Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Name it and Claim it

There is no other name by which men can be saved but Jesus. When we operate in the authority of the name of Jesus, miracles will take place. Since dance ministry is a visual vehicle, we are not just limited to movement to tell the story. Banners, flags, and images projected onto a screen can make an impact as we minister before people. When led by the Holy Spirit, the impression will be lasting and difficult to forget.

We have many choices when it comes to song selection. If we are to win souls, we must be wise; However, we are not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. If we have to compromise the name of Jesus to dance on a particular program... BEWARE! If we can only dance to "inspirational songs" that exclude the name of Jesus... BEWARE! Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

When ministering in public places, there may be restrictions on outright "preaching," but dance ministry presentations with the name of Jesus in the songs are viewed as less intimidating than a sermon. I have personally witnessed the power of God manifest in public places during dance outreach efforts, resulting in souls won for the Kingdom. All of this was without a literal "sermon," but the Word still went forth. The name of Jesus is still not welcomed everywhere we go. We must decide to take a stand for the Kingdom of God on earth. Let us exalt His name together!

Acts 3:6 (NKJV)
Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”

Acts 4:30 (NKJV)
By stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”

Philippians 2:10 (NKJV)
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth

Colossians 3:17 (NKJV)
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

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