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Beloved of God,
I greet you in the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is the Lord's grace and mercy that has allowed us to see the beginning of another season of the year. Lamentations 3:23 says that the Lord's mercies are new every morning; great is His faithfulness. Proverbs 18:10 says, "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runneth into it, and is safe." The name of the Lord may be taken unto the Lord Himself; He is a strong tower, a refuge, and a place of complete safety to all who trust in Him.
Romans 10:13 says, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." The Lord, Jesus Christ, is the Savior of sinners. He saves all who call upon Him for the forgiveness of sin. However, we must call upon Him with a heart of true repentance. II Corinthians 7:10 says, "For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of." The godly do grieve, and the pain that God allows is to direct and turn our hearts towards Him, producing a repentance (sorrowful spirit) that leads and contributes to our deliverance from an ungodly lifestyle. Whosoever shall call upon Him (the Lord) shall be saved--shall have his guilt pardoned and his heart purified. If this person, who calls upon the name of Jesus, abides in the faith (the belief that with God all things are possible, that nothing is too hard for God, that God's promises are true and that He will deliver on what He says) and stays rooted and grounded in Jesus Christ, he shall mature and show forth the virtues (qualities, characteristics, personality) of Jesus Christ, who has called him (the sinner) out of darkness into the marvelous light. When we accept Jesus as our personal savior (redeemer, rescuer, knight in shining armor), He becomes the Lord (ruler, master) of our lives. We must continue to call upon and use the name of Jesus, daily, for strength to go through the tests and trials of everyday life.
The name of the Lord, Jesus Christ, is to be used with the utmost respect and reverence, because the Name represents the fullness of God Almighty. The more you call upon that most sacred name, Jesus, the more He becomes real in your life. You will begin to realize within your heart that He is always ready, willing and able to help you. For Jesus says in Matthew 7:7, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." Call upon Him. His name is JESUS.
Please join us weekly for Fellowship and Worship each Sunday beginning at 10:30 a.m. for Sunday School--Worship begins at 11:15 a.m.; a Corporate Fast each Monday; Prayer and Bible Study each Tuesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Noon Day Prayer each Thursday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.; Virtuous Woman Elite Connection and Men's Fellowship on scheduled Fridays beginning at 7:30 p.m.