Faith of Jesus Christ

耶穌基督的信實

Call upon the name of the Lord

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 

Since Seth (Gen 4:26), God's children call upon His name in distress: For example, A [Psalm] of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day [that] the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said, … In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, [even] into his ears. (Psm 18:6) And the LORD answered and saved him from death.

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Do we know? When we believed in Jesus Christ, He entered into us. Whenever we call upon His name and cry out for help, He comes to us, saves us and heals us.

 

After experiencing the LORD's almighty power, Moses witnessed: For what nation [is there so] great, who [hath] God [so] nigh* unto them, as the LORD our God [is] in all [things that] we call upon him [for?] (Deu 4:7) (*nigh: near, at hand, kin, kinsmen)

 

We could call upon His name at any time any place in any situation, He will be our “very present help in trouble” (Psm 46:1). In the Bible, the shortest crying out the LORD for help was documented in the 1 Kings 22:32: when Jehoshaphat was pursuied by Syria captains of the chariots, “Jehoshaphat cried out.” the LORD immediately caused the captains of the chariots “perceived that it was not the king of Israel, that they turned back from pursuing him.” No ritual, no formality, all we need is to ask Him boldly (Luk 11:8), and He will answer.

 

Perhaps you might ask: why have we to cry out with voice? Could we pray silently in our heart? There is the truth in reality we need to understand:

 

10:6 But the righteousness which is [born] from faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down [from above:])

10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

10:8 But what saith it? The word is near thee, [even] in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

 

In Romans 10:8, “The word” is the Spirit and Life (Jhn 6:63), and it is Jesus Christ himself (Jhn 1:14), “The word is near you”,”Say not in your heart, Who shall ascend into heaven” to bring the word that is Christ down to us? (10:6) “Or, Who shall descent into the deep” to bring up the word that is Christ to us? (10:7) Where is the word? Where is Jesus? How can I contact Him in my distress? The Bible says: “The word is near you, [He is] in your mouth, and [He is] in your heart”! (10:8) Therefore the Bible insists that we not only need to “believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead” but also “confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Lord”, that confessing with your mouth is calling upon His name. Therefore in Romans 10:13 said “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” When we call upon Him, He comes to us immediately and is rich unto all that call upon him. (Rom 10:12)

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, would you like to experience Him in reality? Let's call upon His name, cry out for His help. Because He loves us unto the end. (Jhn 13:1) He died for us on the cross and raised on the third day. And He said unto us: “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I [am] in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.” (Jhn 14:18-20)

Published on 26 Oct 2013 at 08:23PM under .

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