Jesus: Name above all names

Jesus: Name above all names

I don’t know where to begin with this name. The revelation of the name Jesus is very personal and unique to everyone. That is why Jesus asked the disciples, “who do you say I am?” I know what other say that I am, but for you personally who do you say that I am? All my life I have struggled with self-esteem issues that led me down a path of sin and rejection. Where I felt I was not enough, or I couldn’t meet the standards to be loved or that someone would find me worthy. As a result, I sold myself short and fell deep into traps and bondages of sin.

If you ask me who Jesus Christ is to me, I am taken to the woman caught in the act of adultery, being stoned and getting ready to meet her maker in death, she met her maker in the land of the living. Reaching His hand down and coming down to her level of shame He redeemed her. I too remember being in the thick of sin while I was in church. The Pastor then said open the bible and whatever scripture your eyes land on, that will be your Word. I remember thinking to myself that I would probably land on the lineage of Christ or some random scripture that will not make sense but who is God?

My Word was Isaiah 43: 1-6, “but now, This is what the Lord says- He who created you, Richard, He who formed you, Itambo: Do not fear, For I have Redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; You are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God and your Father. I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. Since you and precious and honoured in my sight, and because I love you.”

Theologians say that between Genesis chapter 1 verse 1 and 2 the world was formless and destroyed. The bible then says the Holy Spirit was hovering over the formless earth. Assessing damage and the secret places of the earth. Then God sent His Word to start creating. John puts it so well he says. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He (Jesus Christ), was with God in the beginning. Though Him ALL things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made… The Word became flesh, that is why we call him the Ancient of days. If they fully understood who He was they would not have killed Him. In him were the answers of all things related to this world and others. All questions in the medical field would have been answered. I guess that is why the say Jesus Christ is the Answer. It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the glory of kings to search it out. Ladies and gentlemen, may I submit this to you that all matters, concealed or otherwise can be searched out and revealed by the revelation of the person Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ was 100% man and 100% God. His human nature was evident in His death and His God nature revealed in His resurrection. It was a stormy night and the disciples were in the boat. They saw a figure that looked like a ghost and all of them were in fear. Peter recognised that it was Jesus and said,” If it is you Master bid me to come. “Jesus then called him out to him to walk on water to where He was. His God nature fully revealed. What manner of man is this that even the winds and storms obey His word? There is a song that says, “At the cross, where I first saw the Light and the burdens of my heart rolled away. It was there by faith I received my sight (revelation)”. Another song that says “Light of the world You stepped down into darkness. Opened my eyes, let me see. Beauty that made this heart adore you. Hope of a life Spent with you”.

Jesus came to break every chain of bondage. Freeing us with the Light that comes within and the revelation of who we are in Him. My journey to salvation started by watching the movie Passion of the Christ. I was moved by this man who forsook all His desires to die a painful death just for me. All of a sudden, all the feelings of inadequacy that I felt went away. I knew I was loved, and I was accepted. Amazing love how can this be that You (Jesus Christ) would die for me. Who am I that you are mindful of me? I got born again because of the demonstration of Perfect Love on the cross and from that day I said “Yes Lord I believe”. The name Jesus to me means Perfect Love and my redeemer. That name is able to break chains and redeem you from the chains of the devil and yet still hold you with Love when you are broken. The Lion and The Lamb. The precious Lamb of God.

God bless you.

 

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