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6Now, this morning we are going to look at the Name of Jesus and the power of that name, and how there is no salvation outside that name, and how even demons tremble at the name of Jesus Christ. And we know according to the Scripture we already read that salvation is in the name of Jesus and in no other name but the name of Jesus.
8Now, in speaking on the name of Jesus I would like to read from brother Branham's sermon Christ is the Mystery and we will examine paragraph 241 "Now, show me where somebody was baptized in the Body in the name of Father, Son, Holy Ghost? And what you recognize? See, I realize I'm talking to thousands on tape, you know. We got a tape ministry around the world. What name are you baptized in? For there's not another name given under heaven (said the Word) whereby man can be saved. And if you're baptized to show your belief in Christ and then take on a creed name, then you're a hybrid.
9In his sermon Witnesses 54-0303 P:35 brother Branham said, "Every man, today, knows that he can take the Name of Jesus Christ and meet any foe at any place, any time, and he will be defeated. I've met witch-doctors. I've met demons of all sorts and never seen a time but what they'd bow to the Name of Jesus Christ. Tell you, friends, when the Church lost the Name and the power of the Name of Jesus Christ, they lost it. When they went down... When Moses went down to Egypt, if they could ever got that stick out of his hand, they had him whipped. But in that stick was where the power laid. If they ever got the stick out of his hand, they had him whipped. Remember, it was the stick that smote the rock. It was the stick that they held to the air. It was the stick that held over the waters. It was God's judgment rod. And what the stick was in Moses' hand, the Name of Jesus Christ is to the borned again Church. Amen. Get it away from there, and it's gone. Yes, sir. Oh, that Name, take the Name of Jesus with you, child of sorrow and of woe. When temptations around you, breathe that Holy Name in prayer.
Watch demons scatter. Yes, sir. The Name of Jesus Christ...David said, "You meet me as a Philistine, with an armor and spear but I meet you in the Name of the Lord God of Israel." Watch. He had five stones. He had five fingers, the sling wrapped in: J-E-S-U-S, F-A-I-T-H, faith in Jesus. Here he comes. Something has to happen. I tell you, when he turned that stone loose, the Spirit of God caught into that stone and slew Goliath. Cut his head off, and all the others weakened down. And the armies of Israel took courage and they cut Philistines plumb to the walls. That's what it means tonight: somebody who's got an experience to stand up and to prove the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The rest of them will take courage and here they'll come. Some of you on cots, wheelchairs, try it once and watch the group follow you. Take courage. Go on.
10Notice brother Branham's words here. The name of Jesus in your hands is the power of God in your hands, just like that rod Moses had, he used it to manifest the power of God, and you have the name of Jesus to bring forth the manifestation of the power of God. But why don't you use it?
11Jesus said in John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name,(and that is the key, whatever you ask IN MY NAME) that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
12God's chosen place worship 65-0220 P:32 Now, we say, "The church, the great, mighty church, she did this, and she did that. She's weighed the storms. We've picked up in population; we're great in numbers; we're a mighty church; she's a great thing." But God never said anything about a "she," He said, "Him." "Him" is the meeting place, the Lamb, not the church. It's not her name, but His Name. He didn't put her name anywhere, He put His Name in Him. That's why all we must do or word or in deed, we must do it all in the Name of Jesus Christ. If we pray, we got to pray in the Name of Jesus. If we ask petition, we've got to ask in Jesus' Name. If we walk, we walk in Jesus' Name. If we talk, we talk in Jesus' Name. If we baptize, we've got to baptize in the Name of Jesus Christ. For all that we do in word or in deed, do it in the Name of Jesus Christ.
13Be certain of God 59-0708E P:80 "These signs shall follow them that believe." You believe I believe? You believe? "Then these signs shall follow them that believe: If they lay hands on the sick, they shall recover." You believe it? Pass by. In the Name of Jesus Christ, may you get well. Come, sister. Crippled, you believe that God can heal that crippled boy setting out there, can heal you too? Then give Him praise and you'll get well in the Name of Jesus Christ. Come, sister. Do you believe? In the Name of Jesus Christ, be made well. Do you believe, little boy? In the Name of Jesus Christ, God, heal this child. Do you believe, brother? In the Name of Jesus Christ, may he be healed. You believe, sister? In the Name of Jesus Christ, be healed. In the Name of Jesus Christ, be healed. You believe, sister? In the Name of Jesus Christ, be healed. In the Name of Jesus Christ, be healed, brother. In the Name of Jesus Christ, be healed. Come, sister. You believe with all your heart. In the Name of Jesus Christ, may you be well. In the Name of Jesus Christ, may my brother be healed.
1412 Times out of 12 people brother Branham prayed for, he used the name of Jesus Christ and he gets results. I kind of watch these things, and over the years I've noticed quite a few people when they pray they never use the name of Jesus Christ. They say, "Lord, or God" or "in your name God", or "in your name Lord"? Well, who are you praying to? There's more than one god out there, because Satan is the god of this evil age. And there are many who have the title Lord, because even Baal means Lord and master. But there is only One Lord Jesus Christ.
15And again in his sermon, Total separation from unbelief 64-0121 P:81we hear brother Branham call out the name of Jesus for everyone passing through the prayer line. "Now I want every one to continue in prayer as the people come by, and I'll be laying hands upon each one for their healing.
Come, sir. I pray for this, my brother, in the Name of Jesus Christ, to be healed.
I pray for this, my brother In the Name of Jesus Christ, to be healed.
I pray for my sister, in the Name of Jesus Christ, for her healing. Amen.
I pray for my sister, in the Name of Jesus Christ, for her healing.
