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The Name of Jesus (Pt. 1)

"His Inheritance"


How much power does the Name of Jesus carry, what does it represent, and how

much authority is there backing his name? The measure of his ability is the

measure of the value of his name, and all that is invested in that name belongs to

us. 


I. Let’s look at How he obtained his name


Hebrews 1:1-4

1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the

fathers by the prophets,


2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of

all things, by whom also he made the worlds;


3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and

upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our

sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:


4  Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a

more excellent name than they.


In these last days, God spoke to man by coming as a man himself. As you well

know, this was always in God’s plan before the foundation of the world.


Ezekiel 1:25-28

25  And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they

stood, and had let down their wings.


26  And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne,

as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the

likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.


27  And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it,

from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins

even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round

about.


28  As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the

appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness

of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a

voice of one that spake.


My brother and sister, we have not phantom the debt of our father's plan

concerning man. God became a man for a specific purpose. It’s not like “God did

not have an appearance or shape as a person because we know he did because the

word tells us he was in the likeness of the invisible God. However, the man's idea

includes a human body, so our lord took that appearance, and Ezekiel saw it.


II. HIS THREE-FOLD GREATNESS


Some men are born to a great name, such as kings; others make their name great by

achievement or have it conferred upon them. Jesus is great by inheritance, achievements, and conferment.


He’s the heir of everything, not the angels; he has a greater name than they.


Philippians 2:9-10

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;


This verse lets us know there was a name known in heaven waiting to be bestowed

upon the person who merited it. (And it was the son of God; he was the only one

who could). So what am I saying?


III. GOD WANTS US TO SEE


Ephesians 1:17

17  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the

spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:


Our father is not trying to get information or revelation from us. You cannot attain

to a thing if you cannot see it. That’s’ spiritual law; to become something or be

changed into something, you must see it by revelation first. (Well, why the name?

For what purpose does God want us to see)


IV. FOR WHAT PURPOSE?


God invested for the benefit of the church, and all that he is, he put it in the name

of Jesus. And everything we need; we must go through that name to get it.


We can use it against our enemies, not just demons, in our petitions, in our praise

and worship. And this is only the beginning; let’s look at what Jesus had to do to

be exalted.


Colossians 2:15

15  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly,

triumphing over them in it.


He got up victorious and met the devil on his own turf.


Hebrews 2:15

15  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to

bondage.


Did you hear what Paul said? He took the spirit of fear the enemy uses and death to

keep people in bondage and set them free.


Luke 11:21-22


21  When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:


22  But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh

from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.


What does this mean? Jesus took the very armor that Satan trusted. He stands as

master ruler, and all authority and power that Jesus got is in his name, and it’s

delegated to us through the use of the name. You need to understand a significant

point: all he was and is in his name, and it belongs to us. (Examples)


V. WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN AUTHORITY


Acts 3:1-8

3 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being

the ninth hour.


2  And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid

daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that

entered into the temple;


3  Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.


4  And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.


5  And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.


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.


7  And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet

and ankle bones received strength.


8  And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple,

walking, and leaping, and praising God.


Acts 19:14-20

14  And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which

did so.


15  And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are

ye?


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.


17  And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and

fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.


18  And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.


19  Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and

burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty

thousand pieces of silver.


20  So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.


Did you notice what they did for the word of God to prevail in the land?

1. They believed Jesus was God

2. They confessed their sins

3. They gave up or destroyed their witch craft and dark things that had power over

their life.


VI. SUCCESSFUL ASKING


John 14:13-15

13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be

glorified in the Son.


14  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.


15  If ye love me, keep my commandments.

John is telling us successful asking is based upon three things. First of all asking

according to his will, believing what you’re asking for and your love for God.


John 16:24

24  Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your

joy may be full.


Please note that John 16 is used in a text that differs slightly from John 14. Sixteen

can be said to be used in retrospect to the name in prayer. But 14 was used just as

Peter used it on the man, he declared something through the power of the name.

Although faith is not mentioned in the contents, you know it’s speaking of faith in

the name. Even though we know we must have faith in the name, the right to use

the name comes by being born again.


These verses also teach us that Jesus is supposed to be with us through the power

and presence of his name.


All that Jesus was his name is now; it has not lost any power. Therefore, by

understanding the power behind his name, you can speak his words with greater

boldness. Let’s see those examples in these stories, that all that Jesus was his name

is now and the principles in which the name can be used.


Matthew 8

8 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.


2  And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt,

thou canst make me clean.


3  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And

immediately his leprosy was cleansed. (In this story we see the will of god; it is his

will to heal. Some people don’t think it is)


4  And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to

the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.


5  And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion,

beseeching him,


6  And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously

tormented.


7  And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.


8  The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come

under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.


9  For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man,

Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do

this, and he doeth it.


10  When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say

unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.


11  And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit

down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.


12  But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall

be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


13  And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it

done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.


(This story gives us another principle: it doesn’t matter where you are if you believe God’s power or word can be sent to where you are. He is the word, and to declare his word is

declaring his name)


14  And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and

sick of a fever.


15  And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered

unto them.


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:


(and again Jesus the man declaring his word brought deliverance, remember you can

separate the man or his name from his word. The name is who he was and is, and

the word is also who he was and is but also what he said).


Plus, remember what we said earlier about how our love for him is so important in

all this why? Because love determines connectivity and sensitivity, which

translates into hearing how and what he wants to do.

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