Troubled Times (COVID-19 pandemic series)
Where do we find our strength? In the Lord, our God!
Call His Name? pt 4
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
The apprehensive or fearful posturing of underdeveloped petitioners has led to the overwhelming propaganda of calling God without a relationship; how can they call on Him in whom they have not believed? There is a progression that leads believers to an altar of sacrifice. From Solomon's Proverbs to Paul's letter to the Romans, there is a thread of distinction that highlights God's function of response when we call His Name. If you call Him, you have to have a relationship, which comes with the Holy Ghost's authorization, encompassed by the Grace and Salvation of Jesus Christ.
A call from unfamiliar voices should not receive honor or acknowledgment, but a call from a distressed child to their parent demands an immediate response because they are blood of my blood, breathe of my air, and bone of my bone. Should God respond to anybody who calls everybody, because somebody, who knows nobody calls Him?
El Simchath Gili, God My Exceeding Joy - Psalm 43:4; we thank You for the name above all Names. We exalt You with praises for the testimonies of victory in our lives. We decree and declare the blessing (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) upon those who call on the Name of the Lord for salvation, so that; we who believe in Him by the edifying of the preacher will be saved. Now, for the Kingdom and Glory of God, we petition, with anointing, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.