The Mighty Name of Jesus
“I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.”
John 14:13, niv
Jesus’ name has meaning that reveals Who He is. His name is Lord, which means Jehovah God. He is the Jehovah of the Old Testament Who revealed Himself to His people. Today Jesus reveals God to you and me. His name is also Jesus, which means Savior, because He came to save us from the penalty and power of our sin. And His name is Christ, which is the New Testament equivalent of the Old Testament name Messiah. He is the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecy that pointed to the Anointed One of God Who would come down to reign and rule on the earth.
To pray in Jesus’ name means we come to God believing that Jesus is our Lord—believing He has revealed God to us and in response we have submitted to His authority. To pray in Jesus’ name means we believe He is our only Savior Whose death on the cross provides atonement for our sin. And it means we acknowledge that He is the Christ, Who is coming again to rule the world in peace and righteousness. Do you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ?
My Heart’s Cry, (Nashville: W Publishing, 2002).
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