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.♫♪

3 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    That the world would know!

    Reply
  2. Anonymous

    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 Proverbial Comment

Spiritually Empty

Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness.              Who are the ones living their spiritual lives on empty? I've noticed that those who break God's laws regularly tend to fall apart when times go bad. They just seem...

Wherever You Go

Proverbs 11:10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.               Michel de Montaigne said, “If you don’t know where you are sailing, no wind is favourable.”       God has given us the...

The Agony Of The Cross

Proverbs 15:4 Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.              I saw a painting depicting the agony of the cross that Jesus was nailed to. This image so pierced my heart, that it caused an emotional pain of sorrow. Not only was the...

Life Moves On

Proverbs 15:24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent to keep them from going down to the realm of the dead.       While crawling along the four-lane two-way street, I leaned back in my seat with one hand on the steering wheel as the traffic crept along. The...

What Happened To?

Proverbs 18:19 An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.            After a few years of lockdowns, and half-capacity attendance within the...

I’m Just An Algorithm

Proverbs 31:17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.            Like many of the millions of people who have logged on to the Chat-Openai site over the last few weeks, I have also asked many...

Hug Them Anyway

Proverbs 21:1 The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; He guides it wherever He pleases.                  I asked my wife why she had stopped teaching preschool because I knew...

Better Off Not Born

Proverbs 16:4 The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.            While reading the book of Ecclesiastes, I realized the importance of the new birth in Christ or being born again as...

Burn The Ships

Proverbs 4:25 Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.      Many events concerning what is recorded in history are being rewritten as new documents are found, or some of the old chronicles are being properly...

The Peter Moment

Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”?            Have you ever experienced that Peter moment when Jesus turns and looks you in the eye? When you mess up and sin, and in the...

I’m The Wrong Fisherman

Proverbs 1:5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.      I was talking with my friend Trent, and he was expressing his concern about being asked to do something ministerial that was not within his...

Fortitudine Vincimus

Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.            Fortitudine Vincimus: By endurance we conquer. I would like to add to this statement. By endurance in Christ, we conquer all...