Vol. 38, No. 9
NO OTHER NAME
By Pastor George Mills
“Neither is there Salvation in any other, for there is none other Name under Heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12).
I believe that every Christian loves the Name of Jesus. Think of the beautiful Hymns we sing about Him…
“Jesus is the sweetest Name I know,
And He’s just the same, as His lovely Name,
That’s the reason why I love Him so,
Jesus is the sweetest Name I know.”
“My Jesus I Love Thee, I know Thou art mine,
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign,
My Gracious Redeemer, my Saviour art Thou,
If ever I loved Thee, My Jesus ’tis now.
Jesus loves me this I know,
for the Bible tells me so,
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak, but He is strong.”
On and on the list would go concerning the beautiful songs we sing about His Name. His Name, His Person, His Eternality has been under attack through the ages. Especially is this true during these last days. Men try to bring Him down to the level of other names. I want to dedicate this edition of the WILDERNESS, as in every edition of the WILDERNSS to the
uplifting and upholding the Name of Jesus. He is my Lord, my Saviour, my God, my Intercessor, my King, my Everything. All that I am, or ever hope to be I owe all to Him. In these modern times, men have given Him names, Strange names. In answer to God’s commandment, “Joseph called His Name JESUS.”(Mt 1:21-25). “JESUS…SAVIOUR!” That’s good enough for me! That Name has been good enough through the ages, and that Name, “JESUS” will last through eternity!
HIS NAME IS THE ONLY NAME WHEREBY WE CAN BE SAVED FROM THE PENALTY AND POWER OF SIN. Our opening text in Acts 4:12 clearly testifys to that fact. Jesus said, “I am the way, the Truth, and the light. No man cometh to the Father but by me.” Men worship , and men die for names of persons that may have existed in ages past, but when they died they left behind no name to call upon for forgiveness of sin. Mankind has exalted names by the thousands, But not one paid the sin debt, went through the grave and came out victorious on the other side, ascended into Heaven to be our eternal High Priest, NO NOT ONE, Save JESUS ONLY! His Name is the ONLY Name whereby we have forgiveness of sin. Men worship Buddha, Mohammed, Allah,Confucius,, and dozens of other “gods” but none of these “gods” have access, nor have power to grant access to the Throne of God, save JESUS ONLY! I PRAISE HIS NAME TODAY! If anyone whosoever that one may be, if that one expects the right to call upon Heaven, or see that
place one day will have to depend upon the
“JESUS” Way. For Salvation, forgiveness of sin, for access to Heaven there is NO OTHER NAME!
HIS HOLY NAME IS THE ONLY NAME THAT WE CAN PRAY IN. “There is none other name.” The Name JESUS is the only access we have to God in Prayer.. Search your Bible, (KJB). You will find no other name that can reach the throne of God., NO, not one, nor any “gods” we have or have not mentioned. Jesus arose from the dead to be our Eternal High Priest. “Seeing then that we have a Great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb. 4:14-16). There is none other name we can pray in! No, not man, nor angels. Nor priest, prophet, or pope. Jesus said “if ye shall ask anything in my Name I will do it.” (Jn. 14;13-16). “For through Him (Christ) we both (Jew and Gentile) have access by one Spirit unto the Father.” ((Eph 2:16-18). There is NO OTHER NAME.
HIS NAME IS THE ONLY NAME WE CAN MEET IN.
We cannot find any place on earth where men of all races, creeds, colors, or any nationality can meet together in perfect harmony and worship. The worship service in Heaven is a blessed scene, (Rev. 5:1-14). In the midst of the throne there were multitudes beyond number from every kindred, tongue, people, and nation Praising God for His Redemption in Christ. Men meeting down here meet in the name of their founder and no one else is welcome. It is wonderful to see services where men meet and worship and praise the Name of our Dear Saviour, Jesus Christ! There is NO OTHER NAME.
HIS NAME IS THE ONLY NAME THAT IDENTIFIES HIM AS OUR PROPHET, PRIEST, AND KING.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder and His Name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isa., 9:6).
HE IS THE WONDERFUL COUNSELLOR.
