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<< Discover the Book, with Dr. John Barnett

Discover the Book - October 15

  • 2012 Oct 15
  • COMMENTS
 

Christ Speaks Your Name

"He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and . . . I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels."
-Revelation 3:5, emphasis added

Christ has something far better than insurance coverage: He has promised that He will never forget us, and will someday confess our name before His Father in heaven. Could there be anything greater than that?

Many would like to be related to wealthy people because they hope to inherit a fortune some day. But we have something far more precious-Christ as our garment, our Advocate, and our relative.

  • Christ is our garment: But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts (Romans 13:14).
  • Christ is our Advocate: He ... has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is ... able to save to the uttermost..., since He always lives to make intercession for [us] (Hebrews 7:24-25).
  • Christ is our Relative: And if children, then ... joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together (Romans 8:17).

True believers have an inescapable destination: "He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name" (Revelation 3:12).

We are a pillar because we are secure: "Let not your heart be troubled. . . . In My Father's house are many mansions. . . . I go to prepare a place for you. And . . . will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also" (John 14:1-3).

We have a new name because we are a love gift from the Father to the Son: "Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory" (John 17:24).

In light of all He's done, and is doing for you, what have you done for Jesus?

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