The Name Of Jesus

by Mar 4, 2016Devotional3 comments

Proverbs 22:1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.  

      I found myself humming and signing an old chorus the other day while working on a project around the yard. ♪ ♬♩ What a lovely name, the name of Jesus. Reaching higher far, than the brightest star. Sweeter than the songs they sing in heaven. Let the world proclaim, what a lovely name.♫♪
      God the Father loves the name of Jesus because it is through Jesus we have been reconciled and restored into relationship with God Almighty. God admonishes us to do more than pay lip service to Jesus, but to actually listen to what Jesus says. Matt. 17:5 While Peter was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him!” Listen to Him is the emphatic instruction given to us because Jesus knows what the Father wants out of our hearts and lives; therefore, pay attention to Jesus and what He says. 
      The name of Jesus can stir incredible reactions within people, whether positive or negative. What an amazing statement Peter makes addressing the most religious law keeping scribes, elders, and rulers at the time. Acts 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. 

      Peter closes his statement with “Neither is there salvation in any other name.” Think about it. The world at that time had gods galore and belief aplenty and God brings to earth one name that can save and do all and beyond any other name imaginable. Jesus is the name above all names, and there is no salvation in any other name. Phil. 2:9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

      The power in the name of Jesus was evident while Jesus walked the earth. The Lord had sent out his disciples to minister and deliver people from the bondage and possession of the devil. These disciples came back in the joy of the Lord expressing wonder at the power of Jesus’ name. Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject unto us through your name. What a change from the dry and ineffectual religions of the day. 

      In the name of Jesus people were healed, encouraged, and delivered from demonic influences. This caused arguments and debates as to if Jesus had any spiritual authenticity. Then with a resounding declaration Jesus declares, “He is God.” John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Mark 14: 61 But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? 62 And Jesus said, I am: and you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. 

      What an amazing name the name of Jesus. Within the name of Jesus is the whole plan for man that we would be holy and blameless in Him. Eph. 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. No other name in history can do or accomplish what Jesus did for us on the cross as He became the only sacrifice that God the Father would accept as acceptable for all the sins of mankind. 
      A name above all others. A name I can put my heart, soul, and trust in without fear of being rejected. Oh, Lord Jesus, how wonderful is your name who heals the sick, who calms the storms, who delivers from destruction, and who saves unto eternity. Truly Jesus is the beginning and the end. Rev. 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for all you have done for me. I am truly grateful. 
      ♪ ♬♩ What a lovely name, the name of Jesus. Reaching higher far, than the brightest star. Sweeter than the songs they sing in heaven. Let the world proclaim, what a lovely name.♫♪
Find Other Devotions About:

3 Comments

  1. That the world would know!

    Reply
  2. What great faith-building thoughts and reminders of the power of Jesus name!
    Read it and be blessed, people!
    Read it and weep, devil!

    Doug

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sir Norm’s Commentary

Coming out of the swamp

Shame Speaks Loudly

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.              Martin Luthier described the effects of sin...

A Trembling Earth

Proverbs 30:21 There are three things that make the earth tremble— no, four it cannot endure.            Some of the damaging factors that cause the earth to tremble are gravity, erosion, and oxidation. From the moment the earth was created and formed these God-made...

God’s Plans Work

Isaiah 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."         Many Christians question the plans...

My Stony Heart

Ezekiel 36:26 Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My...

The Burden Of Habakkuk

Habakkuk 1:2 How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict...

Hear The Prophetic Voice

2 Chronicles 20:20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem: believe in Jehovah your God, so shall ye be established; believe...

Till My Time Has Come

Psalm 139:16 Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in your book and planned before a single one of them began.              All my days have been written in the Lord's book. Until the last page and sentence of what has been written about me is...

We Only Have A Lifetime

Ecclesiastes 12:13 When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is this: fear God and keep his commands, because this is for all humanity. 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, including every hidden thing, whether good or evil.         I was...

The Excellency Of Our Mantle

Ephesians 4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.         The Lord has given to the body of...

Religious Competition

2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not value or compare ourselves against those who flaunt themselves, for those among them who compare themselves are not wise. The Sermon on the Mount expressly addresses the ways humanity can and does corrupt religion. Jesus points out...

Ouch Ouch Ouch

John 15:2 He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, and every branch that does bear fruit, He prunes to make it even more fruitful.   "Ouch ouch," I said in thought, as I pruned a particularly large branch on an old fruit tree. I needed to do some major...

Picking Scabs

Leviticus 13:2 When a man has on the skin of his body a swelling, a scab, or a bright spot, and it becomes on the skin of his body like a leprous sore, then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons the priests.              Why do some people only...

AudioReads

Darkness Bleeds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvnlBYHLQb0 It is easy to flow with the crowd. Make up your own mind on what you see going on in people's lives.

Spiritually Empty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrzTcPZcWQ8   If you find yourself spiritually empty, then fill yourself up with God and all that He has for you.