Through faith in His Name we can contact the throne of Grace in Heaven (Eph 2:11-22)
HE IS THE MIGHTY GOD.
Others try to be. Mankind has promoted others to be the mighty king, but no one fits the qualifications
HE IS THE EVERLASTING FATHER.
He is from old to everlasting. (Micah 5:2). Can any name under heaven given among men rightly claim existence for everlasting to everlasting? NO!
HE IS THE PRINCE OF PEACE. These are prophetic descriptions of the King of Kings, who alone, is Jesus Christ! No one can give the inward peace that Jesus alone gives. There is NO OTHER NAME!
HIS NAME IS THE ONLY NAME WHEREIN DWELLS THE FULLNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
“And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him. The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord.” (Isa. 11:1-6)
Listed there is the seven-fold description of the Messiah. No one but Christ can fill those qualifications! There listed, are the seven Spirits of God that shall rest upon Messiah. No, king, prince, prophet or pope can claim these. But see Christ in His Glory; “And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. (Rev, 5:2). Christ alone has the seven Spirits of God. Seven is the number for completeness. No one in Heaven or earth, past or present, or future can claim all of the attributes of the Saviour, Messiah! CHRIST ALONE! There is NO OTHER NAME.
HIS NAME IS THE ONLY NAME THAT DEMONS FEAR.
While Christ lived here on earth, demons knew Him and feared Him. They obeyed His voice as He ordered them to leave their victims. Much of mankind does not fear, respect, or honor Him, But devils sure do. “Thou believest there is one God, thou doest well the devils also believe and tremble..” (Ja. 2:19). The Son of God, whom we serve has that same power today! The things that bind the hearts of men, that bring men into bondage, that makes servants and slaves still has power to free man for any bondage of Satan and make that one a useful part of society. Have you tried Him? Have you put Him to the test? People all over the world have found in Him their, Saviour, Friend, and Guide. There is NO OTHER NAME.
HIS NAME IS THE ONLY NAME THAT EVERY KING WHO EVER WAS KING, AND THAT EVERY ONE THAT WILL BE KING, AND EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD.(Phil. 2:9-11).
I made that confession many years ago. Christ, my Lord and Saviour came in, and stilled the storms of my life and gave me the peace that only He can give. I have found in Him sweetness, solitude, peace, safety, security, and the desire to serve Him. I do sincerely hope that you know Him. If you have never received Him, He is there, wherever you may be. Call out to Him today. He will hear the cry of the penitent heart. You can begin TODAY to live FOREVER! Try no other, for THERE IS NONE OTHER NAME!
His Name may be blasphemed, mocked, degraded, disregarded, and cursed down here.
But His Name implies that He is The HIGH, HOLY, and MAJESTIC One. We worship Him as His Name implies….”WONDERFUL.”
“There is a Name I love to hear,
I love to sing It’s worth,
It sounds like music in my ear,
The Sweetest Name on earth.”
NO OTHER NAME
By Pastor George Mills
“God hath given Him a Name above all name.”
There is a Name above all names,
That Name, I treasure most.
Just to mention His Name
Nature joins in refrain,
Along with the Heavenly host.
There is a Name that children love,
With joy and praises they sing.
They know of His care,
That He hears every prayer,
What Grace to their hearts does He bring.
There is a Name that demons fear,
They know of His Glory and Power.
While they tremble in fear,
When His voice they do hear,
They obey Him in that very hour.
There is a Name that soldiers trust,
While in the battle for our Lord.
Each need does He meet,
With power He does entreat,
When we willingly obey His Word.
There is a Name above all names,
A Name to whom each one will bow.
To confess He is Lord,
To acknowledge His Word,
O sinner, just do that, right now.
There is a Name I love to hear,
Each day my pledge is the same.
It is my obligation,
To tell to every nation,
That among men there’s NO OTHER NAME.
No other Name can bring joy and peace,
To none else could I lift my refrain.
Christ is my all,
Since on Him I did call,
Praise God, there’s NO OTHER NAME!
THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES
By Pastor George Mills
“But can ye not discern the signs of the times?”
