And she shall bear a son, and you shall call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins.
Jesus, our Savior
The word “Jesus” means savior, and first and foremost Jesus came to save us from our sins and to grant us everlasting life. For He shall save his people from their sins; not the nation of the Jews only (He came to His own, and they received Him not), but all who were given Him by the Father’s choice, and all who had given themselves to Him by their own choice. He is a King who protects His subjects, and, as the judges of Israel of old, works salvation for them. In saving us from sin, He saves us from wrath and the curse, and all misery here and hereafter. Those who accept His free gift of salvation, leave their sins, and give up themselves to Christ as His people, are interested in the Savior, and the great salvation which He has wrought out (Rom 11:26).
He is our Savior, the Rock of our Salvation, our Mediator, Protector and Judge who guides us through the wilderness of spiritual adolescence to the land of promise (John 14:6, 16:13), to a life of abundance, love, peace and joy in HIM!.
Have you fully embraced and received this gift of salvation in every area of you life?
Jesus, the Name above all names
Jesus is the most influential person in human history. There is power in the name of Jesus – when Peter and John stood before the authorities and were to told to account for healing the crippled man, Peter boldly proclaimed “Salvation (also healing) is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
All of us have heard testimonies of people miraculously escaping from injury and even death, by just calling the name of Jesus – It is surely a strong tower (Prov 18:10), a place of refuge and protection and the Name above all names!
Sometimes we go through a period of intense sorrow, or a painful experience, in the valley of the shadow of death, where we have no words left – If you do not know what to say, just call the name of Jesus, and you will feel His comfort, the life and light of Immanuel, God with us, flooding your soul, bringing new hope and peace, even amidst difficult circumstances…
There are two hundred and fifty-six names given in the Bible for the Lord Jesus Christ, and I suppose this was because He was infinitely beyond all that any one name could express. – Billy Sunday –
The One who saved you an me, and reconciled us back to our Father has committed to us the same message of salvation and reconciliation (2 Cor 5:17-21). Will you share it with the world!
Out of the mouth of Babes…
A Spirit-filled preacher, Neville Norden, ministered in Indonesia to a group of children who were Buddhists. One of the little girls asked him to pray for her headache. Being bold and wise, he asked her in whom she believed. “Buddha, she proclaimed”. He told her to put her hands on her head and then he “prayed” the following prayer: “In the Name of Buddha be healed!” Nothing happened and she indicated that she still had an headache.
Then he asked her to put her hands on her head again, and He asked the Lord Jesus to reveal Himself to her and proclaimed her headache healed in Jesus’ Name! Excitedly the little girl testified that her headache was gone!
One of her friends also wanted prayer for her ailment. Listening closely to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Neville asked the little girl who was healed of her headache to pray for the other one, again in the name of Buddha. Boldly the little girl proclaimed, “But Uncle, you know that the name of Buddha does not work!” She then prayed in the Name of Jesus, and her friend was healed also.
That afternoon, Neville could lead the whole class of Buddhist children to Jesus Christ!
May the power, peace and protection of the name of Jesus be with you today!