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Contractual agreements and treatys are made regularly between corporations and between governments.

Representatives of the institutions and organizations act In the Name of or in proxy of whom they represent. In our Religious-Political state much, if not most, of our actions are performed In the Name of the one we represent. By that, we mean we act in proxy of the one we represent. Their Name, or what their name represents, is ours legally to use, with power of attorney, as their representative. There may be no actual intimacy between the one whose name is used, and the one applying the authority, represented by that name. It is purely a legal transaction, not dependent upon a state of character, a matter of communications, or other such familiarity of knowledge. Of course, an intellectual apprehension, is assumed as the virtual equivalent to an intimate relation. Assuming to be, and actually being, are not necessarily the same. This is the state of being Christian as much of the Church finds itself. Dependent and verbally confident in, but not necessarily knowing, on personal levels, the intimacies of the Life to be experienced in relation to the divine character and person within. Legally, we think we know what should be, but the experience, except as may be construed in our minds, eludes us. Functioning In the Name of, exhibits little, if any, of the power assumed to be associated with the name. We verbally assume the name of Jesus, but have little knowledge of what relationship to the name is. The significant expression in the name of Jesus indicates in the authority or power of Jesus, To genuinely believe in or into or to call upon the name of the Lord Jesus indicates commitment to Him and establishment of communion with Him. Communion with Him, is drawing on His Life - borne in you. To act In the Name of Jesus - means more than a legal act, presumably as His representative. To act In the Name of Jesus, is nothing less than acting as Him - but not just as Him legally. As Him, As He communes in and through us. As the light is in us, we see, as the Word expresses - we speak. As we relate to and realize, That which was from the beginning, we KNOW a state of relation with God experienced in the garden prior to the fall. Religion - would hide this from us. This relation to God does not fit religious categories. It assumes a relationship to God that can not be manipulated by or come under the mandates of a religious hierarchy. It sets people free. It allows God, to be God. But dont worry, theres plenty out there to keep feeding you youre religious junk food. If thats what you really crave. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to

every man coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: John 1:6-12