I thought about a lot of things as I prepared for this message. I just want to share some things that I trust will help you. This publication goes into many places throughout this world. Some in various places want answers. I will try to do that very thing in this message.
Many want to know about “signs of the times.”
FIRST, I do not believe that we should be consumed in “seeking signs” or looking for things and trying to squeeze them into some fulfillment of prophecy. Thousands upon thousands have done that and they were wrong!
For centuries man has been predicting the end times, Armageddon, the movement of nations, the European market, the Antichrist, the Beast, the false prophet, pre, mid, and post tribulation, and 666. What can that number mean? When will these things happen? Just a few years ago many were saying that Henry Kissinger was the antichrist. Just a few years ago there was much ado about Y2K. You remember the computer problem?
Back during world war 2, while the nations of Europe were in such array, folks were sure that we had reached the end time. They were sure that Mussolini of Italy, was the beast of Rev 13, that Hitler of Germany was the antichrist, and that pope pious 12, was the false prophet.
In recent months one predicted that Christ would return on a certain day, Christ did not return then. Another one was proven wrong!
And now there is much discussion about the BLOOD MOON, (Lunar Tetrad). Books have been written. Much money has been made. The Bible says nothing about a BLOOD MOON, not to Jew or Gentile. I know there was a BLOOD MOON back in April, one is scheduled for October 8, and two for next year. I know that the Moon plays more than a major role in our lives. The Moon determines the tides, weather and seasons. The Blood Moon in 1948 happened After Israel was recognized as a nation by the U.N. In the 6 day war of 1967 the Blood Moon occurred AFTER the war. How can these be signs? Blood Moons are a natural event that have been occurring for centuries and are very predictable.
Men have written Books about the BLOOD MOON and have brought these books, teachings into the church world. All of this is no more than EXTRA BIBLICAL MATERIAL Trying to discern signs of the times without solid Bible information has made fools out of many. I believe that much of this destroys the influence of the Church in the world. You know, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!”
The signs that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 are signs concerning Israel at the tribulation. The Church is not in these passages. Now, let us see if we can determine the “Last days” I believe that when the Bible speaks of the “last days,” it is speaking of the entire Church age from Pentecost to the rapture. God has spoken in these LAST DAYS by His Son, (Heb 1:2. John said, “Little children, it is the LAST TIME (1Jn 1:18). The antichrist system was already working in John’s day. Paul said much about the last days, 1Tim 4:1, 2Tim 3:1. So the “LAST DAYS” began with the early Church and will end at the rapture. Keep in mind that these years since Pentecost have been part of the MYSTERY of the ages,(1Cor 2:6-8, Eph 1:9-12, Col. 1:26-27). The things we see happening today are things that have been happening. Please allow me to show some things that are very clear, SIGNS OF THE TIMES…
THE BREAKDOWN OF THE FAMILY LIFE, THE HOME, MARRIAGE VOWS AS INSTITUTED BY GOD IS CLEARLY A SIGN OF THE TIMES. (Luke 17:26-27).
The downward moral trend will worsen as time passes. “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be in the days of the son of man.” The days of Noah began in Gen. 6. “They took them wives of all which they chose.” Paul says that in the last days men will give heed to seducing spirits. Noah’s days are being repeated and worsening. The home is basic to society. As the home goes, so society goes. We have a HOME PROBLEM in this world. Couples just live together in adultery, and society and is accepted as “the natural thing to do.” President Jimmy Carter said, “The family was the first church, the first school, and the first government, and for the child, this is still true. And the victim in all of this is the child.
IMMORALITY, MORAL DEGENERACY, ILLICIT SEX, HOMOSEXUALITY, SEXUAL PERVERSION IS A SIGN OF THE TIMES.
