“And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His Name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21) To the blasphemer, His Name is held in contempt. “Do not they blaspheme that worthy Name by the which ye are called?” (James 2:7) To the Pharisee, His Name is a poisonous, hateful phrase! “And why call ye Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46)

To those walking in the power of the Spirit, Jesus' Name is sweet, heavenly music, Divine strength and spiritual wealth. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other Name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4: 12) He willed us His Name. “And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” (Acts 11:26) Let us exercise our legal rights. Let us use our family name to the greatest possible advantage for His glory.

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My Name, He will give it to you.” (John 16:23) To ask “in My Name” means to assume our rightful inheritance in the family of God. By faith we take the stand that in our identification with Christ, we are in all He is, was, or will be. When our spirit is so in tune with the Spirit of Jesus, there will not be room for self will. Our entire being will be permeated with His will. When He controls the inner man, everything we ask of the Father will be granted because in a true union with Jesus, our requests will be His requests. His righteousness in us will prompt the right kind of praying. When Jesus gave the disciples the right to use His Name, that right meant that they were to represent Him; they were acting in His stead, and when they prayed “in Jesus Name,” it was as though Jesus Himself was praying to father YAHWAH ELOHEEM.

It was a pitiful sight. Everyday someone had to carry this lame man to the gate of the temple. There he sat with out-stretched hands begging “alms of them that entered the temple. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none: but such as I have give I thee: in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” (Acts 3:6-7) Immediately this command “in the Name of Jesus” gave strength to the feeble beggar’s body. The servant of the Lord did not pray, nor did he preach. As a direct result of a simple command in the Name of Jesus, this lame man who had to be carried, now “leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping and praising God.” (Acts 3:8) When the curious crowd of skeptics arrived, Peter told them, “And His Name, through faith in His Name, hath made this man strong whom you see and know ... hath given him this perfect soundness.” (Acts 3:16)   (go to top)

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A demon-possessed damsel had been following the Apostle Paul with tormenting regularity. “And this she did many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the Name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.” (Acts 16:18) Paul did not engage in any weird procedure. He knew there was power and authority in the Name of Jesus, and he used it. It worked. It will work for you and me.

“For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20) To meet together in the power of His Name is to be “fitly framed” on the right foundation. Religious tags, fancy names or traditional trademarks do not disturb the devil. It is the Name of Jesus that stirs the devil and his crowd. “But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this Name. And they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor to teach in the Name of Jesus.” (Acts 4:17-18) YAHWAH ELOHEEM give us the spirit of these faithful proclaimers of His wonderful name, who when they departed from the council, rejoiced “that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the Name.” (Acts 5:41) Unswerving loyalty, dedication, holy determination and spiritual enthusiasm were some of the traits of the early saints. That is why “His Name was spread abroad.” (Mark 6:14) Their commitment was summed up in Paul’s words to the Colossians, “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus.” (3:17) Under this banner they marched into the teeth of fierce opposition. “Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this Name? and behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” (Acts 5:28) There was not a traitor in the crowd. They kept on marching. They were beaten. They kept marching. They were persecuted. They kept marching forward with truth and “rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His Name.”

The Apostle Paul speaks of the influence of His Name over all others. “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name.” (Philippians 2:9) And then Paul speaks of a conclusive and final recognition of that Name. “That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow ... And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” (Philippians 2:10-11)

Some knees will bow in humble worship to the Lord Jesus who is their Lord and Saviour. Some will bow in weighty guilt. Some tongues will confess the blessed experience of knowing Jesus. Others will confess that other people and things were the master of their lives. Jesus came from God our father YAHWAH ELOHEEM to the bosom of a woman. He put on flesh to deliver us from the bondage of fear and corruption. He became Son of Man that we might LIVE as ELOHEEM the sons of YAHWAH ELOHEEM. If you want to know the NAME of Jesus then go to “The Second Step”. His is 1 of 3 names which have been hidden from all Christianity, and for the truth go to “Three Holy Names”.

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