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In My Name (A Declaration)

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“I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life.  No one can come to the Father except through Me,” Jesus exclusively told the eleven disciples on the eve of the cross[1] after Judas had departed.[2]

In the beginning the Word already existed.  The Word was with God, and the Word was God, and God was that Word.  He existed in the beginning with God.  God created everything through Him, and nothing that was created was created except through Him.  The Word gave life to everything, and His life brought light to everyone.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not understood it, does not overcome it, and can never extinguish it.[3]

For this is what the Lord says— He who created the Heavens, He is God; He who fashioned and made the Earth… “I am the Lord, and there is no other, I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness … I, the Lord, speak the truth; I declare what is right … Who foretold this long ago, who declared it from the distant past?  Was it not I, the Lord?  And there is no God apart from Me, a righteous God and a Saviour; there is none but Me.  By Myself I have sworn, My mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked:  Before Me every knee will bow; by Me every tongue will swear… ‘In the Lord alone are righteousness and strength.’”[4] 

So the Word became human, flesh, and made His home among us.  He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness, grace and truth.  From His abundance, His fullness, we have all received one gracious blessing after another, grace upon grace, the grace of Christ rather than the grace of the law given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness, grace and truth, came into being by Jesus Christ.[5]

From the abundance of His grace in the laws under the New Covenant, Jesus told the religious Jews this truth:  “the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath.”[6]  Now a lord is the master, that is, someone who owns, whether by title, power or understanding, and is in command with full control of that which he rules over.  Therefore, Jesus has the ability and power to control, use and dispose that which He has mastered.  He is eminently skilled in that which He has conquered, overcame and victorious over, and therefore He is qualified to teach on what He is master over.

Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath, God’s day of rest, and the Master in giving rest to God, because He has mastery over the laws of God, from the Noahian Law to the laws of the New Covenant – the Law of Jesus – which are the decrees, regulations and commands that Jesus gave us.  So, Jesus is Lord and Master of the Sabbath, God’s day of rest, for He is Lord over all things including the Sabbath, in title, that is, Name; and in power, that is, deed; and in understanding, that is, skill.

But Jesus Law is the law that is Jesus, the Christ Himself, a body of law that took who He was into who He became into His eternal future.  It is the embodiment, the sum of all parts, of all that constitutes what is held in the Name of Jesus and the power within that Name, which the Name Jesus encapsulates, if that were possible.

For the Law of Jesus is given to us to follow and obey so that we would fulfil the laws under the New Covenant for the Forgiveness of Sins in such a way that they cannot be fully fulfilled unless we love Jesus in the same manner that He has loved His Father and has loved us.  For Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will obey what I command. … Whoever has My commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves Me.”[7] 

Our love takes us to that place where we willingly tithe the all of ourselves rather than percentages of what we have, but consider our life lost to our own desires except for Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit.  They are our whole life – all whom we live for!  In this we fulfil this word of Jesus:  “Anyone who loves his father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.  Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”[8]  

One begins by following the Law of Jesus in its science, yet in the shrewd wisdom of God, its science separates those who will love the Lord their God with all their heart and with all their soul and with all their minds and with all their strength,[9] from those who stop along the way and say, “That is enough, I am content here.  My barns are full; rest, eat drink and be merry, for I have all that I need.” 

His laws separate for the inclusion of those who love Jesus and do what He says, dying to their own desires, hopes and dreams for the sake of His, to be surreptitiously moulded without overriding our freewill – as the Word first did when He gave up Himself to become the Son, for He who desired to be Father and became the Son of Man – and then again as the Son of Man when He submitted Himself to the cross to then be declared by His resurrection from the dead to be the Son of God – into the art that is Jesus Law.

Jesus Law, for us, is when the Father and Jesus have come and made Their home with us, co-united with the Holy Spirit,[10] and we no longer ask using His Name as an adjunct to our request, but ask because we ourselves are in the Name as we remain in Jesus and He remains in us, just as He is in the Father and the Father is in Him.[11]  For those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants, and see God at work in what He is doing,[12] which is verified by the works that we are seen to do, the work of God, the work of the Father.[13]  We no longer ask through Jesus so that Jesus would do it for us, but ask the Father directly, for we are IN HIS NAME,[14] for we are dwelling in the Name of the Father and the Name of the Son, JESUS, the family Name, the Temple of God.[15]

Jesus Law, first wrought and founded by Jesus Himself, is the art of the application and innovation of the Law of Jesus, driven by a desperate love to fulfil Their needs, Their success, Their justice, Their glory, that produces the finished product, which is the fullness of the stature of the Christ, and is the sum of all parts, for it is the way, the truth and the life that make up the full Stature of Jesus, the Son of Man, Son of God, the Great Overcomer. 

It is in effect being the Lord and Master of the Sabbath, the spirit, the nature and very essence of Jesus the Son of God, True Man, for it is not about sacrifices, not about ourselves, but of love and showing mercy; loosing the chains of injustice and untying the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and breaking every yoke; spending ourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfying the needs of the oppressed; and of knowing God in all His fullness,[16] God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, who are One God. 

The Way of the Truth that brings that which is eternal life into the divine life.  Jesus the Son is the way to Jesus the Father, for Jesus the Way is the way of the Father.  “The Father and I are One, of one accord.”[17]  “I do nothing of My own accord; but as My Father has taught Me, so I speak just like Him.  He who sent Me is with Me; and My Father has never left Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him.”[18]  And They will be in those who always do what pleases the Father.

Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the Name that is above every name, that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, in Heaven and on Earth and under the Earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father; for every tongue will confess allegiance to Him, that Jesus the Son is Lord of all and Jesus the Father is God over all, to the glory of God who is One, for all who were angry with Him will come to Him and be ashamed.[19]

So, let us make this a double whammy in that They will have one and ones who fully fill Jesus Law!  For there is no other Name, no one else who is worthy but our Lord God Almighty, our Sovereign Father, our Elder Brother and the Holy Spirit who are enthroned in our hearts.


[1] John 14:6 NLT

[2] John 13:31 NLT

[3] John 1:1–5 NLT using verse 3-5 subtext ,The Aramaic of the Peshitta

[4] Isaiah 45:18,19,21, 23-24 NIV

[5] John 1:14, 16-17 including subtext, NLT, Peshitta

[6] Luke 6:5; Matthew 12:8; Mark 2:27 NIV/NLT

[7] John 14:15,21

[8] Matthew 10:37-49

[9] Mark 12:30

[10] John 14:23

[11] John 15:7,10

[12] John 3:21 and subtext NLT

[13] John 14:11; 6:29

[14] John 16:23-24

[15] John 17:11; Revelation 21:22

[16] Hosea 6:6; Isaiah 58:6,10 NLT/NIV

[17] John 10:30

[18] John 8:28-29 Peshitta

[19] Philippians 2:10-11; Isaiah 45:23,24 NLT (Acts 10:36; Romans 10:12-13)


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