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Celebrating the Excellencies of His Name -Mighty God by Octavius Winslow- and a giveaway-

 20.12.11

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"His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6


From Octavius Winslow's, "Christ, the Mighty God"

Because Jesus is the Almighty God, His
people have an Almighty Burden Bearer.

We are a burdened people.

Every believer carries a burden peculiar to himself.

What is your burden, O believer?
Is it indwelling sin?
Is it some natural infirmity of the flesh?
Is it a constitutional weakness?
Is it some domestic trial?
Is it a personal or relative trial?
Is it the loss of property?
Is it the decay of health?
Is it soul anxiety?
Is it mental despondency?

Come, oppressed and burdened believer,
ready to give up all and sink! Behold Jesus,
the Almighty God, omnipotent to transfer
your burden to Himself, and give you rest!

It is well that you are sensible of the pressure,
that you feel your weakness and insufficiency,
and that you are brought to the end of all your
own power.

Now turn to your Almighty Friend, who is
the Creator of the ends of the earth, even
the everlasting God, who does not faint,
neither is weary.

How precious is the promise addressed to you!
"He gives power to those who are tired and worn
out; he offers strength to the weak. Even youths
will become exhausted, and young men will give up.
But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength.
They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run
and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint."

Oh, what strength there is in Jesus for the
weak, and faint, and drooping of His flock!

You are ready to succumb to your foes,
and you think the battle of faith is lost.

Cheer up! Jesus, your Savior, friend, and brother,
is "the Almighty God," and will perfect His strength
in your weakness. The battle is not yours but His!

Jesus sustains our infirmities, bears our
burdens, supplies our needs, and encircles
us with the shield of His Almightiness!

What a Divine spring of consolation and strength
to the tired and afflicted saint is the Almightiness
of Jesus. Your sorrow is too deep, your affliction
too heavy, your difficulty too great for any human
to resolve. It distances in its intensity and magnitude
the sympathy and the power of man.

Come, you tossed with tempest and not comforted;
come, you whose spirit is wounded, whose heart is
broken, whose mind is bowed down to the dust, and
hide for a little while within Christ's sheltering
Almightiness!

Jesus is equal to your condition.

His strength is almighty!
His love is almighty!
His grace is almighty!
His sympathy is almighty!
His arm is almighty!
His resources are infinite, fathomless, measureless!

And all this Almightiness is on your side, and will
bring you through the fire and through the water.

Almighty to rescue, He is also your Brother and Friend
to sympathize. And while His Divine arm encircles,
upholds, and keeps you; His human soul, touched
with the feeling of your infirmities, yearns over
you with all the deep intensity of its compassionate
tenderness.

The secret of our great strength is not in the orthodoxy of articles,
nor in denominational organization,
nor in prelatical interference,
nor in ecclesiastical courts, nor in human legislation,
nor in the learning,
or gifts, or piety of Christ's ministers-
these are alone but ropes of sand
with which to bind the great leviathan of the day.
The secret of our strength is- the power of Christ, 
the Almighty God. 
Oh, let us take hold of this power in prayer and faith,
and we may gaze upon the ark tossed amid the broken waves
without a solitary fear.

We want stronger faith in,
and more incessant dealing with,
the almighty power of Jesus.

All your real power is in Christ.
In His strength you can do great things for God,
and suffer great things for Jesus.
Bring your strong corruptions to His grace,
and your little strength to His omnipotence,
and your very weakness shall turn to your account
by drawing you into a closer alliance with the Lord
in whom you have righteousness and strength.
Thus you will be taught to understand the apostle's sacred paradox-
"When I am weak, then am I strong."


Come, you of fearful heart, of sorrowful spirit, 
burdened and wounded, 
and hide beneath the outspread wing of this Almighty Savior
His Omnipotence is engaged to uphold you through the wilderness, 
to guide you with its counsel, 
and afterwards to receive you to glory. 
Consecrate your noblest powers to Him 
who spreads the shield of His omnipotent power around you. 

Battle with sin, mortify the flesh, resist Satan, 
overcome the world, fight the good fight of faith, 
and before long you will wear the victor's crown, 
wave his palm, and chant his song forever! 
"And now, all glory to God, who is able to keep you from stumbling, 
and who will bring you into his glorious presence innocent of sin and with great joy. 
All glory to him, who alone is God our Savior, 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Yes, glory, majesty, power, and authority belong to him, 
in the beginning, now, and forevermore. Amen." 

"Though here the storms of sorrow roar,
And raise in cares a troubled sea;
Yet when I land on yonder shore,
There shall he calm enough for me.
Why then for tempests need I care,
Since they but drive me sooner there."

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This is the time of the year when we set a time apart to ponder on the greatest miracle, the Incarnation of the Lord; The Mighty God in a manger. Let us dare to go beyond the carols, the lights, the candles, let us go to the Word of God and see Him fully. Let us study the Word of God, my dear friends, if we want to find Him we shall only find Him there. If we want to really know the Mighty God, let us go to the Scriptures, He is there.

Today I am happy to share with you the last giveaway of the year in this place. I want to give you a book that will help you study about the Deity of Jesus; a book that will take you through the Scriptures so that you may see Him as Mighty God. I have read this book twice and I really recommend it to you. The book is: Putting Jesus in His Place; The Case for Deity of Christ by Robert M. Bowman Jr. & J. Ed Komoszewski. If you are interested in entering this giveaway, just leave a comment here. The providential winner will be announced on December 24th. (I would love it if you help me share the goodness among your friends).



Monergism Books



Under His sun and by His grace,


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They that know thy name will put their trust in thee.
Psalm 9: 10

The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
   the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
Proverbs 18: 10






You are most welcomed to read a complementary series on The Names of God.
Part one, The Name of God is found here
Part 2, Taking Refuge in the Name of the Lord, here.
Part three, The Fullness of the Name of Jesus Christ is here.


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