Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship - Day 16

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Followers of Jesus have the tremendous privilege of being able to pray "in the name of Jesus." This isn't just a nice tradition; it brings the holy and awesome power of God to bear in our circumstances and situations.

IN JESUS’ NAME

No other name is given

By which we can be saved

Let us find our life and love

In Jesus' name

The song, “In Jesus’ Name” is rich in scriptural references. In the first verse there are echoes of a passage in Isaiah 42, which foretells the ministry of Jesus the Messiah and declares, “I am the Lord; that is my name!”

The chorus blends together the words of the apostle Paul in Philippians 2 along with Peter's words to the Sanhedrin in Acts 4:

…then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Jesus is “the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.” Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. - Acts 4:10-13

‘Jesus’ is, indeed, the name above all names - the name by which we are saved, by which we can cast out demons and even raise the dead, the name for which His followers are willing to die for, the name that many try to ridicule and destroy, the name which ultimately will cause all of creation to bow down and worship.

Followers of Jesus have the tremendous privilege of being able to pray 'in the name of Jesus.'  This isn't just a nice tradition, it brings the holy and awesome power of God to bear in our circumstances and situation, it places us in His eternal purposes, and it defeats the evil one. It's by that very name that we are ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven.

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. - John 1:12



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