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ASK IN THE BRIDEGROOM'S NAME

SERMON STARTER

          Traditionally, married women take the name of their husband. Even in cultures where they had no last names, the woman was still known by her husband's identity. As believers, we're Messiah's bride and the bride must take the name of her husband. In a sense, we already have it.

          The description of a person who is Messianic is literally the Bride of Christ. They are more than people of Jewish nationality who have accepted Christ as their Savior. Basically a Messianic believer as Christ's Bride bears the identity of her husband. It doesn't matter who you once were. As a Bride now you bear the identity of your husband, Jesus Christ. You have joined with the Messiah and become one.

          You no longer live as you once did for yourself alone. You now have your new identity: being one with the Messiah. It's the sign you have exchanged vows for "as long as you both shall live." Your Bridegroom has promised, "Because I live , you shall live also." As a bride you will be a part of His Great Promise.

          You no longer live as you once lived in defeat. You live as one who is blest, victorious, righteous, pure and beautiful in God. All these descriptions are His and now they are yours because you have joined with Him. This is a married thing when you take the name of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

          Wear His identity proudly for it is your privilege. I challenge you to wear His name and identity proudly. It is  the blessing of the Bride to wear the Bridegroom's name.

 

Revelation 19:7 (NKJV)
7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."

 

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ASK IN THE BRIDEGROOM'S NAME

John 16:20-33

 

"Who's name do you bear? Do you reveal to others the name you carry? Do they have to ask who you belong to, or can they tell by your attitude and conduct? Ponder it. Think about it. The Jewish Bridegroom ceremony carries clues."    Pastor Phil   <><<

 

23 And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

ANCIENT BIBLICAL JEWISH MARRIAGE TRADITION

1. Contract / Covenant / Betrothal

          Technically, the Bride and Groom are married from the time of the           betrothal.

          The Bride's Price is determined by fathers bartering w/one another

          Their settlement must Include earning capability and a house

          Both the Bridegroom and Bride agree to the union 1 Cor. 11:23-26

              With negotiations for the Bride's Price completed, the custom was for

            the young man's father to pour a cup of wine and hand it to his son. His

            son would turn to the young woman, lift the cup and hold it out to her,

            saying, "This cup is a new covenant in my blood, which I offer to you." In

            other words, "I love you, and I'll give you my life. Will you accept me?”

                The young woman had a choice. She could take the cup and return it and

            say, “no.”  Or, she could answer without saying a word by drinking the cup,

            her way of saying, "I accept your offer, and I give you my life in response."

2. Consummation ". . .and the two shall become one flesh."

          Marriage is not consummated until a time chosen by the Groom,

              The Bride, however, must be "of age."

          Groom becomes one w/His Bride

          His Love is His guarantee that he keeps his promises and vows

3. Celebration - The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

          Remember the 10 Virgins attending the Wedding Feast? Matt. 25:1

                    1 "At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their

               lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

          Traditionally lasted 7 days - John 14:10-12

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To Ask in the Bridegroom's Name

I. KNOW WHO YOU ARE - 1 Corinthians 12:27
27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.

 

 

ASK IN THE BRIDEGROOM'S NAME, cont., p.2

 

          A. The Betrothed give themselves up to their Groom - Matt. 16:24

                    24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let

               him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

                    1. The Bride takes on a New Identity

                    2. Part of her new identity is to deny herself

                    3. She follows in the footprints of her Beloved

          B. The Bride has the right of a beloved child - John 1:12

                    12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become

               children of God, to those who believe in His name:

          C. The Bride's Identity Questions

                    1. Do you belong to Him?

                    2. Are you His Bride or just a bridesmaid?

                    3. Are you faithful to Him?

                    4. Do you bear His name every day?

                    5. Does He know you?

                    6. Are you daily following in His Footsteps?

 

To Ask in the Bridegroom's Name

II. KNOW THE AUTHORITY HE HAS GRANTED YOU

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. Matthew 28:18-20
 

          A. Delegated Authority - John 1:12 KJV

                    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:

                    1. Power = EX-OU-SEIA - Delegated Authority

                    2. Think Policeman/Woman

          B. We are Commanded to make disciples

                    1. Disciple - MATH-A TAISE - Learner

                    2. Baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

                              a. Jewish Mikvah - Ritual Cleansing Bath

                              b. Identifies with the Body of Christ

                                                             

To Ask in the Bridegroom's Name

III. ACT IN OBEDIENCE TO HIM - John 13:34-35
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

          A. The Bride is Commanded to Love and to Forgive - Matt. 5:43-45

                    43 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate

                your enemy.' 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who

                curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who

                spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your

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               Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good,

               and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

          B. The Bride joins Christ in the Crucifixion of Self - Gal. 2:20

               20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives    in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of                      God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

                    1. Christ lives in us as we become a new creation in Him

                    2. What He says we will both obey and do

 

To Ask in the Bridegroom's Name

IV. USE HIS NAME AS COLLATERAL - Philippians 2:9-11

9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
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          A. God's Name has always been separate and sacred - Ex. 3:13,14

                    1. Jesus claimed the Name for Himself - John 8:24

                                        24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do

                           not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."

