Deity Distilled - His Name Shall Be
Christmas is the time of the year we most hear the sound incredible river flowing down from Heaven of the mighty names of God come down to man. God revealed Himself to man as a man. He did not come and reveal Himself as a bird or a dog or cat, He used human terms so we could understand Him. He further gave incredible access to His power and love by way of a series of addresses of His Majesty.
The greatest revelation of our Infinite God comes through His Name. The name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. There are around 420 names of our God in three persons. In the Old Testament there are 223 and in the New Testament there are 195.
To the Old Testament saints the name Jehovah was an ointment poured forth shedding its fragrance over all. New Testament saints think of Him as JESUS. If ever there was a name that, as ointment poured forth," shed a fragrance over all of human life it is the name of Jesus!
The Name of Jesus is the saving name: "Thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins" Matthew 1:21
The Name of Jesus is the sanctifying name: We are to do all things, in word and deed, in the name of the Lord Jesus Colossians 3:17.
The Name of Jesus is the sovereign name: "At the name of Jesus every knee should bow" Philippians 2:10. It is the name that "charms our fears and bids our sorrows cease." It is the name that, as "music in the sinner's ears, brings life and health and peace."
But there is a name that has no bounds. It cannot be mortally defined. It is above all names. And no where do we find more names of our promised God the Son coming to save His lost creatures, than in Isaiah.
This glorious announcement of God become man is in Isaiah 9:6.
"Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
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