I pray for my sister, in Jesus' Name, for her healing.
I pray for my sister, in Jesus' Name, for her healing.
I pray for my brother, in the Name of Jesus Christ, for his healing.
I pray for my sister, in the Name of Jesus Christ, for her healing.
I pray for my brother, in the Name of Jesus Christ, for his healing.
I pray for my brother, in Jesus' Name, that You heal him.
I lay hands upon our brother, in the Name of Jesus Christ, for his healing.
I lay my hands upon this brother, in Jesus' Name, for his healing.
With my hands laid upon this brother, I ask for his healing, in Jesus' Name, while he's in the Divine Presence here now of Your anointing.
16Listen, we all know that the name is very important because the name carries the character. It defines the seed life. You all know that? That is why we don't name our children "Elvis" because it means cat, and "Rickie" means rat. Names have meaning because the name carries the character. And people ought to research the meaning of a name before they name their children, or you may have trouble on your hands later on.
20Exodus 3:11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? 12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee:
21What is the Token God promised Moses? His presence. he said, he said, (god Himself said,) Certainly I will be with thee; and this (this what? This Presence, My Presence) shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee:
22When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain. 13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
23Now, notice Moses asks God the question. What is your name? And that word name was translated as name from the hebrew Word "shem". Now there is something special about this word "shem", because it actually means in the Hebrew dictionary, not the word name, but the word character. The word "shem" is an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication it speaks of honor, and authority, and character.
2614 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. 15 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.
27The Jews write the name of God as JHWH because in Judaism the name of God expresses the very being and nature of God. As the word "shem" explains, the very character of God. To pronounce the name of God was to encounter and be enveloped by the very presence of God. That is why the Jew never mentioned the name of God, because they thought, "No man can do this and live". Just like no man could approach God's presence on the mountain and live.
30God's provided place of worship 65-0425 P:91 Only those that are borned into Jesus Christ, take on His Name... That's right. You take on His Name when you're borned in there, not by water baptism. Although you can be baptized in His Name, but that don't take on His Name. You take on His Name by birth, not by water. See, you're baptized into the Name of Jesus Christ (Yes, sir.) into fellowship; but you are baptized by the Holy Ghost into Jesus Christ. So you can be baptized a hundred times, any way you wanted to, the other way, it'd make no difference. But when you're once baptized by the Holy Ghost into the Body of Christ, you become a son or a daughter of God, and every Word is true. And then He did that for that purpose.
31John 8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. 19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. 20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come. 21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come. 22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come. 23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. 25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
32Notice Jesus says, " if ye believe not that I am he" The Greek words, "ego eimi" or "I am he", Here Jesus absolutely declares the very nature and presence of His Father is in Him because of his use of "I am He", as we saw in Exodus 3:14.
34Again in Isaiah 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. 11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
37John 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know thatI bear the Divine name, "I am he", (I am that I am, I am the One Who is present) and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. 29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
39And notice that Jesus says in verse 28, he says, "when you see that I am lifted up then you will know the power of the name. And you will see the power of His presence is with me.
And isn't that the promise we also have according to Romans 8:11
40Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.,
41The use of "the name" in Christianity springs from the fact that the name is identified with the person to whom the name belongs, and the belief that the qualities and powers of that person are inherent in the name so that by invoking that name His power and authority are called into operation.
43John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gave to me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
44The word name was translated as name from the Greek word "onoma" which is also translated as character and authority or power. Notice then in the name is the character which is the very nature on display, the authority which is the power itself, to do it.
46Acts 4:7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this? 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, 9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
47Look at Peters testimony. He is telling them that the power to heal, the power to make a man that had been in that condition for 40 years whole again, and that power lays in the name of Jesus Christ.
49And again from Acts 4:11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. 14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. 15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it. 17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. 21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.
52Exodus 6:2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: (Jehovah (the) self-Existent or the Eternal one, Jehovah,) 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, ( by the name of El Shadai, the Almighty) but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
54Let's read on...4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers. 5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant. 6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD,(The One Whose presence saves) and I will (My Presence will) bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will (My Presence will) rid you out of their bondage, and I will (My Presence will) redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: 7 And I will (My Presence will) take you to me for a people, and I will (my presence will) be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, whose presence will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 8 And I will (My Presence will) bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will (My Presence will) give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.(I am The Self Existing one, the self Present One).
55Because after all is not that what existing means, present? if you exist you are present. So we see that when Moses calls out to God to know His name, He says I exist that I exist. I am present that am present.
58Accepting God's provided way 63-0115 P:19 Our heavenly Father, we are coming into Thy Presence now as we bow our heads and our hearts in humility. We are approaching by faith beyond the moon and stars to the throne of God in the Name of the Lord Jesus, because we are sure that if we come in His Name that You're going to hear us. We will be accepted in Your Presence through His Name. And what a privilege that it is to know that we are accepted in the Presence of God, through the Name of Jesus Christ. And He told us, Father, that whatever we asked in His Name, that You in Your abundance of mercy and grace, would pardon our sins and would give to us our desire. Father, we're so happy for that.
59Testimony on the sea 64-0307 P:3 Our heavenly Father, we are coming now into Thy Presence, by the way and the Name of the Lord Jesus. Knowing with the blessed assurance, that He promised us, if we would ask anything in His Name, that You'd grant it to us. We are very grateful for this. Words cannot express the way we feel about it, with assurance that we have, that You're listening to us just now.
61Now, next Saturday night 7:30 will be communion service and we will continue this study on the importance of the name Jesus Christ, how it brings us into God's Presence and brings with it His power.