Blessed be the Name of the Lord (Part 1) – Psalm 103:1
Blessed be the Name of the Lord (Part 1) – Psalm 103:1
“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name” (Psalm 103:1).
Let us review the Names of the Lord; let us be blessed by His Holy Name.
Jehovah (LORD, GOD, LORD GOD, LORD God) or Yahweh (YHWH) means redeemer. The words GOD and LORD in the KJV are translated Jehovah. Jehovah is the Name which is above every other name. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12 KJV). Jehovah is the personal name of God. “And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations” (Exodus 3:14-15 KJV).
Jesus is eternal “I AM.” “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58 KJV). Jesus Christ is our Redeemer. “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace” (Ephesians 1:7 KJV). Jesus Christ is our Salvation. “Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory” (II Timothy 2:10 KJV). “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (II Timothy 3:15 KJV). Jesus Christ is the eternal I AM. Jesus Christ is our Redeemer. Jesus Christ is our Salvation. Jesus Christ is our Jehovah.
JAH means to sing praises unto His Name. JAH is only found once in the KJV. “Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name Jah, and rejoice before him” (Psalm 68:4 KJV). Jesus Christ is our JAH, and we should sing praises to His Holy Name for His Name is above all names.
Adonai (Lord, lord) means master, or owner: one who owns, one who rules, and one who blessed his own. Jesus Christ is our Master. “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11 KJV). Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, buried for your sins and resurrected, which shows us God the Father accepted Jesus Christ death payment for sin. The work is done for salvation. Trust in Jesus Christ alone to save you. Just because you don’t recognize Him as Master doesn’t mean He isn’t Master. Jesus Christ is above all names, and He is master to all in Heaven, in earth and thing under the earth (Hell). Believe Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, burial, and resurrection and you will forever be with your Master in Heaven; or, deny Jesus Christ as your Savior and forever be in Hell/Lake of Fire and forever be reminded you had a Savior you denied. “For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe” (I Timothy 4:10 KJV).
The question is: “do you know Him as Savior?” “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11 KJV). There is no other name under Heaven where you can be saved. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12 KJV).
What is stopping you right now from accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior? Trust in His Holy Name -believe Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, burial, and resurrection. Trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior today and sing praises unto His Holy Name. “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12 KJV).
Cambron, Mark. (1979). Bible doctrine: Beliefs that matter. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House.
THE PLAN OF SALVATION - THE GOSPEL
The Gospel is Jesus Christ died on the Cross for our sins (past, present, and future), He was buried, and He resurrected the third day to show us the payment for sin is paid in full.
I Corinthians 15:1-4: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
God loves you. Lord Savior Jesus Christ was revealed in the flesh for one reason, and that is to save us from our sins. Jesus Christ does not come to condemn individuals. Jesus Christ comes to save us because we are all Hell doomed sinners without the Blood of Jesus Christ.
John 3:16-18: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
All individuals are sinners. The payment for sin is death.
Romans 3:23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Christ died for your sin and resurrected for you.
II Corinthians 5:21: For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
I Corinthians 15:3-4: For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
If you believe in Christ alone, you receive eternal life.
John 6:47: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
I John 5:13: These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
If you could be saved by being water baptized, doing good works, being a good person or following the Ten Commandments, why did (the God from Eternity Past, the God from Eternity Future) the Ever Presence Jesus Christ reveal Himself in the flesh and die on the Cross and resurrect the third day?
Galatians 2:21: I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
If you could earn salvation by doing those things, then Jesus Christ died in vain. However, Jesus Christ didn’t die in vain. Jesus Christ made a perfect sacrifice for sin. He is the Lamb of God, and only the Lamb of God can make a perfect sacrifice for sin. There is only one way to Heaven, and it is the belief in the Finished Redemptive Work of Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:8-9: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Philippians 3:9: And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Galatians 2:16: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Titus 3:5: Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
The resurrection is proof God the Father accepted Jesus Christ death payment for sin -death payment of past, present, and future sin.
People DO NOT go to Hell because they are “bad.” People go to Hell because they believe NOT the Gospel of Jesus Christ. People trust NOT in Jesus Christ as their Savior. People believe NOT Jesus Christ died on the Cross for their sins, burial, and resurrection. People do NOT trust alone in the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ.
II Thessalonians 1:8-9: In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
Know that God is gracious to you, and He has already died for all your sins (past, present, and future), He was buried showing all the world He died for your sins, and He resurrected showing all the world that Jesus Christ fulfilled what the Father asked Him to do: IT IS FINISHED!
I pray you to believe in Jesus Christ right now for salvation -believe Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sin, burial, and resurrection. Trust alone in Jesus Christ as your Savior.
If you know someone who is not saved, forward this message to them and share the greatest gift that one could ever receive.
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