Church of Jesus EM

Sun, Feb 12, 2012

The Beautiful Name

God is beautiful(Ps 27:4). 
Beauty comes from Him and His name is beautiful(Ps 8:1), and 
He brings beauty to perfection(Eze 27:11). 

Faith is knowing him and loving Him. 
The life of this faith is willingly taking on lowly image while on earth, in order to bear the image of perfect beauty(He 11:35-37). 

While the world is moved by the beauty of women, flowers, sceneries, lands, jewels etc, 
All things, all lives are changing and dying(1Pe 1:24), for 
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting(Pr 31:30) 
But the word of God is beautiful forever(1Pe 1:25). 

In heaven was the archangel Luciel(Eze 28:17; Is 14:14) who was 
Intoxicated with his own beauty and attempted to challenge God out of pride. 
God, thus, considered him vile and threw him down into Hades. 

Adam, made in the image of God(Ge 1:27), was 
Deceived by the devil and tempted by the beauty of the forbidden fruit and ate it(Ge 3:6). 
As a result, the living being died and bore the most vile image. 

God led the Israelites into the desert after Egypt, for them to 
Long for the beautiful land where milk and honey flowed(Nu 14:7; Dt 3:25; Eze 20:15). 

The land of Canaan, however, was beautiful not because of its soil but 
Because it was where the beautiful temple of God was built, where 
His beautiful name Jehovah was(Ps 8:1). 

Jesus said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days”(Jn 2:19-22), because 
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body, 
He would tear down the name Jehovah delivered through angels(Ex 3:2, Ex 3:4, Ex 3:15) and 
Raise the Father’s name that the Son brought(Jn 5:43, Jn 17:11) - Yeshua - 
The name superior, more beautiful than the angels’(He 1:4). 

Yet when He came in flesh, 
There was no beauty or majesty to attract men to Him(Is 53:2-3). 
He was eventually abandoned by them and 
Died on the cross, becoming the most vile image(Ps 22:6-7). 

As He died, Jesus said, “It is finished”(Jn 19:30), declaring that He: 
1. Willingly bore the most vile image and died, testifying that the Father alone is beautiful and that He was bringing beauty to perfection(Ps 50:2; Jn 10:17-18); 
2. Condemned the origin of sin(Eze 28:17; 1Jn 3:8); and 
3. With His blood redeemed all men’s sins that are more vile than anything(Job 15:16; Jer 17:9). 
The Father raised Him up and 
Gave Him the most beautiful name Yeshua as inheritance(Php 2:9-11). 
Jesus is seated on the throne as the beautiful one(Rev 4:2-3). 

Christians are those who received the beautiful name, Jesus(Jas 2:7; He 1:4) and 
Through His blood, their souls have gained life and were made beautiful. 

The Holy Spirit dwells in them and 
Let’s them guard that beauty(2Ti 1:14). 

Therefore, the men of the Spirit 
Endure suffering(1Pe 2:20), 
Carry out their duties(1Ti 3:13), and 
Bring good news(Is 52:7; Rm 10:15), 
Until they stand as the bride beautifully prepared 
For the groom Jesus when He comes back(Rev 21:2, Rev 21:9). 

The men of faith did not adorn their flesh. 
But rather, they accepted the most brutal punishment and 
Took on the most beautiful image with their flesh. 

O Lord, 
We spent so much time, materials and interests to 
Adorn this dying flesh. 
Let us now beautifully dress our souls! Amen. 
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