Names are very significant to the life of any individual. It describes the destiny, purpose and character of the person. It actually dictates his steps or decisions. Therefore, a good name will speak well of an individual while a bad one will speak ill of such a one. In this post, we will consider the names of Jesus Christ.
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 NKJV)
And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21 NKJV)
God uses names to pass across messages to men. When God names your unborn baby, He is directly telling you what to expect of the baby, He is prophesying into the life of the child. That is why it is good to receive the names of your babies from God. And even if you name him yourself, the baby will live by the meaning of the name.
A name either brings out the best or the worst from a person, accelerates or hinders his success, builds joy and peace in his life, or sorrow and misery. Whatever the name, it surely will affect the people around him positively or negatively. The power of names can not be over-emphasized.
God changed Abraham’s name from Abram to Abraham to describe what he would become later – father of nations, (Genesis 17:5-6). And truly, he became the father of nations- both the physical Israelites and the spiritual Israelites through Christ.
Also, Jacob was living out his name, which meant supplanter, until God changed his name to Israel. He supplanted Esau two times. He took away his birthright, and took away his blessing, (Genesis 27:36). But in Genesis 32:24-28, when he wrestled with the angel and prevailed, he asked him to bless him, and the blessing he got was a change of name! So name speaks a lot about an individual.
This is the reason why Christ’s names speak a lot about Him. Here, we will consider a few of His names:
Jesus – Saviour (Matthew 1:21)
Immanuel – God with us (Matthew 1:23)
Jehovah – The Lord (Isaiah 40:3)
The Redeemer (Isaiah 59:20)
The Word – (John 1:1)
The Hope of his people – (Joe 3:12-16)
Son of man – (Mark 10:33)
Son of David – ( Matthew 1:1)
Seed of the woman (Genesis 3:15)
Seed of Abraham (Galatians 3:16,19)
Lamb of God (John 1:29)
The Lamb that was slain (Revelation 5:12)
The Good Shepherd (John 10:11)
Bread of life (John 6:35)
The light of the world (John 8:12)
The Wisdom of God (1Corinthians 1:24)
The Power of God (1Corinthians 1:24)
The Rock (Matthew 16:18)
The Mediator (1Timothy 2:5)
The Intercessor (Hebrews 7:25)
The Advocate. (1John 2:1)
The Last Adam (1Corinthians 15:45)
The Resurrection (John 11:25)
A Quickening Spirit (1Corinthians 15:45)
The Deliverer (Romans 11:26)
The Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5)
Lord of Lords (Revelation 17:14)
King of Kings (Revelation 17:14)
Lord of all (Acts 10:36)
Lord over all (Romans 10:12)
The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
The Beginning and the Ending (Revelation 1:8)
The Alpha and the Omega (Revelation 1:8)
The First and the Last (Revelation 1:17)
My Portion (Jeremiah 10:16)
My Helper (Hebrews 13:6)
My Physician (Jeremiah 8:22)
My Healer (Luke 9:11)
My Restorer (Psalm 23:3)
My All in All (Colossians 3:11)
Jesus, the Saviour, came to save the world so that as many as would receive Him would be saved. And Him being the Word makes it clear that the scriptures are centered around Him.
For God to restore man, He needed a man like Adam, since He put man in charge of the world for a season and his time was not yet over. So, Jesus had to be a Son of man to accomplish His purpose, and at the same time fulfill God’s word against the devil that the Seed of the woman would bruise his head.
Jesus Christ had to be the Seed of Abraham for us to enjoy the blessing of Abraham through Christ, and He had to be the Son of David in fulfillment to God’s promise to King David that a seed of His would ascend the throne forever.
As lambs were slain for sin atonement of the people in the old covenant, Christ had to be the Lamb that was to be slain once and for all for the atonement of the sins of the whole world in the new covenant. And He being the Good shepherd laid His life for His sheep.
Christ is the Bread of life whom when eaten, gives you life in abundance. And Him being the Light of the world is the perfect guide to follow so as not stumble in this world no matter the challenge. He is full of wonders and will always give you the right counsel.
Jesus is the wisdom and power of God with which God defeated the enemy, making a public show of him, triumphing over him. And Him being your Rock, you are sure of your support, pillar or foundation. He is your advocate and still intercedes for you from heaven.
He is The Lord of Lords and King of Kings and so Lord of all and over all, everybody and power are subject to Him.
Do you desire peace? Christ is the best authority to consult, and as the beginning and the ending, the first and the last, nothing is hidden from Him, neither is there anything new or strange to Him that He cannot handle.
And if you will receive Him as your portion,what accrues to Him becomes your portion; as your Helper you will enjoy unending helps; as your Physician or Healer, total health will be your testimony. Indeed, Jesus Christ is your all in all, you are fully covered on every side.
In conclusion, The Lord truly is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6), no one can come to the Father except through Him. Whoever would receive Him need not fear again. His name is a strong tower, the righteous run in and they are safe – Proverbs 18:10.
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How well do you know Christ? A person you understand is the person you can risk following. And knowing his origin and background makes it easier to trust him. Christ’s story is well spelt out in the scriptures and we will be exploring it in this post.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.. – John 1:1-3, 14 (NKJV)
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” – Genesis 1:26 (NKJV)
Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” – John 8:58 (NKJV)
Jesus Christ was from the beginning of creation. He is not a man who surfaced at the time of the New Testament. His existence had been right from the time of God the creator. He only became flesh and dwelt among men during the time of the apostles.
All things were made through Jesus, and nothing was made without Him. We see this confirmed in Genesis 1:26 when God said, “Let Us make man in Our image… ” Also, Jesus confirmed His existence long before the New Testament when He told the Pharisees that before Abraham was He is.
