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Names of an Almighty God

 

Confession is an important part of maintaining a right relationship with God. 

Knowing who God’s many names also is important in knowing who He is, in knowing who you confess to.  

In a bible study by Pastor Fryer at Independent Bible Baptist Church, we look through the different names of God, and their importance in how we approach Him. 

Read Psalm 91, and notice the names of God used.

Psa 91:1

  He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psa 91:2

 

  I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Psa 91:3

 

  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

Psa 91:4

 

  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Psa 91:5

 

  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Psa 91:6

 

  Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

Psa 91:7

 

  A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Psa 91:8

 

  Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Psa 91:9

 

  Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

Psa 91:10

 

  There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

Psa 91:11

 

  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

Psa 91:12

 

  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Psa 91:13

 

  Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Psa 91:14

 

  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

Psa 91:15

 

  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Psa 91:16

 

  With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

 

El Elyon–In Psalm 91:1, the term  Most High reveals this name; strongest of all gods and the possessor of heaven and earth.  He helps win the daily battles in our life and is capable of arranging the most tedious of details in our live.

See Deut. 32:1-12, IISam. 22:4-20, Psalms 7:12, Psalms 47:1-9, Psalms 83:18, Dan. 4:17

El Shaddai–The term almighty reveals that He is THE all sufficient God.

See Genesis 17:1-6, Romans 4:20-21, Phil. 4:19, Psalms 57:1,  and Psalms 121:4

Yahweh–the term Lord in capitalized letters reveals His personal name Jehovah.  The word lord in lower case signifies Adonai–the master, the person in authority.  Yahweh signifies the God who is with you all the time.

See Exodus 3:12-14, Gen. 28:15, Ex. 33:14, Deut. 20:1, Isaiah 43:2, Matt. 18:20, Matt. 28:20.

Elohim–“My God”.  The term refers to the strong convenant keeping God as Creator.

See Neh 9:6, Job 26:7, Psalms 102:25, Heb. 11:3

There are other names of God which will help us focus on who He is and enable us to praise Him:

Jehovah Jireh–the God who provides.

Jehovah Shalom–the God who brings peace.

Jehovah Sabaoth–the God who brings spiritual help

Jehovah Rapha–the God who heals.

God’s names are revealed in our experiences with Him.  When was the last time He revealed Himself to you?

 

 

 

What Is Your Vision For Your Family Being Incorporated In The Church?

written by Pastor Jim Fryer, Independent Bible Baptist Church, Pittsburg, KS

Incorporating your family in the church begins with making sure that they are saved (Christians), and not running amuck in their spiritual life.   That means getting them here for every service to learn the procedure and the people of the church.

Getting them here for every service is probably the most important part of incorporating your child into the ministry of the local church.  In Sunday School they learn how to study the Bible, including the books of the Bible, and making friends who are their age.  In church they learn songs and hear lessons or messages that can and will change their lives.  Becoming incorporated into the different ministries of the church is of vital importance for young people, while learning vast knowledge of how to get along with others and learning the lessons that will make them capable to handle marriage, jobs, and life as a whole.

This is how important the church can be to a family who is struggling spiritually.  God has given you a great church here and a balanced Pastor who listens to problems and will give you the hard facts about what the Bible says for you to do about your problems.

Speak positively about the church, its members and its leaders including Sunday School teachers, Pastor, and even Wednesday night leaders.  It is important that your child does not see church as a “one hour a week” place to attend and “if I have time I’ll go” attitude.  God is more important.  You want to find your children able to make it in this society that we live in, you will not find refuge in the government, the school, the workd place, monetary value, but you will find it in the Lord Jesus, His church, and His Word.

Make these five things the greatest achievements that you or your family (wife included), can do:

Church attendance

Bible reading

Praying (individual and family)

Giving to the local assembly (gathering)

Witnessing (individual or corporately)

If you will come to church as a family, read the Bible as a family, pray as a family, give as a family, and witness in life, word, and deed as a family, God will bless the family.  Your children will be the second generation of Bible believing Christians that will give you grand children that are Bible believing and great grandchildren taht are Bible Believers.

–Jim Fryer

What Is Our Reason For Being?

Psalms 119:105

  NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Here lately at church, we’ve been studying Psalms 119:105.  Pastor Fryer (Independent Bible Baptist Church, Pittsburg, KS) has been teaching about how we can understand God’s will for us, and how we are to walk in our lives.  Below is the outline from our study.  Won’t you follow along?  I have to admit, this did a little flaying on me.  I definitely see areas of improvement needed in my life.  I hope you glean something from this as well!

Note:  All scripture is from E-Sword, and all in KJV.

When we decide to look to God and His Word for help there is no need to look any farther.

Our reason for being can be found in Revelations 4:11 and Psalms 139:14. 

Rev. 4:11–Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Psalms 139:14–I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

We can realize that we live and exist because of God’s will.

What is the chief end of man?  We find this in Ephesians 1:5,6, 12, and 14, as well as I Corinthians 10:31.

Ephesians 1:5 and 6, 12, 14–Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,  (6) To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. (12) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. (14) Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

I Corinthians 10:31–Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

If we search our hearts and discover our primary interest in God’s will is self-centered, it may be that all we really want is God’s blessing on our will.

We CAN understand God’s will for our lives. 

Ephesians 5:17–Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

We are to walk worthy of God’s call to salvation.

Ephesians 4:1–I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

The word “walk” refers to the way that a Christian should progress in their Christian life.

It is a different walk, or an “extreme makeover”.

Ephesians 4:17-19–This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, (18) Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: (19) Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

It is a loving walk, similar to the kind of love displayed by Christ when he gave himself for us.

Ephesians 5:1,2–Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; (2) And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

It is an enlightened walk, referring to developing a new moral and spiritual standard of living that is acceptable to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:8-10–For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are yelight in the Lord: walk as children of light: (9)(For the fruit of the Spirit isin all goodness and righteousness and truth;) (10) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

It is a careful walk, taking advantage of opportunities to serve Christ as evil erodes societies openness to the gospel, even the diligence of the believers.

Ephesians 5:15-16–See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, (16) Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

It is an empowered walk.

Ephesians 5:18–And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; (19) Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; (20) Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Galatians 5:25– If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

An important element of God’s will and to “understand the will of the Lord” means to learn, accept, and practice these truths.

Will we choose God’s will or our own??

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