Today we begin studying the names of Jesus. Just as the names of God reveals His nature, character and attributes, so too the names of Jesus reveal the Messiah to us.
The lyrics to the song Jesus, Name Above All Names says it well. Take a few moments and meditate on these proclamations of Jesus.
Jesus, name above all names
Beautiful Savior, glorious Lord.
Emmanuel, God is with us.
Blessed Redeemer, Living word
Father God bestowed the name of Jesus (Yeshua, in Hebrew) with its meaning of “the Salvation of God” on His beloved Son. Jesus is His name, and this name is the person of Jesus Himself. He is the Word of God, and He is the written Word of God. They are inseparable. Think on this. It may be deeper than you first think.
In Philippians 2:9-11 (AMP) Paul tells us that “He (Jesus) humbled Himself by becoming obedient [to the Father] to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also [because He obeyed and so completely humbled Himself], God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow [in submission], of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess and openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord (sovereign God), to the glory of God the Father.”
Jesus is the most powerful name in all existence. At His name all the angels in heaven, all the demons in hell and every creature, man or beast will bow to the King of kings.
Many say they will not bow to Jesus the Christ, but there will come a time where there will be no choice. His Kingdom is being established on the earth, but at His return it will be completely fulfilled.
As you partake of communion today ponder these things in your heart. Then praise Him and celebrate His name.
As a believer in Jesus, He has given us His name. Our name belongs to Jesus and His belongs to us. The more we know and experience Jesus, the more we become like Him. Amen!
Blessings on your day!