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Calling on the Name of the Lord
« on: Wed Jul 06, 2011 - 04:46:49 »
"But flee youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart." (2 Tim. 2:22)  

 "For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all and rich to all who call upon Him.

  For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Rom. 10:12,13)


   This thread is about the helpful practice to exercise your spirit to touch the Lord Jesus Christ by calling on the name of the Lord.

   Did you know that one of the simplest ways to "touch" God is to call on the name of the Lord Jesus? Calling on the name of the Lord is good not only for initial salvation. Calling is excellent for daily deliverance, daily salvation, and daily strengthening.

  Calling on His name from deep within strengthens a Christian into the inner man. It is an exercise of the regenerated human spirit. It sets the mind on the spirit where the Spirit of Jesus dwells. And that is what we Christians need all the time.

   By calling "O Lord Jesus. O Lord Jesus. Lord Jesus!" we fan the flame of our Christ indwelt human spirit. And the Lord is RICH to all who call upon Him. Calling "O Lord Jesus. O Lord Jesus" brings us into contact with the Son of God.

   When, in this thread, I focus on the matter of calling on the name of the Lord, it does not mean that I don't know that there are other aspects of the Christian life. It only means that I am focused here.

   You will be amazed at how helpful the practice of calling "O Lord Jesus. O Lord Jesus" can be. It is so simple that the natural man may protest. But calling on the Lord is to enjoy the riches of all that the Lord is for our supply.

   When we call on the Lord's name as Christians, we exercise our spirit where the Spirit of Jesus is. This is not a lifeless or mechanical mantra. This is, as Paul wrote to Timothy, "call on the name of the Lord out of a pure heart".

 We love the Lord Jesus and desire to commune with Him. We love the Lord Jesus and desire to fellowship with Him. We can precede our prayer, our Bible reading, our pouring out our hearts before Him, by calling on His name - "O Lord I love You. Lord Jesus! Lord Jesus. O Lord Jesus!"

  Calling on the name of the Lord really helps those who practice to DO calling on the Lord. Arguing about it, philosophizing about it, even merely mentally studying about it, is not that useful. But actually trying it is very useful.

 If you have never been encouraged to call "O Lord Jesus! Lord Jesus!"  I encourage you practice calling for yourself. Don't just think about calling. Don't just debate about calling. Try calling on the Lord Jesus. Call on His name.

  This thread does not mean that there is no other way to pray. It does not mean that there is no other way to live the Christian life. This thread though will focus on this helpful way to be strengthened into the inner man - contacting Jesus by calling on the name of Jesus.

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Calling on the Name of the Lord
« on: Wed Jul 06, 2011 - 04:46:49 »

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Re: Calling on the Name of the Lord
« Reply #1 on: Wed Jul 06, 2011 - 05:17:14 »

  It is hard to believe that any Christian has not called on the name of Jesus at least once or twice in their life. To call out to the Lord Jesus is as normal as a the crying of a baby when it is first born. Probably you called on the name of Jesus or Father, sometime. But here we will encourage you more to continue.

   When you first wake up in the morning you can immediately beging to contact the Son of God by calling "O Lord Jesus! Lord Jesus! Lord Jesus I LOVE You. Oooo Lord Jesus! Lord Amen."  

   
   If you called on the name of the Lord you got into the Holy Spirit for the word of God says " ... and no one can say, Jesus is Lord! except in the Holy Spirit" (1 Cor. 12:3b)

 That is VERY good news. Do you want to be sure you are in the Holy Spirit? Then call  "Lord Jesus! Lord Jesus! O Lord Jesus! Jesus is LORD! Amen!"  Calling on the name of Jesus this way will usher you experiencially into the Holy Spirit's presence. I do NOT mean that you are not in the Holy Spirit if you are not calling the name of Jesus. I mean that you can enrich your ENJOYMENT of the Holy Spirit by calling  "O Lord Jesus! Amen Lord! Lord Jesus I love You."  

  In a house where the Lord's name is spoken often, the atmosphere will be sweet. In a home where there is often the calling out to the name of  Jesus, there will be a peaceful atmosphere of His presence.

   Calling on the Lord can be done loudly or softly. One can shout or one can whisper. He is still rich to all who call upon Him.

    I was visiting a thread in which the brothers were all speaking about their battles with temptation. I too battle with temptations. I have found that it is so helpful to call on His name in the midst of temptation   "O Lord JESUS!  Lord Jesus, O Lord Jesus! Lord YOU overcome every temptation to sin Lord. Praise You Lord JESUS!"  

