The name of Jesus changes the atmosphere, there is power in his name! If there were a group of sinners at a bar and a person came in and started to tell them about a “supreme being” or just that there was a “God” out there the people would probably be able to go along with them. They wouldn’t feel much conviction and they would be able to hold a conversation. However, if the name of Jesus was brought into the conversation the whole atmosphere of the place would change. Conviction and power would come with that name and it would make the sinners feel very uncomfortable. A “supreme being” or just “A God” could be anything, and mean anything to someone. It could be Buddha, it could be Allah, it could be some dead false God that has no power. However when the name of Jesus is brought up everything changes because he is the only one true and living God. The same goes with salvation, just because a person might say that there is a God that does not save them. Romans 10:9 says, “That if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.” This is saying confess with your mouth that JESUS is Lord, and that He was raised from the dead. It has to be Jesus that you call upon for salvation. The bible makes this very clear. At Welcome to the Revival we have a Christian T-shirt with Romans 10:9 right on the back of the shirt. On the front of the shirt it says “This Shirt Wins Souls”. A Christian T-shirt can even help win someone to Jesus, and how much more a Christian T-shirt with the salvation prayer right on it!
Even the devils have to submit to the name of Jesus. Luke 10:17 says, “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.” You see the word of Gods spells it right out, even the devils are subject to the name of Jesus. We must be bold and uncompromising and help expand the kingdom of God by using the name of Jesus. The same thing goes with the false idea that if you just do good and be a good person, you can go to heaven. We did not earn heaven, we cannot do good works to go to heaven, and the bible spells it out in Romans 10:9 how to receive salvation. It’s though Jesus! He died on the cross for many things, the biggest one being salvation. So we can use the word Love, use the words higher power, use the words supreme being and it’s not going to do anything for anyone. It has to be Jesus, he is the only one and true way. John 14:6 says, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one come to the Father except though me.” This scripture spells it all out and leaves no room for error, Jesus is the only way. He deserves all the glory!
A Christian T-shirt is a great way to help get the word of God out there! It’s just another tool that can be used to open up a door and talk about Jesus. That’s what Welcome to the Revival is all about!