Thursday, September 8, 2011

Name Above All Names

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God."
John 1:1-2

I love the above verse, it is deeply effected my walk with the Lord.  I once heard an interview with the talk show host Larry King. He was asked, "If you could select any one person across all of history to interview, who would it be?" Mr. King's answer was that he would like to interview Jesus Christ. When the questioner followed with, "And what would you like to ask Him?" King replied, "I would like to ask Him if He was indeed virgin-born. The answer to that question would define history for me."

We do not need to travel back in time to see if God was who He claimed to be. We can see through Scriptures who He was and still is! John the Baptist referred to Jesus in John 1:29 as "The Lamb of God." "The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."

There are 256 names given in the Bible for the Lord Jesus Christ. This was probably because He was infinitely beyond all that any one name could express! Our God truly is an awesome God! He can still the troubled seas of life, raise a person from the dead, heal the sick, cause the blind to see, and most of all, only He has the power to forgive our sins!

From all the names given to Christ in Scripture, we can see His majesty, His eternality, His love, His strength, His omniscience, His omnipotence, His mercy, His grace, and also His power. We can know that Jesus is the Living God and that He has power to help us, but what good is that if we do not use His power! He makes His power available to us if we only ask Him.

What would you do if the President of the United States let you have full control of all of our nation's armies to help you catch someone who was stalking you? What person would say, "No thanks, Mr. President, I think I can handle it on my own."? I think we would all take advantage of that power and use it to its fullest potential.

God has given us an even greater power! This is a power to which nothing on earth can compare. Do you realize God's power is at your disposal? God has made it available for you! Just His name alone is powerful! If the Holy Spirit-inspired writers of the Bible had to use 256 names to describe our Lord, then He truly has a name that is above all names.

Are you taking advantage of the power that God has made available for you today? Or, are you continuing down life's difficult road, relying on your own strength? Why do it alone when you can rely upon God's power to help us live successful Christian lives? Take time today to ask God for His power to help you in your life. Only when we turn to God for help can we expect to have victory over the devil! Our Lord's name is truly above all names!

Blessings To All



Lora said...

thanks so much for this post. it was SUCH an encouragement to me!!

Jami said...

I just heard this at Titus this morning. "people who are truly walking in the Spirit have real power"! Amen, love you.

Heather said...

Amen sister!!!!!!
Are you in San Diego? Couldn't help but notice the Coronado pic. I'm was born & raised in SD... love it!