The Name of Jesus!

The name of Jesus is a wonderful and an excellent name. It is the only name that is recognized in the Kingdom we have come to. It is recognized by the Father, angels and even demons. It is also important for the child of God who functions in this Kingdom to come to realize that the authority (Grk exousia) he has is in the name of Jesus.

The recognition of this name:
Mark 1:9, 24; Mark 16:6; John 18:5; Acts 22:8

Mark 1:9 “it came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee…”

Notice how Mark introduces Jesus. He calls Him Jesus from Nazareth. In the verse 24 the demons had this to say “……… what have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth?….”

The angel had this to say about Jesus in mark 16:6 “……you Seek Jesus of Nazareth…”

Jesus Himself responded to this title. John 18:5 “they answered Him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus said to them, I am He………” Jesus gives Himself this description in Acts 22:8 “….I am Jesus of Nazareth ……”

The origin of the name of Jesus:
Heb 1:4 “having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they”.

Jesus inherited His name and Bible says it is an excellent name. Wow! What a description. From whom did He inherit this name? A very legitimate question to ask. To answer this question it is important to consider the verses that follow this scripture just read. The conclusion is obvious; He inherited the name from His Father. That’s very key to our study.

This is so powerful and perhaps the most important truth you will ever learn about the name of Jesus; that the Father bears this name – the name of Jesus. This is deep. How about the Holy Spirit? Does He also share in this name? Well let’s see what scripture has to say about Him.

Mat 28:19 “……baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”.

Notice the writer didn’t mince words at all. He says in “the name” not “names”. That means there is only one name which the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit share in. It is the name of Jesus! How do I know? Acts 2:38 “…..be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ…” Acts 19:5 “…they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus”. The apostles understood what Jesus meant when He said they should baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. They understood He meant they should baptize in the name of Jesus. Period! Let’s consider another tremendous statement made by Jesus in John 14:26but the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name….” This means the Holy Spirit answers to the name of Jesus.

The authority in the name of Jesus:
Knowing that Jesus inherited His name is the key to understanding the authority in His name. The Father been the source of this name means that the name of Jesus commands all attention. Phil2:9-10 “…..that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things in earth, and things under the earth”.

Col 1:19for it pleased the father that in Him (Jesus) all the fullness should dwell” What fullness are we talking about here? He is referring to the fullness of the Godhead indwelling Jesus bodily. And it is exciting to know that this fullness has been vested in the name of Jesus. That means when you say in the name of Jesus, all heaven is attentive to what you are going to say next. Wow! This is mind blowing. The amplified version is more enlightening.

Col 1:19 “For it has pleased [the Father] that all the divine fullness (the sum total of the divine perfection, powers, and attributes) should dwell in Him permanently”

Matt 28:18 “….all authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth”

Where is this authority? It’s all in the name of Jesus. It is exciting to know that this authority has been given the believer because the believer has been given the name of Jesus to use. This is called the power of attorney-the legal right to the use of the name of Jesus to produce results. Wow! This is great news. That means you are not disadvantaged in any way because you have the most powerful, wonderful and excellent name. Mark 16:17; Luke 10:19;

Using the name of Jesus:
We saw in the beginning that only the name of Jesus is recognized in the Kingdom we have come to. If any Kingdom child wants to do anything and I mean anything, he must do it in the name of Jesus. We pray in the name of Jesus, we heal the sick in the name of Jesus, we cast out devils in the name of Jesus etc. what do we really mean when we say in the name of Jesus?

Col 3:17 “and whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the lord Jesus….”

That’s a powerful scripture there. No mincing of words. He says whatever and that’s exactly what he means. He says whether in word or deed which means your talking must be in the name of Jesus. When you are writing exams he says write it in the name of Jesus. What does he really mean? To grasp the full revelation of this scripture let’s consider it from the amplified version.

Col 3:17 And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus {and} in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him

That means we are to do everything in Jesus’ stead. That is as though it was Jesus Himself doing it. This also means the Kingdom child has all of Jesus’ ability to function and for that matter he is not disadvantaged in any way. So in the exams room know that you have all of heaven’s backing because it is as though Jesus is the one writing the exams. Your speech must be in the name of Jesus. That means when you talk your words don’t lack power and that also means your words must be words of eternal life-uplifting words, healing words, encouraging words, edifying words etc. From now on anytime you pray know that you have a hearing in heaven because it is as though Jesus is the one praying. Hallelujah!

Beloved I believe there’s so much the Lord would have us know about this wonderful name and I believe strongly that you are going to make that conscious effort to search more for yourself concerning the wonderful name of Jesus.

NB: John 14:12-14; John 16:23-24, 26-27; Acts 3:1-8, Acts 9:33-34. These scriptures tell us the difference between praying in the name of Jesus and using the name of Jesus to produce results.

PRAYER
Father I thank you for the wonderful name of Jesus. Thank you for giving me this name to use to produce results. In Jesus’ name! Amen.