There are people whose name could make people tremble upon hearing. Ex: Nations trembled when they heard the name Adolf Hitler, as it was a name recognized for abuse of power, cruelty and hatred.
But there lived a person 2000 years ago whose name is recognized all over the world. Not feared but loved and revered by many. And that is the name of Jesus. The name of Jesus is very significant because of the saving power that is attributed into it. The name of Jesus,
1. Is a strong tower,
Read: Proverbs 18:10
A. Illustration: The rock of Sigiriya. Improved and used by King 1st Kashyapa as a fortress (AD 477-495). King Kashyapa is long dead. But Sigiriya still stands firm at the face of storms, rain and heavy temperature.
B. God is like a rock. He cannot be moved by any circumstances.
C. In Hebrew the author is not referring to Yahweh the personal name of God, but to His attributes, Exodus 34:5-7
D. The righteous runs into it…: a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection
2. The power to save,
Read: Acts 2:21
A. The writer says “and then”. When is then?
i. When you see you sons and daughters prophesying
ii. When you see young men seeing visions
iii. When you see the elderly citizens having divine dreams
iv. When you see God performing wonders and miraculous signs
B. If you experienced a miracle in your life then today is the time to call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Call upon his name if you want peace and relief.
C. Experiencing God’s supernatural acts is not salvation. But you have to accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior.
3. The name above every name.
Read: Philippians 2:9-11
A. Authority in heaven: The name of Jesus is a constant source of praise, Revelation 4:7-11
B. Authority on earth: A day will come where everyone will bow their knees when they hear the name Jesus.
C. Authority in hell: The demons gave deep reverence and respect to Jesus’ name, Mark 5:1-7, James 2:19.
Are you ready to experience the power of the name of Jesus in your own life, and accept Him as your Lord and savior.