Being gathered in the Name
Matthew 18:20 - For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Last time we got this scripture we learnt how to be gathered unto the Lord. Today when I received this message I was reflection on it and as to what the Lord wants to tell us. And as I went deeper in the scripture I noticed the word 'Name' and its definition in the Greek lexicon and that caught my attention.
The Greek word used here for name is 'onoma' and one of its definitions is - the name is used for everything which the name covers, everything the thought or feeling of which is aroused in the mind by mentioning, hearing, remembering, the name, i.e. for one's rank, authority, interests, pleasure, command, excellences, deeds etc.
When we are gathered in the Name of Jesus everything that comes to our mind should be which aroused by the Name. We may be physically present in the Name of Jesus but is our mind also gathered in the Name of Jesus? Many a times our mind is elsewhere trying to solve things by its self but not letting the power in the authority of the Name of Jesus do it. If we can solve things then why gather in the Name of Jesus; else if we are gather let the power in the Name of Jesus take care of it.
It is the Name that is lifted above all names and by which every knee in Heaven, on earth, below the earth and in Hell shall bow to. So, when we are gathered in the Name let the Heavens move but let us stand still, so that we receive what we are gathered for.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, there is power in the Name of Jesus, for in the Name of Jesus is the Name of the Father. All who are of Jesus are protected by the Name. So help we surrender myself wholly to Jesus and take refuge under His Name. This I ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
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