Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name. Philippians 2:9
A name defines and helps form ones identity. A name therefore, is an integral part of a person’s embodiment. Names carries authority, they are symbolic and wields prestige. Everything in life has a name attached to it, whether a living or non living thing. Today, we will be looking at the importance of a name which has been highly lifted above every other name in heavens and in earth. That name is JESUS!
In most societies, royal names are very influential and nobody dare toy around with them. People buy into a concept or idea not because they totally agree with the idea but because of the name associated with it. Some names carries power and are mostly used as symbols. For example, “the young man is a lion”. This signifies how strong the young man is. Others may say “she is just a dove” meaning she is very gentle and calm.
Now, above all the symbols, influence, power and authority that most names possess, God gave His Son Jesus a name that is above every other name in this world. As a result, all authority and power is vested solely upon Him. That is, anytime the most influential name in the world is mentioned, such a name is subject to the name of Jesus.
You know what? Most Christians do not understand the power behind the name of Jesus, if they truly do; they will not be fidgeting at any slightest shake up from the wicked one. The bible tells us in Philippians 2:10-11 At the name of Jesus every knee would bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Oppression is a name but it is subject to the name of Jesus. Cancer is the name of a sickness but the name of Jesus is greater than it. Adversity is also a name but Jesus is greater than it. Understand this, the name of Jesus is a strong weapon in your hands, if only you recognize and use it appropriately. Have you ever wondered why, whenever you encounter an evil personality in a dream, and shout JESUS! Such a thing immediately leaves you. It is because; you mentioned a name that is stronger and greater than it.
Do you actually understand the privilege you have to gain access to the name of Jesus? Are you applying it in your life and situation? Or do you just have head knowledge of the name? I enjoin you today to start utilizing the priceless weapon that has been given freely to you. When you are faced with a challenge or you are being oppressed, confront it with the name of Jesus. Mentioning the name of Jesus against any work of satan is like placing a plastic container against a blazing fire, what do you think will eventually happen? It will melt away.
Morris Chapman’s song “Your Name” explains it further:
Jesus, Your name is power,
Jesus, your name is might
Jesus, Your name will break every stronghold
Jesus, your name is life
Jesus, Your name is holy
Jesus, Your name brings light
Jesus, Your name is above every other
Jesus, Your name is life