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. Philippians 2:9-11.
This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us. 1 John 3:23.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Today we are continuing life lessons on how to live the abiding life. Jesus, who speaks only My Words because He is the Word, gave you a promise, “If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7. This promise is conditioned on you abiding in Him and His Words abiding in you. And if His Words are abiding in you, then He who is the Word is abiding in you, and I too am making My abode in you and in My presence there is fullness of joy and the delights at My right hand forever. When I raised Jesus from the dead, I raised you from eternal death and seated you with Him at My right hand—you are seated in Him who is the delightful One, fairer than all the sons of men.
The abiding life is a life of total immersion in My love where we are working together in perfect unity, I abiding in you and you abiding in Me. We share thoughts, dreams, plans, and victories. You do the good deeds I prepared for you to do on earth by My power pouring into you by My Spirit in you and on you. You are fruitful branches on the heavenly Vine bringing the fruit of the Spirit into the earth. It is about Kingdom culture. Do not be conformed to the world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind in My Word. Think My thoughts and you will have My result.
To understand how to live this life, I am giving you life lessons, one each day. We have completed five lessons, and you should be putting them into practice. Each one we are doing is based on the commandments of Jesus because, as Jesus explained to you “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” John 15:10. Today is Life Lesson No. 6: Believe in the Name (Mindful of the Covenant).
My beloved John, who had experienced Jesus in the flesh and had actually heard Jesus’ commands from His own lips, wrote, “This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us. The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.” 1 John 3:23-24.
Why is His Name so important to you? There are many reasons, but here are the top three:
1. It is the only name by which you can be saved and born again. “Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20-21.
“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12. “For if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” Romans 10:9-10. “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6.
2. His Name is the key to doing the works He did and greater and the key to answered prayer.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you. Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.” John 16:23-24. “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:12-14. “But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk!” And seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up; and immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened. With a leap he stood upright and began to walk; and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.” Acts 3:6-8.
3. His Name releases power to cast out demons and heal the sick.
Jesus departing words to His disciples before He ascended back to Me were, “These attesting miracles will accompany those who have believed in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mark 16:17-18. “The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” Luke 10:17. “But Paul was greatly annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!” And it came out at that very moment.” Acts 16:18.
I have given you My Son and I have given you His Name. And at His Name everything on earth and in the heavens moves and obeys. He told you “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20. And I bestowed this Name on Him that He inherited from Me. Philippians 2, Hebrews 1.
He tells you to ask in His Name. All My promises are “yes” to you in Jesus, so when you ask in His Name, I say “yes” and you say “amen” through Him, that is you agree with My good promises through Him who obtained them for you and who is the High Priest of your confession (homologia, which means to agree completely in what you say) and I watch over My Word to perform it.
Being lined up with Jesus and having the authority to use His Name is the greatest privilege of all. It brings you the Blessing and redeems you from the curse of the law. Galatians 3:13-14. It is Salvation in every situation. “Jesus is Lord” are the three most important words you will ever say and you can only say them by the Holy Spirit, who regenerates you in Jesus once you have taken Him as Lord. And He is Lord of every situation. He is the Lord of lords and the King of kings.
I will set him securely on high because you have known My name. You will call upon Me, and I will answer you, I will be with you in trouble; I will rescue you and honor you. With long life I will satisfy you and I will show you My Salvation (Yeshuah, which is the Name of Jesus in Hebrew). Psalm 91:14-16.
Without knowing Jesus, you cannot truly know Me. And once you have taken Him as Lord and received His Name, you become a joint heir with Him of everything I have. His Name is the key to all in Heaven and on earth.
How does this happen? Receiving Him as your Lord joins you as one spirit with Him and thus puts you in Him. And He has made an everlasting Covenant with Me whereby He received My Name. And entering into that Covenant through Him so do you. For your Maker has become your husband. Isaiah 54:5. Jesus explained the night of His betrayal, “I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished.” John 17:11-12. That is why Paul prayed: “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom the whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.” Ephesians 3:14-15.
But there is more to consider in the significance of Me giving you His Name. The church is the bride of Christ, come out of His wounded side in Blood and Water, as the woman came out of Adam’s side, His very body, and just as in the covenant of marriage the bride receives the bridegroom’s name as her own so that she is a joint owner of all he possesses, when you received Jesus as your Lord and became complete in joining as one spirit with Him, you became a member of His Body, the Church, and I gave you His Name and His authority comes with it.
I now identify you with Him so that you can live your life through Him, that is, accessing all that is His by the power of the Name in your oneness with Him. And He is My Son, so being in Him, you have access to Me as your very own Father forever. And the Son has the Name of the Father and so does the Son’s bride. And it is the bride who bears the fruit of the union. Do you still not understand what you have in Christ?
I love you. You are complete in Christ. Abide as the branch in the vine and whatever you desire will come to pass, for your desires will all be in agreement with Mine.