Saturday, April 10, 2010

Name Above All Names

What a joyful look at Christ today! It is a daunting task to even seek to write a devotional on such an awesome title. In the days of scriptures, names were seen as embodying the essence of one's character. Probably all of us know the 'analysis' of the names we use of Jesus...Yahweh saves; Christ, Messiah; Immanuel, God with Us. There are books written which simply list the names of Christ in prayer journal contains pages of His names. He is God, greater than our finite minds. In Revelation we are told that He has a name written on Himself which no one else knows. Our text today, though, gives us a glimpse of the glory of Jesus:

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, 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. (Philippians 2:9-11)
Our glorious Savior will one day be seen fully in all His glory...and as the song says, What a day of Rejoicing that will be!
Before we leave this glimpse of Jesus, we need to consider with awe the power of the name of Christ. Praying in His name, serving in His name--in the essence of Jesus--is victory! Jesus tells us in John 14:13 that whatever we ask in His name, He will do. Astonishing! Faith in the person of Christ gives sight, gives strength, gives life: abundant life! May the sweetness of His name fill your soul with joy today.

1 comment:

  1. This is an area the Lord has been reminding me about over and over again. The POWER that raised Jesus from the dead lives in US, as believers in Jesus! When we think of this Power, there is nothing that cannot be done through Christ! "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!" It is a MIGHTY Power and we do not make use of that Power in so many of our struggles in life, but if we remember to pray, believing in faith that it can be accomplished it can help us in our everyday life - from the simple decisions to the really hefty ones! God is awesome. Our bodies are HIS temple and that POWER lives in us! We CAN do all things thru Christ and for HIS glory! The POWER that raised Jesus from the dead lives in US!