Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Powerful Name of J-E-S-U-S
Matthew 1:21 reads, "She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name JESUS, because he will save his people from their sins.” Today, I am delving into the topic of the Name of the Lord in English, J-E-S-U-S which came from the Greek name Iesous(Ιησούς),the Greek transliteration of the Aramaic(the language of Hebrew of Jesus' time)word 'YESHUA'. YESHUA is a contraction from 'YAVA-SHUA', which means 'God Saves' as in Matthew 1:21 above. In the Old Testament, the names of 'Jehoshua', 'Joshua' or 'Hosea' carry the same meaning. Why, do you think is the name of the Lord J-E-S-U-S so important for us? First, Jesus carries the name of the Father YEHOVAH. YE(HOVAH)SHUA is the name of the Son, Jesus said in John 5:43, "I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him." Second, the name of Jesus glorifies God's Name . John 14:13 reads,"And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son." Third, in the name of Jesus, the Holy Spirit came to us. John 14:26 says, "But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." Fourth, in the name of Jesus, all receive salvation. In Acts 4:12 we read, " Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” We can drive demons in His Powerful Name. Command them to get out of your mind and body in the Name of Jesus and they will do exactly because they know how Powerful His Name is. Command your problems to disappear in His Powerful Name having faith in His Name. A kid's song reminds me of this truth, "In the Name of Jesus, in the Name of Jesus, we have a victory....". Truly we have a victory in the Powerful Name of JESUS. Amen!