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Featured Prayers in "Jesus Precious Name"

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by rockytopva, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member
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    "Broader than the scope of my transgressions,
    Greater far than all my sin and shame;
    Oh, magnify the precious Name of Jesus,
    Praise His Name!
    Wonderful grace of Jesus,
    Reaching to all the lost
    ..."

     
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  2. 1689Dave

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    I think people make incantations from scripture and use them to manipulate god in their thinking. An example is Romans 10:9. When it is nothing more than evidence that you are saved.
     
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    While fetish does technically in it's antiquated definition apply, it's modern definition does not in the least relate to his topic. It's akin to the line "our gay apparel."
     
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    I don't think his intent was wrong. He is using an antiquated definition of the word. It's proper, but extremely uncommon.
     
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    To pray “in Jesus name” does not mean you say those words at the end of the prayer.

    It means that when you pray, your will, motivations, and desires are aligned with the will of God, just as the will of Jesus was aligned with His Father.

    To pray in Jesus name means you are seeking the same thing as what Jesus is seeking, therefore God the Father will answer your prayers as He would answer the prayers of Jesus.

    Peace to you
     
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    I deserve Hollow Man's rebuttals - so Hollow Man, what did you think of my explanation of the use of the word "name" in Acts 4:12? as referring to Jesus authority in His glory at the Right Hand of the Father?
     
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    Out in California up above Sacramento, many people had their electrical power cut off for days. Traffic signals did not work, pharmacies were closed, AC non-functional, and on site generators sold out. Tens of thousands of people suffered in unknown ways. But we can never lose the power of God. Praying like Jesus would pray, depending earnestly on God, we can avail much.
     
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  8. rockytopva

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    I now attend Pentecostal Holiness. As there are no Pentecostal Holiness seminaries close by most go to Lynchburg's Liberty University. It is a remarkable, yet delightful, thing for me to hear the preachers who are educated at Liberty end their prayer in Jesus Precious name. My pastor has a Masters degree at Liberty and ends his prayers that way. I am thinking people learned to pray this way from being discipled at Liberty.
     
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    This is the question that most deserves an answer on this thread. Part of the answer should acknowledge the relevance of
    Christ's role as our heavenly Advocate and our unique Mediator:
    "If anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one (1 John 2:1)."
    "There is one mediator between God and humanity, the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5)."

    I strongly object to one post's claim that we can't bind evil spirits in Jesus' name. That depends on the faith and spiritual gifts of the exorcist or the believer doing the binding. By praying in Jesus' name, we acknowledge the presence of Christ in us is our sole source of merit and spiritual power to pray effectively. I like the expression "precious name" because believers who use that expression are often more affectionate towards the indwelling Christ than believers who use the expression "in Jesus' name" as little more than an unfelt rote liturgical formula.
     
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    How do you know that believers who use the phrase “in Jesus precious name” are “often more affectionate towards the in dwelling Christ” than others?

    Peace to you
     
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    I know on the basis of lifelong experience of noticing the passion or emotion accompanying prayers uttered "in Jesus' precious name." And I have known Christians who pray this way in a very personal way that has allowed me to discern their hearts and hear their testimonies. In fact, I'm thinking I should use the word "precious" more often in my own prayers.

    Perhaps, for souithern culture the word "precious" might express less intimacy, as in the cute or sarcastically used expression, "Isn't that precious?" I admit to having used that expression in a joking way at times.
     
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    I am tired of how this society has iced out the name of Jesus! Even at events such as races the minister will get up and pray the politically correct prayer and omit the name of Jesus praying something like “Father, in thy name!” In which case, I will look up the minister and email a grievance shaming him for his politically correct prayer! Will the Antichrist pray such a prayer when he comes on the scene? And a few scripture...

    John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name


    Mark 16:16-18 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover


    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6


    After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. - Matthew 6:8-9


    And adding the importance of using the name of Jesus to that prayer...

    And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. - John 14:13


    If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. - John 14:14


    that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. - John 15:16


    Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. - John 16:23


    Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. - John 16:24


    CONSIDER... Consider how that the Lord discipled his followers to do their wonders in his name...

    And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. - Luke 10:17
     
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    Maybe this is simple and Jesus is just more or less precious to some than others or feelings run deep for someone during a given prayer. Maybe this is a matter of habit or experience or environment, Maybe if we have to pin the tail on the theological donkey we really have missed God's heart for the meaning of "praying in Jesus' Name."
     
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    IMO there is a basic misconception of "in Jesus name". It is an appeal to the Triune God to petition in the authority of the Second Person of the Godhead.

    Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

    Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

    Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

    John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
     
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    Outward expression of passion or emotion does not always reflect inward affection toward Christ.

    You are literally claiming you know other Christians inward level of affection toward our Lord by the use of a particular word, and then comparing them against other Christians who don’t use that word; declaring the first to be more affectionate and the latter less affectionate.

    If you find using the word helps express your own inward affection, then God bless you.

    It is troubling to me to make the use of certain words in prayers to be the standard by which we judge another Christians affection toward our Lord.

    Peace to you
     
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    canady: "If you find using the word helps express your own inward affection, then God bless you."

    Actually, I used to feel that the use of "precious name" to conclude prayers was a bit too maudlin, even effeminate by my standards. But I was won over by the quality of devotion demonstrated in the lives of believers who use that term.

    canady: "Outward expression of passion or emotion does not always reflect inward affection toward Christ."

    Who said it did? You really should examine your need to impute unwarranted motives and intentions to the believers you interact with. I'd wager you do the same with Scripture.

    canady: " You are literally claiming you know other Christians inward level of affection toward our Lord by the use of a particular word, and then comparing them against other Christians who don’t use that word; declaring the first to be more affectionate and the latter less affectionate."

    No, you must learn to read without a jaundiced eye. It is you who seems to be denying the possibility of connecting how believers live the Christian life with their word usage in prayer.


    canady: "It is troubling to me to make the use of certain words in prayers to be the standard by which we judge another Christians affection toward our Lord."

    That's why I have always preferred to avoid pious jargon, preferring instead a more earthy and graphic language.
     
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    The times Jonathan Falwell has opened prayer to congress he has ended such prayers in Jesus name, so I got to be proud of him over that. Unfortunately these videos get more dislikes than likes.


     
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