How valuable is a name?
We hold names of all kinds in high regard. They identify who we are, they keep families family and at times our names can even define us.
Why do we hold such authority in a name? Where does that desire to identify, claim and depend on a foundation of sorts come from?
Certainly not from man. Although your earthly father would likely say otherwise.
The meaning of the word name in hebrew is all we need to know if we are wanting to see what is truly in a name.
It is quite possibly the most simple yet powerful definition...it means to mark.
The great I AM. The almighty God.
This is the beginning of a name. The only name. The name that would create the heavens and earth, you and I and would use the power of HIS name to save us...Jesus.
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
The Lord has shown the greatness of His name over and over throughout the old testament. He also gave His people knowledge of the coming of His power, in Christ.
Our Lord asked us to mark Jesus, to identify Him and to follow His holy name.
That we would know that He was God by His name! What a Beautiful sentiment it is that He not only gave His power to His children through the life of Christ but we also possess that power ourselves through the receiving of His Holy Spirit.
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
I do believe we underestimate the LORDS power. Jesus is quite literally God's power on earth. The creation of the mountains and seas to the stars and you and I, everything He created was done so of that power.
Romans 10:13 - For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
What a gift that is!! My heart sings with joy to know that our awesome Father has instilled within us the power to overcome evil with a call of His name!
And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
We are soooo truly blessed to be loved by Him.
We are called to follow His commandments. To be righteous and selfless. We are to KNOW that when we call upon the NAME of the LORD, He does in fact move mountains for our good.
His name is so very sacred. Holy is the name of the LORD.
And we get to call Him Father.
So next time the name of the Father leaves your lips, know the power that He holds in you… And what will you choose to do with it...
Be well friends, God bless xo