When my son Lyle was born, we had Benjamin picked for his first name. However, we chose Lyle because it was different and we wanted to surprise everyone with an unusual name. At first my mother didn’t like it because she found it hard to pronounce. When our second son came along, we made up the name Bryson but now you can find his name for boys or girls. Jordan was supposed to be Joshua, but again we changed our mind. Spencer was suppose to be Wyatt but Grandmother Phillips put her two cents in and said Edward better be included in your child’s name because it has been passed down in the family. Names are always important. Even in the Biblical days, a good name you must stand for. The name was what and who you were. If you will pay attention throughout your Bible, the importance of the name will stand out.
And in his name shall the Gentiles trust…..who are the Gentiles? We are. We are to trust in His name. Whose name? His name was prophesied in Isaiah. It was to be Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. It was proclaimed as God with us in Emanuel. It is a name given above every name, and at the mention of His name, every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things 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. Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Why is it important to say the name?
His disciples were beaten because of preaching and teaching in His name. People left their families to proclaim the name. Some were persecuted for the name but rejoiced to be counted worthy to suffer for the name. People were healed and when questions of how, Peter proclaimed it was done by the name of the person who was crucified and raised from the dead. Demons and sickness were subject to that name and cast out. Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name. What ever you do in word or deed is to be done in His name. Whatever you ask in his name, it will be answered so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. There is life through word, to believe that you might have life through His name. Miracles were done in His name through faith. We are to give thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name. The Comforter which is the Holy Ghost who the Father sent in His name teaches us. We are to be baptized in the Name for the remission of sins. We pray in His name, we heal in His name, we ask in His name and there is power in His name. What is the Name? JESUS!
John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the NAME of the only begotten Son of God.
When you choose a name, find it worthy and to be the example of the meaning. God, our Heavenly Father did! Apply the name of Jesus to your heart, mind, soul, body and spirit. Let the powerful name of Jesus give you hope, freedom and love! In Jesus name……