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1222 – What’s in a Name? 这名字有什么特别?

Whenever someone ‘name drops’, that person is usually using his connections to boost his image or further his cause. That’s because the name of a person carries a meaning and at times it can carry a lot of authority. Often times, the name of a famous person is associated with his social status, his achievements and his influence in society. What about the name of Jesus? He who was born at Christmas 2000 years ago.The name Jesus means Savior and it is the same name as Joshua in the Old Testament. It is given to our Lord because “He saves His people from their sins”. This is His special role.

He saves them from the guilt of sin, by cleansing them in His own atoning blood. He saves them from the dominion of sin by putting in their hearts the sanctifying Spirit. He will save them from all the consequences of sin, when He shall give them glorious bodies at the last day.

The name of Jesus is backed by deity.

Luke 1:30-31 (NKJV) Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.

The angel was dispatched from the throne of God to bring a message to Mary regarding the incarnation and the name to be given to the son. The name Jesus was chosen in heaven by the Heavenly Father.

Jesus was present at the time of creation. He is the Word that created the entire creation and it is His word that is upholding everything that we see. It is God’s love towards us that He sent Jesus to be born through the virgin Mary in a manger in Bethlehem. The name Jesus was given by God, the Father.

Jesus wants you to use His name to accomplish His will on earth and to set the captives free!

John 16:24 (NKJV) Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

Up until that point, people were not using Jesus’ name in their prayer life. Jesus was instructing them that if they wanted their prayers to be answered, they have to be asked in Jesus’ name! There is only one name that move the angels to work and that is the name of Jesus.

Matthew 18:20 (NKJV) For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

Jesus guaranteed that His presence is with us whenever and wherever we are gathered in His name. We can be assured that God backs up that name with His presence with us. We can have faith and confidence of His presence and the answers to prayers when they are done in His Name.

This is the only name that causes heaven to act and hell to tremble. God has invested everything into the name of Jesus. There is no other name to be saved by, except through Jesus. His name is far above every other name (Ephesians 1:20-21). Jesus has been given ALL authority in heaven and on earth. And He has given the Church the vested authority to set the captives free, to cast out demons and to heal the sick. ALL authority belongs to Jesus and the demonic forces will bow to His name. There is tremendous power in the name of Jesus. Use it! As Christmas is drawing near again, let us remember this name and all the power that comes with it. JESUS!

Sermon Series: Christmas


这名字有什么特别?

每当有人“递名片”时,这个人通常是在利用自己的人脉来提升自己的形象或推动自己的事业。这是因为人的名字带有意义,有时它还带有很大的权威。很多时候,名人的名字与他的社会地位、成就和在社会上的影响力联系在一起。那么耶稣的名字呢?那个在2000年前的圣诞节降生的人。

耶稣这个名字的意思是救世主,与旧约中的约书亚同名。这名字赐给我们的主是因为“祂救祂的百姓脱离罪恶”。这是祂的特别任务。

祂用自己赎罪的血洁净他们,救他们脱离罪疚。祂将圣洁的灵放在他们心里,救他们脱离罪的辖制。当祂在末日赐给他们荣耀的身体的时候,祂必救他们脱离一切罪带来的恶果。

耶稣的名字有神性的支撑。

路加福音 1:30-31 天使对她说:“马利亚,不要怕!你在 神面前已经蒙恩了。 你要怀孕生子,可以给他起名叫耶稣。

天使从神的宝座领命送信给马利亚,告诉她即将生子(道成肉身)和所要赐给儿子的名字。耶稣的名字是天父在天上拣选的。

耶稣在创世的时候就在那里。祂就是那创造天地万物的道,正是祂的道支撑着我们所看到的一切。正是神对我们的爱,使祂让耶稣通过圣母马利亚降生在伯利恒的马槽里。耶稣这个名字是神– 天父赐的。

耶稣要你用祂的名字来完成祂在地上的旨意,让被掳的得释放!

约翰福音 16:24 向来你们没有奉我的名求什么,如今你们求,就必得着,叫你们的喜乐可以满足。”

在此之前,人们在祷告生活中并没有使用耶稣的名字。耶稣教导他们,如果他们希望他们的祷告得到回应,就必须奉耶稣的名来祈求!这是唯一能够能驱使天使动工的名字,那就是耶稣的名。

马太福音 18:20 因为无论在哪里,有两三个人奉我的名聚会,那里就有我在他们中间。”

耶稣向我们保证,只要我们奉祂的名聚会,祂必随时随地与我们同在。我们可以确信,神用祂的同在来支持这个名字。当是奉耶稣的名祷告时,我们可以对神的同在和祷告的蒙应允满怀信心和确信。

这是唯一能让天堂行动、使地狱颤抖的名字。神已经把万有都倾注在耶稣的名下。除耶稣以外,别无拯救;因为在天下人间,没有赐下别的名,使我们可以靠着得救。祂的名字远远超过其他名字(以弗所书1:20-21)。天上和地上所有的权柄都赐给了耶稣。祂也赐权柄给教会叫被掳的得释放、赶出污鬼、医治病人。所有的权柄都属于耶稣,而且魔鬼的权势都要降服在耶稣的名下。耶稣的名有大能力。使用它吧!当圣诞节再次来临,让我们记住这个名字和随之而来的一切能力。耶稣!

讲章系列:圣诞节