Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Universal Password and the Eternal Passport

UV 1660/10000 The Universal Password and the Eternal Passport
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
Joel 2 v 32
Password security is a common challenge facing almost all of humanity today. We struggle to remember all the passwords we have for all our online accounts but we can so easily remember our password to heaven: the name of Jesus. The name of Jesus is not only our universal password but our passport to heaven. The password Jesus is not kept secret unlike our other passwords but can be made known to all. Our passports issued by the governments of the earth have an expiry date but the name of Jesus is our eternal passport. It works on all the portals of earth and heaven. Whenever we call on this name, the ears of the Lord is open to our prayers. The word, “whoever” implies that it is available for anyone anywhere anytime. We have the certain promise that He will certainly deliver us. Mount Zion is a metaphor for the kingdom of God and Jerusalem is a metaphor for His kingdom on earth. He delivers us from the mouth of the roaring lion, the enemy of our souls.
Some people think that the expression, “ this too shall pass away” is the most reassuring words in language but this uni-verse asserts things in the affirmative, “ It shall come to pass.” Our prayers, dreams and wishes shall come to pass. Our hope shall be fulfilled. The Lord delivers us from eternal death as well as untimely death in this world. He delivers us from the curse of unfulfilled potential. He delivers us from our weaknesses and moral failings. He delivers us from shame and disgrace. He delivers us from those who are much stronger and powerful than us. He delivers us from temptations and troubles. He delivers us from persecution and oppression. He delivers us from all our fears and curses. He delivers us according to His promises. He delivers us from spiritual bondages. He delivers us from Jezebel spirits.

The remnant refers to believers who are called to faith by the Lord. People who do not have faith are like birds that have no feather. They are exposed and vulnerable. They cannot fly on the wings of prayer and the Word. They cannot be spiritually buoyant. The remnant or the residue of humanity that the Lord has separated on account of their faith in Jesus call on the name of the Lord. The word “calling” does not merely mean verbally or orally calling out but it means believing in the heart and confessing faith in Jesus with the mouth.
Prateep V Philip

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