   Paul told Timothy to flee youthful lusts and to be with those who call upon the name of the Lord out of a pure heart (2 Tim. 2:22)

   We do not have to worry about which comes first - calling on the Lord or having a pure heart. When you call with the intention to touch Jesus Christ, your calling will purify your heart.  Your motive will be simplified. What do you want ? Do you want many things? Not really. You just want Jesus Himself! So you call on the Lord out of a pure heart to purely touch Jesus Himself, for Himself, to enjoy Jesus Himself.

   Calling out of pure heart "O Lord Jesus! Lord Jesus!" is a very effective way to "flee youthful lusts" . And calling on His name is an effective way to "pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace".  Jesus IS all these matters. So when you say "Lord Jesus!" you have said it all.

    All the "unsearchable riches of Christ" are in His Person. And we can touch Him by calling on His name each day.

    http://www.callingonthelord.org/
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Re: Calling on the Name of the Lord
« Reply #2 on: Wed Jul 06, 2011 - 05:49:23 »
 I just do not know what it is about saying "O" when you call "O Lord Jesus!"

 Maybe the word "O" or "Oh"  is an OPENING of the heart. The letter "O" looks like a wide open door. I don't know this mysterious effectiveness of the word "O" when calling "OOOOO LORD JESUS ! ".

  But it is effective to call from deep within with a wide open heart to Jesus - "Oooo Lord Jesus!". Do you know how many "O Lord"s there are in the Bible ? Do you have any idea how many times the Bible records someone calling "O Lord"?

  Maybe there are 800 times. If you do not believe me just start in the book of Psalms and begin to count the number of times the Psalmists say "O Lord".
 I think you should be able to find about 500 instances of "O Lord" in Psalms.

 But what is MORE important is that we actually CALL on the Lord. To study it is good. To CALL is better. So this thread I will write out many examples showing readers how to call "O Lord Jesus" .

 I think "O" must open wide the heart of men and women. The word "O" must open up the heart to a Person. And this Person we want to open up to is the Son of God - the Lord Jesus Himself.

  Calling "O Lord Jesus" is like breathing in the Lord. Do not protest "That reminds me of a mantra from the East."

 No, brothers. It is the other way around. Any mantra of the East or West is a poor imitation of calling on the name of the Lord. This calling is all throughout the Bible. And the practice of calling out to God started with the fourth generation of mankind in early Genesis:

  Genesis 4:26   -  "And to Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time men began to call upon the name of Jehovah."

   The name Enosh means something like "frail and mortal man".  As the human race began to realize that they were frail and weak after the fall of Adam, men began to call on the name of Jehovah. They began to call on the name of God. They began to feel a far apart from God. To help them to draw closer to God they began to call on the name of the Lord.

 It has never changed. Now this God has become the incarnated Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. And we are also like Enosh - frail and mortal. We need all the more to call "O Lord Jesus! O Lord Jesus. LORD JESUS we love You. LORD JESUS, we NEED You."  


 From Genesis 4:26 people began to call on the name of God.

  http://www.callingonthelord.org/
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Re: Calling on the Name of the Lord
« Reply #3 on: Wed Jul 06, 2011 - 14:25:42 »


 Calling on the Name of the Lord:

  http://www.callingonthelord.org/

 When you awake in the morning, the Devil is quick to make proposals to you. It is good to cut off all these proposals from the enemy by calling "O Lord Jesus. O Lord Jesus."

 You begin your morning calling on the name of the Lord Jesus. What a difference it will make. In fact if you call on the Lord's name for five minutes your spirit will be burning within. At first it may seem rather stall. But as you continue to call from deep within your being your heart will turn to the Person of Jesus Who is the now the life giving Spirit. And your spirit will begin to burn fervently with the presence of God.

 Paul told Timothy to "Fan into flame the gift of God which is within you."

 "For which cause I remind you to fan into flame the goft of Ghod, which is in you through the laying on of my hands." ( 2 Tim. 1:7)


 I was told that in the Greek this literally says fire life up. To fan a fire into flame is to feed more oxygen to the fire to make it burn brighter. Calling "O Lord Jesus. Lord Jesus. Lord Jesus!! is one way to fan into flame the gift of the regenerated human spirit where the Holy Spirit resides:

  "He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit" (1 Cor. 6:17)

  The Holy Spirit is joined to the believer's human spirit, which has been enlivened and born again. But our mind is off of our spirit because we have just been use to living in the natural man. Calling on the Lord brings our mind to set itself on the mingled spirit where the Spirit of Jesus lives deep within us. And we fan into flame this holy fire deep within us.

