I believe the Bible is the God breathed, Holy Ghost inspired word of Truth from God to mankind. I believe the Authorized King James Version is God’s Holy Ghost preserved translation to the English speaking people and any version or translation not in complete agreement with the KJV is in error.
The name of Jesus means something only when it applies to the MAN Jesus! The name of Jesus is not a “Magic formula” to be used by just anybody to gain power or influence. That name can only be used successfully by those who KNOW Jesus personally!
All the power, and all the authority that Jesus had is invested in His Name. Jesus himself said in Matt. 28:18, “All power is given unto me in Heaven and in earth.”
In John 16:24, Jesus gave us the authority to use his name in prayer, “Hitherto have ye asked nothing IN MY NAME: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” Jesus not only gives us the use of His Name in prayer, but he also declares that the prayer prayed in His Name will receive His special attention: John 16:23, “…Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father IN MY NAME, he will give it you.” That is an endorsement by Jesus to the Father to give you what you are asking.
We also have authority in the Name of Jesus against all powers of darkness. Mark 16: 17 – 18 says, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; IN MY NAME shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
That Name has been given unto us who are born again according to the scriptures.
Heaven, earth and Hell recognize what Jesus did. All He did, all the authority, all the power, all of His achievements are in His Name.
The Name of Jesus will work in Heaven; it will work here on earth; it will work under the earth. It will work in all three worlds because those are the three worlds in which we have to do. The Name of Jesus will not work for us, however, until we get the revelation of it by studying and feeding on God’s Word. Jesus gave us the right to use the name that was given to Him.
There is authority in the Name of Jesus. Jesus has the keys of hell and of death (Rev. 1: 18).
Just before Jesus ascended to be seated at the right hand of the Father, Jesus said, “All power [authority] is given me in heaven and in earth”. Then he immediately delegated His authority in the earth to the Church when he said, “Go ye therefore”. Then he gave us a promise when he said, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; IN MY NAME….”
Jesus authorized us to use that name. He commissioned us to use that name in Matthew 28 and Mark 16.
The Name of Jesus belongs to us today regardless of what skeptics say. In fact, there is salvation in that Name. If the Name of Jesus only belonged to the early church, as some believe and teach, than no one is born again today for, as Acts 4:12 states, “Neither is there Salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
Let me share this. In the name of Jesus Christ there is Salvation, Authority, Deliverance, Healing, Power, and other attributes to numerous to mention. The following Scripture references testify to the fact:
Col. 3: 17: “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
Col. 2: 9 – 10: “For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. (10) And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”
Col. 1: 18 – 19: “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. (19) For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;”
John 14: 13: “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
Luke 10:19: “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the powder of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
John 14:26: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
Romans 11: 36: “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.”
Read also Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19 – 20 & Matt. 28:19-20.
What more could be said? God’s word says it very clearly. Jesus Christ is our high priest, our authority, our savior, our provider and Lord. There’s none other name. Trust him. Believe him. Follow him and love him. That is the only way we’ll face eternity secure in him.
WHO IS JESUS?
The only way to get the answer to this question is to go to the only source that is infallible, the Bible!
“When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.”
8. This takes us back to the definition we read at the beginning of this lesson.
Christ comes from the Greek word χριστός (chrīstós), meaning “anointed one”
Another question: WHAT DOES THE BIBLE MEAN WHEN IT SAYS ANOINTED? (here we are talking about speaking of one that is “anointed”)
• To be anointed is to be set apart, empowered
• The primary purpose of anointing with the holy anointing oil was to sanctify, to set the anointed person or object apart as “holy”
There is no question that Jesus was the “Anointed One”. The Bible is full of examples showing us the “anointing” Jesus exhibited while on this earth.
“And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
In John chapter 20 it is talking about Jesus’ resurrection & then the time He appeared to the disciples when they were in a shut room. Jesus just appeared & talked with them & then He just disappeared… Thomas was not with them that first time Jesus came into their presence, but later Thomas was there & this chapter tells about Thomas seeing Jesus.
“And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God.
29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”
There should be no question in our minds that Jesus is indeed the “Christ”.
1 John 2:22-23
“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.”
10. Jesus is God, yet He is the Son of God. Here are some scriptures we need to discuss to get a better understanding of who Jesus is:
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”
Notice in this scripture the word “Name”. It is singular…
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
When you properly understand these scriptures you can see that Jesus & God are one yet separate. Let’s not forget the Holy Ghost is part of this too. In Matthew 28:19 the singular “name” is speaking of “the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”
This takes us to our next scriptures:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
The next scripture clarifies who the Word was.
“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.”
These next 2 scriptures automatically put God & our Saviour Jesus Christ together…
“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”
2 Peter 1:1
“Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:”
This next scripture is a bold statement by Jesus:
“I and my Father are one.”
Philip is having a conversation with Jesus in this next scripture:
“Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.”
Jesus makes it clear that He & the Father are one together.
“And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.”
As you can see even Thomas recognized he could not separate Jesus & God… They worked together as one.
Jesus is God in a bodily form. God is spirit & Jesus was the earthly body in which God dwelt.
Don Woolett/Debbie Woolett, Secure-Family.net