They are the burning ones, beautiful lights around the throne of God, they are above the Cherubims (Isaiah 6: 1 – 6).
CHERUBIMS: They are the guardian angels of God’s paradise.
LUCIFER: His name was changed to Satan/Devil. He was the light bearer at the throne of God, but he could not contain God’s word. He no longer wanted to take instructions from God. He had to leave the throne – fell like lightning. Jesus said “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven” (Luke 10: 18). The Lord God is so eternal, He is so infinite and yet, Lucifer thought God was less than who He truly was. He was in God’s presence, but could not believe that the most High God was the only true eternal One (Isaiah 14: 12 – 15).
JEREMIAH: Jeremiah and Isaiah spoke about the Lord establishing Israel again.
I AM THAT I AM: Exodus 3: 14. It means the time of the Lord God has come; I am the only One that you need; I am infinite; all else is established by me; I am the only One that is self-sufficient in the whole universe.
ISAIAH: He wrote about the great Messiah (Isaiah 9: 6).
BIBLE: It means the true word of God; let everyone be a liar, but let God be true; His word shall not return unto Him void (Isaiah 55: 11).
The name of the Lord God, the Lord Jesus Christ, means peace; prosperity – both spiritual and physical; salvation; eternal life.
I started the sermon.
Psalm 23: 3: “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” What is the name of God that He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His “name’s sake”?
Psalm 29: 2: “Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.” What is the name of God in order for us to give the glory due unto His “name”?
Psalm 34: 3: “O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.” What is the name of God in order for us to magnify Him and exalt His “name” together?
Psalm 100: 4: “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” What is the name of God in order for us to be thankful unto Him, and bless His “name”?
Psalm 111: 9: “He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.” What is the name of God that is “holy and reverend”.
These Scriptures and many other Scriptures in the Old Testament state that God has a name.
However, we are not told what His name is.
Isaiah 9: 6 states: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
If we can identify the person that Isaiah referred to as being born as a child, as being born as a son, then that person would be “The mighty God”. Not just any God, but “The” mighty God. His name will then be the name of “The mighty God”.
Jeremiah 32: 17 – 18: “Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name.”
The Mighty God is the Great One; He is the Lord of hosts.
1 John 2: 12: “I write unto you, little children, because yours sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.”
My sins are forgiven me, your sins are forgiven you, not because of anything that anyone of us did. Our sins are forgiven us because of the price that the eternal God paid on the cross; our sins are forgiven “for his name’s sake.”
Revelation 19: 13: “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.”
The name of God means “The Word of God”; “holy and reverend is his name”.
Matthew 1: 18 -25: “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, BEHOLD, A VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD, AND SHALL BRING FORTH A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME EMMANUEL, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.”
Joseph found out that Mary was already pregnant before they came together. He did not want to make a public example of her. While he thought on these things, the Angel of the Lord, who was actually God in the form of an Angel, appeared unto him in a dream. He told him that what was conceived in Mary “is of the Holy Ghost”. The Holy Ghost was now in the form of flesh inside of Mary and that was why she was pregnant. The child that would be born of her was actually the Holy Spirit, the eternal God, in human form. She shall “bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins”.
Thus, the name of the “The mighty God” is “Jesus”.
This was the name of God that was hidden in the Old Testament.
Now, we know the name of God that we can exalt, that we can bless.
“The mighty God” is also “The everlasting Father”; He is “The Prince of Peace.”
He is “the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts”.
He is “The Word of God.”
Luke 1: 26 – 33: “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David”.
For Joseph, it was the Angel of the Lord, who was God Himself, that appeared unto him. For Mary, the Lord sent angel Gabriel.
Joseph and Mary were told separately that the name of the child that would be born is Jesus.
The name “Jesus” was not a name that either Joseph or Mary came up with. They could not have known the name of “The mighty God”. This was the name that the Angel of God told Joseph, and it was the same name that angel Gabriel told Mary.
Thus, there would be no mistake about the name of the eternal God.
The fulfillment of “The mighty God” being named Jesus is in Luke 2: 21: “And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.”
The eternal God was the person that stood in front of the Jews. This is what Jesus told the Jews in John 8: 56 – 58: “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, Verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”
Jesus was the Holy Spirit, the Almighty God, in human form.
I read from Scroll # 17:
BEHOLD SAITH THE ALMIGHTY – read Rev. 5: 6 – “Ye cannot number me as a man knoweth numbers in the material world, but in the spiritual world, I am infinite without number. And the 7 revelations of me are my word. In the beginning I was that word and dwelt among men (in Jesus) Behold at first my own disciples did not understand this, but Paul my Beloved servant declared it, when he said – For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visable and invisable, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities or powers: All things were created by Him and for Him. Read. Col. 1: 13 – 17 – “I am God in the heavens! I am God in the Son! I am God in the Holy Ghost! I am one in three fold manifestation. And if any man saith unto thee this prophecy is false, then he understandeth not the things of God, among the living. And I will appoint his portion among the hypocrites, and his days shall quickly be forgotten. I am Alpha! and Omega! The first! and the last! I am the Lord there is no other God besides me. I am hidden in Jesus, revealed to my Elect, whom I foreknew from the beginning! Who I will give power to foresee me (as I am) in my Glory – (body) Even the mystery which had been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to my saints. AMEN!
I continued with the sermon.
Colossians 1: 16 – 17 describes the Lord Jesus: “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
We can thank the Almighty God that we have the opportunity to know His name. His name is Jesus – He is the Lord, He is the Christ – The Anointed One, our Saviour; He is The Lord Jesus Christ. This is the mystery that has been hidden for ages. The name of Jesus is all that you need because it is the name of the eternal God. It is the only name that demons recognize.
Josephus Oluwatoyin Thomas
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