Breakthrough 2022 Day 3

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Day 3 Wednesday January 5

God reveals Himself throughout scripture by His redemptive names and in our scripture reading today we are forbidden to take the Lord’s name including His redemptive names in vain and commanded to honor or hallow the name of God who established the ends of the earth. The Hebrew scribes who copied the scriptures took this so seriously that they didn’t use the vowels when came to the name Yahweh so as to not inadvertently pronounce God’s name in vain.

There are many ways to take or use God’s name in vain. We take oaths and swear to tell the truth and then shade the truth. We swear to God if He gets us out of the jam, we are in we will never get in it again and then well we get in it again. When it comes to the name of God we are encouraged to hold our tongue or to be intentional.

The greatest reason to hallow and treat with reverence the name of God is that there is no other name under heaven whereby a man must be saved and that all who call on His name will be saved, delivered, and healed. The redemptive name of God must remain most hallowed because of its exclusivity. His name doesn’t just mean something, it means everything. It is only at His name that every knee will bow and every tongue confess that He Jesus is Lord.

Jesus asked the man at the pool of Bethesda, who had been coming for 38 years, “Do you want to be well?” The man responded, “I have no one to put me in the pool.”  Jesus said, “Arise take you bed and walk.”

Jesus asked this man a specific question and he responded with a reflective excuse. We can become so accustomed to waiting and making excuses for our response to the promise of God that it borders on taking His name in vain. Jesus refused the crippled man’s logic and revealed when God’s presence stirs the atmosphere that those who have faith in the name of Him who promised reach out and lay hold of Him who is the promise.

If Jesus asked you what you want, what would your response be?

Today we are to pray that all of us adults, young people and children would recognize and fully understand that our Heavenly Father is the one who meets all our needs. We are asking for improved communication in marriages, singles to find their mate in their commitment to the Lord, teens who know and serve their God, and children who get connected to their God in a real way.

Let’s agree together today that we will stand and watch what great things the Lord will do if we hallow His great name. Identify the enemy that most terrifies you today and listen to hear the word of the Lord. It is God’s desire that as Jesus comes to abide in you that this enemy will flee from His presence and never come near to your house again.

We hallow the greatest name ever given in the Lord Jesus our Christ. Let us pray that we will faithfully wear His name as Christians, clearly display His great name in all we do, and boldly speak His great name with the hallowedness it deserves.

How do you say, “HALLOWED be Your Name?”