After the breakdown of the home, this is Satan’s next step in his master plan. “Likewise as it was in the days of Lot…” (Lk 17:28).The prevailing sin of Lot’s day was homosexuality. Read Genesis 18-19). God has His rules and laws to govern society. I thank God for His Grace, but there is a limit. Man can go only so far. “ If God spared not the old world, And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those who should live ungodly.: (2Pet. 2:4-9). I have the idea that sex was so common in Lot’s day, so abused, so advertised, so promoted that men became sick of it and turned to one another, and likewise did the women, (Ro. 1:21-32). In our time, sex has been so glorified. Nudity, free love, and homosexuality is glorified and accepted as as an alternate lifestyle. Sin is still sin and God is still God. May I say that if this is descriptive of your lifestyle, you can find help. We serve the God of all Grace. He is able to give you victory. God loves you! Unashamed sinning is definitely a sign of the times,
FORSAKING THE WORD OF GOD, TURNING FROM THE FAITH TO A FORM OF GODLINESS BUT DENYING THE POWER OF GOD IS A SIGN OF THE TIMES.
“This know also that in the LAST DAYS perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION, false accusers, incontinent, dispersers of those that are good. Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God. Having a form of Godliness but denying the power thereof, from such turn away.” “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (2Tim 3:1-5, v13). “For the time will come when they shall not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers having itching ears. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned to fables.” (2Tim 4:3-4). I cannot help but believe that we are in the last of the last days. This is the day of denial, the day of forsaking sound doctrine. Some pastors say that if they stay on sound doctrine too strong they face opposition in their own church. Today, Bible believers are mocked, the Bible is ridiculed, and coldness within the church is alarming and clearly a SIGN OF THE TIMES. New doctrines are introduced daily. Television spews out so much false doctrine, and people by the masses fall for it. New “versions” of the scriptures flood the market today. I believe that the Bible (KJB) that brought us this far will take us on home. We do not have to look out at what’s happening in the nations, look within the ‘religious world.’
ISRAEL IN A DESPERATE CONDITION IS CLEARLY A SIGN OF THE TIMES.
Israel is compassed about with armies.” Israel is caught in the middle of the nations. To the south, Egypt threatens. To the west, ships patrol the Mediterranean sea. To the east, Arab nations. Beyond the Arabs in the east is China, to the north is Syria, and Russia .Surrounded by enemies that threaten to push Israel into the sea.
I believe that these things we have discussed today are clearly SIGNS IF THE TIMES.
Now, what does all of this have to do with me?
First, make sure that you are right with God. Make sure that you have received Jesus Christ as your Saviour. “Ask, and ye shall receive.”
Then, study your Bible, (KJB). And maintain a healthy prayer life.
Find a good Bible believing Church and be faithful to it.
Do all you can to win others to Christ.
I am not a “date setter.” I do not know the day when Christ will return for His Church. But I do know that day is probably closer than we think.
May God richly Bless you and yours.
FROM MY HEART
By Mildred Mills
“Choose you this day whom ye will serve; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Jos. 24:15). How can we not choose Jesus when He has done so much for us? He gave His life hanging on a cross, suffered and died so we could have a home in Heaven if we will only choose Him as our Savior. “Neither is there Salvation in any other; for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12). He promises to save us from an eternal hell, He promises His children a home in Heaven, He promises to walk with us and speak to us through His Word and to lead us in the way we should go. He promises to supply our needs and watch over us as the Shepherd watches his sheep. He is the Great Shepherd! He walks the paths with us and when we stumble He is there to lift us up. He showers His children with blessings that are too many to count. “And if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1Jn. 1:9) Why would you not choose Jesus? He is a Wonderful Savior to me and He wants to be your Savior too. Choose Him this day! Ask Him to come into your heart and thank Him for paying such a price for your sin. He will come into your heart and life when you ask Him, so do it today and become a child of the King!
I choose Jesus when I need a friend,
What I need I know that He will send,
I have proved Him, Good and true is He,
I choose Jesus, He is the one for me.
A Wonderful Savior is He!
