Jesus of Nazareth!
Is he worthy of that Name? This morning, let’s look at how our Lord and Saviour was given the Name of Jesus by His Father. There is no greater name than the Name of Jesus so declared the Bible! Look at the book of Ephesians and consider the scriptures in Chapter 1:19-21 how Jesus was raised from the dead and was made to be seated on the right side of God’s Throne:-
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Here the Bible says Jesus was raised by the Power of God, Creator of Heaven and Earth. Read on…
21 Far above all “principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come”: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
And He is not only seated on the right side of God’s Throne but was raised to be “Above” all else, all principality, and power, and might, and dominion. And much much more, it says further that He is above all things “in this world” and “in the world to come!” Can you take it, can you believe it? It is so Glorious and Awesome to be entitled as believers to use the Name of Jesus! There is nothing that is greater or higher than the Name of Jesus. That means if you have Jesus in your life, and the Bible says because you are in Him, you too are above all else. No wonder, the Bible elsewhere declares in Romans 8:37 that we are made “more than conquerors.” Surely, He deserves a shout of our Praise! Amen.
His Name is Healing
Read 1 Peter 2:24:-
“24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: ‘by whose stripes ye were healed’ “.
Can you see what Apostle Peter said in these 3 words “Ye WERE healed”. Is it present, future or past? It says clearly that we “were” healed. And when was that? It was about 2000 years ago when He laid up His life on the Cross. In other word, Jesus died not only for your sins but He also took upon Himself all our sickness and disease. That is why Peter said “We have been healed”!
So if you have a situation, a condition, a sickness or a disease, just declare “I have been healed” and by faith believe and receive your healing! Amen. Let’s read the scripture below and see for yourself how a cripple was made whole.
“Acts 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of “Jesus Christ of Nazareth”, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.”
If you have received Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you can pray to receive your healing. You need not suffer any sickness or disease! And this is true. You can read from the many testimonies I posted to show you how I received my healing and continue to stay healthy for the last 29 years! So give it a try, pray to receive Him your Lord and Saviour and you will experience a new life free from stress, sickness and disease. Read another of my posting entitled “Your Healing Is Guaranteed”. I did not write this because I read it in the Bible. I have practiced what has been taught in the Bible and experience His healing to be able to declare that His Word is true! Thank you Jesus, You are my Healer! Amen.
His Name is Salvation
Once each of us called upon that Name and were saved! The Bible here declares that we can be saved from condemnation by using that Name, Jesus of Nazareth! I am so grateful for that Mighty Name that has saved me.
“12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
In another scripture, in John 14:6, we read that “He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life” and no man can enter the Kingdom to God the Father except through Him.
If you have not yet received Jesus, you can now call upon His Name and be saved! You can read the posting “I Prayed for a Catholic Nun” and find the details how you can to pray to receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour and be born again!
His Name is Jehovah Jireh, the God who provides all our needs
And we can go on and on to declare Him as our Healer, our Saviour, our Bread of Life, the Light of the Word, the Prince of Peace, the Bright and Morning Star, the Rose of Sharon but the greatest of all Names in the Old Testament was the Name “I AM THAT I AM” (Exodus 3:14). In the book of John, we find the 7 “I AM” statements as follows:-
1) John 6:48 I am that bread of life.
2) John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
3) John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
4) John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
5) John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
6) John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7) John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
This morning, let’s meditate on how that Name was bestowed on Him:
“Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and “given him a name which is above every name”:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
What an Awesome and Mighty Name! But verse 8 is the key:-
“8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”
As a “man” our Lord was always humble and meek. Often he was despised and humiliated. The book of Isaiah 53 described of Him in details as a man:-
“Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.”
Then the Bible says He gave up His life voluntarily. No one took His life. Then another great thing He did. He was one always obedient to what the Father asked Him to do! He completed His assignment to endure all the suffering and humiliation, even unto His death on the Cross for you and me. Amen.
That is our Master, JESUS OF NAZARETH, the KING of kings the LORD of Lords!
Amen and so let’s emulate to have the “MIND OF CHRIST”.