Title: The Wonders of His Name
Minister: Pastor EA Adeboye
Text: Philippians 2:9-11 “9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
What is in a name? Everything! Your future is bound up in your name, everything that happen to you in the future is your name. Consider Moses, the name means drawn out of the water. All through the life of Moses, he had various encounters with water. In exodus 7:19, he turned water to blood. In Exodus 14, He parted the red sea and In Numbers 20:11, he brought water out of rocks. The only reason he didn’t make it into the promise land was because of water (Num. 20:7-13).
There are so many wonders in the name of Jesus. In John 10:7, He said I am the door. In John 11:25, He says I am the resurrection and the life. In John 14:6, I am the way, the truth, and the life. In Isaiah 59:6, He was called wonderful, counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. In Revelation 1:8 says “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty”. He called Himself 8 names at a stretch and each is significant.
The name of Jesus guarantees deliverance (Mark 16:17). His name guarantees freedom ( John 8:36) freedom. His name guarantees promotion ( John 12;32). His name guarantees rest (Matt 11:28-30). His name guarantees satisfaction (John7:37-39). His name guarantees answers to prayer (John 14:14). His name guarantees victory!
In John 14:6 the bible says I am the way the truth and the life.
What does He mean by the way? Jesus is the way out of sickness (Mark 16:17-28, Acts 9:32-35). His name is the way out of death (Matthew 10:5-8, Acts 9:36-42 ). Any appointment with death concerning you is cancelled in Jesus name. Amen!
Jesus is the way out of embarrassment. In John 2:1-11, when they ran out of wine at the wedding, Jesus was there to bring them out of the embarrassment, he supplied more wine. Whatever the embarrassing situation in your life, you are coming out tonight in Jesus name. Amen
Jesus is also the way into the presence of God. John 14:6, He says nobody can go into God’s presence without him. Since Jesus is the way into God’s presence, He is also the way into the fullness of Joy (Hebrews 10:19). It is easier to get into the presence of God than the presence of many head of states, all you need to get into God’s presence is the name JESUS!
When everything seems too stagnant for you, call Jesus because He is the way forward. In Acts 3:1-8, the lame man had been stagnant for 40 years but when Peter called upon the name of Jesus his story changed, he began to leap and walk and progress began. In John 5:2-9, the man had been stagnant for many years but when Jesus came, progress began.
Jesus is the way where there is no way. Exodus 14:1-28. This year everywhere where they say there is no way, there will be a way for you. In Acts 12:5-9, Peter was imprisoned, the doors were locked, guards were outside, he was tied with chains so that there will be no way for escape but Jesus made a way where there is no way. In the wonderful name of Jesus, all those who said they have captured you will be disappointed in Jesus name.
Jesus is the way upward. In John 12:32, Jesus said “ And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me”. As you lift up Jesus,He will draw you up. In Luke 5:8-11, he promoted an ordinary fisherman called Peter and anywhere you go in the world today, you hear about the name Peter. Jesus is the way upward; he can pick up a beggar from the dunghill and keep lifting him up till he begins to dine with Kings. If man lifts you up, you will only go as far as his hands can lift you. When he can no longer lift you up, you begin to come back down but when God lifts you with His everlasting hands, you keep going higher.
Jesus is the only way. He is the only way to salvation.Acts 4:12 says “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”. Matthew 1:21 says “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins”.
When you have prayed and you don’t know what to say anymore just keep on saying ‘Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!…’ Jesus answers our prayers all the time, the only reason it seems we do not get answers to our prayers is because we stop praying because we tend to rely on other alternatives. Jacob knew if he didn’t hold on to the angel, his brother will kill him so when the angel begged to go before dawn, Jacob refused. Don’t let go, hold on to God till he settles you and sets you free.
Are there witches and wizards in your family? Face them with JESUS!
Is there anyone in power who says he will destroy you? Face him with JESUS!
Is there any mountain that as refused to move all these years? This year, face it with JESUS!
What does the truth in the name of Jesus mean? John 8;32 says “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” . If you know Jesus freedom comes. In John 8:36 the bible says “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
This year, we will serve the Lord in Holiness and purity, we will not lie, we will not steal and we will prosper. Whether the devil likes it or not, we will prosper in Jesus name. Amen
What does the truth in the name of Jesus mean? Hebrews 9:22 says “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.”
The truth is that the blood cleanses from all sins. It gives victory over satan
The truth is that salvation is free and it is by grace (Eph 2:5-9). But after you are saved and all your sins are forgiven it would be falsehood to say ‘I can now live like the son of the devil and still make heaven’ it is a lie. Romans 6:1-2 says “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”
Those who after giving their lives to God still toy with sin and say God is love are lying to themselves. 1John 4:8 says God is love but according to Hebrews 12:29, the bible makes it clear that God is a consuming fire! You don’t mess with Him, if you mess with Him, He will deal with you.
The truth is that God is love. It is also true that God is a consuming fire. If you think you can mess around with God, you are in for a surprise. He is a wonderful God, a God of grace but do not abuse the grace!
What does the life in that name Jesus mean? John 3:36 says “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” The name of Jesus gives life, believing in Jesus brings eternal life.
If you have not given your life to Jesus, do so tonight. If you have been joking and pretending to be born again, change your mind, come and give your life to Jesus Christ. If you are ready to work with Him in Holiness and purity, He will surprise you.