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Sacred Signature

If you’re in the Army you’ve seen or may have had the responsibility to even sign above the line that says “For the Commander” (or some other person of authority). That signature is as meaningful and powerful as that person taking your hand and signing their signature with your hand.

That is exactly what Paul is talking about in this verse. By doing or saying things in the Name of JESUS it’s the same as signing a memo as Him.

The only authority to do that is with thanks to GOD the Father in the knowledge of what JESUS has done for us by saving us on the Cross. And the proof that sacrifice was accepted by the Father is the Resurrection of JESUS that foreshadows that we, too, will rise with thanks into eternity.

What an awesome privilege and daunting responsibility to know how careful we should be as ambassadors of Christ not to misrepresent Him.

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