so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow- of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth-Philippians 2:10(HCSB)
No other name deserves all honour and praise, might and majesty, dominion and power, for there is no other name under heaven whereby we must be saved. The truth of this Scripture is an offense to all that are in the world, but to those that have been saved it is life – eternal life – abundant life, by grace through faith.
We meet together in His name and come to the throne of grace through the name of Jesus. His name is the name of authority in heaven and hell, and demons, death, and Satan tremble at the awesome name of JESUS.
Jesus is the One that is the Author and Finisher of our faith, our great High Priest - our Shepherd and King. He is the Seed of the woman that crushed the head of that old dragon called the devil and Satan. His approach was anticipated in the Old Testament and made manifest in the New. He was the focal point on which the expectation of all the prophets rested and the revelation of the Father in heaven, which has been given to us.
Jesus is the name that soothes the troubles breast and Who calms our fears, and it is the name of Jesus that causes undying thanks and worthy praise to well up in the bosom of the believer. And yet, it is the same name that will strike horror and dread on all that have not believed on the name of the Son of God. By God's amazing grace, He created man and became man to save us and has become our High Priest and the Sacrificial Offering. He is the Head of the Church and the Word of God.
Jesus is the One that is full of grace and truth and Who walked all His life in willing obedience to the Spirit of God, and we are called to follow His example by denying self and crying, "Thy will not mine be done."
We are encouraged to have this attitude in us which was in Christ Jesus "Who, although He existed eternally in the form of God, did not consider equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men."
And although He was fully God, He dressed Himself in sinless humanity and came to earth in appearance as a man. The Lord Jesus humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a Cross.
It is for this reason also, God highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name so that "at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Loving Father, thank You for Jesus, my Saviour and King, my Lord and my God Who alone is worthy to receive all honour and praise. I pray that I draw ever closer to Him and that I may decrease and He may increase, until Christ is seen in me. In His name I pray, AMEN.
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