Monday, September 9th, 2019
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth" (John 1:14 KJV)
It's possible to know God with a limited revelation, and a lot of people are that way. They have a very myopic view of who God is. But you see, you can't live beyond the revelation of God that you have. In the Old Testament, God revealed Himself in several names. He said to Moses, "I am the Lord; I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of El-Shaddai, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known unto them" (Exodus 6:2-3 KJV).
However, in the New Testament, He revealed Himself in the Name, Jesus! The Bible says the totality of divinity resides in Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:9). So, the Name of God in the New Testament is Jesus. In Matthew 28:19, Jesus commanded His disciples to baptize people in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. In carrying out that divine instruction, they baptized people in the Name of Jesus.
Read the Book of Acts; the Apostles understood that the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, is Jesus; that's the Name for the Godhead. The Father responds in that Name; the Holy Spirit answers to the Name as well.
The Psalmist declared, "...for thous hast magnified thy word above all thy name" (Psalm 138:2 KJV). We read in our opening verse that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. That's Jesus! Philippians 2:9 says, "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name."
If the Name of Jesus is higher than every other name, then it's obvious that's the Name of God Himself. He couldn't have a name that's lesser than the Name of Jesus.
This is the Name that's been given to us to live by. All power, dominion, glory, and majesty is vested in that Name. Heal the sick, cast out devils, raise the dead, and work wonders in that Name. It's got all of heaven's authority behind it. Glory to God!
"God has highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name that's above every name, that at the Name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of things in heaven, of things in earth, and things under earth. I live in, and by, the Name of Jesus, and I rule and dominate my world by the power of that Name. Glory to God!"
"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" (Matthew 28:18-19 KJV).
"And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is name, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath puth all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all." (Ephesians 1:19-23 KJV).
"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 KJV).
1 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:
2 Corinthians 8-9; Proverbs 24-26
2 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:
Luke 22:1-13; 1 Samuel 28
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