I know. I understand. Abbreviation of names, titles and other references is a common practice in human communication.
But it’s the way of the world.
The ways of the world cannot and must not be applied to The Most High God, His Name, His Word, His Spirit and His Ways.
Our brother Paul repeatedly said variously, I/we do not want you to be ignorant. Why?
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge...” Hosea 4:6.
Abbreviating God and His Name is very very dangerous and destructive in the flesh and spirit.
Please beware and be warned.
Some years ago, I received a text message from a very notable man (a father figure), which he signed off with “IJN”.
“INJ”? What’s that? I wondered. Instantly, The Spirit of Truth uncovered it for me: the man had abbreviated “In Jesus’ Name”!
What! I was more than appalled. The Name of Jesus…. abbreviated?!
My spirit was provoked within me (Acts 17:16) that one would reduce The Name of Jesus, the “more EXCELLENT Name” (Hebrews 1:4), “that NOBLE Name by which [we] are called” (James 2:7) to an abbreviation!
What AFFRONT to The Son of God! What insult to The LORD of Glory!
Some time afterward, I received another text message from another person, also signed with “IJN”. Oh, so this is a common and growing thing in The Body of Christ? I thought, very much appropriately disturbed.
I responded with a fine and firm rebuke to cease and desist from doing so.
From thence I started noticing more of such in other people’s writing: “JC” for Jesus Christ, “HS” for Holy Spirit, among others.
You who write such things, don’t you fear God?!
In English, to abbreviate is to shorten, or cut short…
The Name of The LORD is our STRONG TOWER of safety and protection; don’t shorten it.
Don’t shorten The Strong Tower. It is seriously very disrespectful to God and seriously very dangerous to yourself.
Please, if you have been abbreviating God, His Name, His Word, His Spirit and so on, STOP immediately and repent. It is a doctrine of demons!
Honour God; don’t shorten Him or anything of His!
All there is for us is God. All we have now and forever is God. Do you not therefore fear to dishonour The ALMIGHTY God, our ALL-in-all by shortening Him, His Name, His Word and His Spirit?
It is really very dangerous and destructive in terms of inviting The Wrath of God and demonic attacks.
Can you command demons saying “IJN” and expect them to flee?
God killed two of the sons of Aaron when they offered profane fire before Him. The Holy Spirit killed Ananias and Sapphira when they lied to Him.
“Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled The Son of God underfoot [such as by abbreviating His Name], counted The Blood of The Covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing [such as by shortening the Name], and insulted the Spirit of Grace [such as by reducing His Name]?” Hebrews 10:29.
Note very well also, that by taking The Communion “in an unworthy manner”, one “eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning The LORD’s Body [The GREAT IMPORTANCE of Sacrifice of Christ]. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep (are dead).” (1 Corinthians 11:29-30).
Abbreviating God, His Blood, His Name, His Word, His Spirit, etc. is very much treating Him “in an unworthy manner” indeed. It has very serious and grave consequences.
Do not abbreviate God and any reference to God. Stating “IJN” instead of “In Jesus’ Name”, “BoJ” instead of The Blood of Jesus, “HS” instead of “The Holy Spirit’, “moG”, instead of “man of God”, among others, are the rebellious works of darkness.
We are commanded to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them,” (Ephesians 5:11).
Everything we have from God is in The Name of Jesus Christ and through faith in His Name. Therefore, we must be highly diligent to give ALL REVERENCE to The Name of Jesus.
He shed His PRECIOUS Blood for our Redemption. He poured His Life to Death to save our life from death through His Name, which was given to Him by The Father for His obedience even unto Death on The Cross in place of our eternal death penalty for our sins.
“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to Death, even The Death of The Cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him The Name which is above every name, 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, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God The Father,” Philippians 2:8-11.
Saying “Jesus Christ” is great glory and praise to God The Father. And you abbreviate that Name?!
Mentioning The Name of Jesus is ALL authority and power and prayer. And you shorten that Name?!
Salvation is ONLY in The Name of Jesus. And you reduce that Name?!
As written, “Nor is there Salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved,” (Acts 4:12).
We are blessed only in The Name of Jesus Christ in this life and in The Life to come.
The LORD told Moses to speak to Aaron and his sons how to bless the children of Israel, adding:
“So they shall put My Name on the children of Israel, and I will BLESS them….” (Numbers 6:22-27).
As a priest of God under The New Covenant in The Blood of Jesus (Revelation 1:5-6), put (pray) The Name of Jesus Christ on you and your family and others, career, business, ministry, etc. for Him to bless.
Don’t shorten The ONLY Name by which we are saved and blessed by God. It is a curse to denigrate The Name of Jesus Christ.
Furthermore, The Name of God, The Name of Jesus Christ is our Divine Identity; The Identity of Salvation, The Identity of Eternal Life. Don’t blaspheme and defame The Noble Name of Jesus by abbreviation or any other means.
“He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in The Temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the Name of My God and The Name of The City of My God, The New Jerusalem, which comes down out of Heaven from My God. And I will write on him My New Name.“ Revelation 3:12 emphasis added.
Fear God. Honour God. Love God. Worship God. Fear The Name of The LORD exactly as written:
“So shall they fear The Name of The LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of The LORD will lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:19 emphasis added.
Write His EXCELLENT and NOBLE Name fully with all reverence.
My beloved brethren, “let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and Godly fear. For our God is a consuming Fire.” (Hebrews 12:28-29).
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of Jesus Christ by The Will of God, according to The Promise of Life which is in Christ Jesus, (2 Timothy 1:1). As John was, Jacob is the disciple whom JESUS loves, (John 13:23;19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20). And like Paul, Jacob is “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
“And having been perfected, He became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.