Brother Ben shared a powerful message yesterday on the name of Jesus. This name full of promise and blessing is “Saviour.” Whether Yeshua, Joshua, Hesus, Iesus, Isa or Jesus – all nations are blessed by the name.
While the name of the Father (HaShem) may be ineffable, the name of the Son is to be mightily and loudly proclaimed. Philippians 2:10-11(KJV) declares: “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
This name, Jesus, is a “word” of power. It is no magical incantation, however. It is rather the focus of authority. “In His name” means by His authority. In Acts 19, the word “Jesus” wielded by those who didn’t know Him, failed to have the desired effect. It is a name used in reverence, in praise, and in gratitude which has the power. In uttering it (or in fact shouting it from the rooftops) with humble appreciation of His and not “its” authority that the name of Jesus will bring blessing.
In our worship the power of the name Jesus was focused on by our good brother, Ben. He challenged us to call on it in our trials, triumphs, loneliness, and joys. This is a name of not just authority; but of comfort, guidance and praise. What a wonderful reminder of all Jesus has to offer.
Let us then sing the praises of the name Jesus today, and in so doing may He show His power in our lives. Let us pray in His name- Jesus . Let us serve Him who not only bore it, but fulfilled it – Our Jesus, Our Saviour.