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  • Brothers and sisters, God is always new and never old.

  • He is an all-inclusive God.

  • No single name of God can represent all of God.

  • So as the ages pass, God changes His name.

  • What? God's name cannot represent all of God?

  • Jehovah is the perfect representation of all of God.

  • And Jesus is an even more perfect expression of God.

  • These are the facts acknowledged by Christianity for millennia.

  • This is the foundation of our belief, and no one can deny it! (Right!)

  • The names Jehovah and Jesus both can represent God in His entirety.

  • No one can deny that.

  • Jesus Christ is the proof that man can be saved through faith in God.

  • If you deny God's name, then what right do you have to preach?

  • Sister Li, Sister Wang, just wait a moment

  • Be quiet, He Ping! You've betrayed the Lord.

  • We don't want to listen to you anymore!

  • Sister Li, calm down. Please let them finish speaking first.

  • Yes! Calm yourself! Sister, let's hear some more.

  • Brothers and sisters,

  • whether God's names can represent God in His entirety

  • cannot be decided by man.

  • Let us look at what Almighty God says about it.

  • Please turn to page 925.

  • Oh, so that's it.

  • There are a lot of mysteries to the changes in God's name!

  • Yes, that passage speaks the truth!

  • No one would dare say this except God Himself!

  • Right. The disposition of our God is so rich.

  • No single name can fully represent Him.

  • Yes, that's right.

  • God's disposition is so rich,

  • and one name indeed can't fully represent God.

  • God has so much wisdom in His words and deeds.

  • These words are so stern.

  • I've never heard anyone say these things before.

  • Brothers and sisters, God is a wise and almighty Ruler.

  • He is so great, bountiful and infinite.

  • No single name could possibly represent God in all His entirety.

  • In each age,

  • God only does a part of His work and expresses part of His disposition.

  • God has not expressed all that He has and all that He is.

  • So, for each stage of God's work,

  • He must use a specific name with age significance,

  • which represents the work of that age and the disposition He expresses.

  • This is the principle of God's work

  • and the primary reason God changes His name.

  • Since you say God's name in each age doesn't represent God in His entirety,

  • then can you tell me what does God's name in each age mean?

  • Sister Wang, the question you asked is important.

  • It's very helpful for us to understand God.

  • Today Almighty God has given us the answer to this question.

  • Everybody, please turn to page 1202.

  • Those words are like a bright light!

  • Is that really the word of God?

  • Yes, I think so!

  • Yeah!

  • Look, we've never seen anything in the Bible

  • like God's six-thousand-year management plan.

  • The Bible tells us that God's names are Jehovah and Jesus.

  • That passage makes it clear that

  • there are mysteries hidden in God's name.

  • I've been reading the Bible for years, and I've searched for God's name,

  • but I never understood the mysteries of God's name.

  • Now, they're here saying all this.

  • Lord, what is the truth of it?

  • Brothers and sisters, the words of Almighty God

  • explain to us the meaning of God's names that He takes in each age.

  • In the Age of Law, God's name was Jehovah.

  • This name represents the disposition God expressed to the people of that age,

  • the disposition of majesty, wrath, curse and mercy.

  • At that time, in the name of Jehovah,

  • God started His work in the Age of Law.

  • He issued laws and commandments,

  • and formally led His new-born mankind to live on earth.

  • He demanded they strictly obey the law

  • and learn how to worship and magnify Him.

  • God's blessing and grace would lie upon whoever followed the law of Jehovah.

  • Those who broke the law would be stoned to death or burned by heavenly fire.

  • So the Israelites under the law

  • kept it faithfully and honored Jehovah's name as sacred,

  • and lived thousands of years under Jehovah's guidance

  • till the end of the Age of Law.

  • By the end of the Age of Law,

  • people had become increasingly corrupt and sinful

  • and were unable to obey the law.

  • Everyone was in constant danger of punishment for breaking it.

  • Therefore, with the name of Jesus, God began a new stage of work of redemption.

  • He ended the Age of Law and initiated the Age of Grace,

  • and He expressed the disposition of love and mercy.

  • He laid His boundless grace upon man,

  • and finally was crucified to redeem man from sin.

  • After that, man began to pray in Jesus' name, to worship Jesus' name as sacred,

  • and to enjoy the forgiveness of God and His boundless grace.

  • The name of Jesus

  • exists to allow the people of the Age of Grace to be reborn and saved.

  • Its meaning is the sin offering full of love and mercy that redeems people.

  • The name Jesus represents God's redemptive work,

  • and also God's disposition of love and mercy.

  • Brothers and sisters,

  • in the previous two stages of God's work, we can see that

  • the name God takes in each age holds representative significance.

  • Each represents the work and the disposition which God expresses in that age.

  • In the Age of Grace,

  • if the Lord had been called Jehovah when He came, rather than Jesus,

  • then God's work would have been stopped in the Age of Law.

  • And corrupt mankind would never have gained God's redemption.

  • In the end, they would've been condemned and punished for breaking God's law.

  • When God comes in the last days,

  • if He still had the name Jesus, then corrupt mankind

  • would only receive salvation and forgiveness for their sins.

  • They would never achieve holiness, and enter God's kingdom.

  • This is because the sins of men have been forgiven through Jesus' redemption,

  • but their sinful nature still remains.

  • They still often sin and have not been fully gained by God.

  • Therefore, in order to save men out of sin completely,

  • God is now doing a new work of completely purifying and saving men

  • based on Jesus' work.

  • And so God's name must change.

Brothers and sisters, God is always new and never old.

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Gospel Movie Clip "God's Name Has Changed?!" (3) - The Significance of God's Name

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    flyin posted on 2019/12/17
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