Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!

In the midst of dodging loose cannons during this special season, please take a moment to reflect on the One who came in the name of the Lord–and please leave a comment of praise to Him, will you?

“Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Matthew 21:9).

When Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem one week prior to His crucifixion, crowds lined the streets, waving palm branches and crying out, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” But when He made His entrance into the world as a tiny, helpless baby, no one was there to call out a welcome. His mother and stepfather had to settle for a bed of hay in which to lay their newborn Son, with the only visible spectators to the great event being the animals who inhabited the humble little outside dwelling.
But were there invisible witnesses to this amazing occurrence? No doubt there were. If angels were dispatched to announce the birth to shepherds in a field, isn’t it logical to think there were also angels sent to the place of the birth itself? And it is equally logical to imagine that those angels were crying out, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”
Though Joseph and Mary may not have heard those angelic declarations, all those who dwell in that “other realm” of the heavenlies did—Satan and his demonic hordes included. What a ripple of terror and anguish must have rolled through those evil ranks that first Christmas morning! The One who comes in the name of the Lord had arrived—and nothing on earth would ever be the same again.
Yes, Satan continued to operate on this planet, even to the point of having enjoyed a temporary victory when the One who had come in the name of the Lord was crucified and buried. But oh, how the earth shook and the demons trembled when He was raised again from the dead! And how much more will those demons cower in fear when that One comes again to take up His rightful throne, where we who have received Him as Lord and Savior will rule and reign with Him throughout all eternity!
Do you have that assurance that you belong to Him, that He lives in your heart and is coming again—for you? Then rejoice, beloved, regardless of the reception you receive (or not!) here on this earth. When you show up to preach, teach, write, sing, or in any way proclaim the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ, even if you don’t hear a single voice call out to you in welcome, remember that the host of heaven is standing by in the heavenly realm, proclaiming in a triumphant voice, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” If we belong to Him, then He has called us to go out in His name and spread the Good News of His triumph over sin and death. Go boldly, dear friends, for we are always in good company when we go forth “in the name of the Lord.”

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2 Responses to Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!

  1. Dos says:

    Father I give you thanks and praise for renewing me and filling me to overflowing with the Holy Spirit. Let the praise of David, speak for me also.

    “Bless the Lord, Oh my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name.
    Bless the Lord, Oh my soul and forget none of His benefits;
    Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals your diseases;
    Who redeems your life from the pit,
    Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
    Who satisfies your life with good things,so that your youth
    is renewed like an eagle.
    The Lord performs righteous and judgements for all who are oppressed.
    He made known His ways to Moses and His acts to the sons of Israel.
    The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and
    abounding in lovingkindness.
    He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever.
    He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us
    according to our iniquities.
    For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is His lovingkindness to those who fear Him.
    As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed
    our transgressions from us.
    Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has
    compassion on those who fear Him.
    For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.
    As for man, his days are like glass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
    When the wind passes over it, it is no more, and it’s place
    acknowledges it no longer.
    But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
    on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children,
    to those who keep His covenant and remember His precepts to do them.
    The Lord has established His throne in the heavens
    and His sovereignty rules over all.
    Bless the Lord, you His angels, mighty in strength who perform His word,
    obeying the voice of His word!
    Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, you who serve Him, doing His will.
    Bless the Lord, all you His works, in all places of His dominion;
    Bless the Lord oh my soul!” ~ Psalms 103

  2. Carolyn says:

    I am listening for the sound of the trumpet and I am keeping my eyes on that eastern sky anxiously awaiting Christ’s triumphant entry when He comes to get His Bride. The dead in Christ shall rise first and then those who are alive will meet Jesus in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Halleluia, Praise the Lamb of God who took away my sins and gave me eternal life with Him.

    My prayer is that God makes me bold when I am witnessing to other people. The gift of eternal life with God is the best gift I have ever received and I must let the world know so they can receive this wonderful gift also. Give me boldness Lord to witness for You. Praise God.

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