The Name of Jesus

Philippians 2:9-11  Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Much has been spoken about Jesus. Much has still to be said about Jesus. But through it all there is something special, something wonderful, something beautiful , something powerful, in all its simplicity, about the Name of Jesus. Songs have been written about His Name, prayers have been finished ‘in His Name’. Wonderful healings have taken place through His Name. The dead have been raised by the power of His Name. Lives have been changed dramatically through His Name. Souls have been saved by trusting in His Name. Relationships have been restored as His Name and Person is revered as Lord.

But here’s the thing – it is not just the five letters that make up His Name. Heaven forbid that anyone should think the Name of Jesus is some kind of incantation! It is the implication of what lies behind it. The Bible proclaims the character and mission of Jesus, setting out God’s plan for the salvation of mankind.  And its climax is the personal realisation, available to everyone. that Jesus is the Son of God, Who cared for each one of us enough to come into this world to give His life for us.  And through that realisation, we can now participate in His ministry, looking out for opportunities to introduce others, at their point of need, to the Name and Person of Jesus.

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