Revelation of Jesus | Apostle Peter De Fin

 

Revelation of Jesus

 

 

1. Names tell a story

 

In Hebrew thought a name tells a story of a person’s nature, character and or deeds. When we westerners think of a name it simply means to us a designation by which we can differentiate people, but in Judaism it is much more. Names tell us about people, about their character, the circumstances of their birth, or the destiny God has for them. For example:

 

Jacob – means supplanter. He used deceptive means to take the first-born place and inheritance from his brother. In other words, he supplanted him.

 

Moses – means to draw out. He was used of God to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt.

 

Nabal – means fool. His wife tells King David, who was so angry with the man he wanted to kill him that: 1 Sa 25:25 “Please do not let my lord pay attention to this worthless man, Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. Nabal is his name and folly is with him…

 

Barnabas – Son of encouragement. Certainly, a description of his character.

 

Barabbas in the New Testament – Son of the father. Think of the irony of that name. The bible tells us that satan was a liar and a murderer from the beginning. Barabbas was a murderer, so then in some ways we could say he was a son of the devil. The crowd then, on that fateful day had a choice between the son of God (The Son of “THE” Father), of the son of the devil. They chose Barabbas, to their eternal shame.

 

Think of it this way, here in the U.S. the Indians gave names that were normal words of description that became names: Crazy Horse, Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, etc… So, names are nothing more than ordinary words. Jesus means God is salvation. We read the name Jesus; Jews read God is salvation.

 

A preacher by the name of Ray Steadman went through the names of Genesis 5 and came up with the following: (Link provided at end of message)
The list begins with Seth, which means “Appointed.”
Enosh, his son, means “Mortal;” and
His son, Kenan, means “Sorrow.”
His son Mahalalel, means “The Blessed God.”
He named his boy Jared which means “Came Down,” and
His boy, Enoch, means “Teaching.”
Methuselah, as we saw, means “His death shall bring;”
Lamech means “Strength,” and
Noah, “Comfort.”

 

Now put that all together:
God has Appointed that Mortal man shall Sorrow; but The Blessed God, Came Down, Teaching, that His Death Shall Bring, Strength and Comfort.

 

Matthew 1:21 (NKJV)
21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
The name Jesus means – Saviour
Save – Sozo – deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): — heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.

 

Song of Songs 1:3
3 Because of the fragrance of your good ointments,
Your name is ointment poured forth;
Therefore, the virgins love you.
  • That name has brought healing, deliverance, peace in the storm, rest, hope

 

2. If we have Jesus we have the Saviour

 

Many people want the blessings of a Saviour but don’t want Jesus

 

Matthew 8:18-22 (NKJV)
The Cost of Discipleship
18 And when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave a command to depart to the other side. 19 Then a certain scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”
20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
21 Then another of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”
22 But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

 

Scribe:
I want the fame and attention you get
His motive was personal gain

 

Disciple:
had more value in earthly inheritance
Don’t be an admirer be a lover of Jesus
Treasure Him more than the gifts He gives
Two kinds of Christians
  1. Those who seek His hands
  2. Those who seek HIs face
Matthew 4:18-22 (NKJV)
18 And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.
  • Left their business and their inheritance
  • Don’t come only for the benefits come for Jesus

 

Matthew 13:45-46 (NKJV)
45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
  • Sold it – didn’t count it less valuable no sold it – take Jesus with two hands

 

Philippians 3:7-8 (NKJV)
7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ
  • gained Christ – valued, joyful, we talk about it
Story: – of the King inviting the village to his castle – boy chooses the king

 

John 10:9 (NKJV)
9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
g4982. σώζω sōzō; from a primary σῶς sōs (contraction for obsolete σάος saos, “safe”); to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): — heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.
AV (110) – save 93, make whole 9, heal 3, be whole 2, misc. 3;
to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction one (from injury or peril)to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue
to save in the technical biblical sense negatively to deliver…

 

Pasture
provide
Heal
Lead
Guide
Feed
Protect

 

Romans 10:11-13 (NKJV)
11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”
12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.
13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

 

Luke 10:38-42 (NKJV)
38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore, tell her to help me.”
41 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

 

Martha
She lost her peace
She complained.
Lost her joy
Lost her temper – why doesn’t she help me.
“Nobody helping me”
Service became a burden
Verse 41 –
Verse 42 – one thing is needed – be with Jesus
Mary heard what Martha was saying but it didn’t affect her. She was at peace
Ministry comes after being with Jesus.
When Elisha heard the women has oil.
“Shut the door”
Anointing given to go in.
That’s where oil multiplied.
That’s were grace and gifts multiply.

 

Matthew 1:21 (NKJV)
21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

 

Matthew 1:23 (NKJV)
23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

 

Matthew 2:6 (NKJV)
6 ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.’ ”

 

Mark 1:11 (NKJV) – He is God
11 Then a voice came from heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

 

Luke 1:68 (NKJV)
68 “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel,
For He has visited and redeemed His people,
Jesus is the door to all things in God

 

Ephesians 3:12 (NKJV)
12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.

 

Matthew 28:20 (NKJV)
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.

 

Colossians 1:19 (NKJV)
19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,

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