   Calling on the Lord is excellent to preceed reading of the word of God or prayer. While we are confessing our wrong doings and sins we can intersperse with our confessions calls of "O Lord Jesus! Lord Jesus. Lord Jesus. Amen Lord Jesus!".

 Here again is a great website on the practice of Calling on the Name of the Lord.

 http://www.callingonthelord.org/  

  

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Re: Calling on the Name of the Lord
« Reply #4 on: Sun Jul 17, 2011 - 08:55:19 »
If I am approached by a person in need who asks me if I can help him financially, calling on the Lord softly will sink my heart into the presence of Christ:

"O Lord Jesus! Lord Jesus, this person is in need. O Lord Jesus! What would you have me to do? O Lord Jesus! Lord Jesus, I do not depend lean on my own wisdom. Lord Jesus, I lean on You Lord. O Lord Jesus!"

By calling on the Lord and praying in this tough situation, don't you realize that the Holy Spirit can grant you the wisdom to know how to handle the situation ?

Let's see if we can find an instance of someone seeking God's guidance while calling on the name of the Lord:

In First Kings 8 we read of Solomon calling on Jehovah and praying in the dedication of the newly built temple:

v23 - And he said, O JEHOVAH, God of Israel there is no god like You ...

v25 - And now, O JEHOVAH, God of Israel, keep with Your servant David my father that which You promised him ...

v26 - Now therefore, O God of Israel, may Your word that You spoke to Your servant David my father be confirmed.

v28 - ... you have regard to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplication, O JEHOVAH my God ...

v53 - ... You brought our fathers out of Egypt, O LORD JEHOVAH.


We can see interspersed with his petition are callings on the name of God - "O Jehovah ... , O Jehovah ... , O Lord Jehovah ..., O God of Israel,

Would you charge Solomon with being too self centered here ? Would you accuse Solomon of being too much for "feeling good" ?

The calling on the name of God strengthened his prayer, FOCUSED his petition, and FIXED his heart on God. And we may do exactly the same thing by calling "O Lord Jesus! O Lord Jesus! Lord Jesus" .

Then we see David calling on the Lord in his prayer also in Second Samuel 7:

v18 - Then King David when and sat before Jehovah ... O Lord Jehovah, ...

v19 - O Lord Jehovah; but You have spoken ...

v19 - is this the custom for man, O Lord Jehovah ?

v22 - O Lord Jehovah; for there is none like You, ...

v24 - ... and You, O Jehovah, became their God

v25 - And now, O Jehovah God, confirm forever the word ...

v27 - For You, O Jehovah of hosts, God of Israel ...

v28 - And now, O Lord Jehovah, You are God ...

v29 - ... for You, O Lord Jehovah, have spoken it ...


 David's calling O Jehovah fully opened his heart to God, centered his focus on God rather than himself, and FIXED his FAITH in God. We can do the very same by calling again and again "O Lord Jesus! O Lord Jesus!". And our petitions, or praises, or confessions are anointed and FOCUSED on the Spirit of Christ.

Then we see Daniel calling repeatedly on the name of God in his prayer:

"O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! Do not delay, for You own sake, O my God; for Your city ..." (Daniel 9:19)


 Were Daniel's callings on of "O Lord" selfish? No indeed. He was praying for Israel, Jerusalem, and the temple. He fortified his prayers with "O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen, ... O My God, ... Your citi"

You are making arbitrary complaints that are unfounded. There is no automatic rule that repetitive calling "O Lord Jesus! Lord Jesus! Lord Jesus!" HAS to be selfish.

Calling " Abba Father " is by the Holy Spirit in Romans 8 and in Galatians 4.

Calling "O Lord Jesus" is like calling "Abba Father" where it says - "And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba Father!" (Gal. 4:6)

Either calling "O Lord Jesus! O Lord Jesus" or crying "Abba Father! Father. Abba Father" can be so much of the Holy Spirit. This is calling on the name of God.

When we call Lord Jesus we can be assured that this is in the Holy Spirit. For no one can say "Lord Jesus" except in the Holy Spirit.

"Therefore I make know to you that no one speaking in the Spirit of God says, Jesus is accursed; AND NO ONE CAN SAY, JESUS IS LORD! EXCEPT IN THE HOLY SPIRIT" (My emphasis - 1 Cor. 12:3)

"No one can say, Jesus is Lord! except in the Holy Spirit" So call out to Him "Lord Jesus! O Lord Jesus! O Lord Jesus! Jesus, You are Lord! Jesus is LORD! Oooo Lord JEEEESSSUUUSSSS, O Lord JESUS !!"

Try it readers. Try CALLING on the name of the Lord Jesus until you are brought into the presence of God.


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