TEEN TALKS THAT MATTER
By Ashley Stevens
What is fear? Does fear drag you down? Do you find yourself discouraged? Fear does not come from God. Fear comes from our enemy, Satan. Satan uses fear as one of his greatest weapons to try to defeat and discourage the children of God. He desires for us to focus only on the fears in our lives rather than fully relying and trusting in God and giving over all of our fears to Him. God says, “do not fear.” Through the prophet Isaiah God tells us, “Fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee, Yea, I will help thee; yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
There seems to be so much worry and fear in the days we are living in now. The list seems to go on and on. In the Bible God reminds us constantly to “fear not.” Why don’t we listen? He reminds us over and over to put our trust in Him and Him alone. By trusting Him, He will bring us peace. Pray over everything and worry about nothing. It is our nature to worry, and when we worry we become overwhelmed, causing more anxiety in our lives. Give it over to God. We tend to only give God parts of our lives thinking that we can control the rest. Well let me tell you, we can’t. Without God we are nothing. God gave us everything that we have. If we don’t hand everything right back over to Him, then fear will strike in our life. My goal for this month is for each of us to hand EVERYTHING that we are and have, to God. I can promise you that there will be a dramatic difference in our lives.
May God Bless your life each and every day.
Until next time, Ashley Stevens
Recently I listened to a local radio preacher who has both radio and TV broadcasts. He was introduced as a “REAL PROPHET OF GOD.” I listened to his message as he attacked the simple truth of Salvation by GRACE ALONE.. He said, “these preachers who preach this are not telling the truth. They preach EASY BELIEVISM. That’s all they know…just believe.” He went on to say that “Salvation is a process.” He did not tell us how to be saved, he just attacked what he called “EASY BELIEVISM.” Then sometime later, late one night I saw the same preacher on Television. The title of his message was, “HOW TO BE SAVED.” I thought to myself, Now we are going to hear from the “prophet” how to be saved.” He rambled for about 30 minutes, did not tell us how to be saved, and the caption on the screen said, “continued next week.” In other words it is going to take him a radio broadcast and two telecasts to tell us how to be saved, that is, as he sees how to be saved. It seems that everybody has a plan of some kind.
I WOULD LIKE FOR HIM TO EXPLAIN “HARD BELIEVISM.”
Many are like that preacher, they add some kind of work like baptism, the right church, the right group, or the right preacher. On and on the list goes. Did God make Salvation hard and difficult to understand?
Our Lord Jesus, (BLESS HIS NAME) through His work of redemption took all of the hardness, all of the labor, all of the toil, struggle and pain, all of the difficulty, took all of that in Himself, and all of these things were nailed to His Cross and then and said, “There it is, SALVATION, bought and paid for, it’s yours, all you have to do is to receive it.” But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God.” (Jn. 1:12).
EASY BELIEVISM as some would call it is not man’s idea, it s GOD’S SIMPLE PLAN OF SALVATION. Don’t try to add to it, just receive it.
PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!
We have Christian Brothers and Sisters in this world who are being starved, and killed for their Faith. Let us Pray for them and then do what God shows us to do!
LEGALISM VS BIBICAL STANDARDS
The term “Legalist,” of “Legalism” is a word that is used quite frequently in preaching today.
LEGALISM says that there is something that YOU must do in order to be saved, or a certain standard that YOU must reach and maintain. Paul was plagued with the legalists of his day. Paul had to spend much of his time rebuking the legalists and warning the churches, (Gal 1:1-9) The legalists came after Paul left and tried to preach Judaism, or circumcision, and keeping the Law are necessary for salvation. Legalism is “another gospel” Legalism is false doctrine. We are saved by GRACE apart from anything we do.
BIBLICAL STANDARDS. When a standard of living as taught in the Bible is mentioned, or, if the church has high standards, (and it should) some begin to yell; “LEGALIST.” Trying to maintain a lifestyle of personal holiness cannot rightly be called “legalism.” In Christ we are free. Free from rules and regulations, We are now under a greater law; the Law of Love. The child of God who wants to please his/her Lord by a lifestyle of personal Holiness is no legalst. We are not to be “Holier than thou,” but at the same time we are not to be conformed to the image of this world and it’s system. The Legalist is trying, in vain, to reach by his works, that which the spiritual, born again child of God does without really trying..
Personal holiness is NOT legalism. Holiness has been worked within us, we are to outwardly reflect that holiness daily.
HOW THEY PRAYED…
“Use me then my Saviour for whatever purpose, and in whatever purpose, and in what way thou mayest require. Here is my poor heart, an empty vessel, fill it with Thy Grace.” (D.L. Moody)
“Here, let me burn out for God.” (Henry Martin)
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