Therefore, Christ is your maker and the creator of all you can see. He knows you better than you know yourself. And since He has always been there from the beginning, He understands this world and its system more than anybody. That means He is the best consultant for all world operations.
Also, in spiritual matters He is the most reliable force to camp with. He knows all the devices of the enemy and has counter attacks to defeat the devil any time anywhere. Nothing is new under the sun. That means Christ can tell you of your tomorrow. (more…)
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Do you desire to be remembered long after you have gone? Do you want your name to be reckoned both in heaven and on earth? God’s plan is for man to touch heaven and earth by what he had deposited in him. This post gives the greatest way and how to leave your footprints on the seashores of earth.
For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God – Romans 8:19 (NKJV)
And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified -1 Corinthians 2:1-2 (NKJV).
Many people desire to impact their world and a few are really doing so in different areas of life. But if you are to reckon with heaven too, which will speak for you eternally, then you need to engage the secret of Paul’s success.
Life continues beyond the life on earth. Most of the human exploits end here: your inventions, excellence in business or career, etc. But you need to do more for you to command the attention of the hosts of heaven. Therefore the goal of every man should be that his works should endure the fire test of God -1 Corinthians 3:13-14
Paul truly left his footprints on the seashores of earth. He contributed greatly to the spread and understanding of the gospel of Christ. He was a tent maker but that was not what gave him a place before God. It was his determination (and pursuit of the same) not to know anything among men except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. This was the secret of his success on earth.
Whatever you do should always speak Christ and Him crucified. It is to glorify God and credit your account in heaven. Your actions are to witness the love and faithfulness of God. And for you to achieve that and make a mark on earth you need the following:
Keys to leaving your footprints on the seashores
1. Love of God
God’s love is to be your driving force. God, for His love for humanity, gave His only son Jesus that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). And Christ for His love for humanity accepted to die the most shameful death that He may reconcile man back to God (2 Corinthians 5:19, 21)
If you are to make the impact that will speak for you in heaven and on earth, you will need to be driven by the love of God. It is the kind of love that puts God and humanity first before you. It is the love that will make you go the extra mile to see God’s will fulfilled.
2. The word of God and prayer
These two constitute the food and strength of any Christian believer. They are the authentic guides and sources of direction on the shores of life. Any believer who wants to be reckoned with in heaven and on earth must attend to the word of the Lord and to his prayer life.
They are life to those who engage them and health to all their flesh (Proverbs 4:20-22). The apostles understood the role of God’s word and prayer in their lives that they chose to continue in them rather than serve the table (Acts 6:4). And this is one of the reasons why the gospel of Christ is still being shared today. (more…)
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What is tithing? Are we to tithe in this present dispensation? These and many more are the questions bugging the hearts of many Christians. And this post is aimed at answering these questions and throwing some light on this spiritual law of tithing.
And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S. It is holy to the LORD. And concerning the tithe of the herd or of the flock, of whatsoever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the LORD.
- Leviticus 27:30, 32 (NKJV)
Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings – Malachi 3:8 (NKJV)
But woe to you, Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone – Luke 11:42 (NKJV)
Tithing is a spiritual law of God that is recorded in the scriptures. The issue of tithing is one topic that many people would desire not to discuss. But it is one topic you should understand well enough to decide whether to obey it or not.
What is tithe?
Tithe is ten percent of all your increase and it belongs to the Lord. It is holy to Him (Leviticus 27:30). In the time of the scriptures, the people were mainly farmers, both of crops and animals, and so the tithe was described based on seeds and livestock. However, the principle remains the same: tithe of all your increase (Deuteronomy 14:22).
So, if you are a salary earner – ten percent of your income; a business person – ten percent of your profit; and a farmer – ten percent of your harvest or increase in livestock. And if you need to exchange it for money, it is still accepted (Deuteronomy 14:25)
Tithe is either ten percent of all your increase or it is not tithe at all. Anything less than ten percent is an offering.
Scriptural origin of tithing
Tithe was first mentioned in the scriptures in Genesis 14:18-20, when Abraham gave Melchizedek king of Salem a tithe of all, after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him.
Is it under the Laws of Moses?
Tithe came before the Law of Moses and so will not be classified originally under the Law of Moses. However, this spiritual law was made clearer under the laws of Moses (Leviticus 27:30-32). And more lights were shed on it in Malachi 3:8-12
Is it a New Testament Law?
The Old Testament truly has most of the scriptures on the spiritual law of tithing but the New Testament also has some scriptures that back it up. In fact Jesus Christ approved of it in Luke 11:42 when He was rebuking the Pharisees. He told them that they should have attended to justice and the love of God without leaving tithing undone. (more…)
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Are there prayer requests that you diligently want God to answer? Do you know that God rewards those that diligently seek Him? Many people are serving God but it seems as if God is not looking their direction to meet their needs. This post gives the reason(s) why they may be hindered from receiving their heart desires from God and the solution.
So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days – Exodus 23:25-26 (NKJV)
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him – Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)
For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer is worthy of his wages.” – 1 Timothy 5:18 (NKJV)
The foundational question is “what are you diligently seeking?” Many people are serving God in different areas but are diligently seeking other things besides God; it may be financial breakthrough, healing, children, career excellence or life partner. They may be serving because it is the right thing to do, or because of their love for God or because of what people may say if they don’t, but their diligence is channeled to another thing entirely.
One thing you must always remember is that God rewards those that diligently seek Him.
When you serve God, you become a candidate for God’s blessings: His blessings over your bread and water, sickness free life, fruitfulness and long life. But it takes faith to please God, to provoke God to fulfill His word in your life. You must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. (more…)