Author Daneille Snowden

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When I was 7 years old I was born again! Five years later, the Lord filled me with His Holy Spirit and called me out to serve in full time service in the ministry. My heart is missions and a longing to love people into God's Kingdom.
I love to teach God's Word, pray with people and write. 
Soon, we are hoping our Jesus opens amazing doors to walk into mission endeavors.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"AND YOU SHALL CALL HIS NAME...JESUS"

 AND YOU SHALL CALL HIS NAME...

   As we all are basking in this blissful holiday season, I find myself telling my loved-ones: 'Merry CHRISTmas' on their Christmas cards. As I do, my mind's eyes peers back to the night when the greatest event ever happened: the birth of our all powerful, loving Savior- JESUS!

   The simple, yet direct assignment to Joseph was indisputable! That is to name the baby of whom Mary will give birth to; Jesus! In the Hebrew Jesus is Yeshua; which means to 'rescue', to 'deliver' and to 'save'.
 Matthew 1:21 "She will bear a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus [the Greek form of the Hebrew Joshua, which means Savior], for He will save His people from their sins [that is, prevent them from failing and missing the true end and scope of life, which is God]." [ampl.]

  Yahu in the Hebrew word Yeshua, stands for God [YHWH: which is a saving cry].The second part of Yeshua is yasha which means to deliver, save, or rescue. When someone says my name (and in my case actually pronounces it correctly) my ears perk and my attention has been retrieved. When God's children cry out; "JESUS," the saving cry is spoken. God's attention is grasped with the results of being rescued. For His Hand is not shortened that He cannot save! [Is. 59:1]  Today, we have the Koine Greek term for Jesus Iesous. When the Bible was written in Late Latin, we attained the English Name - Jesus. It doesn't matter if we speak His Name in Spanish, German, Arabic or so on...He will hear us, and will save! 

   Our Heavenly Father gave us so many riches when He sent His Son on the earth. When Jesus came, He didn't come empty handed. He came with riches the world cannot give or fathom. The first thing we all knew about was His Name. In Isaiah 7:14, the prophet Isaiah declared, "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel [God with us.]."  GOD WITH US! He gave us the Presence of God, the amazing opportunity to KNOW Him intimately! To have an inner link to His heart when we cry out His Name! Glory to God! 

  Jesus is the Christ; the son of the Living God! This was said quite boldly by the Apostle (then Disciple) Peter. Christ was tagged onto the Name of Jesus because He was the 'Anointed One'! Christ comes from the Greek word christos, which means anointed one. The direct definition of anointed; is to have oil poured on your head because God has chosen them for a special work. Anointed was mostly referred to kings as they were anointed for their throne. The great KING OF KINGS, came to this earth in the most humblest of forms as an infant; born to poor parents in a filthy stable. Yet, it didn't change the anointing....He was anointed as King to do the work of saving the lost, heal the hurting, and bring Joy and Hope to all men. 

   We still have His Name today, there is joy, hope and even peace that only Jesus Christ can bring by one's calling on His Name - Jesus and then, they will be saved. [Acts 2:21]   When we are in danger, we call on His Name and YHWH is with us! There have been countless times, especially driving in the large cities we had lived in and foreseen danger was obvious, I would scream; "Jesus!" It worked! My husband's heart raced for awhile, but we have seen this countless times. The devil has to flee at the Name of Jesus!  We have prayed for individuals or been in situations that we knew there was a demonic presence, yet by calling on His Name, with authority; the enemy HAD TO FLEE! 

   To think we have been given the Name of Jesus to be applied to all the areas of our lives, is the best CHRISTmas present anyone could ever dream of having. In turn, I want to thank my Lord; my loving God, for giving Jesus to us and I vow to glorify Him all the days of my life.

   

Isaiah 9:6

Amplified Bible (AMP)
 "For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace."

MERRY CHRISTmas!!!



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