God's Holy Fire: 'Jesus: The Name Above All Names!'

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Good News is about [God's] Son. In his earthly life he was born into King David's family line, and he was shown to be the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is Jesus Christ our Lord.
— Romans 1:3-4 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus is the Son — David's Son, God's Son in power, Christ, and Lord! Each name means something very important, but the simple truth based on Jesus' resurrection from the dead is this: Jesus is the one of ultimate importance to God. As Paul said elsewhere, "For no matter how many promises God has made, they are 'Yes' in Christ" (2 Corinthians 1:20). No wonder the gospel is The Good News: It is the news about Jesus, God's Son, descended from David, one of us as God clothed in humanity, clothed in power as the Son of God, raised from the dead, the Messiah (the Christ), and the Lord of all. And underneath all these attributes of Jesus is the power of the Holy Spirit, the same Spirit that is alive in us and is transforming us to be like our Lord (2 Corinthians 3:18).

Today's Prayer

O almighty God, thank you for Jesus. Thank you for the Holy Spirit. Thank you that you are revealed to us in the unity and the dance of grace that is Father, Son, and Spirit. Thank you for The Good News: that Jesus died, that he was buried, that he was raised, and that he is returning in glory. Until that day, may I live for you! In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of Romans 1:3-4 NLT —  He is Jesus Christ our Lord.

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About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

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