                    2. "I Am" is the Sovereign Name of God

                    3. Unpronounceable, four consonants, "Yoth-Hey-Vath-Hey"

                    4. Adonoy (Lord), Eloheim (Great One),  Hashem (The Name)

          B. Amazingly, we are told to Ask in Jesus' Name

                    1. His name is better than a credit card

                    2. The Bridegroom pays the bill

          C. His name is better than a guaranteed line of credit

                    1. The Bridegroom sets no limits for His Bride

                    2. Nothing is too good for her

                    3. She has His Eye and His Favor

          D. Jesus, there is NOBODY like Him!”

                    His Name is Healing! His name is power! His Name is Life!

          E. Ask and receive His joy! - John 16:21

          24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive,

               that your joy may be full.

 

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ASK IN THE BRIDEGROOM'S NAME

John 16:20-33 (NKJV)
20 Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
21 A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.
22 Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.
23 And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.
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Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
25 "These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.
26 In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you;
27 for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.
28 I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father."
29 His disciples said to Him, "See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech!
30 Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God."
31 Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?
32 Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.
33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

 

THE POWER OF PRAYER

Moses prayed, his prayer did save,

          A nation from death and from the grave.

Joshua prayed.  The sun stood still.

          His enemies fell into vale and hill.

Hannah prayed, God gave her a son;

          A nation back to the Lord he won.

Solomon prayed for wisdom.

          Then God made him the wisest of mortal men.

Elijah prayed with great desire,

          God gave him rain, and sent the fire.

Jonah prayed, God heard his wail;

          He quickly delivered him from the whale.

Three Hebrews prayed, through flames they trod

          They had as a comrade, the “Son of God.”

Elisha prayed with strong emotion;

          He got the mantle and a “double portion.”

Daniel prayed.  The lion’s claws

          Were held by the angel who locked their jaws.

Ten Lepers prayed: To the priests were sent;

          Glory to God!  They were healed as they went!

Peter prayed, and Dorcas arose

          To life again, from Death’s repose.

The Thief who prayed. . .for mercy cried,

          He went with Christ to Paradise.

The Church, she prayed, then got a shock;

          When Peter answered her prayer with a knock!

Abrahm stopped praying, cities fell,

          With all their sins into Hell!

The Disciples kept praying, the Spirit came

          With cloven tongue,” and revival flame!

Conviction filled the hearts of men;

          Three thousands souls were “born again!”

When Christians pray, as they prayed of yore

          With living faith, for souls implore,

In One Accord, united stand-----

          Revival fires will sweep the Land!

And sinners shall converted be,

          And all the world God’s glory see!

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WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Gordon MacDonald, a pastor and author, tells this story: “After giving a lecture one day, a Nigerian woman who is a physician at a great teaching hospital in the United States came out of the crowd to say something kind about the lecture I had just given. She introduced herself using an American name.

‘What’s your African name?’ I asked.

She immediately gave it to me, several syllables long with a musical sound to it.

‘What does the name mean?’ I wondered.

She answered, ‘It means “Child who takes the anger away.”’ When I inquired as to why she would have been given this name, she said, ‘My parents had been forbidden by their parents to marry. But they loved each other so much that they defied the family opinions and married anyway. For several years they were ostracized from both their families. Then my mother became pregnant with me. And when the grandparents held me in their arms for the first time, the walls of hostility came down. I became the one who swept the anger away. And that’s the name my mother and father gave me.’”

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Back in 1970’s, I read about a 78 year old King of a small country in South Africa.

What I found interesting was the titles this man had. He was called:

• Ngwenyama, or the Lion.

• He is also known as the Sun,

• the Milky Way,

• the Master in Weapons,

• the Obstacle to the Enemy,

• the Mouth that Speaks No Lies,

• the Miraculous Body That Grows Feathers in Winter While Others Are Without Plumage,

• and the Jaw That Cracks All Bones.

(Readers Digest 10/77 p. 106)

Now, why on earth would he have all those names?

Well, he was a king of a very small country (Swaziland, about the size of New Jersey that was virtually surrounded by much larger nations in the area of South Africa) and I suspect that he figured that the more names he had, the bigger and more important he would seem to others.

 

 

ILLUS: Billy Sunday, a famous evangelist of the last century said:

“There are 256 names in the Bible for the Lord Jesus Christ, and I suppose this was because He was infinitely beyond all that any one name could express.”

 

Now, what we’re looking this month are a few of the titles the Bible uses for Jesus. And the first title on our list is the “Lamb of God. Of all the titles Jesus has been given in Scripture this seems to be one of the most common.

In the book of Revelation (for example) Jesus is called the “Lamb” no less than 26 times.

But here in the gospel of John, we find John the Baptist being the first one to declare: “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” John 1:29

 

 

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Gordon MacDonald, a pastor and author, tells this story: “After giving a lecture one day, a Nigerian woman who is a physician at a great teaching hospital in the United States came out of the crowd to say something kind about the lecture I had just given. She introduced herself using an American name.

‘What’s your African name?’ I asked.

She immediately gave it to me, several syllables long with a musical sound to it.

‘What does the name mean?’ I wondered.

She answered, ‘It means “Child who takes the anger away.”’ When I inquired as to why she would have been given this name, she said, ‘My parents had been forbidden by their parents to marry. But they loved each other so much that they defied the family opinions and married anyway. For several years they were ostracized from both their families. Then my mother became pregnant with me. And when the grandparents held me in their arms for the first time, the walls of hostility came down. I became the one who swept the anger away. And that’s the name my mother and father gave me.’”

 

 

John 14:12-15 (NKJV)
12 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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