The Name of Jesus

Posted on 05 Jul 2020, Pastor: Tolu Makinde
Title: The Name of Jesus
Text: Matt. 1:21-23, Phil. 2:6-11
[Mat 1:21]  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 
[Mat 1:22]  Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
[Mat 1:23]  Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
[Php 2:6]  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
[Php 2:7]  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
[Php 2:8]  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
[Php 2:9]  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
[Php 2:10]  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
[Php 2:11]  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 
  • The destiny of a man can be embedded in the man’s name
    • The destiny of Jesus was embedded in His name
    • The destiny of Jabez was also embedded in his name until he prayed…
      • [1Ch 4:9]  And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
      • [1Ch 4:10]  And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
    • The destiny of Jacob was embedded in his name until God changed his name…
    • [Gen 32:28]  And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
  • The name of a person could determine the mission of that person
    • The mission of Jesus was in His name
    • [Mat 1:21]  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 
    • No matter what you have been called, today, God will change your name in Jesus name
  • Today, we will talk about some of the functions of the name of Jesus
Main Topic
The Name that saves
  • [Act 16:31]  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
  • [Rom 10:9]  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
  • [Rom 10:10]  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
  • [Eph 2:8]  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
  • [Eph 2:9]  Not of works, lest any man should boast.
  • [Eph 2:10]  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
  • It is in the name of Jesus Christ that we are saved from our sins.
  • The root of all sins is not believing in the name of Jesus
  • [Joh 14:6]  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
The Name we preach
  • [2Co 4:5]  For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
Prayers are answered in His Name
  • [Joh 14:13]  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
  • [Joh 14:14]  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Authority and Power in His Name
  • [Mat 28:18]  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
  • [Mat 28:19]  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
  • [Mat 28:20]  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Healing is in His Name
  • [Act 10:38]  How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
  • [Act 3:6]  Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
  • [Act 3:7]  And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
  • [Mat 9:35]  And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
  • [Mat 10:1]  And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
  • [Mat 8:16]  When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
  • [Mat 8:17]  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
Deliverance is in His Name
  • [Luk 10:17]  And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
  • [Pro 18:10]  The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
  • You must believe (faith) in the name to be delivered by the name
    • [Act 19:13]  Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.
    • [Act 19:14]  And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.
    • [Act 19:15]  And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
    • [Act 19:16]  And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
Peace in His Name
  • [Isa 9:6]  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
  • [Isa 9:7]  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
  • [Php 4:6]  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
  • [Php 4:7]  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
The name of Jesus is the name that is above all names.
It is in the name of Jesus that we are 
  • Saved
  • Preach
  • Healed
  • Pray
  • Authority
  • Delivered
  • Peace